TB/HIV Care Association: Medical Officers

Monday, September 17, 2012 - 14:55
TB/HIV Care Association
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Opportunity type: 
Employment
The TB/HIV Care Association is a nonprofit organisation that aims to empower communities by facilitating and providing treatment support, preventative, diagnosis, and rehabilitative services for TB and HIV clients.

The TB/HIV Care Association seeks to appoint a Medical Officers - Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC), based in Sisonke district, Nelson Mandela Bay district, Buffalo City district; West Coast district and Cape Town Metro district in Cape Town as well as in Central Karoo to Eastern Cape (Cradock, Graaff-Reiniet).

This is an exciting opportunity exists for Medical Officers to participate in a ground-breaking. HIV prevention programme focusing on voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC). This national organisation offers a competitive total cost of employment package, commensurate with experience. These are one-year contract positions with the possibility of renewal.

Responsibilities:

VMMC service provision
  • Safely provide VMMC services to clients;
  • Implement VMMC service according to agreed guidelines and protocols;
  • Maintain a 24-hour emergency response service.
Quality assurance and improvement:
  • Ensure quality clinical care in the supported facilities;
  • Participate in quality assurance and improvement visits, including responding to queries;
  • Ensure adherence to infection control protocols;
  • Provide on-going supervision to VMMC professional nurses;
  • Prevention of new HIV and TB infections;
  • Improve the diagnosis, care and adherence support for TB patients and people infected and affected by HIV;
  • Build the capacity of individuals and organisations to provide optimal TB and HIV prevention and care.
Reporting
  • Supervise Lay Counsellors on data capturing and reporting aspects;
  • Ensure that all adverse events are properly identified, recorded and reported;
  • Contribute to the development of strong reporting systems and building capacity around these..
Research
  • Participate in operational research and the development and implementation of monitoring and evaluation systems to improve TB and HIV prevention and care;     
  • Evaluate the effectiveness and impact of the mentorship programme;
  • Oversee implementation and field evaluation of new technologies (e.g., GeneXpert MTB/Rif and Pima Point of Care CD4 machine);
  • Liaise with research and Department of Health partners in evaluation of activities.
Team management
  • Line manage the roving VMMC team, including nurses and counsellors;
  • Participate in regular meetings with other MOs;
  • Report to the Clinical Manager.
Requirements:
  • MBCHB degree;
  • registration with the HPCSA;
  • Dispensing licence;
  • Experience in VMMC;
  • Computer literate in MS Office suite
  • Training, interpersonal and analytical skills;
  • Ability to work under pressure, communicate at all levels and in people management;
  • Valid code 8 driver’s licence;
  • Ability to communicate in English, and at least one other national language (ideally Afrikaans and/or isiXhosa);
  • Knowledge of HIV/AIDS/TB/STI’s, Medical male circumcision, HIV prevention interventions
  • initiative skills and ability to work with minimal supervision;
  • Ability to work in a culturally diverse environment;
  • Ability to work outside of normal working hours and travel extensively in the Metro and the West Coast.
To apply, submit a CV, contact details of three contactable references and motivation letter to Ms Shannon McCann at recruitment@tbhivcare.org or fax to: 086 607 8246.

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

Enquiries: Tel: 021 425 0050.

Should you not hear from us after a month of the closing date, consider your application as unsuccessful.

For more about the TB/HIV Care Association, refer to www.tbhivcare.org.

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

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