The Aurum Institute is offering a great opportunity to suitably qualified and experienced staff to contribute towards our mission to improve the health of people and communities through innovation in TB, HIV and Health Systems. The following position has become available and you are welcome to apply should you meet the requirements of the post.
Job Title: Quality Improvement Advisor
Location: Parktown, Gauteng, South Africa
Reference: # TS/QIADX1/NM (Parktown)
Contract Type: Temporary 12 Months
Salary: Market Related
•Provide quality improvement technical support by:
Analysing and interpreting data to identify opportunities for improvement
Design, develop and monitor improvement projects at district, sub-district and facility level
Create a vision for quality improvement within Aurum and other various stakeholders
Capacity building for quality improvement within Aurum and other various stakeholders
Lead and coordinate change initiatives
Analyzing data for reporting and project design purposes
•Assist in implementation of Quality Improvement activities by working collaboratively with a multidisciplinary team to identify gaps in service delivery and to identify and set improvement priorities
•Continuous report writing, recordkeeping of all working procedures, identification of gaps, development and implementation of new procedures and standards
•Follow-up on the implementation of changes and comment on improvements, ensure continuous improvement
•Guiding and directing stakeholders in the development, implementation and measuring of quality improvement initiatives
•Provide formal mentoring to relevant stakeholders to ensure skills transfer regarding quality improvement
•Facilitate learning sessions and Quality Improvement training on a regular basis
•Capacitate the Quality Improvement coaches and manage their function accordingly.
Liaise with External and Internal Customers:
•Liaise with all Internal Customers and External Customers and Suppliers when necessary towards the achievement of organizational and departmental goals
•Form and maintain close working relationships with various specialists within Aurum and other organizations to ensure appropriateness and correctness
•Represent Aurum at organisational and external stakeholder meetings
•Comply with all safety policies, practices and procedures according to prescribed procedures and legislation.
•Report all unsafe activities to Senior Management/Human Resources.
•Adhere and maintain decision making authority as allocated to the position.
•Participate in proactive team efforts to achieve departmental and company goals. Adheres to all management SOP’s, guidelines and confidential agreements
•Provide leadership to others through example and sharing of knowledge/skill
Qualification / Professional Membership
•An appropriate degree in Health, Public Health, Management or related field
•Quality Improvement Advisor qualification will be advantageous
•Significant experience in working with the department of health
•Should have significant previous experience and technical knowledge of quality improvement
•At least 2 years’ experience in systems design, management and analysis
Technical, functional and behavioural
•Ability to read, analyse, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports and legal documents.
•Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.
•Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
•Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
•Quality Improvement skills
•Ability to define problems, collect data, establishes facts and draw valid conclusions.
•Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
•Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference and volume.
•Ability to transfer knowledge in an exciting and comprehendible way
•Good management skills
•Train the trainer skills
•Advanced verbal and written communication skills in English
•Excellent organizing skills
•Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
•Proficient personal computer skills including electronic mail, record keeping, routine database activity, word processing, spread sheet and graphics.
•Computer literate: Efficient in Microsoft office, Excel, PowerPoint, SPSS, STATA and spreadsheet application
•Demonstrate knowledge of synthesising information and presentation, knowledge of evaluation designs in HIV programs
Whilst all applications will be carefully considered, only short-listed applicants will be interviewed. If you do not hear from us within 21 days of the closing date, this will mean that your application has been unsuccessful. All interviewed applicants will receive feedback as part of our continued drive towards people development.
Application Deadline: 04/08/2020