4 Fresher Research Nurse Job Opportunities – Uganda Heart Institute

Organisation: Uganda Heart Institute
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Clinical Research Coordinator
Uganda Heart Institute was legally established in 2001 as a Company limited by guarantee of its founding Bodies namely, Mulago Hospital, Ministry of Health, Makerere University and Uganda Heart Foundation. In UHI therefore commenced operating as a semi-autonomous Unit under Mulago Hospital. The purpose of the registering UHI as a limited Company was to fasten the growth and development of the Institute, by enabling it to solicit for funds and manage its resources at source.
About Project:
Uganda Heart Institute Jobs: The Uganda Heart Institute with its development partner: The Children’s National Medical Center, Washington DC, United States of America plans to conduct a clinical trial ‘Determining the Impact of Penicillin on Latent Rheumatic Heart Disease: A Randomized Control Trial.’ The study site will be based in Gulu and four (4) surrounding districts
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • To study protocol and procedures including gaining expertise in rheumatic heart disease knowledge.
  • Participates in gaining informed consent.
  • With support from CRC distributes study medications and maintains drug accountability logs.
  • With support from CRC, organizes study files, regulatory binders, and all other study-specific source documentation.
  • With support from CRC serves as a liaison officer between the study and community, including community engagement, engagement with local health/educational authorities, and VHT’s.
  • Maintains effective and ongoing communication with CRC, including weekly project update and coordination meetings.
  • Ensures adequate supply and proper storage of study medication including tracking of expiration dates.
  • Attends Saturday support groups (1/2 day) two out of every 3 Saturdays to administer IM penicillin to study participants and to oversee community nurses assisting with drug administration.
  • Ensures best practices for penicillin administrations
  • Leads initial and ongoing training of community nurse volunteers in best-practices for IM penicillin delivery
  • Obtains and maintains basic and advanced life support training in the case of an allergy or other emergency.
  • Completes interval health assessments at scheduled support group visits through tablet-based data entry.
  • Travels with caseworker to the homes of children who miss support group and PCN injection for home delivery.
  • Performs any other duty as may be assigned from time to time.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidates should preferably hold University Degrees in Nursing from recognized institutions
  • One year of clinical care, prior research experience is an asset.
  • High level of personal motivation and excellent skills in team management, team building, community outreach, and communication.
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Applicants must be fluent in English and Luo
How to Apply:
Applications are invited from suitably qualified Ugandans to fill these vacant positions for the study. The applications including copies of the academic / professional qualifications and curriculum vitae should be addressed to the Executive Director, Uganda Heart Institute using the postal address below and can be delivered at the Institute during working hours.
First Floor, Block C, Mulago Hospital Complex,
P.O. Box 7051, Kampala Yusufu Lule Road, Kampala. Uganda
Deadline: 15th January, 2018

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