IRD SA: endTB Medical Officer

Interactive Research and Development South Africa (IRD SA)
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Friday, 13 January, 2017
Opportunity type: 
Employment

Interactive Research and Development South Africa (IRD SA) is an affiliate of IRD FZC; it is registered as a South African-based nonprofit company (NPC). IRD SA works extensively in Southern Africa providing healthcare delivery and research. The IRD SA team leverages process and technology innovations to address gaps in global healthcare delivery, including health market innovations based on social business models; introduction of new diagnostics, drugs and vaccines; performance-based incentives for health workers; and conditional cash transfers for patients to access services and enable adherence. IRD is a global leader in developing and using open source information technology platforms that enable close monitoring of patient care and program quality, and facilitate integration of health care systems at municipal, district, province and national levels.

IRD SA seeks to appoint a Medical Officer, based in Don McKenzie Hospital, Durban.

The Medical Doctor will work in the endTB Project.

Salary commensurate with experience. Medical Aid and benefits package provided.
 
Responsibilities:

  • 1. Support Management of pre XDR and XDR TB and implementation of Shorter the MDR-TB Regimen
    • Consult with clinical staff on following up, monitoring and managing patients who are on Bedaquiline treatment for AE’s according to SA National and WHO DR TB
      guidelines and protocols
    • Report according to standard DR TB M&E requirements
    • Supervise all clinical professional staff members in the patient care setting
    • Implementation of Department of health and WHO DR TB guidelines
    • Ensure that infection control policies are adhered to.
    • Develop policies and standard operating procedures that help the organisation maintain compliance with company standards, health care laws and regulations
    • Represent the organisation in clinical and community demand activities with key stakeholders (Department of Health, private companies, etc.) in liaison with clinic manager
    • Act as a consultant for the nurse clinicians and other staff providing the TB/HIV to patients on bedaquiline treatment at community level, he/she provides clinical leadership and mentoring to improve the TB/MDR-TB case identification and management
    • Quality assurance and improvement
    • Ensure quality clinical care in the supported facilities
    • Participate in quality assurance and improvement visits
    • Ensure adherence to TB infection prevention control protocols
    • Ensures that all relevant program reports are timely submitted
  • Human Capital Management
    • Maintain up-to-date knowledge on medical issues
    • Read DR TB (and other HIV/TB prevention, treatment and care) literature
    • Attend workshops/conferences as deemed relevant by management
    • Share of new development on DR TB with clinical staff
    • Oversee all training and continuing professional development of clinical staff
    • Empower health care staff by ensuring relevant skills are improved and enhanced on an on-going basis
  • Supervision of staff through
    • Identify and address staff issues among clinical staff
    • Facilitate staff training as require
    • Complete staff performance reporting on a quarterly basis
    • Comply with all safety policies, practices and procedures according to prescribed procedures and legislation
    • Adhere to and maintain decision making authority as allocated to the position
    • Participate in proactive team efforts to achieve departmental and company goals
    • Adhere to all management SOPs, guidelines and confidential agreements
    • Supervise subordinates by providing guidance and in- service training to identify and address all challenges
    • Provide leadership to others through example and sharing of knowledge/skill

Requirements:

  • Medical Degree (MBChB, or equivalent)
  • Valid registration with the HPCSA as a Medical Practitioner
  • Demonstrable understanding of relevant SA DOH HIV/AIDS/STI/TB/DR-TB management guidelines and policies
  • Demonstrable ability to work in a team
  • Minimum two years’ experience in treating HIV/TB and/or DR TB
  • Minimum two years’ experience in a public sector primary health care setting
  • Intermediate personal computer skills including electronic mail, record keeping, routine database activity, word processing, spread sheet, graphics
  • Efficient in Microsoft office

To apply, submit your brief CV, two current, relevant employment references and supporting documents, quoting the job title in your cover letter to jobs.sa@irdresearch.org or Human Resources, fax +27 (0) 865722820.
 
Only shortlisted applicants will be interviewed. 

If you do not receive within 21 days of the closing date, this will mean that your application has been unsuccessful.
 
IRD SA is an equal opportunity employer.

For more about Interactive Research and Development South Africa, refer to www.irdresearch.org.

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

Location: 
Durban

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