AIDS Healthcare Foundation

Pediatrician- Ethiopia

Ethiopia-Addis Ababa
Req No
2014-2835
Category
Healthcare Center Operations
Type
Regular 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

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Strong desire or inclination to work with children, especially those with HIV
  • Provide quality care and treatment to HIV infected children and their families
  • Provide PMTCT services to HIV infected pregnant and breastfeeding women who are attending the clinic as recommended by the national PMTCT guidelines.
  • Ensure that proper care is provided for HIV-exposed infants: 
  • Ensure that all HIV-exposed infants are provided with ARV prophylaxis and cotrimoxazole
  • Ensure that all HIV-exposed infants are routinely tested with DNA PCR through sample referral.
  • Ensure that infants whose DNA result is positive are initiated on ART according to the national guideline.
  • Manage TB/HIV co-infected children and their families
  • Make sure that the family focused approach is followed as part of the comprehensive HIV/AIDS services provided in all AHF supported clinics.
  • Set up a referral system for complicated HIV Pediatric cases that cannot be managed at any of the clinics
  • Assist the ART Clinicians in decision making while shifting to second line ART management
  • Supervise and mentor other health care providers in the clinics with a view to tasking shifting
  • Train health care workers in the management of pediatric HIV cases
  • Work in collaboration with other clinical mentors to provide regular mentorship and supportive supervision and mentorship to health care workers involved in managing HIV/AIDS in children
  • Monitor their own activities with objective data and provide regular feedback to Medical Director
  • Adhere to national HIV/AIDS patient management protocols and policies as amended from time to time
  • Offer consultation to AHF-Ethiopia Management in designing of new clinic activities, planning, monitoring & evaluation of existing ones.
  • Ensure that proper infection prevention and post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) procedures are followed at all AHF supported clinics and together with the ART Clinicians help establish a functional PEP program for clinics.
  • Promote the routine offering of Pediatric and Adolescent ART adherence counseling to all children and their parents and guardians.
  • Ensure the continuous clinical and periodic immunological staging and monitoring of all HIV-infected children.
  • Participate when available in the clinic team’s monthly meeting, reporting and action plan preparation.
  • Carry out any other duties assigned by the Executive or Medical Director

Qualifications

  • MD/Pediatrician with five years’ experience in HIV/AIDS care delivery and program management
  • Ability to establish and maintain excellent work relationship
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English.
  • Basic computer knowledge with ability to use the MS office

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