25 HIV Testers job at Management and Development for Health (MDH)

Management and Development for Health (MDH) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization whose primary aim is to contribute to address public health priorities of the people of Tanzania and the world at large. These priorities include: communicable diseases such as HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria; Reproductive, Maternal, New- born and Child health (RMNCH); Nutrition; Non-Communicable Diseases of public health significance; as well as Health System Strengthening. MDH strongly believes in and works in partnership with various local and global institutions, Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children (MOHCDGEC); President’s Office Regional Authorities and Local Government (PORALG); donor agencies; academic and non-academic institutions; implementing partners; civil society, community-based and faith-based organizations and others.

In Dar es Salaam, MDH supports the Government of Tanzania through the Municipal councils of Dar es Salaam City Council; Temeke, Kinondoni, Kigamboni and Ubungo Municipal Councils Together with Amana, Mwananyamala and Temeke Regional Referral Hospitals in implementation of the program on HIV/AIDS (PLWHA). In order to strengthen the care and treatment of PLWHA in Dar es salaam, MDH on behalf of the above-mentioned Municipal Councils and Regional Referral Hospitals seeks to employ the following staff;

Job Title: HIV Tester (25 Posts)
Location: Temeke, Mwananyamala RRHs, Dar es Salaam City Council, Kinondoni, Temeke RRH and Ubungo Municipal Councils
Reports to: Facility In-charge

Job Summary:
The HIV Tester supports the facility In-charge to ensure efficient implementation and reporting of HIV testing services and ART linkage at the facility. She/He is responsible for the facility implementation and reporting of all HTS initiatives in her/his respective facility under the guidance of the facility PITC focal person and in collaboration with facility in-charge, CTC in charge and other relevant health facility staff.

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. Serving as liaison between clinicians/clinics, individuals screened and care

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

Requirements: Education, Work experience and Skills:
1. At least a Diploma in Medicine, Nursing or other related health
2. Must have a valid license of practice (Certificate for HIV testing is an added advantage).
3. At least three (3) years’ experience in HIV/AIDS care and treatment services
4. Ability to maintains confidentiality in all aspects
5. Ability to work both individually and as part of a team with minimal
6. Ability to communicate fluently in both English and

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 36

Level of Education: Associate Degree

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