2 Fresher Clinical Officer NGO Job Placements – Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF)

Job Title:       Clinical
Officer (2 Job Placements)

Organization:
Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF)

Duty Station: Mbarara,
Uganda

Reports to: Site
In-charge

About US:

The Elizabeth Glaser
Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) seeks to end pediatric HIV/AIDS through
research, advocacy, and prevention and treatment programs. We are a global
leader in the fight against pediatric HIV and AIDS, working in 15 countries and
at 7,000 sites around the world to prevent the transmission of HIV to children,
and to help those already infected. Today, because of the highly successful
work of the Foundation and its partners over the last 25 years, pediatric AIDS
has been virtually eliminated in the United States and new infections in
children have declined by 58% worldwide. EGPAF Uganda Country program is
currently implementing a number of projects in partnership with various donors.

Job Summary:  The Clinical Officer is responsible for
providing comprehensive TB/HIV cares services to Children, adolescents, adults,
HIV exposed infants and their mothers and HIV Positive pregnant women attending
the mother-baby-care points according to MoH HIV treatment guidelines.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Identify clients for targeted HIV testing and referring them to
    laboratory for testing.
  • Order for baseline investigations for the newly identified HIV
    Positive clients.
  • Enroll the newly identified HIV Positive clients on ART.
  • Diagnose opportunistic infection and other illnesses in HIV patients
    according to the care and treatment guidelines.
  • Assess diagnose and prescribe medication for treatment of other
    illnesses including opportunistic infections.
  • Review and monitor the patient’s response to treatment including
    documentation of drug adverse effects
  • Order for monitoring laboratory investigations for clients on ART
    including CD4 and viral loads.
  • Review monitory lab investigations to inform improvements in
    client’s management.
  • Early detection and control of TB infection among HIV patients.
  • Identifying patients for referrals and linkages to other care and
    treatment provision centres.
  • Provide PMTC & EID services to HIV positive mothers and their
    infants respectively.
  • Provide HIV prevention services including SGBV [post exposure
    prophylaxis (PEP) services to survivors, perpetrators and victims];
    Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), HIV self-testing [HIVST], KP/PP services.
  • Fill primary data capture tools including client cards for ART, TB
    and HIV prevention services.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The applicant for the EGPAF Clinical Officer job must hold a Diploma
    in Clinical Medicine or Community Health from a recognized institution.
  • Additional training in current management of HIV/AIDS prevention,
    care Treatment services
  • Two years of professional experience in a busy clinical setting.
  • In-service training in management of HIV/AIDS complications.
  • Registered under the Allied Health Professional’s Council with a
    valid practicing license.
  • Good counselling and health education skills with good interpersonal
    and communication skills.
  • Good negotiation skills.
  • Emotional control.
  • Empathy
  • Confidentiality.
  • Integrity

How to Apply:

All suitably
qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send their applications
to this address;

The Senior Human
Resources Manager, Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF), Plot 18A
Kyadondo Road, Nakasero, P.O. Box 21127, Kampala, Uganda

E-mail to: UgandaRecruitment@pedaids.org

Deadline: 28th June 2019

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