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Job Title: HTC Counsellors

8 Positions
 
The Case-based HIV Surveillance study is a one year collaborative research project between the National AIDS & STI Control Program (NASCOP), University of Washington and Kenyatta National Hospital seeking to set up an electronic case-based registry of HIV-infected individuals tested and/or receiving care at select hospitals in Nairobi and Kisumu counties.

The project seeks to recruit HTC counselors. The appointment will be a one year contract based on satisfactory quarterly performance reviews.
Successful applicants will be responsible for conducting HIV Testing & counselling on clients requiring the service at select hospitals in Nairobi and Western Kenya in addition to enrolling clients and collecting study data. S/he will report to the Study coordinator.

Qualifications: 
  • Certificate in HIV Testing & Counselling from National AIDS & STI Control Program. (NASCOP). Familiarity with the current National HTC Algorithm is a MUST
  • At least a diploma in Nursing, Psychology, Public Health or Community work.
  • Experience in a busy public hospital environment OR research projects will be an added advantage
  • At least one year work experience in HTC service provision.
  • Fluency in Dholuo (Western) OR Kiswahili (Nairobi).
  • Computer literacy( MS Office Suite, Internet)
  • Familiarity with the Ministry of Health HTC data collection tools is an added advantage.
  • Other desirable qualities include client focus with a high degree of professionalism and ethics, being results-oriented, good interpersonal skills and reliability.
Responsibilities will include
  • Providing HTC services to out-patient clients in select public hospitals in Nairobi and Kisumu counties while offering the relevant referral services
  • Inviting and enrolling positive clients into the study while collecting data through electronic questionnaires.
  • Taking iris scans of newly enrolled clients and returning CCC clients.
  • Maintaining research data fidelity and confidentiality as directed by the study protocol.
  • Liaising and coordinating with other HTC counsellors in the facility to ensure all positive clients are informed and invited to the study.
  • Liaising with the facility health records & information officer and NASCOP SI officer in obtaining select patient data from EMR as per study protocol
  • Providing weekly study reports to the study coordinator.
  • Any other duties as directed by study coordinator
Interested applicants should send their CV and copies of relevant certificates via email to apssupplement@gmail.com


Application Deadline:
 11th January, 2015

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