Pediatric and Adolescent HIV Prevention

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Pediatric and Adolescent HIV Prevention

Description

Pediatric and Adolescent HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment Quality Improvement (QI) Coach, Gulu, Uganda

Responsibilities:

The Pediatric and Adolescent QI Coach will be based in the district where the assigned health facilities are located, working in collaboration with the district coaches and the District Health Team to provide technical support in the mentorship of health care workers at three high-burden health facilities to implement the MOH care package for HEI/EID as well as pediatric and adolescent HIV care.

Specific Duties

Using site level data, identify and address capacity building gaps for health workers and Work Improvement Teams (WIT) in pediatric and adolescent HIV care and treatment.
Work with the facility health care workers to establish baseline data/values for the key pediatric QI indicators (PMTCT/EID, Ped and adolescent case identification, linkage, retention, ART optimization, viral load monitoring and suppression) that will facilitate implementation progress monitoring.
Work in close collaboration with District QI coaches, committees, IPs Facility in charges, ART and PMTCT focal persons, expert clients, mentor mothers, YAPS and other peers to coordinate, facilitate and track monthly facility performance review and quality improvement activities in identification, linkage to care, retention, adherence and viral load monitoring and suppression for children and adolescents in care, in close collaboration with the respective District Technical Officers.

Qualifications

Diploma holder in medicine, nursing, public health and other health related fields.

A minimum of 3 years' service delivery experience, especially in Pediatric and Adolescent HIV prevention, care and treatment and quality improvement at health facility level.
Clear understanding of current Uganda ART guidelines, Differentiated Service Delivery Models (DSDM) guidelines and pediatric ART optimization guidelines.
Experience working with or within a government institution or NGO, especially in an integrated health programming context.
Experience in using data to improve program performance and/or supporting facility-based quality improvement teams.

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