Clinical Technical Officer

Right to Care is a Johannesburg based non-profit (section 21) company with national coverage.  Right to Care delivers and supports the provision of quality health care through innovative approaches that are responsive to health care needs. Right to Care has the following vacancy and encourages suitably qualified candidates to apply.

Position: Clinical Technical Officer

Location: Bethlehem, Free State

Reporting to: Provincial Programme Manager

Main Purpose of Job:

To provide clinical technical expertise in the development and implementation of  interventions and strategies at site, district and provincial level to improve patient HIV/TB outcomes.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • A Diploma/Degree in Nursing
  • NIMART certificate
  • 3 years experience in Health programmes
  • Computer skills: Email, Word, Excel, Power Point   Numerical skills: 
  • Read and interpret basic graphs and tables, ability to calculate and interpret percentages     
  • 1 year experience in Technical Assistance role (training, mentoring and quality improvement initiatives) or research background

Key Responsibilities:

Management

  • Should be prepared to travel as instructed by the line manager to supported sites
  • Ensure good working relations with all staff at supported sites.
  • Ensure regular feedback to the program lead as instructed by line manager

Adult and paediatric HIV

  • Conduct systematic and analytical review of priority indicators under guidance of Local Program lead.
  • Support sites in the implementation of current ART guidelines and policies.
  • Ensure clinical stationary is well understood and completed by all staff at supported sites.
  • Implement quality improvement plans.

Tuberculosis

  • Conduct systematic and analytical review of priority indicators under guidance of Local Program lead.
  • Support sites in the implementation of current TB guidelines and policies.
  • Ensure all clinical stationary is well understood and completed by all staff at supported sites.
  • Implement quality improvement plans.

MNCWH

  • Conduct systematic and analytical review of priority indicators under guidance of Local Program lead.
  • Support sites in the implementation of current MNCWH guidelines and policies.
  • Ensure clinical stationary is well understood and completed by all staff at supported sites.
  • Implement quality improvement plans.

Cervical cancer programme

  • Conduct systematic and analytical review of priority indicators under guidance of Local Program lead.
  • Support sites in the implementation of current Cervical Cancer guidelines and policies.
  • Ensure clinical stationary is well understood and completed by all staff at supported sites.
  • Implement quality improvement plans.

Pharmacy

  • Assist the RTC pharmacist in conducting systematic and analytical review of priority indicators under guidance of Local Program lead.
  • Implement quality improvement plans.

Prevention

  • Conduct systematic and analytical review of priority indicators under guidance of Local Program lead.
  • Support sites in the implementation of current HIV/TB Prevention guidelines and policies.
  • Work closely with the program lead in the implementation of prevention related activities.
  • Implement quality improvement plans.

Health management improvement (HIM)

  • Support the RTC HIM initiatives as and when requested.

Assessment and capacity building

  • Conduct continuous needs analyses of government supported sites, address gaps accordingly by:
    • Follow-up on needs assessments to ensure that recommendations are implemented in timely manner.
    • Responsible for highlighting other potential areas of opportunity and synergy for all  DOH sites
    • Identify training needs and develop training plans for staff and consult with site team leaders

Monitoring and reporting

  • Facilitate data management and monthly reporting for DORA and  PEPFAR.
  • Identify areas for improvement, additional needs, and opportunities to meet the targets, putting systems in place towards meeting targets, in all sites and guidance on areas that are to be achieved .
  • Work with the DQM’s and M&E officers to ensure timely and accurate submission of stats.
  • Support data usage at facility level.

Training and mentoring

  • Perform a skill audit of counsellors, nurses and doctors at each site using the skill audit template to identify training needs when and as required.
  • Maintain a record of gaps identified per staff member and roster them for training as per the training department’s year planner
  • Mentor a minimum of 1 counsellor or nurse per site visit as per need.
  • Submit mentoring records to the training department
  • Conduct on the job training as and when required

Human Resources

  • Identify poor performance early and liaise with health management improvement.

Technical and Behavioural Skills:

  • Computer literacy
  • Numerical skills
  • Analysis
  • Attention to detail
  • Leadership skills
  • Planning and organising skills
  • Ability to work independently 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communication skills

Interested applicants must submit their CV and letter of motivation by:

E-mailing:   christina.seymour@righttocare.org

Faxing:        086 725 8828

Should you not receive a response to your application from Right to Care within one month of this advert being placed, kindly consider your application as being unsuccessful, we nonetheless want to thank you for your interest shown in our organization.  Right to Care

Closing date:           30 October 2014

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