HIFASS is seeking to fill the position of a Medical Officer II
Apply: Medical Officer II
Location: 6BN MRS Abak, Akwa Ibom State.
Work Hours: Full-time 40 hours/week
Reports to: Site Commander
Monthly Gross Salary Range: ₦220,000.00 – ₦260,000.00
Deadline: 26th February, 2021.
Under the supervision of the Site Commander and with technical oversight from Program Staff of the MODHIP/WRP-N Program, the Medical officer will provide Clinical and research based medical services, focusing on Clinical Management of HIV/AIDS, TB/HIV and HIV related research activities including in-patient services in the Medical and Emergency wards of the host hospital. The incumbent will be the Site Team Leader and ensure day to day running of the program at the facility.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS, DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Provides day to day Clinical Management of HIV/ AIDS and TB patients at the facility level guided by strategies and approaches related to the implementation programs.
- Provides technical assistance in HIV/ AIDS and TB clinical management and the Prevention of Maternal to Child Transmission of HIV (PMTCT) capacity building at the facility level.
- Contributes to the development of lessons learned from programs and projects related to clinical management of HIV / AIDS, and the Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV (PMTCT) and apply these lessons to modify existing programs and improve the design of new programs.
- Ensure regular Clinical review of site performance with the clinical staffs and data Officers.
- Review monthly site Adults and Pediatrics Care and treatment, TB/HIV and PMTCT targets as assigned by MODHIP/DOD-WRPN.
- Remains informed on current programs in the field of Clinical Management of HIV/AIDS and related development by reviewing current literature, and stay alert to any implication of such experience and research to the project implementation especially the Clinical Management of HIV/AIDS at the facility level.
- Will be involved in management of in-patients of the Medicine department at the host hospital.
- Acts as a Study Physician and Site Lead on relevant study protocols.
- Will supervise the site Administrator and other staffs supported by the program.
- Performs other prevention, care, and evaluation research duties as assigned.
Minimum Education/Training Requirement: University Degree in Medicine (MBBS), Clinical management training and other relevant trainings in HIV comprehensive Care and Treatment. Master’s degree in Public Health will be an added advantage.
Prior Work Experience: 3 years post national youth service (NYSC) experience in clinical care, with experience in HIV/AIDS, TBHIV and PMTCT care and support for HIV/AIDS at the clinical level. Experience with ARV programs, familiarity with HIV service delivery in military formation and clinical research experience are also required.
Required Licenses, Certification or Registration: Registered with Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria.
Knowledge and Skills
• Knowledge of health and development programs in developing countries in general and Nigeria specifically.
• Ability to understand full range of issues around the clinical management of HIV/AIDS, including provision of ART.
• Knowledge of Nigerian clinical setting, including government and non-government settings.
• Sensitivity to cultural differences and understanding of the social, political and ethical issues surrounding HIV infections.
• Ability to work well with others and to develop and maintain compatibility among project staff, consultants and recipients of assistance.
• Well-developed written and oral communication skills. Understanding of Military health care service delivery will be an added advantage.
Other specification: Candidates must be resident or ready to relocate to Akwa-Ibom State.
How to Apply- Please read instructions carefully:
Candidates can send a Cover letter and CV to The Human Resources Manager (HIFASS) specifying the Job Title on the SUBJECT of the mail to firstname.lastname@example.org . You must attach additional certificates that support or address the requirements listed for the position in one PDF format, Resume and CV together in one Word format. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.
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