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Job Title: Research Nurse (4) – Uganda Heart Institute Jobs
Remuneration: Very attractive.
Supervisor: Clinical Research Coordinator
Employment Commitment: February 1st, 2018 – May 31st, 2021.
Schedule: Monday to Saturday during the school-screening period (June-July 2018), then rotating every 3 weeks:
Uganda Heart Institute Jobs: The Uganda Heart Institute with its development partner: The Children’s National Medical Center, Washington DC, United States of America is plans to conduct a clinical trial ‘Determining the Impact of Penicillin on Latent Rheumatic Heart Disease: A Randomized Control Trial’. The study site will be based in Gulu and four (4) surrounding districts
To study protocol and procedures including gaining expertise in rheumatic heart disease knowledge.
Participates in gaining informed consent.
With support from CRC distributes study medications and maintains drug accountability logs.
With support from CRC, organizes study files, regulatory binders, and all other study-specific source documentation.
With support from CRC serves as a liaison officer between the study and community, including community engagement, engagement with local health/educational authorities, and VHT’s.
Maintains effective and ongoing communication with CRC, including weekly project update and coordination meetings.
Ensures adequate supply and proper storage of study medication including tracking of expiration dates.
Attends Saturday support groups (1/2 day) two out of every 3 Saturdays to administer IM penicillin to study participants and to oversee community nurses assisting with drug administration.
Ensures best practices for penicillin administrations
Leads initial and ongoing training of community nurse volunteers in best-practices for IM penicillin delivery
Obtains and maintains basic and advanced life support training in the case of an allergy or other emergency.
Completes interval health assessments at scheduled support group visits through tablet-based data entry.
Travels with caseworker to the homes of children who miss support group and PCN injection for home delivery.
Performs any other duty as may be assigned from time to time.
How to apply:
Applications are invited from suitably qualified Ugandans to fill these vacant positions for the study. The applications including copies of the academic / professional qualifications and curriculum vitae should be addressed to the Executive Director, Uganda Heart Institute using the above postal address and can be delivered at the Institute during working hours.
The deadline for receiving the applications is 15th January, 2018.