• Ongoing Recruitment at AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) - 7 Positions

  • Posted on: 26 September, 2014 Deadline: 9 October, 2014
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  • Los Angeles-based AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) is a global organization providing cutting-edge medicine and advocacy to more than 200,000 patients in 28 countries. AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) is in Nigeria AHF-Nigeiia collaborates with the Federal Governments of Nigeria and other partner institutions, to provide technical assistance to these key stakeholders to deliver quality and comprehensive HIV/AIDS treatment, Care and Support, HIV counseling, and testing, Prevention, Nutrition and Psychosocial services to people living with HIV/AIDS.

    To meet the above needs, the Program wishes to recruit dynamic, skilled, committed, self-driven and results oriented candidate to fill in the position below:

    Pharmacy Technician

     

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    •     Answer questions and information to patients and providers on drugs interactions, side effect, dosage and storage of pharmaceuticals.
    •     Maintains established policies and procedures concerning quality assurance, security of controlled substances, and disposal of hazardous waste drugs.
    •     Manages appropriate data collection, such as client name, prescribed medications and cost, to maintain pharmacy files, charge system and inventory.
    •     Performs a monthly stock count of pharmaceuticals at the clinic store and outpost stores.
    •     Supervises the pre-dispensing of prescriptions for clients who are down referred to PHC sites.
    •     Ensure completion and submission of accurate and auditable monthly drug report from clinic and outposts.
    •     Collaborate with the Pharmacist at the central office to ensure there is adequate stock of Pharmaceuticals at the sites
    •     Any other duties as may be assign by the supervisor.

    Education and/or Experience

    •     Suitable candidates will be fresh graduate in Pharmacy or related field or Pharmacy technician Diploma of school of Health technology with 3 - 5 years experience in use of ARV's and drugs logistics.

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    Art Nurse and Prevention Program Coordinator

     

    Job Summary
    The Art Nurse assists the clinician In ensuring smooth implementation of the ART service delivery within the facility. He/She will directly supervise the community HIV 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 care in HCT-Prevention, ART PMTCT, and TB service.
    •     provides skilled nursing procedures(i.e dressing changes).
    •     Administers medication as ordered within the scope of practice of the licensee.
    •     Performs phlebotomy and/or initiates intravenous Infusions as ordered.
    •     Attends and participates in team conferences as requested.
    •     May act as a team leader to assist with the provision and supervision of patient care.
    •     Charts notes and medication administration according to protocol.
    •     Provides patient and family education.
    •     Exercises appropriate judgment and decision making skills.
    •     Ensures the maintenance of patient confidentiality.
    •     Reports significant changes in the patient's physical status to the RN and/or to the medical provider.
    •     Establish effective linkages and referral of patients within and outside the facility.
    •     supervise community program staff and ensure achievement of target as wells timely preparation and dissemination of report.
    •     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 duty designated by the Country Program Manager

    Key Result Areas:

    •     Quality of HIV treatment and TB services at the site.
    •     HIV prevention program indicators.

    Education and Experiences

    •     University graduate in Nursing.
    •     At least one year 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.

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    Site Coordinator/Art Clinician

     

    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 and Responsibilities

    •     In close coordination with the facility medical staff ensure the provision of quality, evidence based ART, PM1tT 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.
    •     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.
    •     Ensure quality of HIV treatment and TB services at the site.

    Education and Experience

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

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    Laboratory Scientist

     

    Job Summary

    •     To provide laboratory oversight in AHF site and adherence to standard laboratory protocols in the country program. Involved in training, support supervision, mentorship and team building exercises for other lab staff.
    •     Directly supervises laboratory technicians and other lab staff in running the Partec CD4, hematology and chemistry machines.
    •     Ensures that high quality of laboratory services is maintained at all AHF supported healthcare centers within your jurisdiction.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    •     Participates in planning, overseeing and supervising activities for the laboratory function for the site.
    •     Performs basic laboratory assays CD4 tests, Hematology and Chemistry as well as other tests as required.
    •     Oversees laboratory services provision and ensures standard, and current practices are in place for maintaining high quality laboratory services and maximizing the use of all resources.
    •     Ensures compliance and implementation of laboratory protocols, and support other affiliated labs staff, lab technicians, assistants and HIV Medics involved with the lab function.
    •     Coordinates with all laboratory vendors (outside contractors), and the sites to ensure that the process of handling patient samples and delivery of results is efficient and effective.
    •     Performs quality control checks and maintenance for the Partec CD4 machine In the lab, and other laboratory tests performed within the labs.
    •     Participates in the development and replication of the AHF Nigeria laboratory protocols and practices at all affiliated healthcare centres; promoting quality of service based on timeless in reporting result
    •     Participate in training, membership and team building exercise for laboratory staff.
    •     Participate in inventory control management for laboratory supplies and regents under AHF Nigeria for supported site.
    •     Participate in EQA proficiency testing activities.
    •     Ensures the compilation of monthly laboratory inventory at the Healthcare Centres.
    •     Other duties as assigned

    Education and Competencies

    •     BMLS Medical Laboratory Science; AIMLS
    •     A minimum of two years of experience in a similar position.
    •     Experience with CD4, hematology and chemistry systems.
    •     High analytical skills, quality control and basic knowledge of HIV laboratory monitoring

    Method of Application

    Interested candidates should submit their CV's and cover letter to: globalhr@aidshealth.org

    Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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