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Médecins Sans Frontières is a private, non-profit international humanitarian organization dedicated to providing medical assistance to populations in crisis, without discrimination and regardless of race, religion, creed or political affiliation. In Malawi, MSF works in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and the local community in integrated HIV/AIDS in Chiradzulu District and Cervical Cancer projects Blantyre districts.

MSFF is looking for its Chiradzulu office


Position: CLINICIAN MENTOR – (1 POSITION)


Workplace : Chiradzulu

Type of contract : 9months Fixed term contract

Start date : Immediate


Main purpose of the position

The clinician will be on roster to perform consultation to HIV positive children and adolescents and unstable adult patients as defined in the unstable patient criteria in the health centre HIV clinics during intensive clinic days and Saturday Teen Clubs.

Main responsibilities


1. Perform consultation in the general HIV clinic

  • Perform a proper history and examination, request investigations including VL, CD4, TB LAM, CrAg and ART drug sensitivity tests, review the results, make a diagnosis and manage the patient according to MSF protocols.
  • Perform or request other point of care tests: Syphilis, Hepatitis B, Hemoglobin, creatinine, urine dipstick analysis, glycaemia when indicated, interpret the results and manage the patient accordingly in accordance with MSF protocols.
  • Ensure that the results of the requested tests are communicated to the patient and recorded in the different databases (M+, Baobab)
  • Identify patients who are in need of viral load and/or genotyping testing and participate in sample collection.
  • Diagnose patients failing ART treatment and switch them to appropriate treatment without unnecessary delay.
  • Identify patients who are in need of hospitalization based on a thorough clinical assessment and laboratory investigations, ensure that all necessary POC lab tests prior to hospitalization are done; all necessary adjustment/ changes to treatment are done prior to hospitalization and ensure that the patient is referred to the hospital without unnecessary delay.
  • Participate in nutrition screening of HIV positive patients and ensure management according to management plan/protocol.
  • Manage essential drug and supplies kit (order new drugs according to the daily consumption and in anticipation of upcoming consumption to avoid stock outs) and dispense drugs from the kit to patients when the drug is not available in MoH pharmacy.
  • Document every consultation in M+ forms, patient health passport and mastercard, ensure that the M+ forms are properly filed after consultations to keep track of the patient’s clinical evolution and to ensure continuity of care for the patient.
  • Participate in data collection and reporting when required.
  • Notify supervisor about patients who defaulted or who missed their appointment so that tracing can be initiated when necessary.


2. Provide clinical mentoring/ coaching to MoH staff on specific aspects in the management of the above-mentioned population.
  • Ensure that he/she is familiar and up-to-date with MoH clinical management guidelines and MSF protocols and maintain a solid base of knowledge about HIV disease management.
  • Coach on clinical methods and good medical practices: Encourage MoH clinicians to build good working relationship with patients, take proper history, do good physical examination, detect danger signs, request appropriate investigations, good documentation in health passport and M+ forms when applicable, develop clear patient management and follow up plan.
  • Coach MoH staff on referral criteria to refer patients to MSF and give feedback on the referred patients.

3. Other roles
  • Report to the activity manager any organizational problems, and contribute in solving the problems.
  • Prepare case studies and reviews for clinical meetings.
  • Participate in updating training materials together with HIV doctor
  • Collect and update daily-required data
  • Use and integrate patient data into clinical practice with the aim to improve quality of care.
  • Assists with any other duties as deemed necessary by the supervisor(s).


Requirements


Education:
  • Diploma or degree in clinical medicine
  • Certificate in training of trainers is an added advantage

Experience:
  • At least 3 years’ experience with clinical HIV/AIDS/TB care, including the provision of ART 


How to apply

Documents to provide:


  • Cover letter, Updated CV, ID Copy and relevant certificates

Deadline for submission of application: 15th April, 2021

Application should be submitted to:


Human Resources Manager

Médecins sans Frontières France

P.O Box 50

Chiradzulu – Malawi


E-mail address: msff-chiradzulu-recruitment@paris.msf.org



with in subject: CLINICAL MENTOR Full_Name

(Indicate only the Position and Your Full Name as part of the Subject Line of the email).


NOTE:
Please clearly indicate the position title and your full name on the application. Letters, CVs and any documentation included in application package will not be returned. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. MSF is an equal opportunity employer: all applicants will be equally considered under the same criteria and expectations. MSF does not charge any application/recruitment or training fees: if ever you are requested to pay any amount to process your application or access employment with MSF, do not pay and please inform the MSF administration on email: msff-chiradzulu-recruitment@paris.msf.org  as soon as possible


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    Chiradzulu
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    Full Time
  • Positions
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  • Apply Before
    16 Apr, 2021

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