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Thursday, May 11, 2017

Research Officer Job at Mengo Hospital - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Research Officer

Jobs at:
Mengo Hospital

Deadline of this Job:
19th May 2017 by 5:00pm

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

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Job details:
The Research Officer will provide support in carrying out research programs and activities in Mengo Hospital.
Job Description

Reports to: Program Manager (HIV/AIDS)
About US:
Mengo Hospital was founded in 1897 in Kampala, and is the oldest hospital in Uganda. It currently serves as an urban community hospital that provides modern medical care. Mengo Hospital provides comprehensive care including radiology, obstetrics, dentistry, orthopedics, and surgery. Additionally, Mengo Hospital provides critical training and education to health professionals through its various programs in midwifery and nursing, health sciences, and laboratory technology. Mengo Hospital also has a dedicated research and development team that works to find new solutions to health issues in Uganda.
Job Summary: The Research Officer will provide support in carrying out research programs and activities in Mengo Hospital.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
• The incumbent will prepare literature reviews to understand medical complications and identify best practice.
• The Research Officer will also screen and enroll study participants
• Administer study informed consent to study participants
• Carry out prospective data collection from patients, patient records, and hospital processes and operations.
• Collect service and research data from study participants using standard tools
• Perform data entry and data cleaning.
• Assist with data analysis as may be requested
• Prepare PowerPoint presentations from investigations done.
• Compile and submit progress reports
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
• The applicant should preferably hold a Bachelors of Science in Nursing, Social Sciences or related field
• A minimum of two years’ experience in clinical research field
• Certificates in Good Clinical Practice are an added advantage.
• Knowledge of medical terminology
• Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills.
• Effectively work with minimum supervision.
• Skills in interviewing adults.
• Computer literacy skills
Job application procedure
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should submit their application letters attached with a CV, copies of academic/training certificates and testimonials, professional membership certificates indicating three (3) referees and a reliable e-mail /telephone contact, addressed to:
Medical Director,
Mengo Hospital,
P.O. Box 7161, Kampala. Uganda
Deadline: 19th May 2017 by 5:00pm