1. ART Clinic Officer, Gorkha- one
2. ART Clinic Officer, Koshi- one
ART Clinic Officer is responsible for comprehensive care and counseling to clients in the collaborative ART clinic at Nepal Government’s Hospital. S/he should collaborate with other health care professionals, PLHIV network and groups; provide psychosocial counseling; maintain record of patients care; conduct training to PLHIV and their family; and conduct assigned meetings at ART clinic. He/she is the represents AHF Nepal at local and province level to prove the efficacy and effectiveness of AHF Nepal’s project.
Required qualification and competencies:
- A Bachelor’s degree in Public Health and or Nursing with proficiency certificate in General Medicine (Health Assistant) or Nursing(Staff Nurse) from recognized academic institution.
- More than one year of previous experience working in a healthcare setting, particularly in HIV/AIDS care or related fields, is highly desirable.
- Knowledge of HIV/AIDS: A strong understanding of HIV/AIDS, its transmission, treatment, and care is essential. Familiarity with antiretroviral therapy (ART) and its management, as well as knowledge of current guidelines and best practices in HIV/AIDS care.
- Counseling and Support Skills: Experience in providing counseling and support services to individuals living with HIV/AIDS or other chronic illnesses. This includes skills in empathy, active listening, and the ability to address emotional, psychological, and social needs of patients.
- Clinic Operations: Experience in clinic operations, including appointment scheduling, medical record management, and coordination with healthcare providers. Familiarity with electronic medical records (EMR) systems and healthcare administration processes is advantageous.
- Teamwork and Communication: Strong interpersonal and communication skills are essential for collaborating with healthcare providers, patients, and community organizations. The ability to work effectively in an interdisciplinary team setting is crucial.
- Cultural Sensitivity: Experience working with diverse populations and an understanding of cultural, social, and economic factors influencing HIV/AIDS care is important. Sensitivity to issues related to stigma, discrimination, and health disparities is valuable.
- Regulatory Compliance: Knowledge of relevant regulations, ethical guidelines, and confidentiality requirements related to HIV/AIDS care, patient privacy, and data management is necessary.
- Continuous Learning: Demonstrated commitment to ongoing professional development and staying updated on advancements and research in HIV/AIDS care is important.