oPITC Medical Attendants at THPS/Tanga City Council -13 Positions

Job Title: oPITC Medical Attendants -13 Positions

Reports to: CTC in charge

THPS/Tanga City Council

The Tanga City Council in Collaboration with Tanzania Health Promotion Support (THPS) will implement PEPFAR / CDC supported AFYA HATUA (Sustain Treatment, Enrolment and HIV Prevention- STEP) project in Tanga CC aiming to deliver client centered, comprehensive facility and community-based HIV prevention, care, and treatment services for populations of this district hence contribute to the country’s epidemic control.

Tanga CC is currently seeking highly experienced, committed and motivated Tanzanians to fill in vacant positions for AFYA HATUA project as shown below.

The Overall Job Function: Ensure all people who visit the Health Facility for medical
treatment and other purposes (escorting their relatives/friends) are screened for eligibility to HTS; and those who are responsible are tested, and those who test positive are enrolled to HIV treatment; those negative enrolled to status neutral services.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Conduct risk of HIV Acquisition {HTS Eligibility Screening} to ALL HF attendees.
  • Work with Facility Management to set up a system which will necessitate HTS screening to all HF attendees before they proceed to any other service
  • Provide vital signs measurements services at HTS screening desks (blood pressure, height, weight & blood sugar level
  • Ensure all who are eligible are tested for HIV.
  • Ensure those who test HIV positive are enrolled to immediately enrolled to ART and where possible within OPD settings.
  • Ensure all new HIV positive clients identified at the facility are enrolled in the linkage case management (LCM) except those who do not consent.
  • Ensure new PLHIV are elicited for index testing.
  • Ensure sexual partners, biological children and needle sharing partner of the new PLHIV are tested for HIV.
  • Ensure HTS eligible clients who test negative for HIV are provided with status neutral services
  • Provide unbiased information on HIV testing to clients & explains the testing process.
  • Provide accurate information to clients about living with HIV, preventing further transmission, the benefits and challenges of HIV care and treatment, and available services and how to access them
  • Together with CTC team, support clients throughout the early part of their care so they participate fully, become educated, and can advocate for themselves
  • Will provide health education to his/her clients on HIV, AIDS and STD’s and their implications on new HIV infections to themselves, their sexual contacts and counterparts as well.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the authorities or employer.

Qualifications, Experience, and Skills Required:

  • Medical attendant trained for at least one year in the College recognized by MOH
  • Atleast two years working experience preferably in HIV related field.
  • Strong communication skills are essential; the Lay counsellor must be able to communicate with clients in a simple manner to make them understand about the disease clearly.
  • At least one year working experience in HIV Aids related act.

How to apply:

Interested applicants should send an email to info@tangacc.go.tz copying mmubelwa@thps.or.tz attaching

1. Application cover letter (one page maximum),

2.Curriculum Vitae (four pages maximum)

3. Copies of your relevant certificates.

The email should be position being applied for (e.g. Clinical Tracker Job Application for Tanga City Council).

The deadline for application is 29th October 2023. Tanga City Council is an equal opportunity employer; women, people living with HIV/AIDS and people living with disability are encouraged to apply.