FACILITY-BASED ADVANCED HIV DISEASE (AHD) PROVIDER (RE-ADVERTISEMENT)

  • Baylor College of Medicine Children’s Foundation
  • Full time
  • 4 months ago
  • Blantyre
  • Salary MWK 000 / Monthly

Job Description

Baylor College of Medicine Children’s Foundation — Malawi (BCM-CFM) is a not-for-profit organization working in partnership with the Malawi government in the health sector. Our Mission is to provide high-quality, high-impact, highly ethical pediatric and family-centered health care, health professional training and clinical research, focused on HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, malnutrition and other conditions impacting the health and well-being of children and families worldwide.

The Baylor-Tingathe program was designed in 2008 to respond to suboptimal uptake of PMTCT and pediatric HIV services in Malawi. The program seeks to support Malawi in reaching the ambitious _MAIDS 95-95-95 goals, by improving the identification of HIV-positive persons, timely treatment nitration, and long-term engagement in care. The program is funded by USAID, and is currently operating in 7 districts in Malawi.

Baylor-Malawi is seeking qualified candidates to fill the position of:

Position: Facility-based Advanced HIV Disease (AHD) Provider
Location: Health facilities in Balaka, Machinga, Mangochi, Mulanje, Phalombe, Salima districts
Reports to: District Coordinator
Deadline for Application: 13th July,2020

Overall responsibility
The provider will be posted at the assigned health facility and responsible for ensuring delivery of high-quality clinical care in line with Ministry of Health guidelines and standards to clients with HIV, TB, and other associated illnesses in order to help the site meet the UNAIDS 95-95-95 targets. S/he will provide direct patient care for clients including screening, diagnosis and treatment of HIV, TB, and other illnesses, as well as clinical mentorship and support to other facility-based providers and will ensure delivery of high-quality client-centered services.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Directly manage clients, including ordering and interpreting tests, examining and assessing clients, establishing client-centered care plans and reviewing complex cases with colleagues and supervisors for referral as needed.
  • Provide clinical mentorship and education to facility-level clinical and lay staff, including continuing professional development (CPD) and case reviews.
  • Oversee timely collection of viral load and appropriate cascade management including transition to optimized regimens.
  • Coordinate and support delivery of differentiated models of care including pediatric outreach clinics, advanced HIV disease services, and other models as recommended.
  • Support supply chain management to ensure consistent access to adequate commodities.
  • Provide facility-based systems support to ensure quality clinical care.

Qualifications, Experience, and Desired Skills

  • Nurse Midwife Technician (NMT) or a Medical Assistant (MA) with a minimum of a Certificate in Nursing and Midwifery or Clinical Medicine from a recognized institution.
  • Certified 2nd-fine ART provider strongly preferred.
  • 3+ years of experience providing direct clinical care to clients with HIV/AIDS.
  • Experience with clinical mentorship preferred.
  • Possession of a motorbike driver’s license with experience driving motorbikes strongly preferred.
  • Excellent communicator.
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with colleagues at all levels.
  • Computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft suite:
  • Passionate about improving the health care system and health outcomes of people living with HIV (PLHIV) including children and youth
  • Willing to work a flexible schedule including early morning and weekend hours at a rural post.

Application Instructions
Applications must include the following:

  1. A motivation letter providing explanation and detail on how the applicant satisfies the required candidate profile;
  2. A current Curriculum Vitae; Names and contact information of two (2) traceable referees who are not relatives

Note: Those who previously applied for Facility-based Advanced HIV Disease (AHD) Provider —Medical Assistant position should not reapply.

Application process
Suitably qualified and experienced candidates should address their applications to:

For physical delivery:

Executive Director,
Pink Building, off Presidential Way, in Golden Peacock Shopping Centre Complex
Area 13/92 City Centre
Lilongwe
Malawi
+265-1-751-047

EMAIL: [email protected]

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