Health Assistant job at Medical Teams

JOB DETAILS:
Job Summary:
Responsible to prepare and present health education sessions to the population as well as mobilization activities related to public health.

Job Responsibilities:
• Liaise with Public Health Officer to develop and implement health and hygiene promotion programs and community awareness campaigns related to EPI, HIV/AIDS, WASH, child welfare, family planning and disease prevention
• Maintain relationships with community partners and coordinate local level activities that support community health
• Prepare materials and deliver health education sessions
• Conduct health audits within the community and collaborate with supervisor to plan programming in accordance with findings; monitor and evaluate of the same

• Strengthen linkage of health facilities to the community through regular feedbacks and facilitate access to healthcare

• Collaborate with other stakeholders in the community to ensure uptake of services

• Conduct disease surveillance activities to predict outbreaks
• Identify people with medical problems and contact medical team to make referrals
• Carry out home visits based on referrals of health workers and volunteers
• Analyze data and submit reports as per schedule
• Ensure that medical practices are conducted with the highest level of integrity and ethics according to professional and MTI Code of Conduct
• Other duties as assigned

Qualifications
Education, Experience, Licenses and Certifications
• Certificate in Public Health or Environmental Health Science or equivalent is preferred
• Diploma in Clinical Medicine or Nursing combined with training in Public Health will also be considered
• 2 years of experience implementing public and environmental health drives
• Experience working with INGOs is an added advantage

KNOWLEDGE
• Knowledge of public health interventions including EPI, HIV/AIDS, WASH, nutrition, family planning and outbreak prevention and response
• Knowledge of behavior change methods

SKILLS
• Skilled in developing relationships to strengthen social support networks and using behaviour change strategies to mobilize community members to take ownership of healthcare needs
• Skilled in presenting information to a group
• Skilled in data analysis and writing reports
• Skilled at using Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
• Skilled in ridding

ABILITIES
• Ability to exercise considerable initiative to plan, organize and follow through to meet deadlines
• Committed to high ethical standards
• Ability to support MTI Calling and adhere to the MTI Code of Conduct

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 24

Level of Education: Associate Degree

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