AIDS Healthcare Foundation

Nurse Incharge - Market Clinic

Uganda
Req No
2017-6714
Category
Healthcare Center Operations
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

Clinical Responsibilities:

  • Plans and provides skilled nursing care to clients on an outpatient basis
  • Supervise activities of Nurses, Dispensers, Linkage coordinator Counselors, HIV Medics and ART Aides to ensure professionalism in delivery of work and continuous improvement in quality of services delivered.
  • Trains, mentors and coaches staff under her/his supervision with the overall aim of improving standards and quality of care.
  • Leads the implementation of protocols to improve triage, patient appointments management, pharmacy inventory management, linkage to care, adherence and quality improvement of nursing care.
  • Monitors and supervises the dispensing of drugs and prescription of drug refills by Nurses and HIV Medics
  • Charts notes and medication administration according to protocol.
  • Provides patient and family education and counseling
  • Coordinates nursing care to outreach posts in lower health facilities as planned by the site in-charges
  • Assists staff to inculcate and promote the practice and discipline of confidentiality
  • Ensures proper management of medical wastes and infection control procedures are maintained by all staff in the facility
  • Leads and coordinates meeting with the nursing team, counselors, and other lay providers and also participates in general staff meetings  once every month
  • Participates/leads CMEs for staff under supervision at least once every month
  • Maintains a management plan to ensure patients stay adherent  to their medication
  • Assists medical staff with examinations and procedures.
  • Consults with other team members on patient care and fosters team building.

 

Administrative responsibilities

  • Participates in human resource management including identifying of staff, ensuring adequate staffing, training, deployment, leave , appraisals and promotions
  • Participates in planning, budgeting coordination, monitoring of nursing services at the center
  • Ensures that all supervised staff adhere to professional code of conduct and ethics
  • Intercedes with difficult clients, resolves staff or client disputes, and assists with operational or procedural inquiries.
  • Participates in ensuring adherence to AHF financial policies, management philosophy and integrity of staff at the center.
  • Ensures that all equipment at the center is secure, functional and well maintained
  • Participates in requisitioning for drugs, equipment, sundries and other supplies for the facility
  • Monitors proper inventory and stock management for all drugs and supplies at the center
  • Ensures that the health center environment is kept clean and healthy.
  • Imparts knowledge and skills to staff and student interns/volunteers.
  • Performs delegated duties by the Medical Director, Program Nurse Manager and Regional Medical Director including the Senior Nursing officer.
  • Communicates with all medical providers to ensure that patients receive complete services in accordance with available policies and procedures
  • Coordinates case management and operational review meetings in order to ensure that the nursing team is functioning in accordance with policies, procedures, and program requirements

·      Coordinate patient services and referrals in accordance with case management protocols and procedures.

  • Participates in assessing and reporting data for Quality Improvement., ensures licensing for all nursing staff is up-to-date.
  • Attends to conferences as requested

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

Under guidance of the Nurse Manager, directly supervises HIV medics and carries out supervisory responsibilities. Responsibilities include planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

 

 

Qualifications

Must be double- trained at registered level or its equivalent from an accredited nursing training institution.

Should have a diploma in Nursing administration or its equivalent

Must be registered with the Nurses and Midwives council

Must have served for at least 7 years as a health worker, 5 years of which should be at senior nursing officer level

 

LICENSE:

Must possess a valid practicing license and be registered with the Allied Health Professionals Council.

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