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 modern science to those most in need and to serve as an antidote to despair. PIH has programs in Haiti, Peru, Mexico, Russia, Rwanda, Lesotho, Malawi, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Kazakhstan and Boston.
PIH began working in Malawi in 2007, where today we support the Ministry of Health (MOH) to serve a catchment area of 165,000 through 12 health centers and two hospitals in partnership with our sister organizations, Abwenzi Pa Za Umoyo (APZU) is in Neno District.
PEDIATRIC DEVELOPMENT CLINIC (PDC)
In 2021, APZU will be supporting the MOH in Neno District to launch district hospital-level pediatric development clinic (PDC) to provide care, treatment, preventative and developmental care for pediatric patients with prematurity, neonatal illness or complications, or infants/children with development delay or feeding difficulties. Additionally, the clinic will service pediatric patients with complex chronic conditions (e.g. congenital heart disease, genetic or chromosomal conditions sickle cell, etc) in collaboration with the Advanced Non-communicable disease (NCD) Clinic present at the district hospital.
The PDC will be staffed with a clinical team especially trained in the management of these conditions. This team will be responsible for the routine operations and clinical care in this clinic as well as for mentorship and support to neonatal and pediatric care at the primary care level in Neno’s 14 health facilities.
We seek to recruit suitably qualified and experienced candidate for the following position:
Position : Pediatric Development (PD) Nurse Mentor
Reports to : Primary Care Nurse Manager
Commitment : Full Time (Monday-Friday)
Working Hours : Regular Office Hours (40Hrs/Week)
Location : Neno District, Malawi
Position Description Overview:
The PD Nurse Mentor will be a core part of the operations, clinical care, teaching, and research at the pediatric development clinic and will help oversee clinical operations including coordinating patient recruitment, linkage to care, provide longitudinal patient care including developmental and parent support and identify patients who need closer monitoring. The PD nurse mentor and team will be responsible for providing broad infant and pediatric development and chronic disease mentorship and collaboration it the primary integrated chronic disease program, inpatient care, primary health facilities and in the community. The PD Nurse Mentor will work closely with the Advanced NCD, Integrated Chronic Care Clinic (IC3), special care nursery and community programs team to integrate and provide holistic care to the patients in the district. Additionally, the candidate will work with the Neno, national and Partners In Health leadership to develop clinical protocols, referral pathways along the care continuum and research projects surrounding pediatric chronic disease and development. The candidate for this position must be self-motivated, have superb interpersonal skills, be passionate about nursing care and social justice, and show creativity in tackling clinical and organizational problems as they arise.
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