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  • Posted: Aug 16, 2022
    Deadline: Aug 29, 2022
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  • Vision. The work of the Center for Global Health Practice and Impact (CGHPI) at Georgetown University results in a world in which all countries assure conditions for achieving health equity. Mission. CGHPI serves countries to sustainably improve their population’s health and wellbeing and safeguard against health-related threats by advancing use of evidence through human-centered enterprise architecture for achievement of equity and social justice.
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    Care and Support Officers

    Job Overview

    • HIV care and support Officers will provide technical assistance in the implementation of Care and Support services in GGHN supported sites under supervision of the Care and Support Specialist.
    • S/he will coordinate with other stakeholders to ensure enrollment and provision of requisite services to all enrolled HIV subpopulations.
    • S/he will ensure HIV care and service provision at the facility and community and level is designed to demonstrate attribution to the 95:95:95 epidemic control goal

    Responsibilities

    • The Care and Support officer will provide Technical Assistance (hands-on mentorship) to adherence counselors, Nurses & other Health Care Workers in all facilities in their desginated cluasters on care and support services.
    • Monitors and coordinates the daily patient care activities of the unit; schedules staff and patients to always ensure full coverage of patient care needs and to ensure effective patient services.
    • S / he is to provide technical guidance to ACE partner CSOs in the Implementation of technical program activities for community-based HIV Care and Support
    • Provides triage advice and guidance to physicians and staff referring patients to the clinic; oversees and monitors patient evaluation and treatment decisions.
    • S/he will collaborate closely with the ACE team to roll out and implement an integrated and holistic community-based response to HIV / AIDs towards scaling up access to HIV prevention and care services
    • Provide technical input for the development of strategies, design, and implementation of HIV Prevention / Care & Support activities; ensure activities improve access to HIV prevention and care services amongst project beneficiaries.
    • Coordinates services with other patient care units as required; maintains communication with allied services and maintains community liaison as appropriate.
    • Direct CSOs towards overall technical quality - including adherence to technical standards, best practices, and donor guidelines for all HIV Prevention Care & Support activities of the project.
    • Support strategies towards ensuring that project activities are built on strong behavior change principles and build the capacity of CSOs and relevant GON staff in effective implementation and monitoring.
    • Oversees and provides direct nursing evaluation and/or other related care and consultation to patients as required.
    • Ensures proper care in the use and maintenance of equipment and supplies; promotes continuous improvement of workplace safety and environmental practices.

    Requirements and Qualifications

    • Registered Nurse or Community Health Extension Worker with a minimum of 4 years relevant experience in implementing HIV Prevention, Care and Support programs.
    • A Bachelor's degree is in added advantage
    • Experience in supporting HIV Testing and Counselling programs in health facilities, mobile units, and community outreaches
    • Good knowledge of Government of Nigeria HIV Care and Treatment guidelines and experience working with Ministry of Health and other relevant entitles

    Abilities:

    • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with government and civil society partners and communities
    • Viable knowledge transfer techniques to diverse audiences through workshops, training, and meetings using participatory methods and adult learning principles
    • Knowledge and understanding of HAT services structure, workflow, and operating procedures
    • Ability to conduct patient evaluation and triage procedures

    Skills:

    • Excellent oral and written communication skills are required.
    • Proficient use of Microsoft office for documenting and reporting
    • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively work with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in a diverse community
    • Advanced nursing skills
    • Fluency in English and local language.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should forward their CV to: kd.cghpi@gmail.com using the Job Title as the subject of the email.

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