Friday, November 29, 2019

INTERNSHIPS Opportunities at JSI Tanzania in Dar (4); Morogoro (2); Mbeya (1); Dodoma (1); Tabora (1); Mwanza (1); Kagera (1); Shinyanga (1); Iringa (1); Songea (1); Mtwara (1)

  e-SBO       Friday, November 29, 2019
Title: Clinical Care Interns
Regions: Dar (4); Morogoro (2); Mbeya (1); Dodoma (1); Tabora (1); Mwanza (1); Kagera (1); Shinyanga (1); Iringa (1); Songea (1); Mtwara (1)
Background: The Strengthening High Impact Interventions for an AIDS-free Generation (AIDSFree) Project, funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), supports the implementation of quality HIV and AIDS services in police and prison health facilities managed by the Tanzania Ministry of Home Affairs (MOHA). Based at facility-level, the Clinical Care Intern will provide direct implementation support in designated Aids-free-supported Police and Prisons health facility/facilities to improve performance in routine clinical management of PLHIV to achieve daily outputs and outcomes.

The Intern will be responsible for provision of health education and counselling on HIV testing and enrollment to ART The incumbent will also be expected to participate in provision of ART adherence counselling; collection and coordination of Viral Load Samples and results; as well as enrollment and follow up of TB preventive therapy (TPT).
  • Minimum Qualification: Certificate
  • Experience Level: Entry level
  • Experience Length: No Experience/Less than 1 year

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Job Description
Internship Outcomes:
By the end of the internship, the intern will have gained experience and exposure to:
  • Tanzania and USAID/PEPFAR program strategies in identification, enrollment, and retention of PLHIV
  • Clinical management of HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment programs
  • Programs monitoring through collection, reporting and review of weekly, monthly and quarterly data
  • Coordination of site-level activities in pursuit of the project outputs and outcome(s)
Job Responsibilities:
  • Support site-level HIV Viral Load Testing activities
  • Support identification; scheduling and tracking of clients eligible for HVL testing including off- schedule planning and implementation during after-hours and weekends
  • Fill/complete HVL request forms
  • Assist ART nurse/ clinician in HVL sample collection to meet daily targets
  • Work with HVL Focal Persons to coordinate sample transportation and receipt of results
  • Assist clinical management based on HVL results-Improve retention of PLHIV on ART
  • Documentation of referral points;
  • Assisting in same-day tracking of ‘missapp’ clients;
  • Coordination of tracking of LTFU with CBHS providers and documentation of tracking outcome.
  • Support proper categorization of PLHIV (such as stable/unstable) to inform clinical management
  • Supporting identification and enrolment of eligible PLHIV on TB preventive therapy (TPT).
  • Support clinical management of PLHIV – including management of high HVL results and drug side effects (e.g. IPT)
Data management
  • Support site-level documentation to ensure that all tracking outcomes, HVL sample collection. HVL results are updated in respective paper and electronic registers and IPT initiation, continuation and completion are reflected correctly
  • Support weekly, monthly and quarterly data reporting to supervisor

Other duties
  • Perform other technical and operational tasks fitting team needs as communicated by the supervisor
Education and Experience
  • A minimum of a Certificate or Diploma in Nursing or Clinical Medicine from a recognized institution
  • Registration with Tanzania Nursing and Midwifery Council for nurses
  • Knowledge of HIV/AIDS
  • Fluency in English language
Additional attributes
  • Experience and understanding of HIV antiretroviral therapy (ART) and Tanzania’s HIV/AIDS Clinical Management guidelines
  • Ability to perform basic data analysis and use of computer applications
  • Proactive, resourceful, results-oriented, can-do attitude
  • Tanzanian citizen. Female applicants are highly encouraged to apply
JSI-AIDSFree Project offers a comprehensive benefits package including learning programs.

Thanks for reading INTERNSHIPS Opportunities at JSI Tanzania in Dar (4); Morogoro (2); Mbeya (1); Dodoma (1); Tabora (1); Mwanza (1); Kagera (1); Shinyanga (1); Iringa (1); Songea (1); Mtwara (1)

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