Right to Care: Medical Advisors

Right to Care
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Monday, 23 March, 2015
Opportunity type: 
Employment

Right to Care is a Johannesburg based nonprofit (section 21 company), funded by USAID with a vision that all HIV-positive patients receive high quality treatment, care and support improving their quality of life and productivity.

Right to Care seeks to appoint two Medical Advisors, based at Helen Joseph Hospital, Gauteng and Thabo Mofutsanyane District in Free State.

The person will report to the Provincial Programme Manager.
 
Responsibilities:

Clinical mentorship

  • Provide clinical mentoring, support and coaching for medical officers and NIMART trained nurses;
  • Identify and develop skills of potential mentors;
  • Develop standard operating procedures for the provision of HIV clinical care;
  • Follow-up mentees throughout the duration of the mentorship;
  • Participation in clinical meetings and teleconferences;
  • Work with District/Sub-district management to lead and facilitate the implementation of new programs and policy recommendations;
  • Work with facility managers and multidisciplinary staff to improve facility processes and HIV services;
  • M&E: Submit monthly reports on training and technical assistance activities, as well as findings and recommendations for strengthening clinical services;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Clinical care

  • Support implementation of the HIV/AIDS/STI/TB comprehensive care programme at facility level;
  • Support management of  patients diagnosed with HIV/AIDS/STI/TB according to national and provincial guidelines;
  • Develop and support strategies to foster continuation of treatment;
  • Participation in HAST/ART and related meetings.

Research

  • Keep abreast with present developments in the field;
  • Participate in relevant research projects.

Networking

  • Liaise with local community clinics;
  • Establish HIV/AIDS/STI/TB clinics at present and new facilities;
  • Attendance of academic meetings and membership of Professional Council.

Training

  • In-service training of medical, nursing and allied health care workers;
  • Didactic lectures at Regional Training Centers, symposiums, and clinical forums;
  • Clinical guidance to management;
  • Provide guidance on clinical content of training and curriculum;
  • Participation in local clinical grand rounds;
  • Keep abreast with present developments in the field;

Legislation, standards, policies and procedures

  • Familiarise self with rules and regulations of the Health Act and other relevant legislation;
  • Familiarise self with Right to Care standards, policies and procedures.

Requirements:

  • MBChB qualification;
  • Postgraduate qualification in HIV , TB management or public health will be an added advantage;
  • Minimum of five years clinical experience;
  • Minimum of three years in the clinical practice of HIV and related medicine;
  • Experience in Scientific report writing and medical education an advantage.
  • Ability to take initiative, plan and monitor activity flow and outcomes;
  • Capacity to work under pressure;
  • Initiating action;         
  • Oral and written communication skills required;
  • Skills in planning and organizing essential;
  • Computer skills- MS word, Excel, PowerPoint essential.      

To apply, submit a CV, a copy of their ID copy and qualifications and a motivational letter to Khanyisile.Kheswa@righttocare.org or fax to: 086 549 2925.

Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal.

Should you not receive a response to your application from Right to Care within one month of this advert being placed, kindly consider your application as being unsuccessful, we nonetheless want to thank you for your interest shown in our organisation. 

For more about Right to Care, refer to www.righttocare.org

For other vacancies in the NGO sector, refer to www.ngopulse.org/vacancies.

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