Makerere University Walter Reed Project Clinical Coaches- Buvuma district Jobs in Uganda

Makerere University Walter Reed Project Clinical Coaches- Buvuma district Jobs in Uganda

Position summary:

  • The Successful candidate will support the MUWRP PEPFAR program implement the HIV /TB care and treatment program in line with the GoU/PEPFAR guidelines through strengthening local government systems to offer quality HIV prevention, care and treatment services in Buvuma District. To use CQI and PEPFAR/MOH approaches to support Health care workers to improve the program indicators in the Buvuma district.

    Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Participate in the diagnosis, treatment and management of HIV patients and support in identification, diagnosis and management of TB/HIV co-infected cases.

  • Support the periodic collection of accurate, consistent and timely programmatic data as may be required by MUWRP/PEPFAR/MOH at Kayunga RR hospital to support monitoring & evaluation of the program performance.

  • Use site level data to identify and address performance gaps in the provision of adult, pediatric, HEI/EID and adolescent HIV care and treatment and build capacity through facility Work Improvement Teams (WITs).

  • Work in close collaboration with District QI coaches, committees, Facility in charges, ART and PMTCT focal persons, expert clients, mentor mothers, YAPS and other peers to coordinate, facilitate, and track monthly facility performance and quality improvement activities in identification, linkage to care, retention, adherence and viral load monitoring and suppression for adults, children and adolescents in care.

  • Support the District QI Committees and coaches in implementing District adult/pediatric and adolescent HIV prevention, care and treatment QI plans conducting integrated QI coaching and mentorship activities for the health facilities based on performance data.

  • Conduct on site mentorship and coaching activities at the assigned facilities on the HIV clinical cascade.

  • Provide support for reporting adult, pediatric and adolescent HIV care and treatment QI activities and results in accordance with the Health Sector QI framework and strategic plan;

  • Support health facilities to report the clinical data for DHIS2, MER, Surge data and ensure dashboards are maintained and updated.

  • Contribute to the documentation and dissemination of HIV care and treatment
    QI related activities, progress, successes, lessons learned, and best practices through participation in facility, district and regional QI collaborative learning and adaptation sessions.

  • Participate in district progress review meetings on a quarterly basis.

  • Participate in capacity building activities – e.g. site-level in person and virtual trainings to increase knowledge and skills of health workers and volunteers in the provision of HIV services.

    Required qualifications, skills and Experience:

  • Diploma in Clinical Medicine or Nursing.

  • A minimum of 3 years’ service delivery experience, especially in HIV prevention, care and treatment; and quality improvement approaches at district and/or health facility level.

  • Clear understanding of current Uganda ART guidelines.

  • Experience in using data to improve program performance and/or supporting facility-based quality improvement teams.

  • Ability to translate findings or technical concepts into accessible messages via trainings or written materials, which will serve to transfer knowledge and skills to the health workers.

  • Demonstrated ability to interact with persons from a variety of professional disciplines and from different levels of society in a tactful, diplomatic, and culturally appropriate manner.

  • Possesses core competencies: Innovation, Accountability, Service Excellence, and Interpersonal Relationships.

  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft office software, especially Word, Excel and Power point.

  • Willingness to be based in Buvuma district.

  • Willingness to make weekly visits to health facilities in the district to provide mentorship and support clinical operations.

  • Fluency in English required (oral and written).

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Makerere University Walter Reed Project Clinical Coaches- Buvuma district Jobs in Uganda

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