23 Aug 2021

CTC Clinician x3 at THPS

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Job Description


Job Title : CTC Clinician (3 positions)

Direct Reports to : Medical Officer in charges of the health facilities

Location : Kambarage Police Dispensary – Shinyanga, Tabora Police Dispensary -Tabora and FFU Mbeya Dispensary – Mbeya in Tanzania

Purpose and Scope of Job;

Provision of high-quality clinical HIV and Tuberculosis services according to the local (Ministry of Home Affairs, MoHCDGEC) and international standards, including reporting as per donor government and requirement.

Duties and responsibilities;

HIV services

  • Attend all clients (PLHIV and Non-PLHIV) enrolled / attending CTC to ensure clinical service are provided according to the national and international HIV treatment guidelines.
  • Ensure all clients attending all service points at your facility are offered HIV counselling and testing in accordance to MOHCDGEC and MoHA guidelines.
  • Ensure all patients/clients attending all service points at your facility clients are screened for their eligibility for HIV testing and all those eligible are tested.
  • Conduct and facilitate index testing to sexual partners of PLHIV newly identified or attending CTC services at your facility (except prisoners).
  • Ensure Linkage case management model is well understood and implemented as a routine service to all new identified clients except for prisoners.
  • Supervision and coordination of lay counsellors to ensure all positives identified are attached, followed, and enrolled into ART.
  • Ensure all clients identified to be HIV positive are linked to care and started on ART on the same day (Same day ART initiation)
  • Ensure all clients on treatment are categorized according to their stability to allow application of Differentiated Care Model for stable and unstable clients.
  • Ensure pediatric population attending the facility are screened for optimized PITC using children specific screening tool.
  • Ensure all positive children are started on optimized ART and those who are on old regimen to change the regimen to TLD.
  • Ensure adherence and retention on ART of pediatric clients hence successfully viral suppression
  • Coordinate and participate facilitate children Saturday clinics and teen clubs.
  • Ensure availability is pediatric job aides, posters and working tools.
  • Ensure HIV Viral Load coverage at your clinic is at 95%
  • Facilitate monitoring and evaluation (ensure proper documentation of all services provided and reports are developed and submitted as per MOHA, MOHCDGEC, THPS and USAID guidance.
  • Ensure HIV Ql Team is available and Ql activities are implemented successfully correctly.
  • Implement PMTCT activities in the health facility

TB& TB/HIV services

  • To work with expert clients/peers at OPD to ensure that all clients who become eligible for HIV testing due to TB symptoms are also subjected to TB testing
  • To attend all clients presumed to have TB and ensure that they are subjected to appropriate TB diagnostic workup
  • to ensure all pediatrics diagnosed with any form of malnutrition are f evaluated forTB
  • Work with the DOT nurse(s) to ensure all contacts of contacts of confirmed Pulmonary TB patients are reached and subjected to appropriate diagnostic workup
  • Ensure TB screening is done to all PLHIV on ART during routine clinical visit.
  • Ensure evaluation of patients on anti-TB is done at month 2 and month 5 and outcome of treatment is documented
  • Design and update the facility’s TB infection control plan and ensure that it is displayed and being used at all services delivery points
  • Ensure appropriate TB documentation is made across all TB registers and reporting tools.

Qualifications & Experience

  • Diploma /Advanced in clinical Medicine from a recognized institution and must be registered with the relevant professional body in Tanzania.
  • At least two years’ working experience in providing HIV/AIDS care and treatment and TB services
  • Computer literacy, with comfortable working experience with the basic Microsoft packages (Word, Excel & power point, and Access).
  • Excellent written and oral communication in English and Kiswahili.
  • Ability to work under pressure and timely meet deadlines.
  • Ability to plan, implement independently or in a team.
  • Ability to work under minimal supervision
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Method of Application

Interested applicants should send an email [email protected]  attaching their application cover letter one page maximum and CV four pages maximum by September 3rd 2021 with a position title as a subject line, for example: ‘CTC Clinician”. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted. Please do not attach any certificates when submitting online.

THPS is an equal opportunity employer; women, people living with HIV/AIDS and people living with disability are encouraged to apply.






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