Research Study Nurse – Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)

General Summary

The research nurse will be responsible for recruitment of study participants and administering of all study related procedures to these participants. The Project Administrator will assist in the technical team with administrative and financial management and administrative duties related to the project.

Key Responsibilities

  • Participate in protocol/SOPs or any other study trainings
  • Participate in study site entry visits and engage with management of study participants. These include but not limited to patient enrolment, as guided by the protocol.
  • Obtain written informed consent for those eligible and are willing to participate in the study
  • Administer all study procedures like sample collection, data collection and entry, patient follow-up and treatment to patients recruited into the study as guided by the protocol and in accordance to set standards of Good Clinical Practice
  • Perform patient safety monitoring for any adverse events, offer care and referral as needed
  • Ensure that all data collected is accurate and complete
  • Perform first-level quality assurance and quality control (QA/QC) to ensure all fields in the consent forms and case report forms (CRFs) are complete and accurate
  • Offer support to the community health workers for the follow-up of study participants.
  • Assist in generating study progress reports as needed
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the operations research officer or principal Investigator, as deemed necessary for study activities

Person Specification

  • Minimum of a Diploma in Nursing from a recognized institution.
  • Currently registered with the Uganda Nurses and Midwives’ Council
  • Up-to-date training in Good Clinical Practice and Human Subjects Research.
  • Previous experience with working in a research environment will be an added advantage
  • Ability to speak the indigenous languages spoken in the Karamoja sub region will be an added advantage.

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