AIDS Healthcare Foundation

Sessional Medical Doctor - South Africa

South Africa-Middledrift
Req No
2014-2168
Category
Medical
Type
Temporary Part-Time

Overview

AMAZING INDIVIDUALS WORKING FOR POSITIVE PEOPLE at AIDS Healthcare Foundation!

 

Does the idea of doing something that really makes a difference in people’s lives while being well-compensated intrigue you? Are you looking to work for an organization that encourages growth and success from each and every one of its employees?

 

If so, AIDS Healthcare Foundation is the place for you!

 

Founded in 1987, AIDS Healthcare Foundation is the largest specialized provider of HIV/AIDS medical care in the nation. Our mission is to provide cutting edge medicine and advocacy, regardless of ability to pay. Through our healthcare centers, pharmacies, health plan, research and other activities, AHF provides access to the latest HIV treatments for all who need them.

  

AHF’s core values are to be:

 

• Patient-Centered

• Value Employees

• Respect for Diversity

• Nimble

• Fight for What’s Right

 

 

STILL INTERESTED? Please continue!

Responsibilities

  • Maintains 24 hours weekly to see patients at the clinic and support, providing initiation, treatment, care and follow up as required;
  • He will also be required to support other sites working in collaboration with AHF i.e FortBeaufort and Victoria Allies;
  • Ensures that all patients access various diagnostic tests, analyses, and evaluation or medical procedures that promote good clinical outcomes in accordance to standard guidelines;
  • Provides leadership in analysis of reports, tests, examination and facilitation of referrals to medical specialists or other practitioners for specialized treatment;
  • Participates in setting up and ensuring that up and down referral systems between the clinic and other upper or lower health units is operational within the agreed context with the department of health;
  • Responsible for maintaining delivery of high quality, cost effective medical care, and ensures efficiency of all services provided at the Middledrift healthcare center;
  • Audits deaths, dropouts and adherence to antiretroviral therapy, and provides the data to the M&E team;            
  • Responsible for maintaining medical records and charts, following the guidelines as outlined by the Policies and Procedures;
  • Participates in Africa medical staff and medical meetings (at minimum, once a month) to discuss difficult patients and case management issues;
  • Maintains provider productivity to standards set by AHF management. This will include counseling medical staff and troubleshooting as necessary. Further help and guidance can be obtained by consulting the Project coordinator;
  • Ensure that all healthcare center staff participates in scheduled staff, and recommended CME (Continuing Medical Education), multidisciplinary team meetings in a manner that up holds peer interaction;
  • Prepares monthly or other important reports as necessary, and required by AHF management.
  • Interacts and liaises with partners of AHF in a manner that is professional and promotes the principle of positive collaboration;
  • Assists Project Coordinator in certain duties related to the ARV program as required
  • Undertakes any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

Qualifications

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • MBChB or equivalent from an accredited medical university;
  • At least three year’s experience as a Medical Doctor;
  • Sound Medical ethics;
  • Knowledge of the National Strategic framework;
  • Experience in teaching junior staff and other staff in the multidisciplinary team on HIV related matters.

 LANGUAGE SKILLS:

  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals;
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence;
  • Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

 

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:

  • Certification and license plus registration with the Health Professional Council of the Republic of South Africa is required

 

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Must be able to travel when necessary;
  • Sensitivity to patient population and issues surrounding HIV/AIDS;
  • Familiarity with word processing and data base management principles. Ability to prioritize tasks in a rapidly changing environment.

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