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Primary Care Nurses at CURE Children’s Hospital of Uganda

CURE Children’s Hospital of Uganda, a Private-Not-For-Profit (PNFP) Christian hospital specialized in Pediatric Neurosurgery and Integrated Spiritual Ministry, is seeking experienced Individuals for the Full-time positions of Primary Care Nurses.

       Position Title:                                 Primary Care Nurse

        Reports to:                                      Nurse Manager

Supervises:                                      None

Duty Station:                                   CURE Children’s Hospital of Uganda

Department:                                   Nursing

Location:                                         Mbale, Uganda

Duration:                                         Fixed Term

 To provide bedside nursing care to patients admitted in the ward, ICU and OR.



Carries out Nursing Assessment and Care
  1. Initiates treatment and responds accordingly)
  2. Promotes wholeness and well-being including safety and comfort of patients
  3. Sets priorities in nursing care based on patients’ need
  4. Ensures continuity of care
  5. Utilizes the nursing process as framework for nursing
  6. Formulates a plan of care in collaboration with patients and other members of the health team
  7. Implements planned nursing care to achieve identified outcomes
  8. Evaluates progress toward expected outcomes
  9. Responds to the urgency of the patient’s condition and reports any abnormalities to in-charge and physicians.
Provide Health Education and Orientation to patients and/or caretakers
  1. Participates in weekly health education talks to caregivers and patients.
  2. Orients new patients on the operations of the wards
  3. Provides information to patients according to their discharge plan
  4. Responds to information needs of patients and caregivers
Provide pre and post-surgical care to patients
  1. Prepare patients for Surgery.



Process Doctors orders

  1. Attend ward rounds with Doctors
  2. Read and implement doctors instructions
  3. Follow-up on tests
  4. Give feedback to Doctors

Cares for wounds using sterile technique

  1. Organize procedure room
  2. Disinfect and appropriately store all equipment used
  3. Dispose of all medical waste in the proper bins
  4. Ensure appropriate use of PPE during procedures



  1. Transcribe orders in the patient chart according to set guidelines
  2. Maintains accurate and updated documentation of patient care
  3. Conduct and record 24hour chart check of patients under your care
  4. Records outcome of patient care
  5. Maintains an effective recording and reporting system


Conduct an appropriate Handover process

  1. Receives a report from the previous shift and confirms the entries made
  2. Assumes full responsibility during the shift and provides all appropriate information in patient care management to the next shift
  3. Makes inventory of all available supplies and equipment before receiving or handing over
  4. Writes handover and receiving reports clearly documenting what transpired during the shift. Especially regarding vitals, medicines given and status of the patient.



Carries out Shift leader role

  1. Ensures that all OPD patients that have been admitted have got files.
  2. Ensures that all OPD patients sent to the pharmacy have been served timely by the dispending Nurse.
  3. Acts as a point of contact on the ward in the absence of the charge nurse.
  4. Ensures that all admitted patient on the ward have nurse attending to them.
  5. Ensures that the ward is tidy and clean before the ward round and at all times.
  6. Ensure that clean hospital linen is available for caretaker.
  7. Ensure that all admitted patients have been oriented by the ward clerk and attending nurses.
  8. Ensure that all patients investigations have been done and results filed in the patients file by the attending nurse.
Spiritual Ministry
  1.  Participates in the hospital’s Spiritual Ministry programs.

Occupational Health & Safety

  1. All staff are expected to work in such a way that does not cause injury to themselves, other staff members or customers.
  2. Following & complying with H&S policies, processes & applying them to their own work activities, including using/wearing Personal Protective Equipment as required.
  3. Participating in activities directed at preventing harm & promoting well-being in the workplace Identifying, reporting & self-managing hazards where appropriate.
  4. Early and accurate reporting of incidents at work and raising issues of concern when identified.
Other duties
  1. Other official related duties that may be assigned by Supervisor.

Essential Qualifications

  • Completed Diploma in Nursing or an equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquired.
  • Possess a current practicing license from the Uganda Nurses and Midwives Council
  • Good knowledge of general scientific principles, practices, specialized techniques used in the practice of nursing
  • High degree of integrity and professional values.
  • Excellent communication and report writing skills

The deadline for receipt of applications is March 17, 2023.

This position is full-time fixed-term renewable and based in Mbale.

  • CURE Children’s Hospital of Uganda does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, shortlisting, interviews, reference verification, appointment, training or any other fees).
  • CURE Children’s Hospital of Uganda will not be responsible for such fraudulent correspondences or any loss of money or theft which may result from anyone engaging in any fraudulent recruitment activity.
  • All forms of lobbying will lead to automatic disqualification.