AIDS Healthcare Foundation

Clinical Officer - Zambia

Zambia
Req No
2017-6371
Category
Medical
Type
Regular Full-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 & Responsibilities:

     

    • Ensures compliance with productivity standard by coordinating patient scheduling. .

     

    • Examines diagnoses and treats diseases of infants, children and adults.

     

    • Determines need for patient examinations and laboratory investigations and be able to interpret findings and test results.

     

    • Advises patients’ concerning diet, hygiene and methods for prevention of disease

     

    • Assists counselors with disclosure of HIV status to paediatric clients.

     

    • Refers patients to medical specialists or other practitioners for specialized treatment..

     

    • Prepares and reviews case histories and clinical records of infants, children and adults.

     

    • Authorizes refills for medications.

     

    • Completes patient diagnosis forms.

     

    • Attends some of clinic case conferences to discuss difficult patients.

     

    • Works with the clinic team to accommodate urgent care/walk-in patients.

     

    • Schedules vacation or conference leave time at least one month in advance.  .

     

    • Works with the responsible staff to ensure all reports needed from the sites are processed and sent to AHF Zambia office in a timely manner

     

    • Works with the clinic in-charge to ensure all supplies required for the smoothing running of the clinic are available at all times

     

    Participation in AHF Meetings/Committees

    • Medical Staff Meeting
    • General Staff Meeting
    • CME activities

Qualifications

Qualifications

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.    The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

Education and/or Experience

  • Diploma in Clinical Medical Sciences with a minimum of
  • A minimum of 2-3 years’ experience in HIV care and treatment.
  • Must be trained in pediatrics and adults HIV Management.
  • Must have a sound knowledge in the basic medical disciplines to allow for accurate diagnosis and appropriate management of clinical problems.
  • Knowledge of clinical protocols and procedures in the management of HIV related diseases.
  • Registered with medical council of Zambia.

 

Computer Skills

 

Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and Power point presentation.

 

Language Skills

This position requires someone who is conversant with the local languages and cultures in the region

 

Mathematical Skills

  • Basic Skills:  Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.  Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent to draw and interpret bar graphs.

 

Reasoning Ability

  • Highest Skills:  Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems.  Ability to deal with nonverbal symbolism (formulas, scientific equations, graphs, musical notes, etc.,) and its most difficult phases.  Ability to deal with a variety of abstract and concrete variables.

 

 

Other Skills & Abilities

  • Sensitivity to issues surrounding HIV and AIDS.
  • Demonstrates flexibility and willingness to provide coverage at other AHF sites upon request.

 

 

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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