Wednesday, January 23, 2019

New Jobs in Mbeya/Mwanza at Baylor College of Medicine Children’s Foundation

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BACKGROUND:
Baylor College of Medicine Children’s Foundation – Tanzania is a non-government organization (NGO) dedicated to supporting the provision of high-quality, comprehensive HIV/AIDS care and treatment to HIV – exposed and infected children and adolescents in the Lake and Southern Highlands Zones of Tanzania through service delivery, training and research. Baylor Tanzania is part of the Baylor International Pediatric AIDS initiative (BIPAI) clinical centers of Excellence Network which is headquartered at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA
Through collaboration with the United State Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Government of Tanzania Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MOHSW), Baylor – Tanzania is looking for highly motivated, well-qualified individual to join its growing program team in the following vacant positions:

Title: TB/HIV case Manager
Reports to: HTS Coordinator
Department: Technical and Clinical Services
Duty Station: Mbeya/Mwanza
Classification; Full-time, constant 2 years
Position Summary:
To provide TB/HIV support services to children and their core provides at COE and Community level 
Duties and Responsibilities
• To provide basic assessment and triagetic. monitoring and recording vital signs, growth and development monitoring; including weight and height assessment using plotted growth charts
• To oversee and support pediatric testing at the zonal referral hospital
• Perform investigation for TB suspects (sputum induction & TST)
• Supervise TB focal group in performing HIV testing and counseling for TB suspects at COE and community Supervise YTB/MDR treatment clubs for children and adolescent receiving both DOT and anti-TB maintenance drugs
• Assist the TB focal group in orienting community health service providers on TB screening and contact tracing
• To support patients and their caregivers by providing information about TB/HIV/AIDS and helping them to solve problem to optimize their care and treatment through individual counseling and health talks
• Conduct home visits for contact tracing and collection of sputum samples
• To participate in TB/Malnutrition screening activities including supervising community groups, mentoring of health care providers at other facilities
• Participate in different research activities at COE
• Participate in preparing work plans, budget, and implementation of different activities in the TB focal group
• Other duties as assigned by Nurse-in-charge and Zonal program Manager

Qualifications/Skills
• Registered or enrolled nurse
• Excellent communication and writing skills
• Ability to work in team
• Counseling skills

Job application procedure
APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Email your application to: hr@baylortanzania.or.tz Deadline for application is 27th January, 2019.