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Vacancies for Doctors in RHRU’s Clinical Support Teams

The RHRU has set up clinical support teams in the North West and Gauteng Provinces to support the ARV roll-out programme and the provision of comprehensive HIV care.  The Clinical Support Teams will provide technical advice to ARV and HIV/AIDS supportive clinical services including training, mentoring, operationalisation, referral, data management and material development.  There is an opportunity for programme staff with interests in research to frame related research agendas and participate in research projects.

The Doctors will be responsible for taking referrals and expert service provision at selected DoH ARV roll out sites, and for leading quality improvement initiatives in partnership with DoH staff.  They will be required to deliver clinical teaching and technical advice to service providers. They will also be required to support up and down referral models.

Essential criteria: 

MBBCH or equivalent; public sector experience of treating HIV infected patients; A postgraduate degree/diploma in HIV management, or specialist HIV related qualification, and/or a qualification in one of the focus areas mentioned above.

Key performance areas include: 

Assessment and treatment of HIV patients, including ARV’s according to DoH guidelines; Identification of ARV failures and review of difficult cases with DoH staff; participation in quality improvement initiatives; Training of health care personnel in HIV care including ethical and legal issues; Technical assistance to Departments of Health in development and evaluation of materials and advice on HIV policies.

Candidates must have excellent communication skills, proven personnel and change management experience, ability to work in a diverse team, computer literacy in MS Outlook, PowerPoint and Word, a good knowledge of South African public health structures, experience of ICH GCP, a valid driver’s licence, and a willingness to undertake regular overnight travel.  The RHRU offers a competitive remuneration package including career development opportunities.

Interested candidates should send their CV’s and a detailed motivation letter, marked “HIV Management Drs”  to: The Human Resources Department:

Wits Health Consortium, Human Resources Department, Postnet Suite 189, Private Bag x2600, Houghton, 2041

e-mail:  [email protected]

or fax to (011) 933-1227. 

Previous applicants need not apply. Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted. For more information about the RHRU, visit the About RHRU section of this website.