NASTAD Global Program collaborates with the Jamaican Ministry of Health, CDC Caribbean Regional Office, and local governmental partners to provide technical assistance to improve HIV treatment outcomes through case finding, ART initiation, retention, and viral suppression. NASTAD’s works in partnership with designated health facilities in Jamaica.

NASTAD seeks to engage a licensed physician to serve as a consultant to provide HIV clinical mentorship and preceptorship at selected HIV treatment sites in Jamaica.

Description of Services

The consultant may deliver the following services:

    1. Contribute to quality improvement activities to improve HIV treatment outcomes and viral suppression via onsite and virtual QI coaching.

    2. Deliver mentorship and preceptorship to clinic staff, including, but not limited to, participation in the following HIV preventionareas:

  1. Treat-All Initiative to assure patients diagnosed with HIV are started on ART within 14 days of diagnosis.
  2. Treatment Adherence to assure patients started on ART are successful on treatment, barriers to treatment success are identified early, and strategies to address barriers are implemented to impact treatment outcomes.
  3. Return to Care activities to support clinical teams with enhancement and development of tailored comprehensive services for patients at risk of defaulting treatment and out of care patients who have returned tocare.
  4. Viral Suppression monitoring, including 1) identification of unsuppressed patients for enhanced adherence counseling, 2) assessing potential causes of treatment failure through a multi-cadre team, 3) designating high-risk clinic for frequent follow up services including referral for mental health and substance use services, and 4) facilitating empanelment of patients where patients are assigned team member for follow up and monthly reporting.
  5. Review of differentiated models of care implemented at sites and contribute to development of solutions with clinical teams to increase patient load, reduce clinic wait time, implement fast track for patients returning to care, and patients at risk ofdefaulting. 

    3. Participate in program monitoring meetings with the sites to review data and identify strategies successful in improving the treatment cascade.

Period of Performance

February 15, 2019 – September 29, 2019, with a possibility of extension based on availability of funding.

Selection Criteria

To be considered for this consultant opportunity, applicants must be a trained medical doctor, licensed in the Caribbean, and an expert in HIV care and treatment, demonstrated through experience in practicing HIV care and delivering training and mentorship to clinicians practicing HIV care in Jamaica. Recent prior experience working in HIV clinical mentorship in the Southern Region in Jamaica preferred.

Qualified individuals should apply by e-mail to Anne Redmond Sites (asites@NASTAD.org), including a resume or curriculum vitae that includes a description of the applicant’s experience and expertise.

Applicants are due by close of business Thursday, February 14, 2019.

Submissions which do not follow the above instructions will not be considered. Due to the volume of applications, only applicants who meet specifications will be contacted. No phone calls, emails, or social media outreach about this application will be accepted.