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Thursday, March 2, 2017

4 Nurse Jobs at Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)

Vacancy title:
Nurse - 4 Positions

Jobs at:
Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)

Deadline of this Job:
Friday, 10 March 2017

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

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Job details:
The mission of the Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) is to build capacity of health systems in Africa for the delivery of sustainable, high quality care and prevention of HIV/AIDS and related infectious diseases through training, research, and advanced clinical services. IDI has five operational areas through which it works to achieve its mission: Prevention, Care and Treatment; Training, Research and Laboratory services (provided through a partnership with the Makerere University-John Hopkins University Core Lab) and Outreach.
Project Details:
IDI has received a subcontract from Makerere University Walter Reed Project to implement activities in Uganda of the Joint Mobile Disease Intervention Clinical Capability (JMEDICC) at Fort Portal Regional Referral Hospital (FPRRH). JMEDICC is a” consortium comprising the US Naval Medical Research Center in partnership with the US Army Medical Research institute of infectious Diseases and the US Department of Defense.
The project aims to develop a research platform to address the knowledge gap of effective clinician management of sepsis and severe infectious diseases in general. The clinical team will be responsible for conducting observational and interventional trials in the management of sepsis. The clinical team will be provided with ongoing advanced training in clinical care and research to enable the team respond to culture outbreaks of infectious diseases including Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) within Fort Portal and surrounding districts. This platform will be used to generate clinical research data to support licensure applications for promising therapeutics for EVD or to provide evidence-based standards of care for improved EVD management.
In order to strengthen support clinical and research capacity at FPRRH, IDI is recruiting as follows:
Job Title: Nurse 4 Positions
Duration: 12 months, full time
Responsible to: Study coordinator
Essential skills & qualities:
  • Registered or enrolled Nurse’s training from a recognized institution
  • Should be registered with the Uganda Nurses and Midwifes’ Council
  • At least three years’ experience in Uganda Health Care
  • Previous experience in research will be an added advantage .
  • Ability to travel within Uganda at short notice Desirable skills & qualities:
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills;
  • Should be fluent in oral and written English;
  • Should be a highly motivated person and should be able to work under a high workload;
  • Competent in the use of standard office software;
  • Ability to work in a team but also work independently.
  • Ability to speak local language
  • Flexibility to work long hours which may occasionally extend beyond normal working hours in order to complete critical tasks.
Role & Responsibilities
  • Screen, recruit and consent study participants
  • Assist prepare participants for study related clinical procedures
  • Ensure that the study room and study equipment are clean, organized and maintained in good working order.
  • Follow-up study patients, review patient files and labs results
  • Perform any other clinical duties that may be reasonably necessary for implementing the study protocol
  • Help with Clinical Research Form (CRF) filling, answering or adjudicating queries, and quality control of CFIFs
  • Filing and organization of study tiles
  • Facilitating specimen collection, flow and result reporting.
  • Providing pre, post, ongoing, supportive and any other form of counseling to participants in the study
  • Attend all study team meetings
  • Participate in and conduct all relevant Continuous Medical Education and trainings
  • Ensure availability of relevant information about participants for follow up, support and care.
Job application procedure
Qualified and interested persons who wish to apply may hand deliver, an application letter with a detailed CV, naming at least two professional referees, to:
The Manager, Human Resources
Infectious Diseases Institute
P. O. Box 22418, Kampala.
Deadline for receipt of applications is Friday, 10 March 2017. Only shortlisted candidates will be invited for interviews.
IDI is an equal employment organization and does not solicit for any fees at any stage of the recruitment process.