Principal Nursing Officer- Job in Uganda Government

Job Title: Principal Nursing Officer (HMDC)
Reference: HRM72/173/01HQ
Salary Scale: U3
Reports to: Principal Medical Officer-In Charge

• Must be double-trained at registered level or its equivalent from a recognized Institution.
• Should have a Diploma in Nursing Administration or Public Administration or Health Tutorship or equivalent.
• A BSCN or any other degree in a health field will be an added advantage.

Must have served for at least six (6) years as a Nursing Officer or Nurse Tutorship or clinical instruction, three (3) of which at senior level.

Duties and responsibilities:
• Assists in the tracking of the Health Sector Human Resource (Nursing Professionals) and provide input for the implementation of the Health Sector Strategic and Investment Plan.
• Assists Nursing Health Training Institutions to plan activities in line with National Health Priorities in collaboration with Health Training Institutions.
•Liaises with key Ministries and other Stakeholders on matters relating to development Nursing Professionals
•Provides technical support to District and Referral Hospitals and PNFP Hospitals in matters relating to Health Human Resources requirements and plans.
•Monitors and evaluates the implementations of Health Training Progrmmes
•Maintains and updates databases on human Resources Development activities
•Performs any other duties as assigned from time to time
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Applications are invited from suitably qualified Candidates to fill the vacant posts as specified hereunder. The details of job descriptions, where not indicated, or any other details, can be obtained from the Health Service Commission Offices located at Workers House, 3rd Floor (Northern Wing), Plot No. 1, Pilkington Road. Applications should be filled in triplicate on PSC Form 3 (Revised 2008) and submitted to the Secretary, Health Service Commission, P.O Box 7452, Kampala, to be received not later than 31st December, 2010.

The Forms can be obtained from the Health Service Commission-Offices, Ministry of Health Headquarters, Mulago and Butabika National Referral Hospitals and Regional Referral Hospitals. They can also be downloaded from the Commission website;; which also contains the full Advert. Hand written applications are also acceptable.

Applicant may apply for a maximum of two (2) relevant posts which must be filled in two separate sets and by labelling the 1st choice as No.1 and the 2nd choice as No. 2.
All applications should bear the title of the post as well as its reference number and the name of the Institution where it is tenable.
Applicants who are Serving Public Officers must route their applications through their Heads of Department, who should be informed of the closing date to avoid delay. Head of Department refers to the Head of the respective Institution of the Applicant. Applications found to be in contravention of this requirement will not be short listed.
Candidates who are not serving Public Officers should indicate two Referees with their telephone numbers.

Applicants who will be short listed shall be required to bring originals of their certificates unlaminated. Applicants must also fulfill the following conditions:
I. Attach three (3) of their recent passport-size photographs and copies of their academic and professional certificates and testimonials.
II. Attach copies of the letter (s) of appointment, confirmation and promotion in case of promotional posts. This includes Applicants from non Public Health Service.
III. Persons who are eligible to apply for posts at salary scale U1SE and above should attach their detailed CV.
IV. Health Workers, who are required by law to register with the relevant Professional Councils, must attach copies of their certificates of registration. All candidates who are required by law to possess practicing license must also attach copies of their valid practicing licenses.


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