Job Vacancies IntraHealth International
Position: Senior Team Leader for Clinical Services
Location: United States of America ( The )
Closing Date: Tuesday, 06 December 2011
The Senior Team Leader for Clinical Services plays a pivotal role in developing, defining and applying integrated strategies that advance the clinical excellence of IntraHealth’s work. S/he increases the visibility of IntraHealth’s clinical services work within the global health community and provides organizational representation and leadership in this area.
S/he leads and manages a Chapel Hill based team of clinical advisors (and short term clinical technical consultants as needed) for IntraHealth’s programs in maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH), malaria, family planning (FP), HIV/AIDS and TB. Through close working with program management teams, s/he ensures that clinical issues cutting across programs are recognized and addressed. In addition, the Senior Team Leader for Clinical Services is responsible for scanning the broader environment of developments in clinical health services delivery so that program planning, implementation and monitoring reflect the latest evidence and appropriate policy guidance.
The Senior Team Leader for Clinical Services is based in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and is supervised by the Director of Technical Leadership. S/he works closely with senior program managers, country point persons, field leaders, technical leadership staff, program development and others involved in program design, development, implementation, and evaluation. The position is based on the ability to travel internationally an estimated 25% time, and domestically as needed for representation at critical global health meetings. Essential Functions:
1.Providing technical support to programs and projects for successful implementation (30%) Providing direct technical support entails being up to date with and applying state of the art clinical standards in programs, drawing on the clinical team as needed and working closely with staff and partners in Chapel Hill, Washington DC and in country/project offices; providing expertise and inputs on development of strategies, documents and systems to maintain clinical quality of care in projects as well as interpreting clinical data and translating it to clinical service improvement strategies. Not all technical support is provided in the field, so that traveling may not be necessary. It is expected that the Senior Team Leader for Clinical Services will mentor staff throughout the organization to build their knowledge and skills, and help to develop ways of providing technical support between countries and within region, consistent with GHI approaches.
2.Project design including input into new business development (20%)
Project design, strategy and technical support, includes providing advice on strategic opportunities to expand the breadth of IntraHealth’s portfolio of clinical services programs and maintain a strong global leadership position; leading development of organizational strategies in clinical services areas, ensuring lessons-learned in clinical services (e.g. strategies, approaches, quality assurance systems) are documented and applied strategically within IntraHealth’s work and disseminated broadly; providing substantive expertise to the development of proposals related to clinical services and clinical quality of care, including serving as lead technical writer on proposals, and providing technical oversight in the quality of proposals. The Senior Team Leader for Clinical Services ensures that program design and implementation approaches meet high standards for clinical quality, in collaboration with the monitoring, evaluation and research specialists.
3.Building technical capacity within the organization (30%) Building IntraHealth technical capacity includes regularly reviewing international and domestic advances in clinical and service delivery topics, and leading and managing the Clinical Services Team to do the same; making recommendations on how to apply the most up-to-date and relevant standards throughout IntraHealth’s work; providing regular clinical updates for Chapel Hill staff and field staff along with other clinical services advisors using an array of communication approaches appropriate to specific country settings; fostering communication on clinical and service delivery models, strategies and tools, as well as successes and lessons-learned across projects and countries.
4.Providing leadership and management of clinical services for the organization (20%) Providing leadership and management of clinical services for the organization includes working closely with the Director of Technical Leadership, other technical leadership team leads and Senior Program staff/Project Directors to ensure that programs have clinical technical assistance needed; assisting Program Development and the Human Resources department in identifying and recruiting clinical staff and consultants to bid on proposals and meet project needs and representing IntraHealth’s technical work in a variety of international, regional and national fora. Understanding the implications of global health initiatives for IntraHealth’s clinical work and the impact of developments in the external environment is a key component of this position.
Job Vacancies Education/experience requirements include:
Relevant clinical degree e.g. MD, Nurse/midwife (CNM), or Nurse practitioner plus post graduate degree relevant to public health; experience in MNCH-FP or HIV/AIDS required; and history of relevant global health publications in reputable journals would be an advantage.
Minimum of eight years clinical services experience; at least five years of this experience should involve providing clinical care or providing technical assistance in low resource settings/developing countries. Experience working in a community health care setting would be an advantage. Clinical experience should also include involvement in management of clinical services and a concentration in HIV/AIDS, TB, or MNCH/FP and malaria. Experience in clinical teaching and curriculum strengthening is a plus.
Experience with USG-funded projects is essential. Familiarity with current international and US policies and standards in the following areas is required: maternal, newborn and child health and malaria, family planning and HIV/AIDS and TB.
The applicant should demonstrate an ability to adapt standards to low-resource health settings in the developing world; ability to lead a team and work collaboratively as a team member; superior interpersonal communication and intercultural skills (e.g. leading and managing teams of colleagues, working with partners in the US, regional and country offices, and in host-countries.);
Excellent oral and written communication skills are required, including technical writing skills and fluency in written and spoken English. A working knowledge of French and/or Spanish is highly desirable.
Applicant must be eligible to work in the United States
This is a position is with IntraHealth International in Chapel Hill, NC. For immediate consideration, please apply by visiting https://www6.ultirecruit.com/INT1028/JobBoard/ListJobs.aspx?__vt=ExtCan. IntraHealth International, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.