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    Centre for Health Solutions – Kenya (CHS) is an indigenous, not-for-profit organisation that utilises local expertise and strategic partnerships to ensure the implementation of evidence-informed solutions and interventions to address existing and emerging public health concerns.

    CHS is currently sourcing for a high calibre, self-motivated and dynamic individual to fill the below position:

     

    Lab Technologist - 3 positions

     

    Overall Function

    The Laboratory Technologists responsible for coordinating laboratory activities required for HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment services

    Responsibilities

    • Perform laboratory activities required for HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment programs, including baseline and follow up laboratory investigations are carried out.
    • Conduct laboratory testing procedures as per the required SOPs
    • Correlate clinical information and/or previous lab results and report discrepancies to supervisors and other appropriate personnel.
    • Collect and direct the collection of specimens with rigid attention to proper patient identification, priority status and hospital and laboratory and laboratory safety and infection control policies for clinical testing
    • Interpret test results and documents appropriately
    • Write and update laboratory procedures as required.
    • Set up, clean and maintain laboratory equipment, including carrying out daily temperature checks
    • Develop, standardise, evaluate, and modify procedures, techniques and tests used in the analysis of specimens and in medical laboratory experiments.
    • Preserve and protect patient and client confidentiality in all situations and with all documentation.
    • Follow protocol for running and documenting control values
    • Collect, evaluate, and report quality management data in order to monitor and improve laboratory performance.
    • Do reagent quantification, forecasting and timely reporting
    • Maintain safe and clean working environment by complying with safety procedures, rules, and regulations including infection control policies and protocols.
    • Correctly disposes of bio-hazardous materials, labelling and handling of all materials.
    • Provide technical information about test results to care manager, clinical officers and patients.
    • Perform any other duties as directed by the supervisor

    Qualifications

    For appointment to the post of Laboratory Technologist, a candidate must;

    • Have a diploma in Medical Laboratory Sciences
    • Valid License from the Kenya Medical Laboratory Technicians and Technologists Board (KMLTTB)
    • At least 2 years working experience in a laboratory
    • Knowledge of laboratory Health and Safety practices
    • Experience working with MOH/County systems and personnel, donor funded projects is an added advantage
    • Good report writing and analytical skills
    • Good communication and interpersonal skills
    • Computer literacy
    • Should be self-motivated
    • Should have good interpersonal and communication skills (both verbal and written)
    • Ability to work under pressure with minimal supervision

    Successful candidates will be supervised by their respective hospital/facility health management team (HMT) from the Ministry of Health in conjunction with the CHS Program team.

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    Clinical Officer - 17 positions

     

    Overall Function

    The Clinical Officer is responsible for providing HIV/TB and related treatment service at supported sites as a member of the clinical team. The Clinical Officer will ensure that optimal standard of care is achieved in line with National guidelines, client satisfaction and good clinical outcomes.

    Responsibilities

    • Management and coordination of HIV/TB Clinic activities
    • Assist and work together to support all the CCC activities with the clinical officer and other team members.
    • Ensure proper patient management of HIV/TB is done in line with National guidelines
    • Provide adherence counseling and implementation of clinical aspects of Positive Health Dignity and Prevention program (PHDP) to clients attending the clinic
    • Ensure that the optimal standard of care is achieved by establishing and maintaining the use of nationally approved clinical guidelines and protocols and with the help of the care manager, updating ones’ knowledge of HIV/AIDs management using evidence-based practice
    • Counsel clients on compliance to treatment
    • Provide information, education and communication to clients and their families in the clinic through support groups, health talks and educational materials
    • Ensure the maintenance of patient confidentiality.
    • Ensure integration of HIV services in OPD, MCH, inpatient and other outpatient clinics.
    • Participate in weekly multidisciplinary team meetings (MDTs) to discuss complicated cases.
    • Participate in continuous quality improvement initiatives to improve service delivery and patient level outcomes
    • Participate and contribute to capacity building of clinical and other staff through CMEs, mentorship, sensitization and updates
    • Mentor and supervise other health care professionals to assist in provision of HIV care.
    • Ensure complete documentation in various HIV care related tools as recommended
    • Provide regular feedback to care staff/ facility management on work related concerns
    • Conduct any other duty as may be prescribed by the supervisor

    Qualifications

    For appointment to the post of Clinical Officer, a candidate must;

    • Have a Basic Diploma in Clinical Medicine & Surgery from Kenya Medical Training College or any recognizes institution
    • Have a valid License from the Clinical Officers Council of Kenya
    • At least 2 years’ work experience in busy Comprehensive Care Clinic (CCC) or MCH
    • Experience working with MOH/County systems and personnel will be an added advantage
    • Experience working in PEPFAR funded projects is an added advantage
    • Should be self-motivated
    • Should have good interpersonal and communication skills (both verbal and written)
    • Provide information, education and communication to clients and their families in the clinic through support groups, health talks and educational materials like pamphlets
    • Ability to work under pressure with minimal supervision

    Successful candidates will be supervised by their respective hospital/facility health management team (HMT) from the Ministry of Health in conjunction with the CHS Program team.

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    Coordinator

     

    Overall Job Function

    Reporting to the VMMC Technical Advisor, the VMMC QA/QC Coordinator will ensure efficient management and coordination of the quality assurance, control and quality improvement of VMMC activities in line with the WHO standards to ensure achievement of quality surgical outcomes and client safety at CHS-supported facilities and allied venues as specified in the National guidelines (Static, Mobile and Outreach models)within the County.  He/she will also be responsible for coordination of VMMC trainings and mentorship alongside the county VMMC Calendar in accordance to the planned long-term VMMC sustainability plan.

    Responsibilities

    • Continuously implement and monitor program quality assurance and control activities to ensure compliance to ensure National guidelines and SOPs are available at the sites and routinely monitors compliance by the surgical teams through a shared monthly schedule.
    • Develop, review and ensure compliance to the internal QA/QC tools and checklist.
    • In liaison with the TA, prepare and operationalise surgical staff training needs assessment.
    • Plan and conduct relevant surgical trainings and mentorship to the MOH clinical staff according to the national and county training requirements.
    • Continuously verify quality of all VMMC consumables and equipment and ensure timely servicing to maintain quality and effectiveness.
    • Support on sight coaching on inventory management of VMMC commodities, emergency preparedness and the WHO VMMC minimum package of services.
    • Work closely with the Program and Sub County staffs to enhance compliance to injection safety and health care waste management.
    • Continuously evaluate the CME and surgical mentorship schedules activities for the program and play a lead role in capacity building activities such as didactic trainings, CMEs and CSMs to CHS Program Officers and Ministry of Health (MoH) staff in supported facilities.
    • Evaluate sub county VMMC steering committee meetings, county QA meetings and quarterly VMMC sites supervisions.
    • Continuously develop and review system to eliminate adverse events.
    • Represent the program in all VMMC QA meetings related to the program within the County and other areas of coverage
    • Preventing, managing and documentation of AES review and ensure compliance to the internal QA/QC tools and checklist
    • Coordinate and schedule on sight quantification, forecasting and monitoring usage of VMMC commodities and supplies through strengthening usage of VMMC commodities and supplies monitoring tools.
    • Prepare quarterly VMMC activity reports, work plans
    • Work closely with the VMMC TA, the Program and Sub County staffs to document and disseminate best practices and lesson learnt
    • Any other duty assigned by the supervisor.

    Qualifications

    • Degree in Clinical Medicine or Nursing.
    • Masters of Public Health is desirable.
    • VMMC Trainer of Trainees (TOT) in VMMC, EIMC, Devices
    • Trained and certified as a Service provider in all MC areas.
    • At least 5 years experience in VMMC and at least 2 years in VMMC coordination, QA/Mentorship and trainings.

    Method of Application

    Applications should include the following

    • Cover letter and current CV with names and telephone contacts of at least 3 referees
    • Copies of academic and professional certificates
    • Photocopy of ID
    • Testimonials/ Recommendation

    Interested applicants who meet the minimum criteria are invited to email their applications to vacancies@chskenya.org on or before Friday, January 18, 2019. Centre for Health Solutions-Kenya is an Equal Opportunity Employer Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews. Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

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