Baylor College of Medicine Children’s Foundation – Malawi
Baylor College of Medicine Children’s Foundation – Malawi (BCM-CFM) is a not-for-profit organization working in partnership with the Malawi Government in the health sector. Our Mission is to provide high-quality, high-impact, highly ethical pediatric and family-centered health care, health professional training and clinical research, focused on HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, malnutrition and other conditions impacting the health and well-being of children and families worldwide.
The Baylor-Tingathe program developed in 2008 initially responded to suboptimal uptake of PMTCT and pediatric HIV services in Malawi and has grown over the past 12 years to support the full cascade of HIV care and treatment services. The current CORE programming seeks to support the Malawi Government in achieving epidemic control, by providing client focused care to People Living with HIV from the time of diagnosis to linkage and full engagement in care. BCM-CFM’s CORE programming is funded by USAID, and is currently operating in 6 districts in Malawi. BCM-CFM is seeking qualified candidates to fill the position of:
Job Tittle: Community Health Nurse (Cervical Cancer Prevention)
Location: Mangochi, Machinga, Lilongwe, Balaka, Salima, Phalombe
Duration: 1 year (Renewable)
Reporting to: District Lead
The Community Health Nurse (cervical cancer prevention) will work in collaboration with the Ministry of Health providers and Community Health Workers (CHWs) to increase awareness, demand and access to quality cervical cancer screening and treatment services and linking women living with HIV to these services to allow identification and treatment of pre-cancerous lesions and avoid the concerning trend of advanced cervical cancer disease presentation.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Deliver high quality cervical cancer screening using VIA and/or HPV testing and treat precancerous lesions using thermoablation according to national guidelines and protocols with health facility staff
- Implement and support systems of referral to VIA services from ART clinic
- Ensure accurate documentation and timely submission of monthly and quarterly reports
- Support and mentor Community health workers who assist with ART and cervical cancer prevention services
Skills, qualifications and other requirements
- Diploma or degree in Community Health nursing or Nursing and midwifery
- Minimum of 2 years’ experience in cervical cancer screening, cryotherapy and those with experience in thermal ablation will have an added advantage
- Passion and experience in care of women
- Motorcycle license is an added advantage
Suitably qualified and experienced candidates should address their applications to:
For physical delivery:
Baylor College of Medicine-Children’s Foundation Malawi
Pink Building, off Presidential Way, in Golden Peacock Shopping Centre Complex
Area 13/92 City Centre
Closing date for receiving applications is 9th August, 2021. Only short listed applicants will be acknowledged.