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  • AIDS Healthcare Foundation - Founded in 1987, AIDS Healthcare Foundation is the largest specialized provider of HIV/AIDS medical care in the nation. Our mission is to provide cutting edge medicine and advocacy, regardless of ability to pay. Through our healthcare centers, pharmacies, health plan, research and other activities, AHF provides access to the latest HIV treatments for all who need them.

    Laboratory Technician - Anambra Clinic 1

     

    Overview

    • 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.

    Responsibilities

    • Participates in planning, overseeing and  supervising activities for the laboratory function for the site;
    • Performs  basic laboratory assays CD4 tests, Heamatology 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) at the site level 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 site 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 centers; promoting quality of services based on timeliness in reporting results.
    • Participates in training, mentorship and team building exercises for laboratory staff;
    • Participates in inventory control management for laboratory supplies and reagents under AHF Nigeria for supported site;
    • Participate in EQA, proficiency testing activities.
    • Ensures the compilation of monthly laboratory inventory at the Healthcare Centers;
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications

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

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    Laboratory Technician

     

    Responsibilities

    • Participates in planning and overseeing support supervision activities for the laboratory function for all sites;
    • Provides  basic laboratory services for CD4 tests and other tests as required;
    • Oversees laboratory services provision, 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 for all lab technicians 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
    • Conducts quality control checks and maintenance for the Partec CD4 machine in all labs 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 centers;
    • Participates in training, mentorship and team building exercises for laboratory staff;
    • 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 Healthcare Centers;
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications
    Education and Experience:

    • Diploma in Medical Laboratory Science;
    • Experience with CD4 system;
    • A minimum of three years of experience in a similar position.

    Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

    • Duly registered with the Medical Laboratory Scientists’ Council and hold a current annual practicing license.

    Other Skills and Abilities:

    • Must be able to travel 30-50% of the time;
    • Sensitive to ethics and confidentiality of HIV/AIDS client issues;
    • Possess current knowledge of best practices in HIV/AIDS treatment and care;
    • Ability to prepare reports, provide team leadership and guidance.
    • Good communication and interpersonal skills.

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    Laboratory Technician - Agasha Clinic

     

    Job Description

    • 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.

    Responsibilities

    • Participates in planning, overseeing and supervising activities for the laboratory function for the site;
    • Performs basic laboratory assays CD4 tests, Heamatology 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) at the site level 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 site 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 centers; promoting quality of services based on timeliness in reporting results.
    • Participates in training, mentorship and team building exercises for laboratory staff;
    • Participates in inventory control management for laboratory supplies and reagents under AHF Nigeria for supported site;
    • Participate in EQA, proficiency testing activities.
    • Ensures the compilation of monthly laboratory inventory at the Healthcare Centers;
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Requirements

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

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    Clinical Coordinators

     

    Responsibilities
    Leadership and Management

    • As a manager, he/she oversees medical AHF operations in the State and supports the Country Program Manager to efficiently and effectively deliver quality clinical services in the state/region.
    • Provide technical supports to Prevention and Treatment program and ensure 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 Country Program Manager.
    • 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 region.
    • 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 QI 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/HIV, PMTCT , 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 regional level
    • Provide on-site technical support and mentoring to the field staff and coordinate M&E of the project
    • Ensures effective patient flow in all sites, especially those with high volume of patients and coordinate time 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 papers.

    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 duty 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 recognizable 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/AIDS 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

    Language Skills:

    • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret the most complex documents.
    • Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints.

    Mathematical Skills
    Basic Skills:

    • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
    • Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent to draw and interpret bar graphs etc.
    • Proficiency in basic statistics skill for research an added advantage.

    Reasoning Ability:
    Highest Skills:

    • Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems.
    • Ability to deal with nonverbal symbolism (formulas, scientific equations, graphs, musical notes, etc.,) and its most difficult phases.
    • Ability to deal with a variety of abstract and concrete variables.

    Other Skills and Abilities:

    • Required to travel to other locations within and other the State.
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Sensitivity to issues surrounding HIV/AIDS.
    • Demonstrates flexibility and willingness to provide coverage at other AHF sites upon request.
    • Knowledge of excel and PowerPoint programs.

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    ART Clinician

     

    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 AHF’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.

    Qualifications
    Education and Experience:

    • University graduate in Medicine;
    • At least one year 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.

    Other Skills and Abilities:

    • Good communication and interpersonal skills,
    • Sensitivity to ethics and confidentiality of HIV/AIDS client issues;
    • Knowledge of excel and PowerPoint programs.

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    ART Clinician - Daudu Clinic

     

    Job Description
    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:

    • In close coordination with the facility medical staff, 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.
    • 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.

    Requirements

    • University graduate in Medicine.
    • At least two to three years post NYSC 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.

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    ART Nurses

     

    Responsibilities

    • In close collaboration with the facility medical officer, ensure the provision of quality, evidence based ART, PMTCT, prevention and TB services.
    • 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 targets as well as timely preparation and dissemination of reports.
    • 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.

    Qualifications
    Education and Experience:

    • 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.

    Other Skills and Abilities:

    • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Sensitivity to ethics and confidentiality of HIV/AIDS client issues
    • Knowledge of excel and PowerPoint programs.

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    Drivers/Logistics Assistants

     

    Responsibilities

    • Provides transport support services to all AHF Staff and Volunteers at the state as may be required from time to time.
    • Ensures all AHF Vehicle policies are followed and enforced.
    • Maintains accurate and up to date records relating to AHF Vehicle use by filling vehicle log book.
    • Purchase fuel, reviews the accuracy of cash memos and/or bill and submit same to finance dept. for payment.
    • Performs constant and routine check on project vehicle, reports any fault for necessary action(s).
    • Ensures AHF Travel Authorization/Request duly approved is in place before embarking on any official trip.
    • Any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.

    Qualifications

    • Basic technical knowledge of automobiles, as he 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
    • Good knowledge of the terrain will be an added advantage.
    • A minimum of OND or NCE.
    • Possession of a valid Driving License.
    • Over two years of driving experience in a reputable organization an added advantage.
    • Computer literacy an added advantage

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    Pharmacy Technicians

     

    esponsibilities

    • Answers questions and provides information to patients and providers on drug interactions, side effects, 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 medication and cost, to maintain pharmacy files, charge system, and inventory
    • Performs a monthly stock count;
    • Supervises the pre-dispensing of prescriptions for clients who are down referred to PHC sites;

    Qualifications
    Education and/or Experience:

    • Suitable candidate 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 ARVs and drug logistics.
    • Enjoys working as a member of a cohesive multi-cultural team;
    • Good communication skills in English and Amharic.

    Method of Application

    To apply, visit AHF Career Page on ICIMS

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