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Friday, 24 February 2017

Clinical Specialist


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POSITION Title: Clinical Specialist
START DATE:As soon as possible
CLOSING DATE:  March 3, 2017
TYPE OF APPOINTMENT:4 months, part-time contract (3 days/week)
LOCATION: Kigalibased with travels to Rwamagana District
COMPENSATION:Commensurate with experience

ABOUT HEALTH BUILDERS
Health Builders believes that health is at the heart of human progress. Our vision is for all people to have access to high quality healthcare, allowing them to live dignified, healthy, and prosperous lives. All of Health Builders’ work revolves around the following values:
Individual dignity, compassion and respect for everyone's basic human right to health
A commitment to community, sustainability through local engagement
Honesty and transparency, partnerships built on mutual trust
A standard of excellence, efficiency with strong leadership

Understanding good health as a fundamental driver of economic growth and development, our mission is to strengthen management of health systems and build health care infrastructure. We accomplish our mission through three pillars of work:

Advancing Health Management. Our team works with district and health center staff to provide hands-on technical assistance and supportive supervision in eight key areas: human resources, infrastructure, financial management, community health insurance management, pharmacy logistics, health information systems, planning and coordination, and information technology.
Developing Health Infrastructure. We fill infrastructure gaps by initiating and overseeing the construction of state-of-the-art, modern health centers where they currently do not exist. Health Builders also works with existing facilities to become fully functional, ensuring quality health care for surrounding communities.

 Supporting Technology for Health. We work with partners on the ground to ensure that systems-level technology solutions are effective, sustainable, and scalable. Our aim is to increase access to health services for improved health outcomes through initiatives such as safe water sources, medical oxygen distribution and usage, and solar power at health facilities.

The Position
The Clinical Specialist is expected to be an experienced clinical health care provider with background as a general medical doctor or high level nurse. This positionwill be instrumental toHealth Builders’ work as the organization looks at ways to improve the quality of health care services provided to patients at health centers.

HB’s approach to incorporate build into an already extensive set of mentorship capacities in health center management, a stronger focus on quality improvement. This new competency area will leverage existing resources and capacities to ensure quality, primary health services for Rwandan communities. With Rwanda’s recent prioritization of NCD control and prevention, along with a growing need for NCD treatment, it is expected that this service area will be one of the focus areas of the quality improvement mentorship at the health center level.

The Candidate
The ideal candidate will have a strong background in clinical mentorship at the primary health care level in addition to experience in quality improvement, including the development ofguidelines to improve quality of services in health care settings. He/she will be responsible for developing and trialing tools to support the Health Management Advisors team and mentorship work. These toolsmight include clinical standards’ guides, triage and referral protocol models, clinical process models, patient health education materials, patient file formats and templates, follow-up registry systems, etc.

Primary duties:
1. Build relationships with MOH representatives, partners and health facilities to establish the best way to implement project
2. Review existing mechanisms, guidelines and standards available that are relevant to quality of health care services in Rwanda
3. Define clinical standards and quality of service tools to use for project implementation
4. Review the drafted domain objectives for health centers performance in “ Quality of Services”
5. Create data collection tools, define monitoring and evaluation methodology
6. Train health management advisors team on the “Quality of Services” domain
7. Train clinical staff on clinical, communication and other necessary skills required to implement care services
8. Support field team with collection of baseline data
9. Support a trial of the new quality improvement domain in 5 primary health care centers in Rwamagana District together with the existing field team
10. Provide ongoing feedback and revisions of Quality of Services tools.

Required Skills:
Clinical degree, medical or nursing, additional advanced degree preferred
5+ years of proven clinical experience in both community and district level clinical settings
Experience developing clinical tools
Experience inimplementing quality improvement methods,
Experience in supervision and training, using a range of methods
Experience in NCD care and treatment strongly preferred
High quality writing and presentation skills (written samples will be requested)
Excellent oral and written communications skills
Ability to work as part of a team, but also capable of working independently and taking self-initiative, without significant oversight
Clinical leadership and team management skills
Ability to problem-solve and approach challenges with imagination
Capability to multi-task, highly organized, with excellent time management skills, utilizing available time to organize and complete work within given deadlines
Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) and email

How to apply:
Interested candidates should send their CV, cover letter, education certificates and trainings certificates to - jobs@healthbuilders.org

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