Cardiologist Clinical Mentor Consultants

Communities for Healthy Hearts

Scope of Work: Cardiologist Clinical Mentor Consultants

Location: Ho Chi Minh City
Duration: 45 days between October 2017 and July 2018

About PATH

PATH is the leader in global health innovation. An international nonprofit organization, we save lives and improve health, especially among women and children. We accelerate innovation across five platforms—vaccines, drugs, diagnostics, devices, and system and service innovations—that harness our entrepreneurial insight, scientific and public health expertise, and passion for health equity. By mobilizing partners around the world, we take innovation to scale, working alongside countries primarily in Africa and Asia to tackle their greatest health needs. Together, we deliver measurable results that disrupt the cycle of poor health. Learn more at www.path.org.

PATH’s work in Vietnam began in 1980 with a project to improve local condom manufacturing capacity. Other projects in reproductive health followed, and in 1997, we opened a permanent office in Hanoi. We broadened our focus from contraceptive technologies to wider health issues, including emerging and epidemic diseases; vaccines and immunization; reproductive, maternal, and child health; and digital health solutions. For more than 35 years, we have collaborated with a diverse range of partners to help improve health in Vietnam.

The Communities for Healthy Hearts Project

PATH is collaborating with the Novartis Foundation, a philanthropic organization pioneering innovative health care models, to introduce an innovative health care delivery model designed to improve hypertension management and control in Vietnam.

Implemented by PATH in collaboration with the Ho Chi Minh City Provincial Health Department and Ho Chi Minh City Preventive Medicine Center, the three-year program aims to improve blood pressure control among adults by increasing access to and use of high-quality hypertension services that are sustainable and scalable. The objectives of Communities for Healthy Hearts are to:

  1. Increase awareness of hypertension and demand for screening and treatment among adults. ?

  2. Increase availability of hypertension screening and referral services. ?

  3. Increase availability of hypertension services, reflecting the full continuum of patient-centered care in public and private facilities. ?

  4. Reduce loss to follow-up by strengthening referral systems, increasing patient contact, and empowering patients. ?

  5. Enable country-level decision-makers to use project evidence to sustain and scale hypertension services. ?

The Communities for Healthy Hearts model is implemented in four districts of Ho Chi Minh City: Thu Duc, Go Vap, District 8 and District 12. These four districts cover a population of approximately two million people, and a target population of approximately 700,000 people aged 40 years or older.

Communities for Healthy Hearts is looking for Cardiologist Clinic Mentor Consultants which will support in the achievement of Objective 3: increase availability of hypertension services, reflecting the full continuum of patient-centered care in public and private facilities. ?

About the role

Communities for Healthy Hearts is looking for Cardiologist Clinic Mentor Consultants to provide technical support in:

  1. Strengthening the capacity of staff from key provincial and district health agencies and health care providers in project districts to provide technical assistance to lower level health authorities and health care providers.

  2. Strengthening the capacity of district and commune health care providers in hypertension diagnosis, treatment and management.

This technical support involves:

  1. Providing input for training of trainers (TOT) training materials and mentoring/supervision tools to train technical staff from the Ho Chi Minh City Preventive Medicine Center, district health centers and district hospitals to support lower level health authorities and health care providers to diagnose, treat and manage hypertension (2 days)

  2. Conducting a two-day TOT course with 20 key staff from Ho Chi Minh Preventive Medicine Center, district health centers, district hospitals, and district health bureaus in project districts to build their capacity to provide technical assistance.

  3. Conducting 15 initial supervision visits to 13 health care units that will be providing hypertension services under the CH2 model, including district hospitals, district health centers, commune health stations, and private clinics. These visits will serve to:

  1. strengthen the capacity of technical staff to provide supervision/mentoring for lower level health facilities, by providing guidance on clinical mentoring and supportive supervision procedures.

  2. strengthen the capacity of health care providers at commune health stations and private clinics to diagnose, treat and manage people with hypertension, by providing

  • technical and clinical mentoring and supportive supervision

  • on-the-job training

  • assistance in handling difficult cases

  • networking and technical knowledge exchange

  1. Participating in a quarterly review and planning meeting.

  2. Provide ongoing technical support and assistance for clinicians and health staff at district levels to implement clinical and technical mentoring and supportive supervision for commune health stations and private clinics providing hypertension diagnosis, treatment and management services.

Suggested timeframe

Task

Number of days

Expected timeframes

Provide input to training materials and tools

2

October 2017

Conduct two-day training course

2

November 2017

Conduct 15 initial supervision visits:

15

October – December 2017

Participate in review and planning meeting

1

December 2017

Provide ongoing   supervision visits in 2018

Up to 25 days

From January 2018 – July 2018

Total days

45 days

Requirements

  • Vietnamese medical doctor specializing in cardiology, with 5 years of experience in cardiovascular health.

  • 3 experience in training and mentoring other healthcare professionals.

  • Demonstrated understanding of the roles and responsibilities of the public and private healthcare network in Vietnam and  in Ho Chi Minh City as an asset .

Proposals should be submitted to ltran@path.org before 31 Aug 2017.

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
PATH
Location: 
Ho Chi Minh
Application Deadline: 
Thu, 2017-08-31