Lighthouse Trust is a registered Public Trust established to manage Centres of Excellence (CoEs) and provide leverage for leadership and delivery of integrated HIV prevention, treatment, care, and support services in Malawi.
Lighthouse has been involved in the development of locally applicable HIV care and treatment models. It is strategically positioned in Malawi’s national HIV response due to its close collaboration with the Ministry of Health (MoH).
The Lighthouse in close coordination with MoH provides integrated services at Kamuzu Central Hospital, Bwaila Hospital and some health facilities in urban and rural areas in Lilongwe, Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in Blantyre, Zomba Central Hospital and District Support Program (DSP) for Northern region districts including Ntchisi district. Its strategic approach focus on client-centred care based on four goals which are:
Goal 1: Service delivery: to enhance high-quality, integrated HIV Prevention, treatment, care and support services for adults and children
Goal 2: Model interventions and operations research: to develop, pilot, evaluate, and disseminate innovative programs and policies across the continuum of prevention, treatment, care and support for HIV infection and its co-morbidities, both infectious and non-infectious.
Goal 3: Quality management: to ensure that all patients at LH clinics and all supported sites are receiving quality health care and services as recommended the MOH and other health development partners by
utilizing quality improvement (QI) methodologies in a multidisciplinary team approach.
Goal 4: Capacity strengthening: to build and strengthen healthcare capacity for high quality HIV prevention, treatment, care and support services Lighthouse Trust, with support from the United States of America President’s Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through a Cooperative Agreement with Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), has two grants to operate Centers of Excellence for Comprehensive Integrated HIV Care and Treatment Services in Lilongwe (Grant #NU2GGH002131) and also to achieve HIV Epidemic Control through scaling up of Quality Testing, Care and Treatment in sites outside Lilongwe (Grant # NU2GGH002003).
Through these grants Lighthouse wishes to recruit highly qualified and experienced persons to fill the following position in order to achieve the above mentioned goals:
Position Title : Clinic Nurse (Quote Ref CN1)
Reports to : Clinic Manager
Team : Clinic
Location : Lilongwe CoE – (1 position) : DSP North ( 6 Positions) : Tisungane (Zomba) – (4 positions)
Purpose of the Position
To provide comprehensive and integrated clinical care to HIV infected patients including mentoring.
Responsibilities (which include, but are not limited to):
- To provide clinical care to HIV infected patients using Lighthouse protocols and procedures
- Maintain accurate records of ARV patients, and to generate reports as defined in National ARV Guidelines, including quarterly cohort analysis.
- Provide feedback and insight to support the development of Clinic protocols and of the ARV program in general.
- Train, supervise and support other nurses in ART management protocols and record keeping.
- Provide integrated services eg Family Planning, cervical cancer screening and treatment.
- Provide mentoring, counselling and health education on various communicable and other non-communicable diseases
- Support nursing services at the Lighthouse as required.
- Contribute to the Lighthouse as an organization by participating in regular Lighthouse and Team meetings.
- Follow a personal Annual Performance and Development Planning process.
- To support operational research activities
- Protect patient confidentiality at all times
Qualifications, Skills and Competencies
- Degree or Diploma in Nursing and Midwifery from a recognised Institution
- ART certification by Ministry of Health is preferred
- Minimum of two years’ experience in HIV and ART patient management
- Registered with Nurses and Midwives Council of Malawi
- Good Interpersonal and communication skills
- Sound computer skills
Eligible candidates meeting the required qualifications and experience should send applications with cover letter, detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV), copies of Certificates, names, addresses and telephone numbers of three traceable referees. Please clearly quote the reference number on the outside of the envelope.
Applications should be received not later than 5th March, 2021 to the following address:
The Executive Director
Kamuzu Central Hospital
P O BOX 106
Or email to: email@example.com
NOTE: Those currently employed by the Government are not eligible to apply for any position above.
Only those shortlisted candidates will be communicated.