Partners in Hope (PIH) is a Malawian NGO based in Lilongwe. PIH is currently implementing Optimizing HIV Services for Epidemic Control (OHSEC) PEPFAR funded mechanism in 8 districts (Lilongwe, Dowa, Kasungu, Nkhotakota, Karonga, Chitipa, Chiwawa and Nsanje). OHSEC primary goal is to reduce HIV incidence, and HIV-related morbidity and mortality, and to accelerate progress towards HIV epidemic control in Malawi through implementation of evidencebased, cost-effective and innovative interventions to increase HIV/TB case finding, linkage to treatment for HIV/TB, and viral load suppression among PLHIV.
Partners in Hope — under the Care and Treatment Grant is seeking to recruit highly motivated individuals to fill the following positions and to be based at the facilities:
MEDICAL ASSISTANT (11 POSITIONS) -ACROSS 8 DISTRICTS
The Medical Assistant provides direct patient care and is licensed to perform general medical duties such as diagnosis and treatment of disease, ordering and interpreting medical tests, performing routine medical procedures and referring patients to senior medical practitioners when necessary. Medical Assistant is also responsible for building capacity through mentorship of facility based staff on HIV/TB care in order to meet the 95-95-95 Malawi treatment targets.
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Peadiatrics ART optimization
- Ensure that the facility is providing optimized ART regimens in line with MoH guidelines
- Work closely with mentoring teams to ensure all PIH supported sites have enough peads medicines/supplies, counselling and monitoring tools.
- Provide progress reports on peadiatrics optimization as requested by central office in accordance with PEPFAR and MoH requirement.
- HIV/TB Integration
- Ensure that HIV and TB is provided as one stop care
- Work closely with facility staff to ensure eligible clients are offered and have completed TPT
- Ensure linkage to diagnostics of all presumptive cases and link to care confirmed TB cases.
- Viral load testing and result management
- Ensure that all clients due for routine and targeted VL are collected
- Provide Enhanced Adherence Counselling (EAC) and ensure complete documentation on the monitoring tools
- Work with facility staff to enroll in DSD models that are available at the facility and community such as, IHCC/Viraemia clinics, teen clubs, community ART distribution and 6MMSD.
- Knowledge sharing and capacity building
- Conduct CPD sessions (Clinical presentation)
- Conduct one on one mentorship during ART clinic consultation.
- Clinical systems mentorship
- Ensure national ART/TB guidelines, relevant clinical guidelines, procedures and SOPs are available pasted at designated points of service delivery and fully utilized.
- Ensure triage and referrals are conducted in line with MoH clinical guidelines.
- Conduct weekly check on availability and completeness of ART standard monitoring tools ART, Viraemia registers, ART Master Card etc.
- HIV Stock Management
- Ensure adequate of medicines and medical supplies and proper storage at the facility
- Ensure HUB site and HIV Dept Logistics Unit contact list is posted in pharmacy.
- Certificate in Clinical Medicine
- Certified ART provider ei Minimum of 3 years’ experience in HIV/AIDS management
- Demonstrated technical skills in HIV/AIDS care, treatment and support
- Good communication and didactic skills in English and Chichewa
- Operational Research experience
- Computer skills — minimum of Microsoft Word, Power Point and Excel.
HOW TO APPLY
Eligible candidates meeting the required qualifications and experience above should submit their applications with detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV), relevant copies of Certificates, three traceable referees, include the Job title in the subject and should deliver their applications either by Hand/Post to:
The Senior HR Manager
Partners In Hope — OHSEC Project
P.O. Box 302,
The deadline for receiving applications is Friday 14th August 2020. Please note that only Shortlisted applicants will be contacted. Partners In Hope thanks all applicants for their interest.