Baylor College of Medicine Children's Foundation
Baylor College of Medicine Children’s Foundation – Malawi (BCMCF-M) 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.
BCMCF-M is seeking qualified candidates to fill the position of:
Position: Clinical Director
Contract Duration: 1 year (possibly renewable)
Location: Lilongwe –COE
Reports to: Executive Director
Position description and responsibilities
The COE Clinic Director oversees Center of Excellence clinical program objectives, productivity benchmarks and clinical outcomes while fostering a culture of teamwork, integration, collaboration, open communication, and continuous quality improvement and patient safety.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following
- Responsible for medical supervision and overall regulation of all medical facets at the Center of Excellence (COE)
- Provide leadership of the interdisciplinary COE team, including supervision of heads of clinical department (clinicians, nursing, community health, pharmacy, nutrition, adolescent health, psychosocial support, social work, laboratory services, HIV testing and counseling services) to maintain high quality care
- Provide direct clinical care and medical services to infants, children, adolescents, and adults including prevention, care and treatment of HIV, TB, malnutrition, and other related conditions
- Support daily clinical operations and clinic workflow optimization
- Ensure quality of care and patient safety through development of improvement strategies based on real-time monitoring of data, monthly review and evaluation of key performance indicators and annual patient satisfaction survey
- Foster a culture of quality improvement amongst all clinic staff; develop a QI Program and provide leadership and support to Quality Improvement Committee
- Identify opportunities to expand existing clinical care or introduce new areas of clinical care based on needs and strategic objectives
- Foster a work environment that is conducive to the professional well-being of staff
- Conduct semi-annual written evaluations and provide contract renewals recommendations for clinical heads of department
- In conjunction with COE leadership, direct the recruitment and selection of clinical staff
- Direct the onboarding of clinical staff
- Review and approve leave requests
- Participate as member of Baylor Malawi Senior Management Team
- Create and lead working groups and leadership committees designed to improve patient care and enhance relationships with affiliated institutions
- Foster collaboration and alignment between the COE and affiliated institutions (e.g. Kamuzu Central Hospital, Ministry of Health); and across Baylor Foundation -Malawi service lines, in collaboration with the Executive Director
- Work with funders to design, implement, evaluate, and report programs
- Assist in seeking and write grant proposals
- Develop, update and improve the existing medical policies, medical protocols, and medical procedures in line with evidence-based practice and national standards, and in consultation with the Executive Director
- Write relevant components of the Annual Report, including clinical and programmatic work
- Maintain proper record keeping of all activities at COE with regard to patient care, national statistics and research activities
- Maintain a program for continuing professional development such as Journal Club and weekly Clinician meetings including morbidity and mortality and case presentations
- Participate in Texas Children’s Global Health Network-wide activities including Clinical Lead Forum, Quality Improvement Community of Practice, and other opportunities.
- Support staff to engage in scholarly work, including clinical research, abstract-writing, and publications
- Recruit, orient, train and support Global Health Corps (GHC) physicians
- Provide orientation, direct clinical oversight, mentoring, and evaluation to trainees including Baylor College of Medicine Global Health resident physicians and short-term learners.
- Oversee continuing professional development program for clinical staff.
- Represent Baylor Foundation-Malawi on Ministry of Health technical working groups, national leadership and other interagency forae (i.e. national guideline development), at the request of Executive Director.
- Ensure program activities align with Malawi National Strategic Plan; foster maintenance of positive relationships with ministry and other stakeholders at the request of the Executive Director.
- Provide direct clinical care 50% of time and administrative work 50% of time
- Perform other duties that are assigned by the senior leadership team.
Qualifications and Experience
- Medical Officer with training in pediatrics and at least 5 years of experience in HIV care
- Possess thorough knowledge of pediatric diseases and epidemiology
- Experience leading Quality Improvement (QI) projects desirable
- Experience leading an interdisciplinary clinical team, including previous experience in supervisory or management roles
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Grants management experience
- Previous experience in NGO sector
Suitably qualified and experienced candidates should forward their applications, including a detailed Curriculum Vitae and names of three traceable referees to:
The Executive Director
Baylor College of Medicine Children’s Foundation-Malawi
Closing date for receiving applications is 22nd September, 2023. Only shortlisted applicants will be acknowledged.