AQUITY Innovations: TB Medical Officer

AQUITY Innovations (NPC)
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Monday, 27 May, 2019
Opportunity type: 
Employment

AQUITY Innovations NPC, a Section 21 South African-based registered not-for-profit organisation, was established in 2010. The Organisations mission is to promote access to quality health and social services through innovations and technology. AQUITY’s programmatic focus areas include HIV, TB, health systems strengthening, capacity development Orphans and Vulnerable Children as well as other interventions targeting key populations.

AQUITY Innovations NPC has been appointed by the National Department of Health to serve as one of the GLOBAL FUND TB Sub-Recipients (SRs) in South Africa. The project activities will be implemented in Mpumalanga (Ehlanzeni district) and Eastern Cape provinces. (OR Tambo and Buffalo City Metro districts).

AQUITY Innovations seeks to appoint a TB Medical Officer to be based in Ehlanzeni district, Mpumalanga.

Responsibilities:

  • Work with districts to support all TB related activities under the grant
  • Ensure that routine testing of newly diagnosed HIV positive clients for TB is conducted
  • Ensure that there is routine testing of HIV positive pregnant women for TB on enrolment in antenatal care
  • Ensure that testing of clients for TB using X-pert ultra and urine LAM is done
  • Ensure treatment of all eligible patients for LTBI
  • Support the roll out of 3HP
  • Ensure and support monitoring and reporting and management of adverse drug events for first line TB medicines (ADSM)
  • Conduct capacity building for health care workers on clinical management, infection control and ethics
  • Monitor and support project staff placed at facility level
  • Conduct quality of care assessments
  • Provide support to decentralised sites

Reports:

  • Ability to compile and submit monthly and quarterly technical reports
  • Provide activity-based reports as per the project guidelines

Requirements

  • A Medical Degree and HPCSA registration
  • Knowledge and experience of TB, DR-TB, TB/HIV
  • Demonstrated clinical knowledge and experience at facility level
  • Proven health systems strengthening and QI experience
  • Sound programme management skills
  • Strong decision making and problem-solving abilities
  • Reporting and documenting skills
  • Ability to build interpersonal relationships
  • Strong decision making and creative problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Experience in clinical and research environment would be an advantage

To apply, submit your CV/Résumé and cover letter to info@aquity.org

Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal
 
For more about AQUITY Innovations (NPC), refer to www.aquity.org

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

Location: 
Mpumalanga

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