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  • Posted: Dec 15, 2020
    Deadline: Not specified
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    Shining Hope for Communities (SHOFCO) is a non-profit organization based in Nairobi, Kenya and New York, NY that combats urban poverty and gender inequity in the slums of Nairobi. Kennedy Odede, who grew up in the Kibera slum, founded SHOFCO in 2004 with a focus on youth and gender empowerment. SHOFCO has four initiative areas: education, health, economic an...
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    Clinical Officer

    Position Overview

    To be responsible for achieve SHOCO’s health overall mandate by implementing clinical services policies at the allocated facility.

    Location: Kibera

    Key duties and responsibilities

    • Offer health care services to patients by taking history, examining patients, carry out investigations, prescribe treatment, follow-up of patients, and give health education talks.
    • Maintain and review patient records, charts and other pertinent information.
    • Maintain patient confidentiality.
    • Guide and counsel patients, clients, and staff on health issues.
    • Respond to inquiries relating to patients, lab requests, x-rays, prescription requests, etc.
    • Coordinate appointments for specialist referrals, x-rays, lab tests, etc. and convey pertinent instructions and information to the patient.
    • Attend to clinical care centers patients and manage opportunistic infections.
    • Conduct continuous medical education and health educations as may be required.
    • Work with other team members and staff of other cadres in ensuring quality service provision.
    • Be accountable for any equipment assigned and report to the line manager as may be required.
    • Collect data and compile clinical reports.
    • Collect and compile data for research on clinical services.
    • Undergo coaching by more experienced clinical officers to achieve professional competences.
    • Apply the SHOFCO’s health standard treatment and patient management.

    Education

    Bachelor’s degree in Clinical Medicine and Community Health or Diploma in Clinical Medicine and Surgery.

    Professional Qualifications

    • Registered clinical officer preferably trained at KMTC.
    • Registration with clinical officer’s council with Current Practicing license is mandatory

    Other requirements (unique/job specific)

    • 3 years’ experience in a busy health facility
    • Basic HIV training/ experience
    • Ability to : Take medical history of the patient, Perform a thorough physical examination, Order appropriate investigations, Make correct diagnosis, Prescribe and treat and Do patient follow-up
    • Perform minor surgical procedures

    Functional Skills

    • Adopting practical approaches
    • Inviting feedback
    • Making decisions
    • Meeting timescales

    Behavioral Competencies/Attributes:

    • Interacting with people
    • Taking action
    • Following procedures
    • Upholding standards

    Method of Application

    Interested applicants should send their applications together with a detailed CV to jobsmathare@shininghopeforcommunities.org quoting their current and expected salaries. The Subject should clearly indicate the position being applied for. Applications without this information will not be considered. Shortlisting will be done on a roll out basis and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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