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Jinja, Uganda

Full-time

Deadline: 

November 10, 2023 at 2:00:00 PM

About the Organisation

Jinja Regional Referral Hospital, commonly known as Jinja Hospital, is a hospital in the city of Jinja, in the Eastern Region of Uganda. It is the largest hospital in eastern Uganda, with a bed capacity of 600, although many more patients are admitted, with many sleeping on the floor

Job Title

Linkage Facilitators job at Jinja Regional Referral Hospital

Job Description

Create awareness at health facilities through health talks, promote positive health practices and ensure completeness and track community referrals.

Duties and Responsibilities

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Create awareness at health facilities through health talks, promote positive health practices and ensure completeness and track community referrals.

  • Conduct follow-up of missed appointments and lost clients through phone or physical contact follow-ups. Ensure reports are completed on daily basis

  • Provide health education, counselling and follow up mother-baby pairs who have missed their appointments PMTCT/EID. The Linkage facilitator will work with the health facility in charge and e-MTCT focal persons to identify HIV positive women and men who have passed through the PMTCT/ART programme.

  • Provide individual and group counselling as well as sharing life experiences with clients to support adherence.

  • Operate at mother baby care points to increase uptake, sustainability and promote adherence to option B+ services through formal and informal interaction with newly enrolled mothers

  • Provide follow-on psychosocial support and counseling on e-MTCT services

  • Follow up clients who have missed their clinic appointment and lost clients

  • Enlist male partners to support their spouses who have enrolled on e-MTCT services and for them to test for HIV

  • Screening of Clients/Conduct Nutrition assessment at outpatient contact points (OPD, YCC, PNC, ANC, HIV, TB, MBCP)

  • Provide psychosocial support and adherence counselling for children and adults with HIV

  • Actively walk clients from one service point to another within the health facility.

  • Link clients and caregivers to other service organizations for community-based care and support services using referral forms & registers

  • Participate in retrieving client files before the clinic and filing them back after the clinic

  • Support in the filling of appointment books, generate search list and make phone calls for Lost to Follow Up (LTFU clients).

  • Keep list of clients you are supposed to support and follow up including list of clients; counseled, assessed for malnutrition, linked, and attached. Compile monthly reports.

  • Any other duties assigned from time to time.

Qualifications and Competencies

Qualifications:

  • Should have minimum of O’Level

  • Knowledge of the local language of the area

  • Certificate in counselling is an added advantage

How to Apply

Job application procedure
Applications should be filled in triplicate on PS Form 3 (Revised 2008) and attach a Curriculum Vitae, photocopies of certificates and testimonials of the academic credentials and contact information for 3 professional references to;

The Hospital Director
Jinja regional Referral hospital
P. O Box 43 Jinja.

Note;
• Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
• Shortlisted candidates shall be required to bring their original certificates of academic documents and a National ID during the interview.
• Candidates who will present forged certificates shall be handed over to the Police for appropriate action.

PS form 3 can be downloaded from here PUBLIC SERVICE FORM 3 (PS FORM 3)

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