Medical Officer: Global Fund TB Programme

TB HIV Care - Amathole District Municipality, Eastern Cape

Overview

TB HIV Care (THC), in existence since 1929, is an internationally recognised non-profit organisation. We provide health care services throughout South Africa to both the general population and communities at increased risk for HIV and TB, including adolescent girls and young women, sex workers and people who use drugs. THC provides a stimulating work environment and the opportunity to work with leaders in the field of HIV and TB prevention and care. Our work culture is adapted to the constantly-evolving South African health care environment and will suit solution-driven team players interested in opportunities for career development while working to connect people with care.

Purpose of the position: 

The role of the Medical Officer is to provide clinical oversight on the management of TB (DS and DR-TB) patients including comorbidities with HIV, Covid- 19, chronic lung diseases, and diabetes. This includes capacity building, clinical audits, ADSM, and supporting the DCXR teams. The MO will report directly to the assigned SR supervisor in the SR-HO who will approve plans and monitor progress against targets. In addition, the MO will work closely with the sub district TB or HAST Manager and provide reports to the direct supervisor and sub-district TB manager 

Responsibilities

  • Develop a district operational plan clear timeframes, outputs and responsibilities  
  • Conduct regular monitoring and evaluation assessments against project objectives  
  • Support the development of district TB programme plans and ensure alignment with project plans 
  • Compile project reports and ensure accurate and timely reporting of activities (monthly, quarterly and final reports) district management and SR-HO. 
  • Supervise the district team 
  • Improve quality of TB care by providing training and mentoring of facility staff on clinical care. 
  • Conduct clinical audits in selected health facilities 
  • Support the mobile chest x-ray teams with Chest x-ray reading 
  • Support the TB pharmacovigilance programme 
  • Strengthen the referral systems within the district to ensure continuous uninterrupted care of patients 
  • Strengthen the management of patients with comorbidities 
  • Support the implementation of the CCMDD programme and inclusion of TB medicines in the formularies.  
  • Conduct mortality audits as required 
  • Strengthen patient screening and testing in hospitals and patient flow processes 
  • Support the implementation of and monitor adherence to the National TB Infection Control and Core Standards.  
  • Strengthen household contact screening and testing 
  • Provide clinical advice to Health facility staff on the management for difficult or complex TB or adverse events 

Requirements

  • MBCHB Degree  
  • HPCSA registration  
  • At least 5 years’ experience working in the in public health sector   
  • At least 3 years’ experience in large scale project management  
  • Experience in clinical TB and/ or HIV management 
  • Valid driver’s license 
  • Clear criminal record