AIDS Healthcare Foundation

Associate Director for Quality Management

South Africa-Umlazi
Req No
2017-6454
Category
Healthcare
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 AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Ensures that organization-wide QI initiatives are focused and aligned to improving operational and program efficiencies and effectiveness in the region with the overall aim of improving patient outcomes and experiences at health facility and community levels;
  • Participates in the assessment of current health systems, constraints, and priorities at all levels, developing and scaling up enhanced programs in line with the AHFs strategic health development plans.
  • Participates in organizational strategic planning and provides leadership for performance management and QI policy development;
  • Participates in evaluating the impact that systems improvements have on the delivery of health services in supported facilities in the region;
  • Participates in the development of QI training programs that focus on enabling the workforce to achieve improvements with priority health concerns.
  • Facilitates better access to quality care and greater use of priority services, leading to improved health outcomes. Including reviewing patient triage systems, scheduling, waiting times, linkages to care
  • Gives guidance and support to the Program Managers in the development of policies that promote strong health systems and stewardship of new technical ideas, identifies and tracks new opportunities.
  • Participates in the development of the strategic and operational plans, supporting the development and successful implementation of annual work plans.
  • Maintain a comprehensive list of, and knowledge of key development partners in each country for all programs/initiatives related to HIV/AIDS to maximize support, attract funding and cooperation with partners
  • Assures that all QI activities are relevant to the needs of targeted population.
  • Reviews and provides guidance on systems for inventory management for  drugs and other medical supplies to  ensure uniformity and accountability
  • Prepares, edits and oversees publication of reports, documents and other materials related to business development including business plans, annual reports and materials for resource acquisition
  • Participates and advises on systems or mechanism for performing chart audits
  • Participates in operational research and identifying new /potential areas of research that will lead to improvement of programs
  • Lead, participates and or design training activities for improving quality of care

 

In Addition:

  • Participate in the development of the budgets
  • Undertake any other activity that contributes to the overall mission of AHF

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

 

Initially, this position does not have any supervisory responsibilities but may assume some as the portfolio grows.

 

PARTICIPATION IN MEETINGS:

  • Global Quality meeting
  • Medical Director Meetings – Africa Bureau
  • Bureau Level quality meetings
  • Staff meetings
  • Other meetings as may be required

 

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, Experience, Knowledge and skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in Medicine & Surgery with a minimum of a Master’s degree in public health or other relevant field.
  • Minimum of 7 years senior-level, relevant public health experience in health systems management interventions in HIV/AIDS.
  • Knowledge of public health functions and Essential Public Health Services, public health organizations and programs;
  • skilled in communicating effectively, facilitating group processes and training staff
  • Skilled in preparing policy analysis, including interpreting statistics and evaluating research studies; preparing comprehensive reports related to public health issues
  • Skills in planning and evaluating public health program initiatives; proven skills adapting and applying Performance Management and QI in a public health setting
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective and productive working relationships with public and private organizations, practices, partnerships, and programs within the community.
  • Demonstrated leadership and management skills;
  • Demonstrated technical expertise in providing technical support and/or capacity building to staff and partner governments in systems strengthening; demonstrated ability to develop linkages with other organizations and favorably influence decision making processes in a diplomatic and collaborative manner
  • Strong understanding of interventions in health systems strengthening. Excellent conceptualization, facilitation, planning and mentoring skills.
  • Familiarity with current HIV&AIDS practices and issues in the policy environment at national and international levels,
  • Willingness to travel within the Region and the Africa Bureau at least 60% of the time

LANGUAGE SKILLS:

  • Ability to communicate effectively in English
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, government standard regulations, policy documents and Development Partners RFAs
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedures manuals;
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondences;
  • Ability to speak effectively before groups of people and respond to questions from groups of managers, media, clients, trainees and the general public.

 

MATHEMATICAL 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, percentages and to draw and interpret bar graphs

 

 

COMPUTER/ SOFTWARE SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Proficiency with word processing,, spreadsheets and presentation software
  • Proficiency with internet search and electronic mail use; and,
  • Ability to effectively present information in both written and oral forms.

 

REASONING ABILITY:

  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form; and,
  • Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

 

CERTIFICATES, LICENCES AND REGISTRATIONS:

Should be in possession of relevant and current authentic educational certificates.

 

OTHER REQUIRED SKILLS/ABILITIES

  • Must be able to travel at least 60% of the time;
  • Needs to be sensitive to patient population and issues surrounding HIV/AIDS;
  • Ability to prioritize tasks in a rapidly changing environment;
  • Good command of administrative knowledge and practices;
  • Ability to work in a team.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills and capacity to work with a partner-based approach.
  • Be a strategic thinker, have good organizational and    planning skills and ability to prioritize tasks and work quickly and accurately to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English in a variety of settings such as staff meetings, discussions with partners, and media.
  • Pro-active approach and flexible attitude to work.
  • Flexible, self-motivating and ability to organize work independently.
  • Dynamic, entrepreneurial individual with a proven track record in analysis and problem solving,

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