12 Oct 2019

Staff Nurse at AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF)

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AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) is an international not for profit NGO, with its Headquarters based in Los Angeles, California. AIDS Healthcare Foundation is registered in Uganda as AIDS Healthcare Foundation – Uganda Cares (AHF-UC) which is collaboration between the Uganda Ministry of Health and AIDS Healthcare Foundation (U.S.A) to provide free HIV/AIDS services; including antiretroviral therapy in resource constrained settings.
AHF – Uganda Cares to date operates in districts including; Masaka, Kampala, Rakai, Kyotera, Lyantonde, Soroti, Lwengo, Luweero, Bukomansimbi, Kalungu, Kalangala, Masindi, Amuria, Butambala, Gomba, Hoima, Nakasongora, Nakaseke, Buikwe, Ntungamo, Tororo, Kapelebyong, Busia and supports 54 clinic sites country wide. The organisation now seeks to hire highly competent, dynamic and experienced persons to fill the positions below;
Staff Nurse
This position provides quality care to patients in a health care setting. Assists the health care team and may act as a team leader within the scope of the practice guidelines. This position is based at Kakooge HC III.

The holder of the position performs among others the following duties;
• Provides skilled nursing procedures.
• Administers medication as ordered within the scope of practice of the licensee.
• Performs phlebotomy and/or initiates intravenous infusions as ordered (provided is certified)
• Attends and participates in team conferences, meetings, CMEs as required.
• May act as a team leader to assist with the provision and supervision of patient care.
• May supervise care given by other health workers e.g. HIV Medics, ART AIDE, maintenance workers, Interns Phlebotomists etc.
• Charts notes and medication administration according to protocol.
• Provides patient and family education as directed by the clinical team.
• Exercises appropriate judgment and decision making skills.
• Ensures the maintenance of patient confidentiality.
• Reports significant changes in the patient’s physical status to the clinician.
• Provide patient Health education
• Other duties may be assigned as needed

Specific Skills:
• Multi-tasking, flexibility, telephone etiquette, customer care/service, time management, high level of organization, attention to detail, scheduling
• knowledge of Microsoft office applications,
• professionalism and maintaining a quality focus.

Academic Qualifications
• Certificate/Diploma in nursing obtained from a reputable training institution.
• Must be registered with the Uganda Nurses and Midwives Council
• Additional qualification in HIV/AIDS counselling will be an added advantage
• Must have at least 3 years’ experience providing similar services in a reputable health facility or organization.
• Hands on experience in HIV prevention, care and management.

Job Education Requirements: Certificate/Diploma in nursing

Job Experience Requirements: 3 years

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How to Apply

To be considered for this recruitment, please; Address your email application (Cover Letter and CV ONLY) to: [email protected]  mentioning position applied for in the subject line. The email should not be larger than 2 MB - any larger email will not be considered. Deliver your hard copy application to the front office Assistant at Head Office – AHF Uganda cares Kiira Road. Deadline: Friday 18 October, 2019 at 5:00pm AIDS Healthcare Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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