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Pediatric Development Clinic Quality Improvement Coordinator

Organization Name: Partners In Health/Inshuti Mu Buzima
Location: Rwinkwavu, Rwanda
Eligible Citizenship: Rwanda
Role Code: R08-Nat

Role Overview

The Pediatric Development Clinic (PDC) Quality Improvement Coordinator will collaborate with the PDC teams to identify major gaps for quality improvement (QI) and help establish systems for the routine monitoring and use of data within pediatric clinics. The PDC Quality Improvement Coordinator will be responsible for leading the ground implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of PDC quality improvement projects at local health centers and district hospitals, in order to improve the quality of processes for PDC care provided to patients. Under the supervision of the PDC Program Manager, the coordinator will work closely with members of the Maternal and Child Health, Nutrition, Integrated Non-Communicable Disease (INCD), Mentorship and Quality Improvement (MESH-QI) and Health Information System (HIS) teams at PIH/IMB as well as the Ministry of Health (MOH) staff based at the district hospital and health center levels, to implement selected QI projects and regularly disseminate findings to key stakeholders across PIH/IMB and the district MOH staff. 

Responsibilities

  • Collect, summarize, and interpret data related to the QI projects under implementation
  • Leverage findings from QI projects to support program enhancements and larger growth strategy for the PDCs
  • Support the PDC program in any required duty around QI and use of routine monitoring and evaluation data from paper files and Electronic Medical Records
  • Regular travel to health centers and the two district hospitals for QI coaching visits and monitoring of QI data
  • Participate in PDC Task Force meetings in both districts for discussion and dissemination of QI efforts, as well as other coordination meetings where PDC is discussed

Skills and Experience

Items indicated with an asterisk (*) are required
 
  • Bachelor’s degree*
  • Strong qualitative and quantitative data analysis skills*
  • Demonstrated experience with quality improvement, monitoring and evaluation, and/or research projects, ideally for at least one year* 
  • Experience with data visualization in a tool like Excel or Tableau* 
  • Working proficiency in Kinyarwanda*
  • Working proficiency in French
  • Prior experience working with children or families in the areas of health, nutrition, education, or early childhood development 
  • Prior experience in developing and implementing data collection tools 
  • Experience delivering presentations, facilitating groups, or other public speaking
  • Good attention to detail and excellent organizational skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and excellent communication skills 
  • Demonstrated maturity and good judgment
  • Experience working with multidisciplinary team to achieve shared goals and objectives
  • Flexibility for regular travel to remote health centers in rural communities, which requires overnight stays at different PIH sites and shared living spaces

About the Organization

Partners In Health/Inshuti Mu Buzima (PIH/IMB) is a health and social justice organization that works to comprehensively support the Rwanda public health system in three rural districts and to create service delivery models that can influence national policy and scale-up. Since 2014, we have delivered a medical home model of follow-up services for high-risk newborns discharged from hospital neonatal units, known as the Pediatric Development Clinic (PDC). The PDC is the only model of structured follow-up in Rwanda for children born premature, at low birth weight, with perinatal brain injury, or other conditions requiring routine check-ups to identify and prevent medical, nutritional, and developmental issues through early intervention. The PDC clinics are currently established at two district hospitals and six health centers in Kayonza and Kirehe Districts, and are embedded into the Ministry of Health’s Non-Communicable Diseases clinics which provide a structure for chronic care. The PDC is run by an interdisciplinary team of nurses and social workers, with regular support from a supervising general practitioner, and PIH/IMB technical staff including nutritionists, pediatricians, and early childhood development specialists. Care is delivered using structured protocols to assess a child’s medical, nutritional and developmental status during routine visits.

Role Function: Data Analysis / Statistics, Monitoring and Evaluation / Quality Improvement
Issue Area: Maternal and Child Health, Primary Health Care

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