Clinical Services Associate Job in Nigeria

 The Excellence Community Education Welfare Scheme (ECEWS) is a leading and reputable indigenous non-governmental organization that promotes access to qualitative healthcare, Education and economic strengthening opportunities for all Nigerians. With its headquarters in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State with a corporate office in Abuja, ECEWS has presence in 17 States across the South-South, South East, South West and North Central Nigeria with a strong client portfolio with the Global Fund to fight against AIDS, TB and Malaria, United States agency for international development (USAID), United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (US CDC), The United Nations office of Projects, World Bank & Federal Government of Nigeria. Since its founding in 2001, ECEWS has built a vast network of health and allied professional staff, partners and collaborators which has earned her a solid reputation among its funders and is well regarded by competitors and partners alike.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Clinical Services Associate

Location: Akwa - Ibom

Job Type: Full-time

Job Description  

  • Ensure HIV testing services are provided at community service delivery points within the health facility.
  • Support risk stratification for HIV in designated community service delivery points.
  • Facilitate the transition of clients identified in the community to the facility.
  • Provide index testing services to clients receiving care in the community.
  • Ensure appropriate documentation of all services provided in the designated tools. 
  • Ensure infection prevention and control precautions are observed at all times.
  • Facilitate the clinical assessment of all patients diagnosed with HIV and ensure same-day commencement on treatment for eligible patients.
  • Facilitate diagnosis of advanced HIV disease and linkage to the appropriate treatment services
  • Strengthen effective referrals and linkages between facility and community structures including community-based organizations and support groups to improve paediatric and adolescent programming, finding men and boys, adolescent girls and young women, as well as pregnant and breastfeeding women.
  • Ensure appropriate documentation in service registers.
  • Facilitate continuous follow-up of clients using the 90days adherence calendar. 
  • Improve client experience by minimizing client wait times, devolvement to available differentiated service models, and a friendly clinic environment, and multi-month dispensing. 
  • Ensure pre-appointment reminders are provided and services are available to all returning clients due for a refill at the appropriate time. 
  • Facilitate regimen optimization for all clients receiving care and treatment services.
  • Facilitate the use of the relevant care and support tools for all clients on every contact.
  • Ensure appropriate referrals for services following the use of care and support tools.
  • Ensure appropriate documentation of client status in service registers and EMR. 
  • Ensure that all eligible clients have viral load samples collected at the appropriate time.
  • Utilize viral load results to appropriately manage clients. 
  • Facilitate U=U messaging and support clients to attain undetectable viral load levels
  • Ensure appropriate documentation of viral load services in appropriate tools.
  • Lead the LGA Epidemic Response Team, to efficiently implement program strategies relating to HIV prevention, care and treatment, including resource optimization.
  • Perform routine monitoring and data review meetings with team members and improve the overall usage of data for decision-making. 
  • Supervise routine daily data validation and entry into electronic medical records systems and participate in routine monthly and quarterly data validation exercises and data quality assurance exercises to achieve 100% concurrence across all relevant performance indicators. 
  • Maintain a good working relationship with relevant community structures to facilitate the implementation of HIV epidemic response activities.
  • Support the provision of HIV prevention services in adherence to national guidelines and global standards.
  • Support the provision of integrated HIV, TB, and other medical services at the community level.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Recruitment Standard 

  • MBBS with a minimum of 1-year post-national youth service experience in clinical care 
  • A sound understanding of HIV/AIDS, TB and TB/HIV technical areas.
  • Knowledge of Nigerian clinical setting, including government and non-government setting
  • Proven ability to supervise staff.
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Willingness to extend working hours to meet deadlines and at short notice.
  • Ability to function effectively in multi-disciplinary teams to produce excellent results under pressure.
  • The ability to use key computing applications e g. MS Office Suite etc and knowledge of different databases (DHIS or LAMIS) is a plus.

Application Closing Date
11th June, 2024.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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