Jobs in Butabika National Referral Hospital in Uganda

Job Title: Senior Principal Nursing Officer
(Psychiatry)
(1 Post)
Reference: HRM 72/173/04/NB
Salary Scale: U2
Reports to: Assistant Commissioner Nursing
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Qualifications:
• Should have Registered Psychiatric Nursing Certificate from a recognized
Institution
• Should have Diploma in Nursing Administration or Health Services
Management or its equivalent from a recognized Institution.
• A Bachelor Science Degree in Nursing will be an added advantage.

Experience: Should have working experience in clinical and nursing administration gained over at least a period of nine (9) years three (3) of
which should be at the level of Principal Nursing Officer (Psychiatry)

Other requirements:
Good interpersonal, communication and team building skills.

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Plans, directs, coordinates, budgets, monitors and evaluates nursing services for the Hospital.
• Ensures a 24 hour nursing coverage in the Hospital
• Promotes welfare of Nursing Staff
• Receives Reports of Ward Managers and In- Charges of Clinics
• Ensures that Equipment are functional, secure and well maintained
• Assesses Performance of Nursing Staff as well as coaching, mentoring and training them.
• Ensures that good management practices such as meetings are conducted.
• Manages and accounts for allocated resources
• Carries out HR functions such as identifying training needs.
• Participates in research activities
• Performs any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.


How to Apply:
THE REPUBLIC OF UGANDA
HEALTH SERVICE COMMISSION
VACANCIES
Applications are invited from suitably qualified Candidates to fill the vacant
posts as specified hereunder. The 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 April 17th, 2012. Only
shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
The Forms can be obtained from the Health Service Commission Offices,
Ministry of Health Headquarters, Mulago and Butabika National Referral
Hospitals, Regional Referral Hospitals and offices of Chief Administrative
Officers. The form and advert can also be down loaded from the Commission
website; www.hsc.go.ug. Hand written applications are also acceptable.
It is important to note that all services of the Health Service Commission and
the application forms are free of charge.
In regard to choices, an applicant may apply for a maximum of two (2)
relevant posts which must be filled in two separate sets of application forms
and by labeling 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.
Candidates have been given a choice to directly apply for posts tenable at
Mubende, Kabale and Moroto Regional Referral Hospitals. Candidates so
applying will be specifically shortlisted, interviewed and selected for those
posts. Details of the posts are provided in the relevant table.
For the rest of the Regional Referral Hospitals, an applicant should clearly
indicate two names of preferred Hospitals by stating the 1st choice as No. 1
and the 2nd choice as No.2. These Hospitals are; Arua, Gulu, Lira, Soroti,
Hoima, Fort Portal, Mbarara, Masaka, Jinja and Mbale,
Applicants who are Serving 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 accepted.
Note that short listed candidates will be required to bring their original
certificates unlaminated. Candidates who will present forged certificates
shall be handed to the Police for appropriate action. Applicants must also
fulfill the following conditions:
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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 serving officers. This includes applicants from
non Public Health Service.
iii In case of Health Workers who are required by law to register with
the relevant Councils, such applicants must be so registered; and
therefore have to attach copies of certificates of registration.
Similarly, all candidates who are required by law to possess
practicing license must attach copies of valid practicing licenses.
iv State clearly their contact physical addresses and telephone
number (s) or the nearest contactable person on the application
forms.

deadline: 17th April 2012

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