Study Nurse (1 )The Medical Research Council/Uganda Virus Research Institute (MRC/UVRI) Uganda Research Unit on IDS is seeking keen, experienced and suitably qualified Ugandans to join a team of dedicated clinical and research staff working on a trial of Adjunctive Dexamethasone in HIV infected Adults with • Cryptococcal Meningitis. The posts will be based at the Unit’s stations in Entebbe and Masaka.
Terms: These positions will be remunerated according to the Ugandan MRC/UVRI Unit systems. The initial appointments will be for a period of up to 2 years with a possibility of extension subject to availability of funds and satisfactory performance
Duty Station: Masaka Reports to: Project Leader.
Key roles and responsibilities;
Carry out medical procedures related to the clinical trial.
Provide in-patient and out-patients medical care to study patients.
Provide detailed study information to patients or their acceptable representatives and obtain informed consent from them.
Completion and maintenance of screening and enrollment logs.
Participate in data collection through administration of study questionnaires.
Perform phlebotomy, collection and handling of laboratory samples in the hospital wards and ensure their safe and timely transportation to MRC Laboratories.
Perform simple rapid screening tests in the wards and track laboratory results to ensure timely feedback to clinicians and patients.
Dispense prescribed study drugs and other treatment according to study protocol guidelines.
Report adverse events to study clinicians/Coordinator, store patient folders and resolution of data queries.
Review and update clinic supplies and make requisitions appropriately.
Track participants by phone or through field workers to ensure attendance of study visits.
Offer appropriate health education and counselling to patients and their attendants.
Prepare regular clinic/ward reports and suggest improvement in clinic management.
Diploma in Nursing or comprehensive Nursing.
Registration with Uganda Nurses and Midwifery Council.
A minimum of 4 years working hospital experience including care for in-patients and the critically ill.
Certificate in HIV/AIDS counseling and testing and ICP/ GCP training is added advantage.
Fluency in English and Luganda
How to apply:
Start date: As soon as possible Applications including copies of academic qualifications, curriculum vitae, cover letter clearly indicating position applied for and names plus telephone and email contact of three relevant referees should be addressed to:
The Human Resource and Administration Manager MRC/UVRI Uganda Research Unit on AIDS P.O. Box 49 Entebbe OR send by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org Closing date is 8th March 2013 at 05:00pm