Clinical Coordinator: Eshowe/ Mbongolwane

Based in Mbongolwane, KwaZulu-Natal Province, The Clinical Coordinator will be responsible for the implementation of the clinical component of the project. S/he will directly manage three mobile teams, supporting nurse-led integrated treatment of HIV and TB in the clinics and mobile points of the project area, as well as a laboratory component (point-of-care CD4 at clinic level). She/ He will be responsible for facilitating medical trainings for both MSF and DoH staff.

Requirements

  • MBChB from a recognised university
  • Current registration with HPCSA
  • Strong clinical skills in HIV and TB care
  • Extensive clinical experience in HIV and TB in Sub-Saharan Africa in both the public sector and NGO setting
  • Management experience
  • Experience of working and constructively participating within a multi-disciplinary team
  • Ability to work independently, proactively identifying and addressing issues
  • Organised and flexible approach to managing and prioritising multiple concurrent activities in a fast paced environment with tight deadlines
  • Proven track record in training and coaching health staff
  • Operational research experience an added advantage
  • Detailed knowledge of the project areas an added advantage
  • Good knowledge of common office software (Microsoft Office)
  • Fluent in English; isiZulu an added advantage
  • Community involvement and personal experience showing a willingness to adhere to the humanitarian principle of Médecins Sans Frontières.
  • South African citizen or holder of a valid South African work permit

Responsibilities

To supervise the implementation, and report the crogress of the clinical component of the project

  • Provide clinical input to medical meeting at hospital level
  • Supervise, evaluate, coach, train and support all clinical staff
  • Ensure quality of care in respect of national and MSF guidelines
  • Analyse difficulties encountered and make recommendations in response to these
  • Maintain very close collaboration with the Community and the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) components of the project
  • Propose and implement novel strategies to increase HIV and TB diagnosis and treatment, improve linkages to care, decrease loss to follow-up at every level of care
  • Conduct clinical ward rounds in hospital once a week

Job Advantages and Career opportunities

  • Experience in a well-known and professionally recognized international medical humanitarian organization
  • Salary package comparable to other non-profit organizations
  • 100% medical aid
  • 13th cheque
  • 10% towards a pension fund

To apply, please email your CV to: msfb-eshowe-admin@msf.org.za or post to Médecins Sans Frontières, Office Nr.1, Adams Building, 7 Osborn Road, Eshowe 3815

Closing date: 02 March 2012, and only short listed applicants will be contacted

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