Job Title: Facility Index Testers at MDH Kagera (36 Posts)

  • Location: Any of the Districts Council or Hospitals in Kagera region
  • Reports to: Facility In-charge

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1.  Creating awareness and education on the existence of HIV Testing Services (HTS) i.e. educating clients on all aspects of HIV diseases and treatment management as well as basic health lifestyles.
  2. Recording and reporting tracking services daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly.
  3. Preparing summary report weekly, monthly and quarterly and submit to site manager and district retention and community officer.
  4. Participating in data management and net loss analysis at facility and district level
  5. Participating in QI activities that aimed to increase retention at facility level.
  6. Bringing up ideas/ comments that may contribute to better system of patients follow up.
  7. Performing any other duties as assigned by a line supervisor.

Requirements: Education, work experience and skills

  1. Serving as liaison between clinicians/clinics, individuals screened and care centers.
  2. Providing counseling and testing while maintaining confidentiality and patient rights, provide psychosocial support and assist with referral and linkages.
  3. Assessing and document all referrals, make follow-up and report on referral outcomes.
  4. Monitor the quality (QA/QC) of test kits by control materials/samples from laboratory department.
  5. Ensuring safe storage of HTS related items and to request/prepare all the necessary consumables for HTS services.
  6. Compiling and submit HTS reports on weekly, monthly and quarterly to HTS coordinators.
  7. Keeping accurate HTS and referral/linkage records (logbooks, registers, reports).
  8. Work with team member to monitor quality improvement plans with regards to the established performance targets/indicators.
  1. Ensuring HIV testing is performed according to the National HIV Testing algorithm.
  2. Participating fully in National EQA program for HIV rapid test.
  3. Performing any other duties that may be required by the clinical team.

Requirements: Education, Work experience and Skills:

  1. At least a Diploma in Medicine, Nursing or other related health field.
  2. Must have a valid license of practice (Certificate for HIV testing is an added advantage).
  3. At least three (3) years’ experience in working in the community HIV Programs
  4. Ability to maintains confidentiality in all aspects.
  5. Ability to work both individually and as part of a team with minimal supervision.
  6. Ability to communicate fluently in both English and Kiswahili.

HOW TO APPLY

  • Interested candidates for any of the above positions should SUBMIT THEIR
    APPLICATION LETTERS, CVs and COPIES OF THEIR CERTIFICATES TO MDH KAGERA OFFICE, KIBOKO STREET, PWANI AREA.
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE – 22ND AUGUST 2023.
    MDH DO NOT have any agents and DO NOT charge any fees to the interested candidates.

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