Posted on :
10 Aug, 2020
The Aurum Institute is offering a great opportunity to suitably qualified and experienced staff to contribute towards our mission to improve the health of people and communities through innovation in Global Health Research and Systems.
We are focused on research, support and implementing integrated approaches to managing TB and HIV.
Job Title: Senior Doctor Advisor X2
Location: Parktown, Gauteng, South Africa
Reference: # (TS/2020/07/24/06)(MN) Parktown
Contract Type: Permanent
Salary: Market Related
PURPOSE OF THIS ROLE
The Senior Doctor Advisor is responsible for providing clinical advice and strategic direction to the Technical Division, specifically the health programmes division. The position will be responsible for providing strategic input relating to one or more programme area in the field of HIV and Tuberculosis. The incumbent will provide general technical oversight, training, mentorship for other cadres working in the programmes.
TECHNICAL WORK RESPONSIBILITIES
Responsibilities will include and not be limited to the following
•Provide clinical guidance and strategic direction to Aurum’s programmes in HIV and TB clinical care
•Develop training resource material for health care providers within the field of HIV and TB management as required
•Manage implementation and adaption of training strategies for health care providers
•Mentor and supervise mentoring activities of subordinates, clinicians and other stakeholders
•Perform clinical audits where required
•Contribute to development of operational plans and assist in writing timely and accurate reports on the activities undertaken by the division
•Form and maintain positive relations with internal and external customers, public sector services and other stakeholders
•Analyse data pertinent to programme area and develop strategies for programme improvement in that area
•Identify gaps in programme areas and skills or capacity and develop strategies to address these
•Engage in programme review on a quarterly basis and provide feedback to internal and external stakeholders
•Document and disseminate best practice examples through stakeholder forums or peer reviewed journals and publications, collaborating
with research division if necessary.
•Maintain close relations with the district and sub-district public sector services and contribute to their operational plans where relevant
•Support the public health division:
•A Medical degree and a registered Medical Practitioner with the HPCSA
•Diploma in HIV management
•Certificate in Project Management
Work Proven Experience
•At least 6 years’ experience in HIV care and treatment
•Experience in mentoring other health professionals
•Experience in developing training resources related to the field of HIV and Tuberculosis
•A proven ability to be creative in knowledge transfer methodologies and training of peers and other health care workers
•A track record of being able to work independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team with a willingness to learn about other medical
•Excellent analytical and writing skills
•Rural health experience advantageous
•Experience in Quality Improvement methodology advantageous
•SA Citizen or valid work permit to work in South Africa
•Basic/Advanced computer skills
•Moderate overnight travel (up to 30%) by land or air if required
•Willing to work overtime
NB: Applicants must have a valid work-permit to work in their country of origin/residence.
Please provide current relevant references for background checks.
Please note that if you did not apply through SkillsMap your application will not be considered.
Application Deadline: 12/08/2020