AIDS Healthcare Foundation

Consultant - Medical Officer

Sierra Leone
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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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Leadership and Management

  • Provide supervision and mentorship of medical providers and evaluates staff performance
  • Support Clinical Officers in ensuring proper management and maintenance of logistics, supplies, equipment and infrastructure of their respective clinics
  • Support the Clinical Officers in timely compilation of reports including accountabilities and on-ward submission to CPM
  • Attends operational and other relevant meetings at the clinics and foster team functionality
  • Work with CPM in building and maintaining partnerships with key stakeholders in AIDS and medical service delivery
  • Works in liaison with other relevant officers on special projects such as renovations, construction, research etc
  • In collaboration with clinical teams, plans, budget and coordinate outreaches for prevention, testing , care and treatment
  • Liases and coordinates partner activities where there is a collaboration involving delivery of services
  • Serves as AHFs advocate at the site level
  • Relays information that affects AHFs implementation of activities or progress expressly to the CPM


Clinical Care

  • Constitutes and oversees activities of a clinical team and ensures that the team meets regularly
  • Ensures that staff adhere to and operate according to set national and international standards
  • Ensures provision of high quality care and service delivery at the center
  • Responsible for patient chart review and peer review following the guidelines established by the Policies and Procedures Committee
  • Provides clinical care in conjunction with other team members
  • Ensuring effective implementation of static and outreach services
  • Participate in or lead training activities as may be required
  • Attend medical provider meetings (at minimum, once a month) to discuss difficult patients.
  • Advice in maintaining adequate provider staffing in the healthcare center to ensure smooth flow of patients. This will include supporting coordination of vacation schedules such that not more than one provider is out on scheduled vacation.
  • Maintains provider productivity to standards set by AHF management. This will include counseling staff and troubleshooting as necessary. Further help can be obtained by contacting the CPM or the Bureau Chief as required.
  • Ensure organization and attendance of healthcare center medical staff at weekly CME seminars and recommending CME (Continuing Medical Education) programs as appropriate based on peer reviews.
  • Visit the clinics at least three days a week


Education and/or Experience:

  • Medical Degree (M.D) related experience and /or training. Prior experience treating HIV positive patients. Minimum of at least 3-5 years experience  providing clinical care
  • Experience in managing a team and building capacity in resource-limited settings.
  • Ability to work in a public sector environment to accomplish goals and favorably influence decision making processes in a diplomatic and collaborative manner
  • Familiarity with current HIV&AIDS and TB management practices, and protocols


 Language Skills:

  • Fluency in English required and proficient in at least two spoken local languages in project sites
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. 
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. 
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, trainees, political groups, government agencies, private contributors, and the general public
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedures manuals;
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents.
  • Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from clients, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community hospital administration.
  • Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format.
  • Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.


Other Skills & Abilities/Qualifications:

  • Must  be able to travel at least 30% of the time;
  • Needs to be sensitive to patient population and issues surrounding HIV/AIDS;
  • Knowledge of HIV/AIDS and related medical and patient care issues and concerns in diverse populations strongly preferred.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks in a rapidly changing environment;
  • Good command of administrative knowledge and practices;
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • 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 training workshops.
  • 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, problem solving, training and supply chain management


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