FACILITY-BASED ADVANCED HIV DISEASE (AHD) PROVIDER (MEDICAL ASSISTANT)
Full Time
December 11, 2023
Balaka, Phalombe & Machinga
December 15, 2023

Company: Baylor College of Medicine Children’s Foundation – Malawi

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Overview

BAYLOR COLLEGE OF ­MEDICINE CHILDREN’S FOUNDATION-MALAWI

 VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

Baylor College of Medicine Children’s Foundation – Malawi (BCMCF-M) 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 developed in 2008 initially responded ­ to suboptimal uptake of PMTCT and pediatric HIV services in Malawi and has grown over the past 14 years to support the full cascade of HIV care and treatment services. The current CORE 2 program seeks to support the Malawi Government in achieving epidemic control, by providing client focused care to People Living with HIV from the time of diagnosis to linkage and full engagement in care. The program is funded by USAID and is currently operating in 6 districts in Malawi. BCMCF-M is seeking qualified candidates to fill the position of:

Position: Facility-based Advanced HIV Disease (AHD) Provider (Medical Assistant)

Location: Balaka-Phalula HC

Machinga –Ngokwe HC

Phalombe –Nkhwayi HC

Reports to: District Coordinator

 

Overall responsibility
The AHD provider will be posted at the assigned health facility and is 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. S/he will deliver high-quality client-centered care 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.

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 CPDs and case reviews
  • Oversee timely collection of viral load test samples and appropriate cascade management for children and adults living with HIV
  • Coordinate and manage youth friendly services including family/child ART clinics, teen clubs and youth services in diagnosis, treatment and prevention
  • Support delivery of differentiated models of care, including regular facilitation and support of teen club services, youth friendly health services, outreach clinics/community ART distribution, intensified care ART clinics (ICAC), advanced HIV disease services, and other models as recommended
  • Support supply chain management to ensure consistent access to adequate commodities
  • Ensure integration of TB/HIV services and oversee TB case management from screening through diagnosis and treatment
  • Provide facility-based systems support to ensure quality clinical care

 Qualifications, Experience, and Desired Skills

  • Certificate in Clinical Medicine from a recognized institution
  • Certified ART provider required, with 2nd-line ART provider strongly preferred
  • 2+ years of experience providing direct clinical care to clients with HIV/AIDS
  • Experience with clinical mentorship preferred
  • Applicants in possession of a valid motorbike driver’s license with experience driving motorbikes strongly preferred
  • Excellent timely communicator – verbally and via phone, email, WhatsApp etc
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with colleagues at all levels
  • Computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft office suite
  • Passionate about improving the health care system and health outcomes of PLHIV
  • Passionate about clinical care for children, youth and families
  • Willing to work a flexible schedule including early morning and weekend hours
  • Willing to accept a rural posting

Application Instructions

Suitably qualified and experienced candidates should forward their applications, including a detailed Curriculum Vitae and names of three traceable referees to:

The Executive Director

Baylor College of Medicine Children’s Foundation-Malawi

P/Bag B-397

Lilongwe 3

Email: recruitment@tingathe.org

Closing date for receiving applications is on 15th December, 2023. Only shortlisted applicants will be acknowledged.