AIDS Healthcare Foundation

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Senior Medical Officer

Senior Medical Officer

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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



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  • Provides leadership and direction to maximize the potential of medical and non-medical staff involved in patient care  to meet AHF’s Mission, vision and goals




Medical Responsibilities include:

  • Maintains 40 hours weekly to see patients at the clinic, providing initiation, treatment, care and follow-up as required.
  • Ensures that all patients access various diagnostic tests. Analyses and evaluates medical procedures and diagnostic tests 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, referrals to government clinics is operational within the agreed context with the department of health and partner institutions.
  • Responsible for maintaining delivery of high quality medical care and efficiency of all services provided within the program.
  • Audits, deaths, drop outs and adherence to anti retro-viral therapy and makes or implement standard recommendations to clinic staff, for appropriate follow-up.
  • Liaise with the Data Manager so as to ensure that operational research activities are carried out in line with AHF policy.
  • Responsible for chart review and peer review following the guidelines established by the Quality improvement committee. Must review at least 20 charts per week.
  • Participates in Africa medical staff, Quality Improvement meetings and medical directors meetings (at minimum once a month) to discuss difficult patients and management issues. At least two cases should be presented per quarter.
  • Ensures and monitors that all clinic staff participate in scheduled staff and recommended CME (continued medical education) in a manner that upholds peer interaction, with at least once monthly CMEs in line with HPCZ requirements.
  • Liaise with the Medical Director so as to evaluate training needs for clinicians, nurses and Para-Medics in the clinic.
  •  Perform duties of Training Manager so as to assist the Medical Director with training programs in the sites supported/operated by AHF
  • Pharmacy: ensure adequate uninterrupted supply of drugs and that a proper logistics management system is in place
  • Ensures compliance with procurement policy and procedures for all medical supplies and commodities for the clinic
  • Reviews all monthly pharmacy projections and orders for the clinic.
  • Responsible for day to day medical operations of the clinic, including but not limited to:
    • Develops departmental flow charts,
    • Designs and implements patient flow



Human resource responsibilities include:

  • Participates in job analysis for vacant posts, planning and design for the clinic.
  • Participates in hiring, orientation of new employees.
  • Responsible for planning, assigning and directing work in the clinics
  • Responsible for appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees under his/her  supervision; addressing complaints and resolving problems raised by clinical staff and clients.
  • Develops the capacity of the workforce to contribute to and respond to strategic priorities, with emphasis on expanding access to ARV’s and continuously providing quality clinical care.
  • Organizes staff training on medical protocols, new guidelines/directives in accordance with current legislation
  • Encourages and fosters a positive work culture and safe work environment for staff
  • Maintains adequate provider staffing at the center to ensure smooth flow of services.
  • Prepares monthly and 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.
  • Undertakes any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.