Feb 18, 2018

ART Nurse vacancy at AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF)

  • AIDS Healthcare Foundation
  • Kolfe, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Full time Healthcare Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Description

AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF)

AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) is a global not-for-profit organization that provides cutting edge medicine and advocacy regardless of individuals' ability to pay. Since 1987, AHF has cared for thousands of people living with HIV and AIDS worldwide. As we create and implement unparalleled programs in new communities globally, we expand delivery of healthcare and influence over policy with the sole aim of saving more lives.
Currently AHF is providing HIV treatment and care to more than 860,000 patients in 39 countries worldwide. Headquartered at Los Angeles, California, USA, AHF is striving to replicate such achievents to countries like Ethiopia so that needy citizens get the chance to benefit from the program.
To deliver the said services effectively and efficiently, AHF wishes to recruit a dynamic, skilled, committed, self-driven, and result oriented professionals to fill required positions.

Essential duties and responsibilities:-
  • In close collaboration with the ART Clinician and other clinical staffs, ensure the provision of comprehensive, quality, evidence based ART (including early initiation for the eligible and ready patients), PMTCT, TB/HIV co-management, OI management, and Prevention with positive (Pwp), STI/SCM), care for HEI, management of malnutrition, FP integration, retention to care, treatment failure, MDR TB, etc
  • Refill the regular medication for patient who do not need physician attention and facilitate physician consultation as needed
  • Support community component of the program including outreaches and mobilization for care and treatment
  • Participate in review meetings and CAM as required and share the experience and resolution to MDAT
  • Provide adherence counseling during initiation of ART and preparation for ARV treatment
  • Take part  in the Adherence Support Group activities: Recruitment, coordination of meeting
  • Facilitate  disclosure of HIV test result with designate patient supporter or partner/family
  • Lead and coordinate the adherence support program: Supervise Adherence Supporter’s daily activity (including the appointment calendar registration, defaulter tracing), review their report, coordinate  treatment support groups (if applicable)
  • Act as a focal person for the following services: IDSR, IPPS
  • Lead the nutrition support program including registration and reporting
  • Lead HEI program including registration and reporting
  • Establish and strengthen the referral linkage of patient for community service and within the facility. Register and follow the outcome of the referral and support patients in the preparation of medical certificate, medical reports and related services
  • Participate in the Multi-disciplinary AIDS Team (MDAT) meetings
  • Lead the HIV-FP integration: Avail the FP methods, counsel and provide methods, register and report
  • Lead the TB-DOTS program: TB/HIV activities: TBIC, intensive case finding and INH provision, registration, monitoring, and reporting
  • Take part in the implementation of a continuous quality assurance and improvement program at the clinical service by participating in qualitative/quantitative measurement on regular basis. Strive for high quality and client centered service (simplified work flow & shorter waiting time)
  • Ensure accurate and timely documentation and utilization of national ART recording formats of all treatment services (i.e. patient chart forms, lab investigation result, FP register, HEI) and other facility specific clinical service registration formats (such as daily registration). Prepare and deliver reports using the appropriate formats
  • In collaboration with the ART Clinician, provide emergency care for clients who need pre-referral resuscitation
  • Participate in the development of annual/quarter plan and monitor their implementation
  • Execute clinical service related activities as given by the Medical Director or Country Program Manager

Job Requirements:

  • Minimum of Diploma in Clinical Nursing from a recognized institution; having other health background is an added advantage
  • At least three years experience in HIV program activities, with particular emphasis on ART service delivery, in a similar international NGO or developmental agency
  • Training on ART would be a necessity; additional training on PMTCT, HCT and TB/HIV, MDR TB, Nutritional management  for  PLWH  is an advantage
  • Enjoys working as a member of a cohesive multi-cultural team, and is good at doing so
  • Basic computer/software skills and abilities required
  • Good communication skills in English and Amharic

How To Apply:

Interested candidates should apply by email to: Regional Human Resources Manager – AHF Africa Bureau, through: globalhr.africa@aidshealth.org
The application must include cover letter of interest, detailed updated CV, copy of driving license, copy of academic documents and other credentials, and must be submitted before the deadline.
Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

NB:- Please don’t forget to write the position you are applying on the subject line of your email.

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