Vacancy: Quality Consultant - LASHMA ( Nigeria)

The PharmAccess Group
The PharmAccess Group is an international non-profit organization dedicated to improving access to quality health care for people in sub-Saharan Africa. PharmAccess’ integrated approach addresses both the demand and supply side of the health care system and uses the opportunities that mobile technology and data present to leapfrog development in health markets in sub-Saharan Africa. PharmAccess has a multidisciplinary team of experts with competencies in demand-side financing and health insurance scheme design for low-income groups (Health Plans), regulatory support and improvement (SafeCare), business improvement and financing of healthcare enterprises (Medical Credit Fund).

We are hiring for the following position:

Quality Consultant – LASHMA
5 months, based in Lagos, Nigeria

The Consultancy Role

The Quality Consultant will coordinate quality activities and provide technical support on quality improvement to LASHMA Quality Officers and the Lagos State Health Scheme (LSHS) provider network. He/she will be responsible for quality assurance of health facilities which will entail case audits, staff and patient interviews, to assess the quality of care and track the implementation of activities in the quality improvement plan. He/she will provide feedback to the Monitoring and Evaluation Department LASHMA about the quality of care provided by the hospitals. The Quality Consultant shall report directly to the Head Planning, Research, M&E, LASHMA.

Specific Responsibilities
Capacity Building and Knowledge Transfer: Identify the training needs of LASHMA Quality Officers and health providers and develop a training plan.
Facility Inspections: Conduct hospital inspections (clinical and non-clinical areas) to identify risks and work jointly with hospital management and quality teams to proffer and implement solutions to assure the safety of patients, staff and visitors.
Case Audits: Conduct case audits of LSHS patients to assess compliance with Standard Treatment Guidelines (STGs) and identify areas for improvement, medical errors, and adverse events in the facility.
Facilitation Support with Facility Quality Teams: Provide necessary technical support physically and virtually to facility quality teams on implementing activities in the quality improvement plans
Patient Interviews: Develop and propose a standard patient feedback questionnaire for LSHS inpatients and outpatients that can be administered by Quality Officers during visits to obtain on-the-spot information about patients’ experiences and concerns about the facility.

Qualification & Requirements

• Medical degree, BSc Nursing with at least 5 years experience working in clinical health settings and on Healthcare Quality Improvement Programs;
• Good knowledge of quality improvement approaches in health care and data management processes;
• Capable of interacting professionally and constructively with facility managers, clinic staff and others;
• Excellent interpersonal and team-building skills, ability to work effectively with different levels of professional cadres;
• Proven planning and coordination skills with an eye for detail;
• Critical thinking, research and proposal writing skills;
• Computer literacy including use of Microsoft Office suite, databases and web applications;
• Awareness of relevant trends and new (mobile) technologies in healthcare;
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.

How to apply
To apply for the position, please submit the following documents:
1. A one-page cover letter describing why you are interested in the position and why you are the ideal candidate for this position
2. Your CV.

Send your application documents via email to with the role being applied for (‘Quality Consultant’) as the subject line. The application deadline is Friday, March 17, 2023. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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