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Within Uganda , Kamwenge,Kiboga, East Africa

Full-time

Deadline: 

December 3, 2023 at 2:00:00 PM

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About the Organisation

Baylor College of Medicine Children’s Foundation-Uganda (Baylor – Uganda) is a child health, not – for – profit NGO committed to delivering high quality, high impact and highly ethical paediatrics and family HIV&AIDS prevention, care and treatment services, health professional training and clinical research in Uganda. It is affiliated to Baylor College of Medicine International Paediatric AIDS Initiative (BIPAI) based at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, Texas, USA. It emerged from a technical capacity building support and partnership between BIPAI, Mulago Hospital Paediatric Infectious Diseases clinic (PIDC) and Makerere University Department of Paediatrics and Child health in August 2003. PIDC existed since 1988 as a Mulago hospital clinic offering Paediatric HIV&AIDS services. In November 2004, PIDC was officially initiated into the BIPAI network at their annual networking meeting in Gaborone, Botswana. In 2005, BIPAI signed memoranda of understanding with Ministry of Health, Mulago Hospital and Makerere University Department of Paediatrics and child health to support the expansion of paediatric and adolescent HIV services in Uganda. It was then that Baylor College of Medicine Children’s Foundation – Uganda (Baylor – Uganda) was formed and registered as a Non-Government Organization.

Job Title

Technical Officers Case Management job at Baylor College of Medicine Children’s Foundation

Job Description

To ensure vulnerable clients susceptible to developing Advanced HIV Disease are identified and provided comprehensive Medical and psychosocial support to maximise adherence to ART, long term care and overall quality of life.

Duties and Responsibilities

Overall Responsibilities

  • Build the capacity of case management officers and health facility focal persons to proficiently Identify and enrol eligible clients into the HIV case management model, counselling and psychosocial support, management of virally non-suppressed clients, documentation and updating of patient information in the appropriate registers and HIV care cards and graduating eligible patients from HCM to appropriate DSDM.

  • Activities

  • Identify site level case management teams

  • Orient case management team on case management model, counselling and psychosocial support, DSDM, Management of non-suppressed clients and documentation using the recommended MoH tools/audit trackers.

  • Conduct continuous mentorships and coaching on case management including counselling

  • Provide counselling and case management tools to track case management services


Support health facilities to implement the YAPS and other similar model to improve HIV prevention and treatment outcomes among Adolescents and Young People (AYP)

Activities

  • Identify YAPS for training

  • Mentor YAPS on YAPS activity

  • Facilitate HFs and YAPS to implement YAPS program

  • Hold quarterly district level YAPS activity progress review meetings

  • Provide tools for documenting YAPS activities


Provide technical guidance to health facility teams in the utilisation of the HIV case management platform for expanding Index HIV testing, VL testing, AHD screening, TPT initiation as well as increasing uptake of MMD and community DSD models.

Activities

  • Orient health facility teams on the efficient use of the HIV case management platform

  • Offer ongoing technical support to address any challenges or questions related to the platform's use

  • Assisting health facilities to have line lists for clients due for VL, CD4/Serum Crag/TB lam, index testing and optimize VL/CD4/ Index testing procedures to monitor HIV treatment effectiveness

  • Monitor and evaluate the progress and outcomes of these activities, and make necessary adjustments based on the results


Support health facilities to conduct and coordinate health education sessions to enhance HIV ART literacy, improve retention in HIV care, adherence to ART and increase awareness about AHD screening and management

Activities

  • Collaborate with health facility staff to develop a comprehensive health education schedule and topics tailored to the needs of patients

  • Orient Case management team (CMOs, HWs) on effective methods of delivering health education sessions

  • Create educational materials to support the health education sessions

  • Support health facilities in implementing Advanced HIV disease (AHD) screening, diagnosis, and management guidelines.

  • Activities

  • Liaise with TB/HIV officers to orient Case management officers and HWs on the AHD screening, diagnosis, and management

  • Ensure that the AHD guidelines are readily available and accessible to healthcare providers

  • Work with TB/HIV officers to Offer technical support to healthcare staff in the facilities to address AHD work related challenges

  • Routinely Monitor and report on site level AHD provision services


Support Case Management officers in facilitating the convening of multi-disciplinary health facility teams to discuss and develop individualized care plans for problem ART clients, and monitor the implementation of these plans

Activities

  • Liaise with care and treatment specialists to Functionalise switch committees

  • Build capacity of the switch committees to efficiently discuss clients eligible for switching

  • Initiate QI projects to monitor progress of switching

  • Provide HFs with case conferencing tools to document discussions and decisions made on switching


Support HFs to schedule regular case conferencing meetings

  • Support district mentors and coaches in the roll out and continued use of Audit trackers for children and adolescents, the virally non-suppressed, Newly diagnosed HIV positives, Missed appointments, TB cases and HIV positive Pregnant and Breast-Feeding Women (PBFW).

  • Activities

  • Orient district mentors and coaches on the use of care audit

  • Collaborate with district mentors and coaches to plan and rollout the audit trackers

  • Assess and regularly monitor the utilization of the audit trackers and provide ongoing technical assistance


Support Health facility teams to implement and document QI projects on HIV case management.

Activities

  • Collaborate with HF Case management teams to identify specific areas that need improvement

  • Help establish multidisciplinary QI teams within the health facility

  • Monitor the progress of the initiated QI projects

  • Guide the health facility teams in implementing QI interventions on a broader scale based on the findings


Support HFs in implementing HIV peer support interventions

Activities

  • Plan and budget for peer support group meetings

  • Facilitate HFs to conduct caregivers’ and adolescent peer support meetings

  • Build the capacity of HFs to conduct outcome driven peer support group meetings

Qualifications and Competencies

Required Qualification, Experience and Competencies:

  • A Diploma in Nursing, A Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Social Sciences, Development studies, Psychology or a related discipline.

  • Counselling is an added advantage


Preferred Experience:

  • Experience in supporting district led programs, vulnerable populations such as children and adolescents living with HIV, PMTCT/EID, Virally non-suppressed clients and clients with Advanced HIV Disease.

  • 3 Years Relevant Experience


NOTE:

  • Applications should include a cover letter, CV, daytime telephone contact, three traceable professional references and certified UNEB certificates as well as certified University Transcripts

  • You must have at least a credit 6 in MATHEMATICS and ENGLISH at Ordinary Level (UCE). Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview. Please note only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

How to Apply

We look forward to hearing from you! Please apply directly using the apply button below. In case you have any further questions about the role, contact us on careers@baylor-uganda.org

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