Nurse job at THE AIDS SUPPORT ORGANISATION (TASO UGANDA)


TASO UGANDA

Nurse job Post

Location:  Jobs in Uganda 2022 - 2023


Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 01

Deadline: 20 July 2022

Hiring Organization: TASO UGANDA

Job Details:

Main Purpose of the Job:
To take record of the clients' vital signs; prioritize the very sick for emergency/resuscitation in addition to providing nursing care to pediatrics, adolescents and adults in care registered with TASO.

Key Outputs
• Nursing care that meets national international and TASO standards to all TASO clients provided
• Clients attended to in timely manner
• Clients' knowledge on HIV/AIDS improved
• Centre medical plans and budget drawn and implemented
• ART services managed

Key Duties and Responsibilities
• l . Perform and summarize nursing techniques and procedures as requested and prescribed by doctors and clinicians.
• Summarize national and international standards and procedures followed by Nurses.
• Perform all duties and services in full compliance with set national and international standards and procedures.
• Monitor patients flow preparation of examination rooms and taking of vital signs of patients.
• Prescribe drugs when necessary and dispense drugs/other medical items according to prescription.
• Carry out training of health workers from communities and other institutions.
• Attend general and departmental staff meetings.
• Carry out home visits and refer clients to seek other medical attention.
• Attend to clients in sick bay and children in the play center.
• Triage clients coming to the clinic and manage clients' flow
• Provide treatment to clients aimed at reducing vulnerability
• Report clients attended to and fill MIS forms
• Follow drug code lists when prescribing drugs.
• Provide medical services to clients as per current treatment guidelines.
• Maintain and uphold the appointment systems.
• Contribute to innovativeness in the management of clients at the clinic and participate in QI Projects.
• Participate in the development of the medical work plan and budget.
• Adhere to the departmental work plan and implement through setting individual, team and departmental targets.
• Evaluate attainment of targets periodically.
• Conduct health education to clients and carry out CMEs.
• Participate in HIV/AIDS awareness and sensitization of communities.
• Link clients to support groups and distribute risk reduction kits e.g. condoms.
• Conduct case conferences, initiate clients on ART and follow up to those who are lost to follow.
• Conduct phlebotomy to all clients who are na├»ve, 2 weeks, 10 weeks and 6 months respectively.


PERSON SPECIFICATIONS: Nurse
Minimum Academic Qualifications:

Bachelors in Nursing OR Diploma in Comprehensive Nursing. Registration with the Nurses and Midwives Council with a Valid Practicing License is a MUST.

Additional Training Necessary
• Training in HIV /AID Counselling Certificate is a MUST
• Training in HIV/AIDS care and support
• Training in motorcycle riding is a MUST. A valid driving permit (Class A) MUST be attached.

Minimum Experience and Exposure:
2 years' experience in Clinical Nursing Services in an HIV/AIDS health-related setting.

Special Knowledge
• Knowledge of HIV drugs and their indications, contraindications, dosing, side effects and proper administration
• Knowledge of patient care charts and patient histories
• Knowledge of policies and regulations pertaining to the disbursement of pharmaceutical drugs

Key Skills
• Ability to communicate technical information to non-technical personnel
• Ability to design and implement systems necessary to collect, maintains, and analyses data. Ability to maintain quality, safety, and/or infection control standards.
• Ability to perform basic patient assessments and referrals.
• Ability to supervise and train assigned staff.
• Counselling skills
• Computer skills
• Ability to communicate in the local dialect is a MUST

Other Qualities/Attributes: Integrity, Emotional Control, Patien Confidentiality.

Application procedure

Only qualified candidates who meet all the above requirements are invited to submit their resume, copies of certified academic certificates, testimonials and three referees, two of who should be the present employer / immediate supervisor or last employer if unemployed, or any other if it is the first employment being applied for. None of the referees should be a relative, friend or business associate. All referees' designations should be stated and contact details included i.e. physical address, telephone/ mobile numbers and email contacts.

Note:
• All interested candidates MUST fully fill the TASO Online Job Application Form, scan and save all the relevant documents in one folder and forward only online applications with the relevant credentials on the Online Application Form
• TASO does not receive applications via social media especially NOT Facebook or WhatsApp
• TASO does not use an Agency to recruit except when indicated on the advert.
• TASO does not ask for money for Applications
• Only the TASO Human Resources Office handles Job Applications.
• While TASO appreciates all the interested applicants, only shortlisted candidates are contacted for interviews. In case you do not hear from TASO one (01) month after the closing date, please consider yourself unsuccessful.

Date Posted: 2022-07-14

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