Medical Officers – ART x4

  • Full Time
  • Zambia
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Provincial Health Office, Eastern Province

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

OPEN TO:  All Interested Candidates/All Sources

OPENING DATE: SEPTEMBER 7, 2020

CLOSING DATE: SEPTEMBER 11, 2020

WORK HOURS: Full-Time, 40 Hours/Week

SALARY: A competitive package will be offered to successful candidates on annual contract basis.

The Eastern Provincial Health Office under the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) Project through a Cooperative Agreement (CoAg) with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the positions listed to be employed on a one-year contract basis.

MEDICAL OFFICER – ART (4 Positions) 

Location: Chipata Central Hospital, Kapata Urban Health Centre in Chipata District, St. Francis Mission Hospital- Katete District, Petauke District Hospital- Petauke District

Job Purpose: To provide quality HIV/TB care and treatment services in line with national and international guidelines in order to achieve optimal treatment outcomes among PLHIV.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Undertakes to provide leadership in the management of HIV/TB patients at site-level to achieve optimal patient outcomes inclusive of retention and viral suppression.
  • Undertakes to ensure all newly diagnosed HIV Positive patients are promptly initiated on efficacious drugs in line with national guidelines.
  • Undertakes to ensure that all patients current on treatment in the facility receive quality clinical services in line with national guidelines.
  • Undertakes to ensure that all patients with unsuppressed viral load receive effective and quality Enhanced Adherence Counselling and appropriate clinical services until they achieve viral suppression.
  • Participates in tele ECHO sessions as scheduled and identify, analyze, and present cases during ECHO sessions.
  • Provide effective capacity building activities to other staff in the facility to ensure provision of quality HIV/TB services in line with national guidelines.
  • Undertakes establishment of workable client-centered models of care for stable clients
  • Undertakes timely tracking of stable clients and provides 6 months dispensation of ARVs to clients stable on ART
  • Undertakes maintenance of up to date paper based and electronic registers
  • Undertakes timely preparation of weekly, monthly, quarterly, annual as well as any ad-hoc reports as required in the required formats.

Required, Qualification, Skills and Experience

  • Full Grade 12 Certificate with at least five O- level credits
  • Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery or its equivalent
  • Holder of a Full Registration Certificate from Health Professions Council of Zambia
  • Holder of a valid practicing license
  • At least two (2) years’ work experience
  • Experience in ART service provision will be an added advantage

HOW TO APPLY:

Qualified candidates should send their credentials to:

The Provincial Health Director Mailing Address: P.O. BOX 510023, Hospital Road, Chipata attaching the following:

  1. A formal application letter or cover letter;
  2. A current CV;
  3. Photocopies of all professional certificates and degrees; and
  4. Contact information for at least three professional references.

Ministry of Health

Provincial Health Office, Eastern Province

P.O Box 510023, Hospital Road, Chipata

Important Note: Offers of employment or job openings with requests for payment or fees should be treated with extreme caution, viewed as potentially fraudulent and reported immediately.
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