Clinical Officer Non-profit Careers – Makerere University Walter Reed Project (MUWRP)  

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Organization:  Makerere
University Walter Reed Project (MUWRP)
Duty Station:   Kayunga,
Uganda
Reports to: Field
Research Supervisor – PHE
Makerere University
Walter Reed Project (MUWRP) is a non-profit biomedical research Organization,
whose mission is to mitigate disease threats through quality research, health
care and disease surveillance. MUWRP was established in 2002 by a Memorandum of
Agreement between The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of
Military Medicine, lnc. (HJF) and Makerere University (Mak) to undertake
medical research to test HIV vaccines. Over the years, MUWRP’s portfolio has
progressively expanded to include vaccine research for Ebola and Marburg
viruses, surveillance of influenza and influenza- like viruses and other
emerging infections in humans and animals; also epidemiological, basic and
implementation research in HIV treatment, care and prevention programs in the
Districts of Kayunga, Mukono, Buvuma and Buikwe.
Job Summary:  The Clinical Officer will provide support to
the study or services supervisor in medical assessment of participants,
collecting important clinical details, performing clinical examinations and
relevant tests and performing follow up data collection in the clinic/field.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
·       
Managing
and accounting for allocated resources.
·       
Participating
in research activities.
·       
Adhering
to professional codes of conduct and ethics.
·       
Participating
in continuous professional Development activities.
·       
Preparing
and submitting periodic reports.
·       
Ensure
proper documentation of the history, examination findings, provide health
education to potential participants (as guided by standard operating procedures
(SOP)).
·       
Seeking
informed consent from potential participants (as per informed consent SOP).
·       
Collection
of data and biological specimens as well as proper labelling and handling of
data forms and specimens as per pertinent SOPs.
·       
Clinical
evaluation and care of participants in consultation with study physicians and
offer pre- test counselling to participants.
·       
Ensure
patient safety and confidentiality.
·       
Actively
participate in weekly CME’s
·       
Conduct  health 
education  to  potential 
participants  (as  guided 
by  standard  operating procedures (SOP).
·       
Perform
any other duties as requested, including but not limited to, running
Antiretroviral Therapy Clinics.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       
The
applicant must hold a Diploma in Clinical Medicine and Community Heath from a
recognized institute.
·       
Five
years of post-qualification professional experience.
·       
Experience
in HIV/AIDS Prevention, Care and Treatment including Antiretroviral Therapy.
·       
Must be
registered with the Allied Health professionals’ Council. The applicant should
have a valid Annual Practicing License [APL] Fluency in verbal and written
English and Luganda.
·       
Experience
of living and working in a rural environment.
·       
Formal
training in HIV/AIDS Prevention, Care and Treatment including Antiretroviral
Therapy and Palliative Care.
·       
Use of
computers including word processing, spreadsheets, PowerPoint, email and
Internet.
·       
Experience
working in a clinical or biomedical research setting.
·       
Highly
organized, detail-oriented and self-motivated.
·       
The  ability 
to  work  and 
stay  in  Kayunga.
·       
Ability  to 
handle  multiple  tasks simultaneously. Ability to
professionally communicate in writing, verbally or by other means deemed
appropriate
All qualified and
interested candidates should apply online at the link below and Choosing the
desired position.
Deadline: 27th March 2020

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