Index Tester at MDH – 7 Posts

Job Title: Index Tester – 7 Posts

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 (MoH); 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.

Location: Sikonge DC, Igunga DC, Uyui DC and Sikonge CDH

Reports to: Facility in-charge

Job Summary:

The HIV Tester works with and supports the facility PITC focal person 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 staffs.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. To conduct HIV testing services, including index testing, focused PITC, peer- based ART linkage, in line with national guidelines.
  2. To keep accurate HTS records (HTS registers, reports and referral / linkage reports)
  3. To compile and submit HTS reports on weekly-monthly and / or quarter to the facility PITC focal person on time
  4.  To work with team members to monitor quality improvement plans with regard to the established performance indicators
  5.  To create awareness and education on the existence of HTS i.e., educating clients on all aspects of HIV diseases and treatment management as well as basic health lifestyle
  6.  To provide ongoing counselling and testing while maintaining confidentiality and patients’ rights
  7.  To provide psychosocial support and assist with linkage to referral services
  8.  To monitor the quality of test kits using suitable control materials or samples
  9.  To be in line with current HTS protocol guidelines to ensure correct testing services
  10.  To ensure safe storage of HTS related items and to request or prepare all necessary consumables for undertaking the HTS activities on time
  11.  To ensure a newly identified client’s contacts details are well documented (map cue, telephone numbers and treatment supporter information)
  12. To work with team members to ensure successful early retention of newly identified clients
  13. To carry any other duties that may be required by supervisor

Requirements: Education, Work and Experience and Skills

  1. A Minimum of form four education and certificate or diploma in Nursing or Clinical medicine.
  2. A minimum of Six (6) Months and above working experience in HIV program , preferably in a similar position will be highly considered.
  3. Analytical and problem-solving skills, multi-tasking and organizational skills.
  4. Work experience in HIV/AIDS care and treatment program will be an advantage.
  5. Highest level of integrity.
  6. Ability to work and deliver under pressure and tight deadlines with minimum supervision.
  7. Excellent communication (both verbal and written).
  8. Must be computer literate – conversant with, Microsoft Office i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint.

N/B:

Interested candidates for the above position should visit MDH Recruitment Portal and submit your application before 15th December 2023.

MDH DO NOT have any agents and DO NOT charge any fees to the interested candidates.

Kindly note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

To Apply for this Job register or login to https://recruitment.mdh.or.tz/ and from the Dashboard click on Search Vacancies button.

Kindly note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Submit your application before 15th December 2023

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