10 Clinical Mentors jobs at The AIDS Support Organization (TASO Uganda)


The AIDS Support Organization (TASO Uganda)

10 Clinical Mentors job Posts

Location:  Jobs in Uganda 2022 - 2023


Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 10

Deadline: 14 February 2022

Hiring Organization: The AIDS Support Organization (TASO Uganda)

Job Details:

The AIDS Support Organization (TASO Uganda), was founded to contribute to a process of preventing HIV infection, restoring hope and improving the quality of life of persons, families and communities affected by HIV infection and disease. TASO was given a 5-year Transition Award by USAID (Cooperative Agreement: #72061720CA00014) effective August 12, 2020 ending August 11, 2025, to implement the USAID Local Partner Health Services-Ankole Project (USAID LPS-Ankole) in the 12 districts of Ankole sub-region, South Western Uganda. USAID expanded the TASO-Ankole implementing mechanism to the 8 districts in Acholi sub-region effective October 1, 2021, starting with Pader district effective July 1, 2021. The Ankole and Acholi subregions of South Western and Northern Uganda, respectively consist of 20 USAID-supported districts including: - Buhweju, Bushenyi, Ibanda, Isingiro, Kazo, Kiruhura, Mbarara, Mitooma, Ntungamo, Rubirizi, Rwampara and Sheema in Ankole Sub-Region; Agago, Amuru, Gulu, Kitgum, Lamwo, Nwoya, Omoro and Pader in Acholi sub-region; as well as their Cities and Municipalities.
The project's overarching goal is to support the achievement of the Government of Uganda and PEPFAR goals of reaching and maintaining HIV epidemic control by 2020 and ending AIDS by 2030. The project is expected to support continued implementation of a district-based integrated package of quality HIV/AIDS and TB services in the public health sector to contribute towards attainment and sustenance of epidemic control; provide comprehensive technical support through training, coaching and mentorship to targeted public health facilities to enhance the delivery of quality HIV and TB services at facility and community level and position them to sustain epidemic control. In pursuit of such intentions, TASO requires the services of dedicated, competent, innovative and result-oriented individuals for employment on a contract basis for the posts below;

Job Title (2) REF: TS/HR/PMGT/2: 10 Clinical Mentors
Classification : Project Contracted HRH Staff
Reports to: Facility in-charge with support of the Cluster Team Lead
Salary: Commensurate with training and experience
Duty Station: Health facility (ART Clinic)
Directly Supervises: None

Main Purpose of the Job:
The overall objective of the Clinical Mentor is to provide direct technical support through onsite mentorship and training for the facilities in the district. The position will operationally report to Cluster Team Lead and will have technical oversight and support from the HIV Care and Treatment, TB, and Paediatric and Adolescent Technical Officers. He or she will be expected to sit in a high-volume ART facility to provide routine clinical care. Based on agreed up schedules he or she will provide similar support to other health facilities.

Key Outputs
• Work with the health care workers at the project supported facilities to support scale up of HIV and TB services
• Carryout assessment, accreditation and build the capacity of health facilities to provide HIV, TB and Cervical Cancer screening and management services
• Provide technical support to other facility health care workers, including but not limited to Clinical Officers, Nurses / midwives and Counsellors
• Work plans and budgets for medical services developed High quality HIV and TB prevention, care, and treatment service delivery according to the revised National guidelines ensured at all health facilities within the district
• ART clinic management of required staffing and competencies for medical services informed
• Availability of required medical supplies and equipment at health facilities ensured
• Clinical activities supported
• Reports (weekly, monthly, quarterly, annually, and adhoc) from the clinic for MOH, IP, and Donor timely submitted.
• Data and performance reviews conducted
• Existent service quality gaps identified and closed using continuous quality improvement approaches.
• Targets for HIV prevention (VMMC, KP/PP, HTS, Recency, PMTCT), HIV Care enrolment, Care & Treatment, and TB are attained

Key Duties and Responsibilities
1. Participate in day-to-day clinical care for PLHIV including children, adolescents, and pregnant women. This will include comprehensive clinical assessment, diagnosing, treating, and managing clients.
2. Support counsellors to integrate Psychosocial support services into HIV / TB service delivery.
3. Participate in planning and implementation of community HIV services such as CDDPs, MCLAD, home and school-based care.
4. Coordinate and link clients to other services, particularly OVC and GBV
5. Support health workers to improve the quality of care provided and work with facility leadership to ensure facilities are equipped to provide quality services through planning and leading CPDs, data reviews
6. Support the facilities to develop and maintain functional quality improvement activities to address key facility gaps aimed at improving service delivery and clinical outcomes, including QI projects, CQI team meetings and activities.
7. In liaison with the Cluster Team Lead, support facilities to conduct weekly clinic / facility meetings and use data to guide interventions and project technical support.
8. Support facilities to provide information to clients aimed at reducing vulnerability to AIDS and other HIV related diseases through health education.
9. Participate in training of other health workers through regular CPDs, mentorships and in service trainings, and case presentations and other educational activities at the clinic, which develop and maintain competence and performance
10. Participate in ensuring use of materials related to patient care and treatment, including clinical guidelines, protocols, algorithms, drug formularies, training materials, and monitoring and evaluation tools improve adherence support systems.
11. Participate in ensuring adequate facility ARV stocks, support accurate and timely quantification of ARVs and other logistics.
12. Participate in improving referral systems and community linkages with oversight and through collaboration with the Project community Linkages and Referrals Officer
13. Provide mentorship to health care workers in the delivery of quality health care to patients.
14. Conduct periodic site assessments using standard MOH and or PEPFAR tools, and support the facility and [project to address any gaps identified and provide feedback to the Cluster Team Lead on key facility gaps, challenges and achievements for targeted program interventions.
15. Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor


PERSON SPECIFICATIONS: Clinical Mentors (10)
Minimum Academic Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree of Medicine and Surgery, OR A Bachelor's Degree of Science in Nursing, OR A Diploma in Clinical Medicine, OR A Diploma in Nursing from a recognized institution. Any added qualifications will be an added advantage. Possession of a valid registration certificate from the supervisory Government Institution (Uganda Medical & Dental practitioners Council Possession, Allied Health Professional Council is MSUT.

Additional Training Necessary
• Training in HIV/AIDS and related conditions clinical care
• Training in Principles and Practices of ART
• Training in Continuous Quality Improvement
• Training on revised National HIV prevention, Care and Treatment guidelines

Minimum Experience and Exposure
• At least two years' work experience gained through serving within a health facility in the last 4 years, in HIV/AIDS and TB related work
• Previous experience in an HIV/AIDS, TB and RMNCH related fields will be an added advantage
• Experience supporting health facility teams to improve HIV/AIDS, TB services
• Experience utilizing continuous quality improvement approaches and is cognizant of the new approaches to improvement of HIV/AIDS and TB services.
• Knowledge of facility data management systems including DHIS2, primary reporting tools and Uganda EMR will be an added advantage
• Excellent communication or interpersonal skills is a must
• Excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, Outlook, Power-point)
• Ability and willingness to reside in and work within the supported district

Other Qualities/Attributes: Courtesy, Patience, Accuracy, Integrity, Confidentiality, Team player and Ability to work under mental and physical stress and Empathy, Respect and Integrity.

Application procedure

Only qualified candidates who meet all the above requirements are invited to submit their resume, copies of certified academic certificates, testimonials and three referees, two of who should be the present employer / immediate supervisor or last employer if unemployed, or any other if it is the first employment being applied for. None of the referees should be a relative, friend or business associate. All referees' designations should be stated and contact details included i.e. physical address, telephone/ mobile numbers and email contacts.
All interested candidates MUST fully fill the TASO Online Job Application Form, scan and save all the relevant documents as one document (labeled with candidate's full names) and forward only online applications with the relevant credentials to:
https://www.cognitoforms.com/TASO1/THEAIDSSUPPORTORGANISATIONTASO
Please visit the TASO Website at www.tasouganda.org  to access the detailed job advert. Also note that only applications received online shall be considered.
Posting Date: February 01, 2022 Closing Date: February 14, 2022 at 5:00 pm
While TASO appreciates all the interested applicants, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews. In case you do not hear from TASO Uganda One (01) month after the closing date, please consider yourself unsuccessful.

Date Posted: 2022-02-03

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