Facility HIV Care Provider – 55 Positions
Locations: Chavuma, Chibombo, Chingola, Chitambo, Ikelenge, Kabwe, Kalulushi, Kalumbila, Kapiri, Kitwe, Luano, Luanshya, Masaiti, Mkushi, Mpongwe, Mufulira, Mufumbwe, Mumbwa, Mushindano, Mwinilunga, Ndola, Ngabwe, Serenje, Shibuyunji, Solwezi, Zambezi, Chisamba, Chilabombwe, Chisamba
The ART Nurse/Clinician will work collaboratively with MoH health facilities to provide direct high-quality, client-centered HIV, TB/HIV, MNCH, and family planning/reproductive health services, products, and information in ZIH supported sites. This include provision of direct care in HIV, prevention, testing, STIs, TB care services (including initiation of, retention in and adherence to antiretroviral therapy) across the ZIH supported districts and facilities.
Participates in day-to-day running of the HIV/AIDS clinics at supported health facilities including daily enrollment of all newly identified HIV positive infants, children, adolescents and adults
Work with health facility staff and project seconded staff or volunteers to strengthen targeted HIV eligibility screening at all facility entry points and testing children, adolescents and adults eligible for the HIV test
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
Supports implementation of the Differentiated Service delivery models for HIV Care and treatment in the districts/health facilities under his/her jurisdiction
Leads in routine assessment and identification of capacity building and service delivery needs for ensuring quality services across the continuum of the HIV response
Participates in capacity enhancement activities including organizing tailored site mentorships to address performance and quality gaps, in accordance with project, cluster and district-specific weekly, monthly and quarterly implementation plans
Participates in support supervision, mentoring and coaching activities using the Quality Improvement approach in line with the national quality improvement framework
Closely works with the facility, district and project MEL teams to ensure that weekly, monthly and quarterly results are reported as per MoH, project and donor reporting guidelines, including ensuring quality of HIV data
Ensures 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 and district staff monitors and supports attainment of HIV Care enrolment, Care & Treatment Performance targets for infants, children, adolescents, adults and key population as per the national guidelines
Works 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 monitoring aimed at improved delivery of high quality HIV continuum of services for infants, children, adolescents and adults
Supports facilities in targeted districts in forecasting, quantifying and requisitioning adequate commodities to support the HIV care and treatment continuum including ARVs, HIV test kits, viral load kits and opportunistic infections (O. Is) management medicines
Participates in performance review mechanisms at district and facility level.
Participates in activities under other program areas as will be assigned by the supervisor
Diploma in Clinical Medical Sciences or HIV Nurse prescriber with experience in clinical services delivery medical
Additional training in HIV/AIDS clinical management
Knowledge in HIV/AIDS clinical management, including the current national guidelines for HIV prevention, care and treatment
At least 2 years’ experience in managing HIV/AIDS services in clinical settings
Willingness to work in rural settings
Suitably qualified candidates are invited to apply. However, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.