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Republic Of Zambia

Ministry Of Health Provincial Health Office

Western Province

Employment Opportunities (Internal And External)

Provincial Health Office, Western Province with support from US Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been implementing programs to improve the management of TB. STIs and HIV/AIDS care services in the Province since 2006. To further strengthen the programs, WPHO is inviting applications from interested persons who meet the minimum requirements to fill the following vacant positions on Contract Basis Subject For Renewal:

Location: HIGH VOLUME FACILITIES IN WESTERN PROVINCE

Job Purpose: To manage all PLHIV according to the national guidelines.

Reports to: Facility In-Charge

Principal Accountability (Main Duties):

  • Responsible for timely initiation of newly diagnosed PLHIV on ART in accordance with national guidelines
  • Schedules appointments and manages all unsuppressed clients and reports outcomes
  • Undertakes routine biological monitoring of PLHIV initiated on ART as well as monitoring progress on ART for PLHIV using other surrogate markers in accordance with the national guidelines
  • Establishes and maintains a working system to track patients missing appointments and collaborates with Lay Counselors to undertake immediate tracking of missing clients
  • Establishes and maintains a secure filing system which provides for easy access to files and guarantees patient confidentiality
  • Establishes and maintains procedures for adherence support for PLHIV at every visit
  • Provides CTX prophylaxis to all PLHIV in accordance with the national guidelines
  • Undertakes clinical reviews for PLHIV at every clinical visits i.e. screening for TB and other opportunistic infections, STIs, and Cervical Cancer for women living with HIV.
  • Undertakes nutritional assessment to all PLHIV for appropriate advice and support
  • Establishes workable client-centered models of care for stable clients
  • Fast tracks stable clients and provide 6 months dispensation of ARVs to clients stable on ART.
  • Collaborates with facility staff to ensure that all missing clients are tracked and return to care within at most 30 days of missing their appointment or their outcomes known and documented
  • Works with a facility in charge to ensure uninterrupted supply of ARVs and related drugs
  • Maintains up-to-date paper-based and/or electronic registers
  • Compiles weekly, monthly, quarterly as well as annual ad-hoc reports as required timely.

Job Specifications/ Requirements:

  • Grade 12 Certificate or its equivalent
  • Diploma in Clinical Medical Sciences (General)/ Diploma in Nursing from a recognized institution
  • Registered with Health Professions Council of Zambia/General Nursing Council
  • Holder of a valid practicing license
  • At least three (3) years of relevant work experience in ART service provision
  • Experience as an ART provider at a health facility will be an added advantage
  • Training in HIV management for both adults and pediatrics and/or PMICT and/Management of Opportunistic Infections
  • Must be between Age 21 and 55 years
  • Ability to write technical papers and reports clearly in English
  • Ability to communicate fluently in English and local languages

Other skills/Attributes:

Computer literate, Managerial skills, Good Interpersonal relations, initiative.

Method of Application

Instructions for submission of applications

The applicants meeting the above job specifications and competencies should apply enclosing their application letter, detailed curriculum vitae. Photocopies of NRC, professional and academic qualifications and any other relevant documents.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. A One (1) year contract will be offered to successful candidate subject to renewal depending on satisfactory performance and availability of funds. Clearly mark on top of the envelope the position you are applying for.

Address applications to:

The Provincial Health Director,

Provincial Health Office,

Independence Road,

P.O.Box 910022

Mongu

Application deadline
29 Aug 15:49