The Aurum Institute: District Clinical Advisor

Company The Aurum Institute
Reference # 2021/05/10/01
Published 24/05/2021
Contract Type Permanent
Salary Market Related
Location Tembisa, Gauteng, South Africa
The Aurum Institute is offering a great opportunity to suitably qualified and experienced staff to contribute towards our mission to improve the health of people and communities through innovation in Health Research and Systems. We are focused on research, support and implementing integrated approaches to managing TB and HIV. The following positions have become available as part of the various projects currently being run by us and you are welcome to apply should you meet the requirements of the position.
Job Functions Medical
Industries Ngo / Non-Profit
Technical Work Responsibilities
Stakeholder management
Apply knowledge relating to TB and/or HIV management
File and Facility Audits piloting and audit roll-out implementation
Develop customised programmes based on situational analyses/file and facility audits
Facilitate Continuous Quality Improvement and ensure programme improvement
Clinical management of HIV/AIDS and TB
Training and mentoring health care providers
Represent Aurum at sub-district level organizational and external stakeholder meetings, as may be required
Implementation of a Situational Analysis of the state of TB and HIV clinical care in the sub-district; including but not limited to:
Implementation of file and facility audits to determine the state of clinical (and other) management of HIV-infected persons and TB in select DOH facilities and all Aurum facilities in the sub-district; in order to inform (along with the “Rapid Assessment”) development of a customized programme of quality and sustainable care for HIV-infected patients with complicated TB
To obtain a district-wide understanding of the management of HIV-infected persons
Keeping abreast of international developments and debates on HIV/AIDs and TB prevention, care and treatment
Clinical consultation of patients at Aurum-supported secondary and tertiary TB& HIV clinics in order to retain clinical acumen and expertise
Document lessons learnt for inclusion into quality improvement plans
Maintain close relations with the district and sub-district public sector services and contribute to their operational plans where relevant
Education / Professional Membership
A medical degree (MBChB)
Up to date & valid registration with the HPCSA
Demonstrable thorough understanding of the SA Department of Health district health system, policies and guidelines
Demonstrable knowledge of HIV/AIDS TB management beyond primary care level

A Diploma in HIV/TB Management
Experience in Quality Improvement methodology

At least 4 years’ experience in patient management in the TB/HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment and care field
Demonstrable experience in clinical management of HIV/AIDS and TB beyond primary care level
At least 2 years’ experience in training health care providers
A track record of the ability to work independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team

Other Requirements
SA Citizen or valid work permit to work in South Africa
Advanced computer skills
Driver’s licence
Own car
Minimal/Moderate/Excessive overnight travel (up to 30%) by land or air if required
Willing to work overtime

Please note:
Kindly provide current and relevant references for background checks
All appointments are subject to the preferred candidates obtaining the necessary security clearance, reference checking and competency assessment. We embrace employment equity and are committed to achievement of fair and equal representation of our workforce. Preference will be given to internal applicants and candidates from previously disadvantaged backgrounds.
Aurum welcomes applications from all persons with disabilities
Whilst all applications will be carefully considered, only short-listed applicants will be interviewed. If you do not hear from us within 21 days of the closing date, this will mean that your application has been unsuccessful. All interviewed applicants will receive feedback as part of our continued drive towards people development.

Job Closing Date 25/05/2021