December 29, 2023
Lilongwe, Malawi
December 29, 2023

Company: Lighthouse Trust

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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 #NU2GGH002495).

To achieve the above – mentioned goals, Lighthouse wishes to recruit a highly qualified and experienced person to fill the position of:

Position Title: Temporary Study Clinician
Reports To: Studies coordinator
Team: Research Team
Location: Martin Preuss Center (Bwaila), Lilongwe
Duration: 5 months (from 1st February 2024 to 30th June 2024)

Purpose of the Position:
The incumbent will join the Research team to implement the Tuberculosis Patient level study at Martin Preuss Bwaila clinic. The clinician will be responsible for follow up of participants and will play a critical role in performing, clinical evaluations including laboratory investigations, completion of case report forms, and
addressing queries. In performing these duties, study clinician will work with the Studies Coordinator, Research manager, Monitoring Evaluation and Research director, and entire research team, to provide clinical
management of participants enrolled in the study.

Key responsibilities

  • Review and comprehend the study protocol and ensure that study related activities are performed in accordance with the protocol and Standard Operating procedures.
  • Obtain informed consent from potential participants prior to any study procedures and ensure complete and accurate documentation of the consenting process.
  • Enroll participants in the study, conduct all study related clinical  evaluations and complete study related case report forms.
  • Screen all laboratory results when received and transcribe results  in the lab specific case report forms.
  • Coordinate referral for Chest X rays and acquisition of digital firms for further reading.
  • Conduct study follow up visits.
  • Enter data in Red Cap
  • Administer study specific questionnaires, particularly the PHQ 9, SF12, ASSIST and St George Respiratory Questionnaire.
  • Plan and coordinate clinic activities with the studies coordinator to ensure efficient flow during study visits.
  • Ensure timely reporting of adverse events, including any bleach in protocol.
  • Attend weekly study specific team meetings, departmental, all-staff meetings.
  • Prepare weekly reports and updates to the study team.
  • Ensure all financial expenditures related to study participants are properly tracked.

Required Qualifications, Skills, and Competencies
• Diploma in Clinical Medicine
• ART certification
• Good clinical practice certification
• Experience with HIV/AIDS programming
• Experience developing and maintaining organized study record systems.
• Strong problem solving and critical thinking skills.
• Strong attention to detail
• Excellent skills in Microsoft Office i.e. Power point, word, excel, etc.
• Excellent oral presentation skills
• Ability to multi-task and thrive in a detail-oriented environment.
• Strong interpersonal communication skills
• Excellent organizational skills
• Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.

Application Procedure
Eligible candidates meeting the required qualifications and experience should send their applications with 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 29th December 2023 to the following address:

The Executive Director
Lighthouse Trust
Kamuzu Central Hospital
P O BOX 106

Or email to: recruitment@lighthouse.org.mw

Only shortlisted candidates will be communicated.