IC3 Medical Officer
Partners in Health (PIH) is a non-profit organization based in Boston, Massachusetts. USA, whose mission Is to provide a preferential option for the poor in health care. Through service delivery, training, advocacy and research, PIH works globally to bring the benefits of modem science to those most in need and to serve as an antidote to despair. PIN has programs in Haiti, Rwanda, Lesotho, Liberia, Kazakhstan, Malawi, Peru, Mexico, Russia, Sierra Leone, Navajo Nation and Boston.
PIH began working in Malawi in 2001, where today we support the Ministry of Health (MOH) to serve a catchment area of 155,000 through 14 health centers and two hospitals in partnership with our sister organizations.
Abwenzi Pa Za Umoyo (APZU) is in Neon District and we seek to recruit a suitably qualified and experienced candidate for the following position:
Position: IC3 Medical Officer (One position)
Reports to : Secondary Health Care Clinical Manager
Commitment : Full The (Monday-Friday)
Working Hours : Regular Office Hours (40Hrs/Week)
Location : Lower Neno
Ideal start date : 1st November, 2020
Position Description Overview:
All Partners In Health/Abwenzi Pa Za Umoyo (PIH/APZU) clinicians are responsible for ensuring the delivery of high-quality patient care to patients in the Neno District. They work closely with APZU doctors, clinical officers and nurses as well as their MOH counterparts at their respective sites to support clinical excellence in implementing district-wide high-quality patient care.
The IC3 Medical Officer will be responsible for the clinical care and daily operations of the Integrated Chronic Care Clinic (IC3) for the hospital and the health centers in its catchment area in either the upper or lower part of Neno District. IC3 takes care of patients with chronic illness enrolled in longitudinal care including but not limited to patients with HIV and with non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as hypertension, diabetes, asthma, epilepsy, heart failure, etc., and this person will help this program become a model of care for this population. This includes efforts to effectively improve, measure, and troubleshoot the program.
Along these lines, the IC3 Medical Officer is enthusiastic, a critical thinker, highly self-motivated. and passionate about primary and secondary care. The IC3 Medical Officer excels in clinical quality of care for HIV and NCDs and supervises the clinical officers, nurses, clerks, pharmacy staff and data management working in IC3 both from PIH/APZU and MOH. The IC3 Medical Officer collaborates closely on a frequent basis with the HIV and NCO managers as well as any other programmatic staff supporting this patient population across the spectrum of care (e.g. nutrition, mental health, pharmacy, and inpatient teams). He/she works with the monitoring & evaluation and clinical teams to scrutinize data collection and indicators to improve the program as well as research work. He/she also works closely with his/her counterpart at the other hospital In Neno to standardize the program across the district. Furthermore, the IC3 Medical Officer will offer mentorship and supportive supervision to clinicians and nurses at primary health facilities to increase knowledge and capabilities to care for complex HIV and NCD cases.
As a member and leader of the clinical team, the IC3 Medical Officer also may have routine clinical duties in the hospital including coverage of nights and weekends as well as overseeing aspects of PIH/APZU leadership and staffing at the assigned hospital including liaising with MOH in charge, nursing leadership and DHMT of Neno District. The IC3 Medical Officer will assist in navigating the connection of the hospital setting to other pieces of the care continuum including screening programs, outpatient services and the community while focusing on creating an environment of mutual trust, quality improvement and clinical excellence. He/she will share responsibilities and oversight of hospital programming and provision of high quality care with PIH/APZU clinical leadership.
Responsibilities and Duties:
IC3 clinical and leadership duties (70%)
Hospital clinical and leadership duties(30%)
Required Qualifications and Experience:
Benefits & Remuneration
Attractive remuneration package will be offered to the successful candidate commensurate with experience and qualifications.
How to apply
Qualified and interested candidates should send their applications to the address below, enclosing their cover letter; copies of relevant certificates and Curriculum Vitae indicating three names of traceable referees with valid telephone numbers am email addresses.
All applications must reach the address below not later than Wednesday, 30th September, 2020.
The Human Resources Manager
Partners in Health/Abwenzi pa Za Umoyo (PIH/APZU)
P.O. Box 1774
PIH is an equal opportunity employer, so, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, tribe, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law.