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Health visitors Job at MUJHU RESEARCH COLLABORATION - Career Opportunity in Uganda
Job Type: Full-Time
Job Category: Health/ Medicine
Posted: 08-12-2018
Deadline of this Job: 21st December 2018
Duty Station: Uganda
Job Status
Start Publishing: 08-12-2018
No of Jobs: 3
Stop Publishing (Put date of 2030): 08-12-2061
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Job Description

Vacancy title:
Health visitors

Jobs at:

Deadline of this Job:
21st December 2018

Duty Station:

Date Posted: 8th December 2018 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed , Employment Type: Full-Time

MUJHU RESEARCH COLLABORATION – MUJHU CARE LTD, a Kampala – based equal opportunities HIV/ AIDS Research and Service Delivery Organisation with more than 350 employees is seeking interested, committed and reliable professionals with the described qualifications to apply for the following positions in support of the following studies: MIRASOL clinical trial, a four year US Department of Defense funded project. NeoObs study, a one year DNDi/ GARDP funded project and Group B streptococcus (GBS) study- an initial 6 month pilot study with extension for 3 years after the pilot phase is successfully completed. All are being implemented in Kampala, Uganda.

The MIRASOL clinical trial is a Randomized Trial to evaluate Mirasol Whole Blood Pathogen Reduction Technology System to eliminate malaria and other transfusion transmitted infections such as HIV, hepatitis and bacteria which will be a collaborative activity involving the Uganda Blood Transfusion Service and multiple leading health institutions.

The NeoObs study is an international multi-centre observational study (Neo-Obs-001) to collect clinical and microbiological information on presumed and confirmed serious bacterial infections in neonates, and to collect information on existing standards of care treatments.

The GBS study is a prospective cohort study that will be looking at the burden of GBS disease in pregnant women and infants and the levels of protection against the GBS disease to inform GBS vaccine development. More information is available about the studies on the MUJHU website .
Post: Health visitors – multiple positions (Mirasol/GBS/ NeoOBS study)

Description and purpose:
The successful candidate will be responsible for working with the study teams to recruit and retain eligible participants for the different studies and/or programs. This includes targeted follow-up through phone calls, other communication and/or home visits of enrolled study/program participants with the goal of achieving high retention rates.

Required Qualifications:
A diploma in nursing or midwifery, with current registration for practice, Community/Social worker or any related training with at least 3 years’ experience working in a busy hospital or clinical set up. Experience working with a medical research project is desirable. Experience with home visits highly desirable. Highly motivated individual, with a keen eye to details and proper research documentation skills. Willing to work late hours. Excellent team player with strong interpersonal, communication skills and computer skills in MS Office. Manage time effectively and prioritize work tasks.

Job application procedure
Applications with complete C.Vs, including 3 referees and their full addresses or contact Tel No.’s, copies of academic certificates and testimonials, should be hand delivered to: MU-JHU Reception Room 12, located in MUJHU 1 Building – not later than 21st December, 2018 by 5:30p.m. Only short listed applicants will be contacted.

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