Volunteering Opportunities at Baylor Tanzania

Position: Medical Officer Volunteer (1)
Posted by: Baylor Tanzania  
Posted date: 2019-Oct-16
Location: Mwanza
Baylor College of Medicine Children’s Foundation – Tanzania is a non-government organization (NGO) dedicated to supporting the provision of high-quality, comprehensive HIV/AIDS care and treatment to HIV – exposed and infected children and adolescents in the Lake and Southern
Highlands Zones of Tanzania. Baylor Tanzania is affiliated with Baylor International Pediatric AIDS Initiative (BIPAI) Network which is headquartered at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA. Baylor-Tanzania is funded by the United State Agency for International Development (USAID), working to support the Government of Tanzania through Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children to improve provision of services for children and adolescent infected and living with HIV in the Lake and Southern Highland Zones
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Position Summary:
The position holder will have responsibility for providing medical assessment, evaluation and care to patients in the Baylor College of Medicine Children’s Foundation —Tanzania Center of Excellence (COE) and in outreach facilities. This care includes the diagnosis and assessment of HIV-exposed and HIV-infected children and adults and the development of individualized care and treatment plans including the initiation and follow-up of children on antiretroviral (ARV) therapy
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Attend to patients at the Baylor-Tanzania COE   as well as COE patients in the pediatric wards of the Bugando Medical Centre as applicable and outreach facilities
  • Provide education and mentor medical trainees regarding pediatric and general HIV/AIDS care
  • Provide technical assistance to health care providers in pediatric and general HIV/AIDS prevention, diagnosis, care, treatment and complications both within the COE as well as in outside facilities
  • Provide complete and accurate documentation of medical information including history, physical examinations, laboratory findings, assessments and plans using paper charts and/or electronic medical records (EMR)
  • Actively participate in CME activities and other meetings in all clinical and educational settings
  • Undertake additional training as directed by the organization
  • Other specific tasks as assigned by supervisor
Qualifications / Skills
  • Holder of a Doctorate of Medicine (MD), Bachelor of surgery (NBBS) from an accredited institution
  • Registered by the Tanganyika Medical Council as a Medical Doctor having completed internship with at least one year working experience
  • Proficiency in general pediatric and adult medical care
  • Familiarity with general HIV care and treatment
  • Familiarity with word processing and spreadsheet computer programs
Addressed to:
The Executive Director, Baylor College of Medicine Children's
Foundation - Tanzania
P.O. Box 5208, Mwanza Tanzania
Deadline for application is 29th October 2019.