Members of the Texas Children’s Global Health Corps (GHC) work in sites across Africa to both treat children and their families and to train health professionals throughout their country assignment. As a member of the GHC, physicians will be involved with program implementation and helping to implement country and donor guidelines. Members of the GHC will be involved in treating a wide variety of diseases and conditions impacting child health and survival globally such as tuberculosis, malaria, malnutrition, peri-natal conditions, cancer, and sickle cell anemia. Responsibilities will include seeing patients and their family members in clinic, training workers in the clinic, outreach work involving treatment and training in regions surrounding the clinic and other clinic related duties as assigned.
Upon acceptance of this position, the GHC doctors receive a one year, renewable contract position working at one of the BIPAI sites in Botswana, Malawi, Tanzania or Swaziland. The specific duties are outlined below.
Duties and Responsibilities
Provide medical assessment, evaluation and care to patients at the Baylor College of Medicine Children’s Foundation Center of Excellence (COE) and in outreach facilities in accordance with up-to-date national guidelines
- This care includes the diagnosis and assessment of HIV-exposed and HIV-infected children and adults and the development of individualized care and treatment plans including the initiation and follow-up of children on antiretroviral (ARV) therapy.
- Attend to patients at the COE as well as COE patients in the pediatric wards of the national referral hospital as applicable and outreach facilities
- Attend to patients in the pediatric malnutrition wards of national referral hospital
- Mentor, educate, and provide technical assistance to health care providers and medical trainees regarding pediatric and general HIV/AIDS care and treatment and related conditions such as TB, Malnutrition, Perinatal Conditions, Malaria, and Neoplastic Disease through didactic training, clinical mentoring and clinical attachments to the COE and in other settings
- Provide complete and accurate documentation of medical information including history, physical examinations, laboratory findings, assessments and plans using paper charts and/or electronic medical records (EMR)
- Actively participate in CME activities and other meetings in all clinical and educational settings
- Participate in national Pediatric HIV and HIV-related trainings as directed by the organization and donor organizations
- Develop and implement activities at COE and outreach facilities to enhance health of children infected with or affected by HIV in accordance with National Guidelines Other specific tasks as assigned by supervisor
Qualifications / Skills
- Board eligible or board certified pediatrician
- Proficiency in general pediatric or MedPeds
- Familiarity with general HIV care and treatment
- Experience working in resource-limited settings
- Familiarity with word processing and spreadsheet computer programs, electronic medical records
Please send contact Patricia English (email@example.com) for an application packet.