Patient support manager (Khayelitsha, Cape Town)

Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) has been providing TB/HIV services in South Africa since 1999 and in Lesotho since 2006. MSF has been working in Khayelitsha, Western Cape for the last ten years initially focusing on access to affordable and safe ARV treatment and later piloting innovative models of care including decentralization of HIV care to peripheral clinics, integration HIV and TB care, nurse-based initiation of ART and patient-centred DR-TB management.  Innovative models of care continue to be piloted in this setting. For 2012 the objectives include children disclosure program, youth linkage and retention in care program, patients at risk of failing 1st and 2nd line ART, clinical mentoring, DR-TB decentralized program and others.

The Patient Support Manager is responsible for managing the Patient Support Unit and leading the strategic development and implementation of linkage and retention in care strategies targeting both children and youth infected with HIV. This position will also provide technical support to other counselling components of MSF’s Khayelitsha project including DR-TB and patients at risk of failing first and second line ART. MSF requires applicants with managerial capacity, a sound understanding of public health, specifically HIV and TB and the psychosocial aspects thereof with the ability to develop innovative approaches with a specific focus on children and youth for which there are limited precedents in hyper TB/HIV settings of Southern Africa.

To apply, please email your CV to msfb-khayelitsha-admin@msf.org.za by 29 April 2012

It is essential to view  the full job description and requirements at www.msf.org.za

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