Clinical Services Specialist Job Opportunity at Uganda Protestant Medical Bureau

The Uganda Protestant Medical Bureau (UPMB) is a leading Christian Organization coordinating over 260 health centres and 17 hospitals all over Uganda. UPMB is inviting applications from suitably qualified individuals to implement a five year Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) funded HIV program within its network. This will be through a UPMB program of National Expansion and Strengthening of sustainable HIV/ TB (NESH) services in Uganda
Title: Clinical Services Specialist (1 position) 
Reports to: Project Director
Department: Health
Location: Kampala (with frequent travel to the Field)
Job Objective: The NESH Clinical Services Specialist will be responsible for ensuring the day to day implementation of NESH clinical activities while coordinating them with all core interventional areas of the Project. The job holder will also be assisting the Project Director in linking with stakeholders, clinical representation and strategic aspects of the Project
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Synthesize quarterly clinical assessment reports of NESH implementing Health facilities
  • (NIFs) performance and give technical advice to the senior project management team (SPMT).
  • Maintain current knowledge of HIV/AIDS & TB patient’s standard of care at the NESH implementing Health facilities through regular training activities.
  • Coordinate central/ regional Continuing Medical Education sessions so as to ensure professional development of the clinical teams.
  • Develop and conduct operational research related to the project implementation.
  • Coordinates and leads targeted Technical Assistance to Implementing Facilities.
  • Coordinates with the Program Director to ensure that issues arising from NESH implementing Health facilities are followed up i.e. programming, performance and TA needs.
  • Prepares periodic reports on Technical Assistance and training activities as may be required by the SPMT.
  • Represent Clinical Team at SPMT meeting.
  • Participate in Therapeutic Drugs Committee (TDC) meetings.
  • Any other duties assigned by the Supervisor 
Minimum Qualifications & Experience
  • Degree in Medicine
  • Masters Degree, preferably Internal Medicine, an added advantage
  • At least 10 years clinical experience, 5 years of which in the field of HIV/AIDS
  • Proven track record of implementing similar ART program preferably in an NGO set up
  • Computer skills (Word, Excel, Power Point etc)
  • Excellent Training Skills
  • Proven Research experience and publications in peer reviewed journals
Personal Attributes:
  • Honest and a high degree of integrity, Analytical skills with an eye for detail, Very good communication skills, A team builder and player 
How to Apply:
Remuneration is attractive and negotiable.
Applications with e-mail addresses, telephone numbers and two references should be addressed to:
The Chairman
Board of Directors
Uganda Protestant Medical Bureau
P.O. Box 4127 Kampala
Tel: 041 271776, Fax: 041 341413
Deadline for submission of applications is: two weeks from the date of advert 17th September, 2012
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
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