17 Entry Level Clinician USAID Project Jobs – University Research Co., LLC (URC)

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Organization: University Research Co., LLC (URC)

Duty Station: Uganda

About US:

University Research Co., LLC (URC), a US-based public health organization working in Uganda since 2005, implements the USAID’s Regional Health Integration to Enhance Services in East Central Uganda Activity (USAID’s RHITES EC). The purpose of this project is to support implementation of a comprehensive, integrated investment in regional health, HIV/AIDS and nutrition assistance. This five-year activity targets 12 districts in East-Central Uganda with an estimated total population of 4.1 million through a district-based integrated package of quality health, HIV/AIDS, nutrition and child development services.

Job Summary:   The Clinicians will work with and support respective health facility teams enroll all newly identified HIV positive clients in care and on ART, and to provide high quality HIV Care and treatment services along the care continuum including implementation of the revised national guidelines for HIV prevention, care and treatment through ongoing patient clinical assessments and management, data reviews and reporting, and applying quality improvement approaches to close existing service quality gaps.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Participate in day-to-day running of the HIV/AIDS clinic at supported health facilities including daily enrollment of all newly identified HIV positive clients
  • Work with other health facility staff and project seconded volunteers to strengthen targeted HIV eligibility screening at all facility entry points and testing all those eligible for HIV;
  • Daily review of all HTS services data tools both at facility and from outreaches to track all new HIV positive clients in collaboration with community linkages structures and ensure their enrollment into care and on ART to completion.
  • Daily review of all HTS services data tools both at facility and from outreaches to track all new HIV positive clients in collaboration with community linkages structures and ensure their enrollment into care and on ART to completion.
  • Work with the facility, district and project M&E teams to ensure up-to-date data collection and reporting mechanisms are responsive to the needs of the district, project, MoH and other stakeholders
  • Ensure the project’s, facility’s and district’s HIV/AIDS support for activities is well-coordinated and demonstrate results towards set targets.
  • In collaboration with supported facility, district and cluster staff monitor and support attainment of HIV care enrolment, Care & Treatment Performance targets
  • Work with other facility, district and project staff to plan and implement quality improvement activities to improve HIV testing outputs, enrollment into care and on ART, clinical and laboratory services aimed at improved delivery of HIV continuum of services.
  • Support facilities in forecasting, quantifying and requisitioning adequate commodities to support the HIV care continuum including ARVs, HIV test kits and viral load kits.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The applicant must hold a Diploma in Clinical Medicine or Nursing with clinical services delivery improvement
  • Additional training in HIV/AIDS clinical management
  • Two years’ experience in managing HIV/AIDS in clinical settings
  • Knowledge in clinical HIV/AIDS management, including the current national guidelines for HIV prevention, care and treatment
  • Willingness to work in rural setting.
  • Excellent Counselling, Interpersonal, Communication and Computer Skills.
  • Ability to communicate in the language dialects used in East Central region (Lusoga, Lugweri, Swahili, Samia, Luganda)

How to Apply:

All suitably qualified and interested applicants should hand deliver OR send via E-mail their complete applications with a cover letter, curriculum vitae, copies of academic credentials and contact information for 3 professional references addressed to:

Human Resource Coordinator

University Research Co., LLC – Centre for Human Services Plot 1 Bridge Lane, Mpumudde Division P.O. Box 5053, Jinja, Uganda

E-mail to: HR-RHITES-EC@urc-chs.com

Deadline: 20th September 2019 by 2:00pm


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