2 Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC) Nursing Officer Job Opportunities – Rakai Health Sciences Program (RHSP)

Organisation: Rakai Health Sciences Program (RHSP)
Funding Source: US PEPFAR/ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Duty Station:  Kyotera, Mpigi, Sembabule and Kalangala, Uganda
Reports to:  Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC) Supervisor
Rakai Health Sciences Program is a collaborative Bio-medical research and service delivery organization. It strives to improve the quality of life of the local population through a combination of community based research, curative services and prevention strategies in the District of Rakai, South Western Uganda. It is based at the Uganda Virus Research Institute Entebbe and Kalisizo in Rakai District.
About CDC Program:
With funding from PEPFAR/ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), RHSP is implementing a 5 year comprehensive HIV/ AIDS program in the 12 districts of Masaka region namely; Rakai, Kyotera, Masaka, Kalungu, Bukomansimbi, Lyantonde, Lwengo, Sembabule, Butambala, Gomba, Mpigi, and Kalangala with an aim of achieving rapid HIV epidemic control.
Job Summary: The Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC) Nursing Officer will assist the clinical officer when carrying out circumcision and provide quality nursing care to clients coming for circumcision. He/ She will also support VMMC related training and must treat each client with dignity and respect.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Support clinical officers in carrying out circumcisions
  • Provide nursing care to clients attending the clinic
  • Assess clinical patient problems and triages patient under the advice of a clinical officer
  • Cleaning, disinfecting and packing surgical instruments
  • To treat each client with dignity, respect and understanding
  • Maintain nursing records according to mandatory legal requirements ensuring that confidentiality is maintained at all times
  • Ensure procedures are carried out safely in accordance with agreed policies
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC) Nursing Officer job opportunity should have completed Nurses Training from a recognized education institution
  • At least three years of work experience in a clinical setting
  • Experience of working in a theatre setting is an added advantage
  • Ability to effectively communicate with patients
  • Knowledge of good nursing procedures and practices
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Willingness to work extra hours
  • Must be willing to work in rural setting.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested applicants should send their application letter, valid academic documents and detailed resume (CV) with three recognizable referees to:
The Human Resource Manager,
Rakai Health Sciences Program,
P.O. Box 279, Kalisizo, Rakai, Uganda
Deliver to: Rakai Health Sciences Program offices
Clement Hill Plot 8 Kampala, Uganda
Send via E-mail to: jobs@rhsp.org
NB: Please indicate on the envelope & application; a) the position applied for, b) The district of preference. For all online applications, save your documents as position & district of preference ( e.g. Administrative Assistant Kalangala)
Deadline: 16th February 2017


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