Community Health Nurse (Cervical Cancer)

  • Baylor College of Medicine Children’s Foundation
  • Contract
  • 3 months ago
  • Blantyre

    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 UNAIDS 95-95-95 goals, by improving the identification of HIV-positive persons, timely treatment initiation, 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:

    Job Tittle: Community Health Nurse (Cervical Cancer)

    Location: Mangochi, Machinga, Lilongwe, Balaka, Salima, Phalombe and Mulanje

    Duration: 1 year (Renewable)

    Reporting to: District Lead

    Job Summary

    The Community Health Nurse (cervical cancer) will work in collaboration with the Ministry of Health providers and Community Health workers (CHWs) to increase awareness, demand and access to quality cervical cancer screening and treatment services and linking women living with HIV to these services to allow identification and treatment of pre-cancerous lesions and avoid the concerning trend of advanced cervical cancer disease presentation.

    DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    General duties

    • Deliver high quality cervical cancer screening using VIA and treat precancerous lesions using thermoablation according to national guidelines and protocols with health facility staff
    • Implement and support systems of referral to VIA services from ART clinic
    • Ensure accurate documentation and timely submission of monthly and quarterly reports
    • Support and mentor Community health workers who assist with ART and cervical cancer services

    Skills, qualifications and other requirements

    • Diploma or degree in Community Health nursing or Nursing and midwifery
    • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in cervical cancer screening, cryotherapy and those with experience in thermal ablation will have an added advantage
    • Passion and experience in care of women
    • Motorcycle license an added advantage

    Application process:

    Suitably qualified and experienced candidates should address their applications to:

    For physical delivery:

    Executive Director
    Baylor College of Medicine-Children’s Foundation Malawi
    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]

    Closing date for receiving applications is 22nd August, 2020. Only short listed applicants will be acknowledged.

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