Employment

JOB TITLE: Clinical Program Officer

INSTITUTION: Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health - ICAP

LOCATION: New York City

REPORTS TO:
Director, ICAP Clinical Unit

OVERALL JOB FUNCTION:
To provide technical assistance for the development and support of clinical resources and clinical activities for the ICAP Clinical Unit and at sites receiving support from the International Center for AIDS Care & Treatment Programs (ICAP) at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health.

BEGIN DATE:
Immediately

SALARY: Commensurate with experience

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • To work with the Clinical Unit to provide programmatic and scientific technical support to ICAP country teams.  
  • To work with the Clinical Unit, ICAP Leadership Group, and ICAP country teams to provide direct clinical technical assistance to country partners and staff at health care facilities implementing and/or expanding HIV/AIDS treatment programs in resource-limited countries. Such support might include clinical mentorship, topic specific didactic teaching and case-based work, guidance in enhancement of clinical and programmatic quality, and working with ICAP in-country staff to build national, regional, and local capacity.
  • To work with the Clinical Unit, ICAP Leadership Group, ICAP country teams, and the Monitoring and Evaluation Unit to conduct public health evaluations, to interpret daya, to conduct data validity and reliability studies, to encourage proper documentation as a clinical prerequisite, and to model and encourage local use of data.
  • To guide the development and/or refinement of materials related to HIV/AIDS care and treatment, including technical updates, clinical guidelines, protocols, algorithms, dosing guides, and other clinical support tools. Examples include developing new chapters for the Columbia Clinical Manual and updating current ones, developing and writing issues of the Topic of the Month series, assisting to enhance the Clinical Unit website, developing and designing clinical support tools, and working to develop implementation guides and resources.
  • To promote and represent the ICAP approach to high-quality multidisciplinary, family-focused HIV/AIDS care and treatment.  In particular, to foster the inclusion of lab, pharmacy, M&E, and non-traditional cadres in the site level multidisciplinary team.
  • Frequent travel to ICAP supported programs and sites required.   The Clinical Program Officer should anticipate spending a significant amount of time at health care facility sites and on program visits. It is expected that, at a minimum, 40% of the Clinical Program Officer’s time will be spent traveling.

OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Potential, for interested and qualified applicants, for up to one month per year (two two-week blocks) of inpatient infectious disease consultation service in New York City.
  • Potential, for interested and qualified applicants, for lecturing on topics related to TB and/or HIV in various Mailman School of Public Health courses including, but not limited to, Epidemiology of TB, Epidemiology of HIV, Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Epidemiology in Resource Limited Settings.
  • Other duties as assigned by Clinical Unit Director or designee

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • For Associate Research Scientist:  MD, Ph.D., Ed.D, or other equivalent degree plus related experience, preferably in developing-country health care programs.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 2+ years of experience providing HIV/AIDS care and treatment; excellent grasp of clinical issues and current literature in HIV/AIDS treatment.
  • Experience in developing country health care programs is desirable.
  • Experience in clinical training, including clinical precepting/mentoring, development of training materials, and assessment of training needs is desirable.
  • Exceptional English-language written and verbal communication skills.
  • Exceptional interpersonal and management skills.
  • Capacity to independently develop and implement the duties described above.
  • French, Portuguese, and/or Amharic or other African language skills desirable but not required

TO APPLY:
Please send cover letter and CV to icap-jobs@columbia.edu.
Indicate you are applying for position # CPO in the subject line of your e-mail.

Columbia University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. It does not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on the basis of race, color, sex, gender, religion, creed, national and ethnic origin, age, citizenship, status as a perceived or actual victim of domestic violence, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, status as a Vietnam era or disabled veteran, or any other legally protected status.