Research Nurse job at Makerere University Walter Reed Project (MUWRP)

Makerere University Walter Reed Project (MUWRP)

Research Nurse job Post

Location:  Jobs in Uganda 2022 - 2023

Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 01

Deadline: 13 November 2022

Hiring Organization: Makerere University Walter Reed Project (MUWRP)

Job Details:

Position Number: MUWRP/01/10/2022
Position title: Research Nurse (01 Position)
Position Location: Fort Portal Referral Hospital
Contract Duration: 1-year with a possibility of extension subject to availability of funding.

Position Summary
: The incumbent will serve as Research nurse for the JMEDDIC program. The Research Nurse will work with the rest of the team to identify and recruit study participants according to the approved protocol and GCP. This position will be based in Fort Portal but with expected travels to other location as may be required. The incumbent will work under MUWRP guidelines and policies.

Roles and Responsibilities
• Recruitment of study volunteers
• Taking Medical History and vitals of study participants
• Administering HIV testing and counseling
• Administering Informed Consent
• Compliance with study procedures and GCP standards
• Ensure participant safety and confidentiality.
• Following Standard Operating Procedures.
• Facilitate timely enrollment to MUWRP ongoing and planned studies
• Participate in actively following up study participants to minimize loss to follow up and missed visits
• Conduct Heath Education sessions
• Knowledgeable of applicable Standard Operating Procedures.
• Complete, timely and accurate documentation of all activities as per SOPs, MOPs and study protocols
• Expected to be part of the clinical teams that will be taking part in the active clinical management or care for patients and or study participants at host health facilities including taking part in the active treatment of severe sepsis, EVD, and similar patients in the research unit or ETU during an active EVD outbreak.
• Keeping of the occupational health records for daily temperature measurements for staff and flag all febrile healthcare workers for follow up.
• Participate in patient/healthcare worker safety activities including environmental hygiene
• Updates patients’ charts/symptom logs, white board and discharge lists.
• Teaching and mentorship of all supporting all staff, ensuring good clinical practice is maintained.
• Understand IPC principles
• Joining external calls where required to help support the clinical team
• Willingness to participate in on-call, out of hours, and weekend work as required.
• Participate in VHF patient triage/screening and admission of suspect cases to the designated isolation area.
• Any other duties as directed by the immediate supervisor.

Required Education, Knowledge and Experience
• Bachelor of Science in Nursing or Midwifery
• Experience or knowledgeable in the IPC principles and or willingness to participate in regular IPC training drills
• At least 2 years of clinical research experience

Skills and Specifications
• Highly organized, detail oriented and self-motivated.
• Ability to work on own initiative.
• Ability to multi task.
• Be flexible.
• Strict observance of agreed upon timelines/deadlines.
• Good interpersonal/communication skills
• Fluency in verbal and written English and Rutooro.
• Respects authority and commands respect
• Registration with nursing and midwifery council
• Recent clinical experience working as a clinical care essential
• Recent experience in pediatrics and O&G would be desirable.
• Able to carry out clinical care, assessing patients clinically and carrying out usual clinical procedures to the level of a high dependency unit
• To be able to carry out usual inpatient care while wearing full PPE.

Physical Ability
: The ability to live in Fort Portal and travel unexpectedly to research sites.

Supervisory controls
: The candidate will report directly to the under the immediate supervision of Program Manager.

Ward/field environment;
The position may require working evenings and weekends. Concurrence with working in an Ebola Treatment Unit (ETU) setting is required. Training for working in an ETU will be provided including regular training sessions for Viral Hemorrhagic Fever (VHF) outbreak work.


Application procedure

• All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply online by submitting an application letter, resume, copies of academic certificates in a 1 PDF or word document, including three referees (who are not relatives) and one of which should be your current supervisor. Indicate their day time telephone contacts and email addresses.
• Deadline for Application is 13th November 2022.
• Any form of canvassing will lead to disqualification
• Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Date Posted: 2022-10-28




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