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  • Posted: Oct 24, 2022
    Deadline: Oct 31, 2022
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  • The Center for Clinical Care and Clinical Research is an indigenous, non-profit organization registered in Nigeria in 2010 to promote best practices in health care delivery, medical training, and research using locally adapted models of health systems strengthening.
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    Advisor, Care and Treatment

    Job Overview

    • Under the supervision of the Senior Technical Advisor, the Care and Treatment Advisor will provide technical and scientific leadership to all facilities implementing HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and treatment using a systematic approach and clinical tools.
    • S/he will provide technical guidance and oversight on HIV/AIDS care and Treatment services delivery through continuous mentorship and coaching, and staying current on evolving clinical and technical standards, guidelines, and program developments in the ART program.
    • S/he will be responsible for sharing best practices in adult ART in ACE-supported facilities with relevant departments, and agencies and contribute to the knowledge base through authorized participation in scientific forums and technical networks.

    Responsibilities

    • Supports the Senior Technical Advisor in providing technical leadership in the design, development, planning, implementation, and capacity building of specific technical components of the ACE program 
    • Identifying and addressing implementation bottlenecks in HIV/AIDS care and treatment across supported health facilities.
    • Ensuring strong linkages within the ART program at health facilities e.g., between HIV Counseling Testing Areas and Clinic, Laboratory and Clinic, referral between the Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission (PMTCT) areas and the Adult Clinic.
    • Develops tools for the design and implementation of specific technical components for supporting targeted health facilities in carrying out clinical care activities
    • Providing quality of care assessment and ensuring that patients in health facilities receive high-quality comprehensive care and treatment according to recommended guidelines and Standard Operating Procedures.
    • Identifies areas for improved efficiency or effectiveness within prescribed parameters, and institutes enhancements to procedures.
    • Performing Quality Improvement and program evaluation, monitoring, and administrative support.
    • Provide direct supervision to the facility-based clinical officers in adult ART care
    • Deploy techniques in translating knowledge to action in program implementation across health facilities.
    • Participate in resource development activities for accomplishing assigned job responsibilities and following the standards and practices
    • Working with health facility staff, focal persons, and colleagues to effectively address operational challenges (including laboratory equipment breakdowns, staffing shortages, training needs, and commodity supply).
    • Establishing measures to assess the impact of the ACE program in the community.
    • Participating in quality improvement and data analysis.
    • Coordinate community DSD implementation around and within the supported health facilities including community ARV pick-upcenters.
    • Provide support to health facilities to institutionalize the use of data for decision-making across sites including take-off of the daily data review across health facilities.
    • Provide needed technical guidance, support, motivation, and drive toward meeting daily, weekly and monthly targets across key performance indicators.
    • Deploy job aids, national guidelines, and IEC materials (as available within the project) to supported sites and provide support tailored to promoting the use of these materials to improve the quality of healthcare services delivery.

    Requirements and Qualifications

    • Medical Degree (MB.BS / MBChB / MD)
    • Possession of an MPH is required
    • Minimum of 5 years of progressive clinical experience in HAT service delivery in PEPFAR funded program 
    • Proven experience in program management, planning, and facilitating technical training withextensive knowledge and skills for the application of differentiated service delivery
    • Abilities
    • Ability to analyze and use site-level granular data to identify gaps, develop remedial action plans to improve services delivery
    • Clinical management and training experience and ability to understand the full range of issues around the clinical management of HIV/AIDS/TB, including the provision of ART
    • Extensive clinical experience in the care of HIV-infected adults in resource-poor settings.

    Skills:

    • Excellent oral and report writing and presentation skills. 
    • Proven ability to write high quality scientific/management documents
    • Excellent collaboration and partnering skills in a teamwork environment
    • Proficient use of Microsoft office for documenting and reporting
    • Proficient use of data management and analytic tools.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to The Center for Clinical Care and Clinical Research on forms.gle to apply

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