Clinical Trackers at HJFMRI – 14 Positions
Clinical Trackers at HJFMRI – 14 Positions
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES – MBEYA
Join us in our efforts to strengthen and institutionalize monitoring and evaluation systems in SHL for efficient and effective HIV and AIDS resource mobilization.
The HJF Medical Research International, Inc Tanzania (HJFMRI-T) is a collaborative effort that supports PEPFAR-funded HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment activities in the Southern Highlands and within the Tanzania People’s Defense Forces (TPDF) 21 facilities. HJF Medical Research International, Inc Tanzania (HJFMRI-T) is a local non-profit that has supported these efforts since 2004 through the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) as a Donor. PEPFAR activities are conducted in close collaboration with the Tanzania Ministry of Health and the President’s Office of the Regional Administration and Local Government (PORALG) through the Regional Administrative Secretary.
HJF Medical Research International, Inc. Tanzania (HJFMRI-T) provides care and treatment to people affected by HIV/AIDS and has been actively involved in HIV and AIDS programming, providing resources, personnel, and services to the Southern Highlands Zone regions namely Mbeya, Rukwa, Katavi, Songwe and Ruvuma (VMMC Only). The program also supports TPDF to implement a comprehensive HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment program in 21 Military sites throughout the country.
All HJFMRI partners supported staff who will be recruited to fill different positions follow the normal Government of Tanzania procedures for recruitment like Advertising and Interviews, except for lay carders such as Expert Clients and Mom to Mom who go through a different procedure set by the Ministry of Health.
Job descriptions and required qualifications for the advertised positions are below:
Job Title: Clinical Tracker (14 Positions)
Report to: CTC in-charge and HJFMRI Lead
Terms of Employment: One-year contract
Salary: TGHS A
Major function of the position
Under the direct supervision of CTC in-charge, the Clinical Tracker will engage and mainly supervise the lay staff in appointment reminders 3 days before the appointment, tracing of missed appointment clients and tracing of clients who have interrupted the treatment. In addition, s/he will engage fully in organizing index contacts to be tracked by lay staff and him/herself to be provided with testing services. All this is aimed at the identification of clients living with HIV, linkage to care and having good retention in care and treatment services of all clients at respective facilities in the supported districts. The incumbent will ensure provision of HIV and AIDS services are in line with protocol and HIV management guidelines for Tanzania. To fully provide the intended services, the Clinical Tracker will be stationed at the facility where s/he is assigned to by district authority/Partner. The incumbent will ensure appropriate documentation to all appropriate reporting tools.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
Identify clients who missed their clinic visits schedule timely and conduct telephone tracking.
Prepare and share with CBHSP/peers/community tracker list of clients who were reachable through the phone and those who don’t have telephones.
Facilitate entry of tracking outcome into the CTC2 card and database with clinician/counselor and data officer.
Conduct weekly review and ensure all tracking outcome are updated and entered on CTC2 database.
Ensure unknown clients are tracked timely and 70% returned to care monthly.
Work with counsellors, ART nurses and data officer to confirm all transfer out in the respective facility.
Provide health education on the importance of clinic adherence to the client.
Support the patient adherence to medication and clinic visit schedules.
Record and report tracking services daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly.
Prepare a weekly, monthly and quarterly summary report and submit to the site manager, district retention, and community officer.
Participate in data management and net loss analysis in respective facilities and district.
Participate in QI activities that aimed to increase retention at facility level.
Bring up any ideas or comments that may contribute to better patient follow-up system.
Perform any other duties as assigned by the supervisor.
Certificate in Nursing (EN) or Clinical (ACO) and must be registered with the relevant professional body in Tanzania.
Experience providing HIV/AIDS clinical care in Tanzania or previous experience working in HIV/AIDS care and treatment.
Fluency in English and Kiswahili.
Willingness to stay at the working station 100%
Key personal competences:
Self-motivated and able to demonstrate high initiative
A team player
Good interpersonal skills
How to Apply:
Please send applications to firstname.lastname@example.org. All applications should have a cover letter, curriculum vitae (CV) and copies of academic certificates. Please write your full name and the position you are applying for on the email subject.
Also, please make sure you fill in the form on the link below for your application to be considered: https://forms.gle/rkQkUfFq9DU2mUhr9
The application deadline is on 6th of October 2023.
Successful candidates will be required to bring their original certificates during interviews.
GENERAL APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
“Testimonials”, “Provisional Results” “Statement of Results” will not be considered.
Applicants who are retired or have been terminated from the public service should not apply.
Applicants who studied outside of Tanzania should bring the confirmation of their qualifications from the authorized body.
Legal actions will be taken against all applicants who will submit forged/falsified information/documents.