Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia (CIDRZ)
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Paediatric Clinical Officer

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It’s a complicated process, but Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia (CIDRZ) is uniquely positioned to guide it. Using our strong technical expertise and years of experience in the field, our strong relationships with the Zambian government, and our ability to leverage funding from multiple international donors, we are uniquely positioned to identify and address health problems in the country and the African region. The CIDRZ approach is effective. We conduct intensive needs assessments to understand the ongoing challenges for the local health systems. We engage relevant partners to design and implement realistic solutions. We monitor our progress towards improved health outcomes, both at the individual and population level. The interplay between each step is critical and the result is a continuous loop that allows us to take past experiences to inform future decisions. Through this process, we have steadily expanded access to care and improved healthcare quality across a range of services. In addition, because our sole focus is on Zambia, we have a nuanced understanding of health systems on the ground and are able to nimbly respond to priorities identified by the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Community Development Mother and Child Health.

Responsibilities

Paediatric Clinical Officer – Ref: CO/AC/06/12/17

Reports Paediatric Clinical Care Specialist/Facility Coordinator

The Paediatric Clinical Officer shall be an experienced practicing clinician competent in paediatric HIV clinical medicine

S/he should possess well developed interpersonal communication skills and should be able to impart knowledge to others. S/he should be well experienced with working in ART clinics (adult and paediatric), in Early Infant Diagnosis of HIV, and in Infant and Young Child Feeding. In addition s/he should have both paediatric and adolescent counselling skills and should be a qualified mentor for nurses and clinical officers in HIV medicine

S/he should have strong understanding of all HIV guidelines (adult HIV, Paediatric HIV and PMTCT guidelines)

S/he shall be responsible for quality clinical care of paediatric and adolescent HIV services

To work closely with the linkage officers to ensure all HIV infected children and adolescents in the assigned facilities are initiated on treatment

To conduct quality clinical care to paediatric HIV clients

To mentor health workers in paediatric and adolescent HIV management

To assist the facility health workers to review paediatric patient files to identify areas of improvement and institute remedial action

To conduct training needs assessments jointly with the facility/ART in-charges. To work in collaboration with other staff members to plan and conduct trainings in areas related to paediatric HIV including but not limited to Comprehensive Paediatric HIV Care and adolescent HIV management

Ensure onsite orientation on new paediatric ART guidelines. Offer consultation on complicated cases to health care workers in HIV clinics. To guide clinical decision making in a professional manner to both mentees and other health care workers. To help with mentoring of the nurses undertaking the HIV Nurse Practitioners Training especially Paediatric HIV. To review complicated/difficult cases with the clinicians/nurses and guide on the best options available and need for referral/consultation. To ensure clinicians are taking relevant medical history and conducting appropriate clinical examination for the patients they manage

To ensure that clinicians are able to assess disease stage for both children and adolescents using the WHO staging criteria

To guide other clinicians on the assessment, recognition and management of treatment failure using the recommended national guidelines

To perform other functions as requested by the supervisors

Qualifications

Diploma in clinical medicine with at least 3 years’ experience working in an HIV care setting and training in paediatric HIV management. Experience with clinical training for HIV trainings (Mentoring Trainings, Advanced HIV training, Paediatric HIV trainings, PMTCT trainings) with clinical mentoring. Proficiency in Microsoft word, PowerPoint and working knowledge of excel

How to apply

Suitably qualified candidates are invited to apply; however only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Please send application letter quoting the reference number above, relevant academic and professional certificates, and detailed CV with day-time telephone number(s) to:

The CIDRZ Human Resources Director,

PO Box 34681,

Lusaka.

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