CLINICAL OFFICER
Full Time
November 29, 2023
Blantyre, Malawi
December 4, 2023

Company: Lighthouse Trust

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Overview

Lighthouse Trust is a registered Public Trust established to manage Centres of Excellence (CoEs) and provide leverage for leadership and delivery of integrated HIV prevention, treatment, care, and support services in Malawi. Lighthouse has been involved in the development of locally applicable HIV care and treatment models. It is strategically positioned in Malawi’s national HIV response due to its close collaboration with the Ministry of Health (MoH). The Lighthouse in close coordination with MoH provides integrated services at Kamuzu Central Hospital, Bwaila Hospital, and some health facilities in urban and rural areas in Lilongwe, Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in Blantyre, Zomba Central Hospital and Mzuzu central hospital in Mzuzu. Its strategic approach focuses on client-centred care based on four goals which are:

Goal 1: Service delivery: to enhance high-quality, integrated HIV prevention, treatment, care and support services for adults and children

Goal 2: Model interventions and operations research: to develop, pilot, evaluate, and disseminate innovative programs and policies across the continuum of prevention, treatment, care and support for HIV infection and its co-morbidities, both infectious and non-infectious.

Goal 3: Quality management: to ensure that all patients at Lighthouse clinics and all supported sites are receiving quality health care and services as recommended by the MoH and other health development partners by utilizing quality improvement (QI) methodologies in a multidisciplinary team approach.

Goal 4: Capacity strengthening: to build and strengthen healthcare capacity for high quality HIV prevention, treatment, care and support services.

Lighthouse Trust, with support from the United States of America President’s Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through a Cooperative Agreement with Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), has a grant to operate Centres of Excellence for Comprehensive Integrated HIV Care and Treatment Services in Lilongwe (Grant #NU2GGH002131). In order to achieve the above – mentioned goals, Lighthouse wishes to recruit a highly qualified and experienced person to fill the position of:

CLINICAL OFFICER (1 position)

Reports to : Senior Clinical Officer
Team: Clinic
Location : Umodzi Family Centre in Blantyre

Overview of the Position
To provide high quality clinical services at designated MOH – Lighthouse supported facilities and Lighthouse Clinic including clinical mentoring.

Duties and Responsibilities

Major roles and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  1. Provide support to MOH – Lighthouse supported facilities and Lighthouse Clinic in provision of direct clinical care including:
     Diagnosis and treatment of opportunistic infections
     Initiation and maintenance of prophylactic medication
     Initiation and maintenance of antiretroviral therapy
     Initiation and maintenance of pain control medication
  2. Provide mentorship and supportive technical assistance (TA) to HIV Treatment and Care facilities (Health Centres) in the districts.
  3. Assist in maintaining accurate and updated records of patients on ART, and to generate reports as defined in National ARV Guidelines, including quarterly cohort analysis.
  4. Provide feedback and insight to support the development of Clinic protocols and of the ARV program in general.
  5. Provide clinical support to the Lighthouse day-care wards.
  6. Assist in the training and development of clinicians attached to the Lighthouse.
  7. Understand and follow Lighthouse procedures, guidelines, and relevant National guidelines.
  8. Always protect patient confidentiality.
  9. Develop an appropriate referral system at the facility and external facilities.
  10. Provide patient education, both one to one in clinic, and by facilitating group sessions as directed.
  11. Assist in internal “cross-training” with other Lighthouse staff and Community Volunteers.
  12. Support operational and other research activities at the Lighthouse.
  13. Support the use of Electronic Medical Records System.
  14. Contribute to the Lighthouse as an organization by participating in regular Lighthouse and Team meetings.
  15. Follow a personal Annual Performance and Development Planning process.

Required Qualifications, Skills, and Competencies

  1. Diploma in Clinical Medicine from a recognised institution
  2. ART certification by Ministry of Health is preferred.
  3. Must be a Lighthouse employee and have experience in similar position within the Lighthouse.
  4. Registered with Medical Council of Malawi
  5. Good Interpersonal skills

Application Procedure
Eligible internal candidates meeting the required qualifications and experience should send their applications with a cover letter, detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV), copies of certificates, names, addresses and telephone numbers of three traceable referees.

Applications should be received not later than 4th December, 2023 to the following address:

The Executive Director
Lighthouse Trust
Kamuzu Central Hospital
P. O. BOX 106
LILONGWE
Or email to: recruitment@lighthouse.org.mw

Only those shortlisted candidates will be communicated.