AIDS Healthcare Foundation Job Recruitment & Application Process

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AIDS Healthcare Foundation Job Recruitment & Application Process

Application form for AIDS Healthcare Foundation Job Recruitment is now out online for young graduate that are currently unemployed, see details about how to apply below.

AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) is an international not-for-profit NGO, with its Headquarters based in Los Angeles, California. AIDS Healthcare Foundation is registered in Nigeria as Foundation for AIDS Care Prevention and Advocacy in Nigeria but Collectively referred to as AHF-Nigeria. AHF-Nigeria works in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Health to provide free HIV/AIDS services; HIV prevention and treatment (ART), capacity building and advocacy in resource-constrained settings.

AHF-Nigeria currently operates in 6 states including; Benue, Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nasarawa, Kogi,Cross River, Anambra and supports over 69 clinic sites country wide. The organization now seeks to hire a highly competent, dynamic and hardworking person to fill the position below;

1.Job Title: State Clinical Coordinator
Location: 
Akwa-Ibom
Reports to: Medical Director
Job Summary

  • The State Clinical Coordinator directly oversees all medical activities, at AHF-Nigeria supported facilities in the located State, in Nigeria, covering all comprehensive sites and outposts within the State, and see to the expansion of services within the State in Nigeria, ensuring delivery of high quality standard of care for all patients.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities
Leadership end Management:

  • As a State Clinical Coordinator, he/she oversees medical, AHF operations in the State and supports the Medical Director to efficiently and effectively deliver quality clinical services in the State.
  • He/she will lead the expansion of AHF Program within the State.
  • Provides technical supports to Prevention and Treatment program and ensures linkage of outreach activities to treatment and care program through well-established processes of patient linkages and service integration
  • Attends key technical partners meetings and provides feedback to management through the Medical Director.
  • Ensures that CMEs are conducted in all sites and participates in the facilitation of CME sessions.
  • He/she participates in staff need assessment and induction of new hired staff
  • He/she participates in setting performance targets and staff appraisal, disciplining and addressing complaints of employees under his/her supervision.

Clinical Responsibilities:

  • Ensure standard quality of clinical services at all AHF supported sites in his/her State.
  • Provide periodic comprehensive support supervision report adhering to the tools provided by AHF
  • Promotes the implementation of standard operating procedures for all activities relating to good clinical practice and ensure functional (H teams are in existence at site levels
  • Supervise and implement quality management activities and quality benchmarks monitoring, facilitation of quality assurance and quality improvement sessions,
  • Strengthen TB/HI V. PM1CT ART services through integrated service delivery and provision of quality services in the state program.
  • Ensures optimal operations of the laboratory services, including functioning of sample referral networks at State level
  • Provide on-site technical support and mentoring to the field staff and coordinate M&E unit of the program.
  • Ensures effective patient flow in ail sites, especially those with high volume of patients and coordinates time-in-motion surveys to monitor performance
  • Oversees the timely collection, compilation and reporting of routine and specific data to guide decision making at site, regional and country program level.
  • Identify early warning resistance indicators and intervention strategies
  • Remain updated on current trends and standards in clinical management of HIV/AIDS and related illnesses
  • Participate in the elaboration/monitoring of annual targets and ensure that they are achieved in all regional sites

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Provides direct supervision and mentorship to doctors, nurses, laboratory scientists, pharmacy technician working in the different facilities in the region to ensure continuous growth and learning
  • Ensure timely compilation and submission of monthly drug inventory reports in coordination with the Program pharmacist
  • Work with the program pharmacist to ensure that pharmacy operations are in accordance with good pharmacy practices
  • Identify and promote operational research at site level and build capacity among the staff in case presentations and elaboration of scientific paper

Participation in AHF Meetings/Committees:

  • Management Meeting
  • Technical Partnership and stakeholders meetings
  • General Staff Meeting
  • Medical Staff Meeting
  • Meetings with lower health units
  • CME activities
  • Other meetings as assigned.

Qualifications

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duly satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience:

  • Must be a medical doctor from a recognized institution. Additional qualification in Health Systems Management or Public Health will be an added advantage
  • Five years medical health service experience preferred, with a sound knowledge of basic medical disciplines to allow for accurate diagnosis and appropriate management of clinical problems.
  • Three years or more of recent experience with HIV/AJDS treatment; two years minimum of administration and program management experience with knowledge of clinical protocols and procedures in the management of HIV related diseases.
  • Experience in planning and budgeting required
  • Experience in quality management and assurance practices desired

Computer Skills:

  • Proficiency in MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint. Proficiency in basic research application like Epi-info, SPSS etc. an added advantage.

2.Job Title: Laboratory Scientist
Location: 
Akwa Ibom
Reports to: Laboratory Services Manager/State Clinical Coordinator
Job Summary

  • To provide laboratory support to AHF-supported sites and monitor adherence to standard laboratory protocols and guidelines. Involved in training, support supervision, mentorship, and team building exercises for laboratory staff.
  • Directly supervises laboratory technicians and other lab personnel on routine lab assays, demonstrates experience in running the Cyflow (C04+), Chemistry and Hematology machines.
  • Ensures implementation of laboratory services in line with approved QC/OA protocols at supported healthcare centers.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provides routine and basic laboratory services for PLHIV attending the health facilities as required;
  • Supports laboratory services provision, ensures standard, and current practices are in place for maintaining high quality laboratory services including calibration, standardization and maintenance of automated or semi-automated instruments following established procedures.
  • Support in ensuring compliance and implementation of laboratory protocols for all lab technicians and assistance involved with the lab function; including maximizing the use of available resources.
  • Coordinates with all laboratory vendors (external contractors) and the sites to ensure that the process of handling patient samples and delivery of results is efficient and effective.
  • Participates in the development and replication of the AHF Nigeria laboratory protocols and practices at all affiliated healthcare centers.
  • Validates and reports, results of assays performed, delivers patients reports according to times indicated hi policy and collection manual and ensuring strict adherence to safety procedures.
  • Participates in identifying training needs, capacity budding, mentorship and team budding exercises for laboratory staft
  • Participates in inventory control management for laboratory supplies and reagents under AHF Nigeria for all sites;
  • Ensures the compilation of monthly laboratory inventory at the supported Healthcare Centers.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience

  • AIMLS, BMLS
  • Experience with handling semi or fully automated machines is a must;
  • A minimum of three years of experience in a similar position.
  • Must poses a valid license to practice as a Medical laboratory scientist.

3.Job Title: State Nursing Coordinator 
Location: 
Akwa Ibom
Reports to: State Clinical Coordinator
Job Summary

  • The State Nursing Coordinator would work closely with the State Coordinator in ensuring smooth implementation of the ART service delivery in the state.
  • He / She will directly supervise the nurses’ cadre in providing topnotch HIV care, treatment and prevention programs.
  • Operational lead of the Nursing care and ART task shifting system within the state, by so doing implement high quality care in line with the direction of the Country office technical leads
  • This position is crucial to the achievement of AHF Nigeria’s programmatic targets and objectives.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • In close collaboration with the state coordinating team, ensure the provision of quality evidence-based ART, PMTC1 prevention and TB services.
  • Coordinates the provision of quality nursing care within the State.
  • Ensures that medication administration is within the scope of practice of the licensee.
  • Directs nursing care in the State including outpatients, in patients care.
  • Attends and participates in team conferences as requested.
  • Acts as a team leader for with the provision and supervision of high quality patient care in Al-IF supported facilities in the state.
  • Audits Chart notes and medication administration according to protocol.
  • Supervises the provision of patient and family education in AHF supported health facilities.
  • Exercises appropriate judgment and decision making skills.
  • Mentors and ensures the maintenance of patient confidentiality.
  • Reports significant changes in the patient’s physical status to the RN and/or to the medical provider.
  • Provides leadership to nursing team to establish effective linkages and referral of patients within and outside the facility.
  • Responsible for identifying training needs, conduct capacity building for health care workers in supported health centers.
  • Supports the process of developing/reviewing and adapting HIV Testing and Counseling, Blood and Injection safety, US1’ PEP training curricula and other documents to meet appropriate audience.
  • Ensures that all disseminated protocols are strictly adhered to by site staff.
  • Ensure accurate and timely documentation of all services provided.
  • Implement operational research protocols to answer important questions within AHF’s treatment and prevention programs.
  • Any other duly designated by the supervisor

Education and Experience

  • University graduate in Nursing- BSc or its equivalent.
  • MPH degree would be an added advantage
  • At least 3-5 years’ experience in HIV program management.
  • Knowledge of minimum prevention package for Nigeria is highly essential
  • Must be highly organized and capable of effective multi-tasking.

4.Job Title: Logistics Assistant/Driver
Location: 
Benue
Reports to: Operations Manager
Job Summary

  • The Driver/Logistics Assistant is responsible for managing the day to day operations of the means of transport like buses, vans, trucks and the drivers of the organization.
  • S(h)e sees to It that staff members are safe, and makes sure that they dent face any transportation-related problems. They will need to ensure compliance with the organization’s and the national legal guidelines for operations of automobiles, maintenance, and care of company vehicles.
  • S(he) should be familiar with the Organization’s goods and supplies needs, and support the movement of these goods and products within the Organization’s supported sites.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for dispatching the proper loading of program vehicles;
  • Must adhere to security and operational procedures
  • Ensures that vehicle log books are properly filled by drivers every month and submitted to flnance for
  • Performs duties of the transport department and any other related duties whenever required;
  • Provides mentorship for all drivers to ensure their driving skills are upto standard;
  • Gives timely reports on the working condition of company vehicles and equipment;
  • Responsible for filing reports for any delay, incident or accident;
  • Keeps communication open with drivers, day program staff, staff members etc regarding transportation means;
  • Coordinates the maintenance and repair of vehicles on a timely manner
  • Must oversee and schedule the day to day activities of transportation employees (drivers);
  • Will be required to serve as a driver

Qualifications

  • Basic technical knowledge of automobiles, as S(h)e has to write reports on the working condition of the company transport means;
  • Good organizational skills in order to coordinate and see that all the employees are getting their transport on time.

Education and Experience:

  • A minimum of an advanced level Certificate of Education, ND or NCE
  • Possession of a valid Driving License including class D vehicles
  • Possession of certificate in logistics and fleet management an added advantage;
  • Over five years of driving experience in a reputable organization.

5.Job Title: Senior Nursing Officer
Location: 
Benue
Reports to: State Nursing Coordinator
Job Summary

  • The Senior Nursing Officer would work closely with the clinician in ensuring smooth implementation of the ART service delivery within the facility
  • He / She will directly supervise the ART nurse in providing topnotch HIV care treatment and prevention programs.
  • This position is crucial to the achievement of AHF Nigeria’s programmatic targets and objectives.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • In close collaboration with the facility medical officer, ensure the provision of quality, evidence-based ART, PMTCT, prevention and TB services.
  • Supervises the provision of skilled nursing procedures (i.e. dressing changes).
  • Ensures that medication administration is within the scope of practice of the licensee.
  • Directly performs or monitors the provision of phlebotomy and/or initiates intravenous infusions as ordered.
  • Attends and participates in team conferences as requested.
  • Acts as a team leader to assist with the provision and supervision of patient care in the health facilities.
  • Charts notes and medication administration according to protocol.
  • Supervises the provision of patient and family education in supported health facilities.
  • Exercises appropriate judgment and decision making skills.
  • Mentors and ensures the maintenance of patient confidentiality
  • Reports significant changes in the patient’s physical status to the RN an Wor to the medical provider.
  • Supports the ART nurses to establish effective linkages and referral of patients within and outside the facility.
  • Supports the process of developing/reviewing and adapting HIV Testing and Counseling Blood and Injection safety, USP, PEP training curricula and other documents to meet appropriate audience.
  • Ensure accurate and timely documentation of all services provided.
  • Implement operational research protocols to answer important questions within AHF’s treatment and prevention programs.
  • Any other duty designated by the State Nursing Coordinator.

Education and Experience

  • University graduate in Nursing-BSc or its Equivalent.
  • At least two years’ experience in HW program management.
  • Knowledge of Minimum Prevention Package for Nigeria is highly essential.
  • Must be highly organized and capable of effective multi-tasking.

6.Job Title: ART Clinician
Location: 
Benue
Reports to: Medical Director
Job Summary

  • The ART clinician oversees the ART, PMTCT and prevention services of the AHF program at the facility level.
  • This position is crucial to the achievement of AHF Nigeria’s programmatic targets and objectives.

Essential Duties end Responsibilities

  • In close coordination with the facility medical officer, ensure the provision of quality, evidence based ART, PMTCT, prevention and TB services;
  • Coordinate monthly patient care team meetings;
  • Ensure efficient management of AHF’s finances and provide complete, timely and accurate reports;
  • Implement a continuous quality assurance and improvement program at the site level.
  • Supervise other staff at the facility level;
  • Ensures that all disseminated protocols are strictly adhered to by site staff;
  • Ensure accurate and timely documentation of all services provided;
  • Implement operational research protocols to answer important questions within Alt F’s treatment and prevention programs;
  • Any other duty designated by the HIV/AIDS technical specialist;
  • Quality of HIV treatment and TB services at the site;
  • Data capture, handling and use at the site.

Education and Experience

  • University graduate in Medicine;
  • At least two years’ experience in HIV treatment programs
  • Experience in program management;
  • Experience with operational research and evidence based healthcare is an added advantage;
  • Must be highly organized and capable of effective multi-tasking.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their email-application (Cover Letter and CV as one document in MS Word or PDF format) to: globalhr.africa@aidshealth.org mentioning the position applied for as subject of the email.

Note

  • The document (Cover Letter and CV as one document) must be saved in the applicant full name
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • AIDS Healthcare Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Application Deadline 5PM; 14th June, 2019.

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