Clinical Mentor Medical Doctor (Khayelitsha – Cape Town)

Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) based in Khayelitsha has been working with the Department of Health in treating HIV/TB in a primary health care facility since 1999. For 2012, MSF’s objectives for the development of innovative strategies and interventions are as follows: Children Adherence Program, Youth Program, Patients receiving and/or failing 2nd Line ART, long terms adverse events monitoring, Mentoring, DR-TB decentralized program, and others. In order to respond to the increasing need of HCW’s qualified to manage safely and competently HIV/TB care, training and mentorship of doctors and nurses is critically important.

The overall objectives of the position:

  • To manage and report on the clinical mentorship program, with the aim to foster ongoing professional development to yield sustainable high-quality clinical care outcomes in Khayelitsha primary care clinics (PHCs) and midwife obstetric units (MOUs).
  • To supervise the training program of doctors with limited prior experience with HIV, TB (tuberculosis) and DR TB (drug resistant TB) to a level of safety and proficiency in managing these conditions in adults, children, and pregnant women.
  • To provide didactic lectures on HIV, TB, DR TB, PMTCT, and mentorship during facility in-services, MSF training courses, and provincial/institutional trainings.
  • To support innovative changes in the mentorship program, with the aim to increase nurse management of virologic failure, paediatric HIV management, and DR TB/HIV co-infection.
  • To be involved in operational research.

To apply, please email your CV to msfb-khayelitsha-admin@msf.org.za by 20 April 2012. A full description of the post is available at www.msf.org.za

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