Facility Based coordinator

Sierra Leone Kailahun, Sierra Leone


Description

 

                  Vacancy Announcement

 

 

Job title:  

Facility Based coordinator

Work Location:

Kailahun District, Sierra Leone (Jojoima, Buedu, Bandajuma)

Department:

Community Based Program

Reports to:

CBP Manager, District Clinical Lead

Line Management

No

Application Status

External Advert

Organisation Profile

Partners In Health (PIH) is an international health organization relentlessly committed to improving the health of the poor and marginalized. PIH partners with local governments to build local capacity and works closely with impoverished communities to deliver high-quality health care, address the root causes of illness, train providers, advance research, and advocate for global policy change. Our delivered services in the field are based in our partnership with the Governments and Ministries of Health and the support to education, training and mentorship to Health care workers and students is one of our pillars for the Health care system strengthening.

PIH currently has implementation programs in Haiti, Rwanda, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Peru, Mexico, Russia, Sierra Leone and Navajo Nation. Through our partnership with Harvard Medical School and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, we support a wide range of programs in dozens of other countries around the world. 

Our Work In Sierra Leone:

Partners In Health (PIH) began supporting the government of Sierra Leone in response to the Ebola epidemic in October 2014. Recognizing the large need for continued investments in the health system after Ebola, PIH is committed to long-term health system strengthening in support of the Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MOHS), guided by the same principles as our emergency response and our work around the world: public sector accompaniment, integrated and comprehensive services, social justice, nimbleness and flexibility, partnership, community ownership, and evidence-based interventions. In the aftermath of the epidemic, PIH is committed to supporting the delivery of comprehensive health services in Sierra Leone, from the community level to the health center and to referral hospitals.

Position Overview

 

PIH-Sierra Leone is supporting the Ministry of Health and Sanitation in the implementation of the five-year World Bank funded QEHSSSP health systems strengthening project that will implement a comprehensive Hub-and-Spoke approach in 5 districts in Sierra Leone through focused investments in staff, stuff, space, systems and nutrition.

 

Through the project, Partners in Health, in the leadership of Ministry of Health and Sanitation, will be supporting 3 health facilities in the district (Jojoima, Buedu and Bandajuma) through comprehensive health systems strengthening approaches to develop these sites as sites for comprehensive Reproductive, Maternal, Neonatal, Child Adolescent Health and Nutrition services.

The positions will be based in one of the health facilities in Kailahun: Jojoima CHC, Buedu CHC or Yawei Bandajuma CHC

This is a responsible, supervisory position filled by someone who is a good communicator, organized, passionate and positive. This individual works within the health facilities in Kailahun.

Duties include coordinating patient referral and follow-up care with Community Health Workers, counseling patients in various service areas specially focusing on RMNCAH services and data collection in coordination with MEQ. This individual will work with the CHWs and/ or Peer Supervisors to ensure pregnant women and sick children are followed up in the community.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Link newly identified pregnant women and sick children to the CHWs including follow up to ensure patients are visited by CHW as planned.
  • Receive referrals from Community Health Workers with proper paperwork; accompany these patients through the clinical process
  • Receive referrals from other Facility Based Officers with proper paperwork; help guide these patients through the clinical process
  • Organize and manage files of RMNCAH, HIV and TB patients, and other categories of patients
  • Ensure that referrals make it to the clinic and help arrange transport if needed; relay appropriate information back to chiefdom supervisor/ peer supervisors and CHWs using follow-up forms
  • Ensure that Chiefdom Coordinators, peer Supervisors, CHWs have heads up knowledge about patients for Comprehensive Care appointment
  • Ensure patients attend follow-up appointments in collaboration with the CHWs.
  • Coordinate with Community Health Workers and Supervisors to obtain more information about patients to enhance clinical care
  • Counsel recently diagnosed patients alongside the HIV/ TB clinical team
  • Acting as a main liaison between the facility and the CHW team, including keeping a list of all patients and their attached CHWs
  • Interview patients for completion of necessary MEQ forms
  • Work with Community Health Workers and Supervisors to advocate for the needs of our patients.

 

Prevention of Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Harassment

At Partners In Health, we are committed to ensuring that those who benefit from our work- including our patients, families and community members – as well as our staff are treated with dignity and respect and protected from sexual exploitation, abuse and sexual harassment. A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Partners In Health’s PSEAH policy. Partner In Health will request information from applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment.  By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms their understanding of these recruitment procedures.

Education and Work Experience Requirements

  • High School certificate or diploma in any field of studies.
  • Commitment to social justice and human rights.
  • Should be an exemplary, honest, trustworthy, and respectful.
  • Experience with data collection
  • Proficiency in MS. Excel, Word and PowerPoint 
  • Should be interested in community health and development
  • Should be a good mobilizer and communicator
  • Must be at least 18 years’ old
  • Must be residing in the community in which they are serving.
  • Ability to ride a bike with a valid license , even in challenging territory.

Social Justice

We are a global health and social justice organization that responds to the moral imperative to provide high-quality health care globally to those who need it most. We strive to ease suffering by placing patients at the center of all care, bringing the benefits of modern medicine to all.

Method of application

Interested candidates are required to apply through our website: www.pih.org/employment.   In your application, please ensure to include names, addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers of three (3) referees not later than 5:00pm GMT (Midnight) on Thursday 15th December 2022.