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15 Jun 2020

Full-Time Clinical Care Specialist Vacancy

Jhpiego – Posted by ghhealthjobs Accra

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Job Description

Jhpiego is an international, non-profit health organization affiliated with The Johns Hopkins University. For 40 years and in over 155 countries, Jhpiego has worked to prevent the needless deaths of women and their families.Jhpiego works with health experts, governments and community leaders to provide high-quality health care for their people. Jhpiego develops strategies to help countries care for themselves by training competent health care workers, strengthening health systems and improving delivery of care.Jhpiego designs innovative, effective and low-cost health care solutions to ensure a level of care for women and their families. These practical, evidence-based interventions are breaking down barriers to high-quality health care for the world’s most vulnerable populations.

Jhpiego designs innovative, effective and low-cost health care solutions to ensure a level of care for women and their families. These practical, evidence-based interventions are breaking down barriers to high-quality health care for the world’s most vulnerable populations.

The Global Programs Department of Jhpiego Corporation is currently seeking dynamic individuals to fill various positions to support its operations in Ghana. Ghanaian nationals are strongly encouraged to apply

  • Clinical Care Specialist
  • Contract Duration: Six months. Immediate Start.
  • Location: Accra

 

OverviewJhpiego is seeking a Clinical Care Specialist to provide technical guidance and support for several newly awarded COVID-19 projects.  In Ghana, Jhpiego will support the Government of Ghana (GOG) to prevent, detect and respond to COVID-19. A significant area of focus of our work is accelerating and strengthening the technical and operational capacity of local healthcare workers to prevent nosocomial spread of SARS-CoV-2, provide quality case management and allow for the safe maintenance of routine essential services.  The Clinical Care Specialist will be responsible for ensuring technical and operational rigor in the planning and scaled execution of COVID-19 response projects being implemented at the national, regional, and facility level. This includes assisting the clinical response to COVID 19 in treatment centers and improving coordination and communication amongst frontline health workers impacted and engaged in hot zone districts. Additionally, liaising with GoG staff, other partners and donors regarding technical strategy, monitoring and evaluation of project milestones and targets.  Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide technical advice, guidance and support for the implementation of the clinical response, coordination and communication
  • Help the GOG and frontline health workers to identify solutions to implementation challenges
  • Represent the project to stakeholders
  • Build close working relationships with key stakeholders
  • Ensure high-quality training of clinical mentors and frontline health workers
  • Provide mentorship support to COVID 19 Treatment center staff through a Community of Practice, including facilitation of case discussions
  • Ensure data collection and reporting tools are implemented consistently
  • Contribute to program reporting and related documentation needs for assigned technical areas
  • Participate in stakeholder meetings and deliver presentations, as needed
  • Other duties, as assigned
REQUIREMENTS
  • Required Qualifications:
  • Clinical degree in medicine; post-graduate training in emergency medicine or infectious diseases preferred; 5 or more years of relevant work experience in Ghana
  • Experience planning and working in clinical care settings within public health programs; experience in contact tracing and/or infection prevention and control program a big plus)
  • Demonstrated experience working with USAID programs and familiarity with USG reporting requirements.
  • 5+ years’ experience in management, operational and technical expertise with a preference in public health program implementation
  • Experience in disease outbreak response and familiarity of IHR (2005) is an advantage
  • Required Abilities/Skills:
  • Familiarity with Ghana health systems and reporting structure and demonstrated ability to collaborate with government level officials to strengthen program implementation
  • Demonstrated ability in working and collaborating with a wide range of local and international partner organizations
  • Excellent skills in clinical decision making, facilitation, team building and coordination
  • Excellent writing and communications skills, including demonstrated technical writing skills for publication
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse international teams and willingness to learn and empower others
  • Ability to work in a complex environment with multiple tasks, short deadlines and intense pressure to perform
  • Ability and willingness to travel frequently to implementation regions and health facilities including COVID-19 treatment centers
  • Education: Post-graduate Degree

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Job Categories: Medical Doctors. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 80,000 - 100,000 per year.

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