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HIV/ART Clinical Officer Job Vacancy: Homa Hills Aids Relief Project

Purpose: Assist the HIV care team in the provision of dignified and quality medical care to persons and families of those infected by HIV/AIDS.
Duties and responsibilities
  • To provide antiretroviral therapy and general medical care to HIV/AIDS infected patients.
  • Participate in educational sessions designed for patients and community members.
  • Coordinate and participate in Treatment Preparation Seminars for patients beginning ART.
  • Participate in community mobilization and education regarding HIV/AIDS, its causes, prevention and therapy.
  • Assist with clinic based provision of ART, clinic care and coordinate follow up of patients on ART.
  • Visit patients and affected families in their home setting to monitor for Anti retroviral (ART) adherence, drug side effects and opportunistic infections.
  • Coordinate community follow up of patients initiated on ART by working with community nurse, social worker and other cadre of HIV care team.

  • Train and supervise CHWs and other health care professionals to assist in the provision of community and home based care to patients.
  • Implement basic HIV/AIDS counseling and testing, PMTCT, DTC, and PITC.
  • Coordinate with other HIV/ART care team members; Clinical, Nursing, Laboratory, Pharmacy, Community, VCT, and Data.
  • Maintain confidentiality of all activities to preserve dignity of patients
  • Participate in Aids Relief trainings, regular meetings and CMEs of the HIV/ART care team.
  • Reviewing general outpatients as the CCC operates in an integrated setup.
  • Carry out any other duties assigned by the Project Coordinator.
Qualifications
  • Registered Clinical Officer.
  • Successful completion of Clinical Officer training and internship.
  • Clinical experience especially in dealing with PLWAHs, and a demonstrated desire to see effective care and support delivered to those suffering from HIV/AIDS.
  • Basic HIV/AIDS Counseling skills and experience.
  • Adult and Pediatric ART training an added advantage.
If you feel that you are the right candidate for this position, please send your application letter together with a detailed CV, complete with email & telephone contacts of three professional referees, through the email: hhcdo.jobs@homahills.or.ke by 18th June, 2010.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
HHCDO is an Equal Opportunity Employer
For more details visit www.homahills.or.ke

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