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  • Posted: Jun 5, 2024
    Deadline: Jun 18, 2024
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    Los Angeles-based AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF),a nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization, is a global organization providing cutting-edge medicine and advocacy to over 350,000 patients in 36 countries. We are the largest provider of HIV/AIDS medical care in the U.S. A truly independent voice in our mission to rid the world of AIDS, AHF’s opera...
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    Physician/Medical Officer - Benue

    Reports to:  Senior Regional Medical Manager/State Clinical Coordinator

    Job Summary:

    The incumbent will be expected to provide expert medical care, diagnosis and treatment of all patients in care at AHF-Nigeria wellness clinics. Implement operational research protocols to answer important questions within AHF’s treatment and prevention programs.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    Medical Responsibilities include:

    • Provides clinical direction and support and general management oversite
    • Ensures that all patients access various diagnostic tests. Analyses and evaluates medical procedures and diagnostic tests that promote good clinical outcomes in accordance with standard guidelines.
    • Responsible for maintaining delivery of high-quality medical care and efficiency of all services provided within the program.
    • Participates in Quality Improvement meetings and medical directors’ meetings to discuss difficult patients and management issues.
    • Ensures and monitors that all clinic staff participate in scheduled staff and recommended CPD (continuous professional development) activities in a manner that upholds peer interaction.
    • Participates in clinical assessment and other related activities.
    • Provide clinical services to clients and patients in AHF Supported Clinics
    • Be active in the development of best practice
    • Implements AHF clinical strategies and SOP’s
    • Mentors and trains clinical teams
    • Ensures accurate and timely documentation of all services provided.
    • Ensures the timely input of data onto the Electronic Medical Records (EMR).
    • Implement operational research protocols to answer important questions within AHF’s treatment and prevention programs.

    General responsibilities:

    • General day to day support to the clinical team and all roving team members
    • Participate in team de-briefing session’s monthly meetings.
    • Any other duties assigned by supervisor

    Supervisory Responsibilities:

    • Provides guidance, supervisory support and general management to the teams.
    • Ensures that the clinical staff have all the information and clinical support that they need.
    • Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with AHF’s policies and applicable guidelines/prescripts. Some of the responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning and directing work, appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.  Leads by example and is a team player.

    Education and Experience:

    • Qualified Medical Doctor with 5 years’ experience in HIV related field and at least 5 years of management exposure and operational research, and evidence-based healthcare is an added advantage.
    • Must be highly organized and capable of effective multi-tasking.
    • Experience with operational research and evidence-based healthcare is an added advantage.
    • Proficiency in computer operations - MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint

    Other Skills and Abilities                                                          

    • Sensitivity to patients when handling.
    • Sensitivity to ethics and confidentiality of STI and HIV/AIDS client issues.
    • Good communication and strong interpersonal skills
    • Ability to carry light to heavy loads
    • Ability to plan, organize, and manage work on an independent basis
    • Flexibility and creativity to come up with new strategies to improve the lives of patients
    • Knowledge of MS Excel and PowerPoint programs.
    • A commitment and willingness to work under pressure.

    Method of Application

    Interested candidates should submit their application (CV and cover letter as one document) to the following email address globalhr.africa@aidshealth.org  not later than 5pm on Friday 18th June, 2024.

    Kindly indicate the position and the location you are applying for as the subject of your e-mail. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Also, your application document must be saved in your full name preferably in MS word or PDF format.

    AIDS Healthcare Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer!

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