15 Mar 2013
Full-Time Clinical Officer Job Vacancy in Eldoret Kenya
Clinical Officer – Eldoret Shujaa Disc
This position works closely with and reports to the HIV prevention team lead Uasin Gishu.
He/she will liaise with the DASCO, other government officers and stake holders at the district levels.
The position is responsible for the delivery of STI and HIV/AIDS treatment at the DISC, and during outreach sessions.
Roles & Responsibilities:
Specifically, the Clinical Officer is responsible for but not limited to:
Overall activity co-ordination in line with project objective
- Provide Screening and treatment for STI to clients in a MARPS friendly environment
- Provide Post exposure prophylaxis for survivors of rape.
- Recruit HIV positive MARPS for Care and treatment and provide initial therapy.
- Facilitate health education sessions on STIs to sex workers and other at risk populations
- Provide or refer FSW for risk assessment and risk reduction counseling.
- Advise patients on health maintenance and disease prevention or provide case management.
- To make appropriate referrals for on-going support e.g. Home Based Care, PMTCT, CCC and TB Clinics. This includes follow up of the referral cases.
- Ensure effective operation of the clinic in the standards required. Maintain a clean and well-arranged work station
- Create effective awareness on hygiene and health services.
- Ensure maintenance of adequate stocks of drugs as well as safe custody of the drugs and equipment in the clinic.
- Collect client data and store appropriately to ensure confidentiality is maintained.
- Give contraceptive advice and providing available Family Planning methods to clients.
- Promote, demonstrate correct use and distribute condoms.
Partnership with government agencies and other stake-holders
- Work closely with the DHMT (District health medical team) to facilitate support supervision and mentorship.
- Submit timely reports
Monitoring, Evaluation Reporting and learning
- Collection of quality STI and HIV care and treatment data.
- Proper storage of client information to ensure confidentiality is maintained.
- Document lessons learnt and challenges to inform program decisions.
- Compile and submit timely monthly and quarterly reports to the DISC Co-coordinator
The minimum required academic and professional skills for the jobholder to perform successfully in this position include:
- A Diploma in Clinical Medicine from a recognized Medical training institute.
- Valid HTC certificate certified by NASCOP is desired
- Should have a minimum 5 years’ experience working in a busy clinic or hospital site. Experience working with MARPs is desired
- Experience in providing screening and treatment at outreach sites.
- Good oral and written communication skills (English and Swahili)
- Computer literacy in the use of MS Windows, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook is desired
- Ability to work and deliver results with minimum supervision
- Demonstrated ability to work as a team player.
Personal Traits, Qualities and Aptitude
- Able to work in a community setting and relate well with key populations by providing MARPs friendly services.
- Good record keeping skills
- Relate to others in a manner that creates a sense of teamwork and co-operation
- Maintain effective communication with colleagues, both junior and senior
- High level of integrity and honesty
- Utilize systems effectively to ensure economical use of equipment and supplies
Applications should be received no later than 21st March 2013.
Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
To apply, please send your application and a detailed CV, including email address and day telephone contacts through our websitehttp://hopewwkenya.org Under Menu Bar go to GET INVOLVED -> CAREERS
Or use the following link http://hopewwkenya.org/index.php?option=com_jobboard&view=job&id=32&catid=1&lyt=list&Itemid=259
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