Global Health Corps Physician

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Members of the Texas Children's Global Health Corps (GHC) work at sites across Sub-Saharan Africa to provide vital care to children and their families, while also training health professionals throughout their country of assignment. As a member of the GHC, physicians will be involved with program implementation, incorporating country and donor guidelines within the clinic setting. 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, in addition to HIV. 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.

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 in Pediatrics, Internal Medicine-Pediatrics (Med-Peds) or Family Medicine

· Proficiency in general pediatrics or Med-Peds

· Familiarity with general HIV care and treatment

· Experience working in resource-limited settings

How to apply

Please contact Lynnie Roth via email: lynnie.roth@bcm.edu for more information and to obtain application materials. Your completed application packet will include: CV, BIPAI application form and personal statement responses.

Additional Information: We are currently recruiting for open GHC positions in Malawi, Uganda and Eswatini to be filled imminently.

All Global Health Corps Physicians will be hired as faculty instructors.

For more information on the Global Health Corps Program, please visit our website: www.texaschildrensglobalhealth.org/globalhealthcorps.