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MUJHU RESEARCH COLLABORATION
Deadline of this Job:
21st December 2018
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 www.mujhu.org .
Post: Nurses– multiple positions (Mirasol/GBS /NeoOBS study)
Description and purpose:
The successful nursing professionals will be working closely with other health professionals/research staff and will provide nursing care to study participants as well as do phlebotomy as required. Some but not all positions require midwifery care as well. Nurses may be trained in other procedures such as lumbar puncture and cannulation during the study. They will also collect data using tablets and laptops and participate in study data quality assurance and control.
Registered Nurse, with current registration for practice from the Uganda Nurses with interest in working in a busy neonatal unit, pediatric, postnatal, medical or orthopaedic wards with minimum supervision. The candidate is required to have worked for at least three (3) years in a busy health center/institution. Experience in counselling and clinical research will be an added advantage. Computer literacy is required. The successful candidate should be willing and able to work extended duty shifts i.e. 12 hour day, and 12 hour night shifts, including public holidays and weekends.
The holder of these positions will work under the supervision of the Nurse Coordinator with guidance from the Nursing Operations Manager.
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.