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Infectious Disease Institute

Clinical / IPC Nurse

Fort Portal, Uganda

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Closing: Aug 16, 2022

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Published: Aug 5, 2022 (12 days ago)

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Person Specifications

  • Certificate or diploma in nursing
  • Understanding/Knowledge of IPC (Infection Prevention and Control) principles.
  • Recent clinical experience working in clinical care essential
  • Able to carry out duties independently after training.
  • Good communication skills
  • Demonstration of full understanding of team dynamics.
  • Desirable:
  • Language skills in; Runyoro-Rutooro, Runyankole-Rukiga, Rukonzo
  • A current resident of Fort Portal city or Kabarole district or surrounding areas.
  • Flexibility in terms of roles carried out.


Responsibilities

Person Specifications

  • Certificate or diploma in nursing
  • Understanding/Knowledge of IPC (Infection Prevention and Control) principles.
  • Recent clinical experience working in clinical care essential
  • Able to carry out duties independently after training.
  • Good communication skills
  • Demonstration of full understanding of team dynamics.
  • Desirable:
  • Language skills in; Runyoro-Rutooro, Runyankole-Rukiga, Rukonzo
  • A current resident of Fort Portal city or Kabarole district or surrounding areas.
  • Flexibility in terms of roles carried out.


  • Offer routine clinical and nursing care to study patients and work collaboratively with the clinical and laboratory team members at Fort Portal.
  • Actively participate in all Clinical and IPC drills on site as assigned /organized/ planned by the project.
  • Provide safe inpatient care while wearing appropriate personal protective equipment as required.
  • Participate in patient/healthcare worker safety activities, including environmental hygiene for patients suspected or confirmed to have a high consequence pathogen such as Viral Haemorrhagic Fever (VHF).
  • Participate in VHF/ high consequence pathogen patient/ suspect triage/ screening and admission of suspect cases to the designated isolation area
  • Willingness to participate in on-call, out-of-hours, and weekend work as required.
  • Willingness to take on, and learn new clinical skills like Point of Care Ultrasound Scan and novel medical technologies like PhysIQ Biosensor and Tasso devices.
  • Regular attendance of virtual and physical project meetings.
  • Actively participate in all the in-house and Institutional scientific discussions like Journal clubs, Case conferences, and Research forums.
  • Perform other miscellaneous duties in line with the project objectives as assigned.



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