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Tuesday, October 29, 2019

2 Study medical officers Job at Walimu - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
2 Study medical officers [ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Nonprofit, and NGO , Category: Health Professionals ]

Jobs at: Walimu

Deadline of this Job:
Friday November 1, 2019
Duty Station:
Within Uganda , Kampala/ Hoima , East Africa

Date Posted: Tuesday, October 29, 2019 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed
Job Title: Study medical officer
Program Title: Africa Research Collaboration on Sepsis (ARCS)- Uganda
Study Sponsor: National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) UK
Number of Positions: Hoima:2; Kampala:2
Duration: Fixed Full time
Reports to: project coordinator
Duty Station: Kampala/ Hoima
About us: Walimu is a non-profit organisation whose overall goal is to improve care of hospitalised severely ill patients in Uganda.
Walimu is implementing the Africa Sepsis Research Collaboration (ARCS) cohort study in Uganda. In Uganda ARCS aims to assess various aspects about sepsis among non-pregnant adults including epidemiology, Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR), economic burden of hospital care among others.
Job Summary: He/she will work with the study team in one of the partner sites to collect data on patients admitted to the health facility and to ensure that study procedures are carried out according to the study protocol and Good Clinical Practice (GCP).

Key responsibilities
• Contributing to identification of eligible patients at the health facilities
• Assisting the study nurse in providing required study information to potential subjects during the consent process
• Administering study questionnaires to participants recruited into the study
• Ensuring accuracy and completeness of data collected from study participants
• Identifying patient problems, documenting pertinent information and assisting patients in formulating plans for addressing problem areas
• Participating in follow-up of study participants during and after their hospital stay
• Following and remaining knowledgeable about the study standard operating procedures
• Attending study team meetings as requested by the study coordinator and the Principal Investigator (PI)
• Maintaining research documents according to GCP requirements
• Treating each participant with dignity, respect and understanding
• Performing any other duties that may be reasonably necessary for carrying out the study protocol as directed by the project coordinator and/or Principal Investigator

Educational requirements and experience
• Bachelor’s Degree in Human Medicine and surgery from a recognized university
• Minimum of 1 year’s work experience in a clinical research setting
• Ability to work independently and meet deadlines
• Up-to-date registration with the Medical and Dental practitioners’ council
• Human Research Subject Protection and GCP training is an added advantage

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills
• Excellent communication skills
• Working use of Microsoft word, excel and the internet is essential
• Good insight and good decision making in view of patient care needs

Job Experience Requirements: 1 year

Job Qualifications: Not Specified

Job application procedure
Interested parties should submit an application and curriculum vitae including contact information for referees along with copies of relevant documents to:
The Human Resource manager, Walimu- Uganda via email to or physically to Unit 4, Plot 5-7, Coral Crescent, Kololo; P. O. Box 9924, Kampala Uganda not later than Friday November 1, 2019. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview

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