Medical Director, HIV services: Parirenyatwa Central Teaching Hospital, Harare, AHF Zimbabwe

AMAZING INDIVIDUALS WORKING FOR POSITIVE PEOPLE at AIDS Healthcare Foundation! Does the idea of doing something that really makes a difference in people’s lives while being well-compensated intrigue you? Are you looking to work for an organization that encourages growth and success from each and every one of its employees? If so, AIDS Healthcare Foundation is the place for you! Founded in 1987, AIDS Healthcare Foundation is the largest specialized provider of HIV/AIDS medical care in the nation. Our mission is to provide cutting edge medicine and advocacy, regardless of ability to pay. Through our healthcare centers, pharmacies, health plan, research and other activities, AHF provides access to the latest HIV treatments for all who need them.  AHF’s core values are to be: • Patient-Centered• Value Employees• Respect for Diversity• Nimble• Fight for What’s Right  STILL INTERESTED? Please continue!

Responsibilities:

  • The Medical Director provides leadership and direction to maximize the potential of medical and non-medical staff involved in patient care. He/she provides professional medical services to complement the delivery of HIV/AIDS treatment and care and related general medical services; supports leadership development, works closely with, and provides training, supervision and mentorship for middle managers in the facility including the Medical Officers and Nurses. He/she is involved in/actively participates in  management of resources such as staff, infrastructure, maintaining strategic partnerships; reporting and ensuring quality  standards of care  are delivered at the facility  .

Medical Responsibilities include:

    • Maintains 40 hours weekly to see patients at the clinic, providing initiation, treatment, care and follow-up as required.
    • Ensures that all patients access various diagnostic tests. Analyses and evaluates medical procedures and diagnostic tests that promote good clinical outcomes in accordance to standard guidelines.
    • Provides leadership in analysis of reports, tests, examination and facilitation of referrals to medical specialists or other practitioners for specialized treatment.
    • Participates in setting up and ensuring that, referrals from other government clinics is operational within the agreed context with the Ministry of Health and partner institutions.
    • Responsible for maintaining delivery of high quality medical care and efficiency of all services provided within the program.
    • Audits key institutional quality of care indicators and outcomes including deaths, drop outs and adherence to anti retro-viral therapy and makes or implements standard recommendations to clinic staff, for appropriate follow-up.
    • Leads the development and implementation of SOPS by ensuring that the staff understand and adhere to them
    • Responsible for chart review and peer review following the guidelines established by the Quality improvement committee. Must review at least 20 charts per week.
    • Participates in Africa medical staff, Quality Improvement meetings and medical directors meetings (at minimum once a month) to discuss difficult patients and management issues. At least two cases should be presented per quarter.
    • Ensures and monitors that all clinic staff participate in scheduled staff and recommended CME (continued medical education) in a manner that upholds peer interaction, with monthly CMEs held per clinic site
    • Pharmacy: ensure adequate uninterrupted supply of drugs and that a proper logistics management system is in place
    • Ensures compliance with procurement policy and procedures for all medical supplies and commodities.
    • Reviews all monthly pharmacy projections and orders.
    • Responsible for day to day medical operations of clinic, including but not limited to:
      • Develops departmental flow charts,
      • Designs and implements patient flow
      • Develops operational and clinical SOPs and ensures compliance
    • Analyses clinical data to inform quality of care in consultation with the M & E team
    • Participates in or takes the lead at the clinic in deriving operational research topics aimed at improving quality of care or service delivery
    • Provides management support, mentorship  and direction to subordinates

    Human resource responsibilities include:

    • Participates in job analysis for vacant posts, planning and design for the clinic.
    • Participates in hiring, orientation of new employees.
    • Responsible for planning, assigning and directing work in the clinics
    • Responsible for appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees who you supervise; addressing complaints and resolving problems raised by clinical staff and clients.
    • Develops the capacity of the workforce to contribute to and respond to strategic priorities, with emphasis on expanding access to ARV’s and continuously providing quality care.
    • Organizes staff training on medical protocols, new guidelines/directives in accordance with current legislation etc
    • Encourages and fosters a positive culture and safe work environment for staff
    • Maintains adequate provider staffing in each healthcare center to ensure smooth flow of services.
    • Ultimately responsible for day to day operations and decision making involving front office, nursing, pharmacy, and case management in liaison with appropriate managers/directors
    • Prepares monthly and other important reports as necessary and required by AHF management.
    • Interacts and liaises with partners in a manner that is professional and promotes the principle of positive collaboration
    • Undertakes any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

Qualifications:

Education and/or Experience:

  • Education and/or Experience
    • Must have a Bachelor’s degree (MBCHB or equivalent) from an accredited university with minimum of  7 years providing HIV care; plus  at least 3 years of managerial experience and / training. Post graduate degree in Public health, Infectious diseases or Internal medicine is required. Post graduate management training is an added advantage

Qualifications

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.    The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Language Skills

  • Ability to read, analyze, interpret and write complex documents.  Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints in both English and the local language spoken by most patients.

 

Certificates, Licenses and Registrations:

Current registration or eligible for registration with, Medical council of Zimbabwe.

Other skills and abilities:

    • Must be able to travel at least10% of the time
    • Sensitivity to patient population and issues surrounding HIV/AIDS.
    • Ability to prioritize tasks in a rapidly changing environment.
    • Ability to develop proposals, write abstracts and understand basic research concepts.
    • Good communication and interpersonal skills.

 

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