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Accountant

Centre for Health Solutions – Kenya (CHS), in partnership with the County Government of Nyeri and Nyandarua, is seeking to employ the services of motivated and proactive individuals to fill the following vacancy in the Ministry of Health (MoH)/CHS Tegemeza Plus Project, which supports and strengthens HIV/AIDS services in Nyeri and Nyandarua Counties.
Department: Finance
Location: Nyeri and Nyandarua County

The Accountant will be responsible for the sound management of the donor funds in conformity with the Generally Accepted Accounting Practices (GAAPs), CHS policies and applicable County Financial and donor rules and regulations. The incumbent will be required to support health facilities on all accounting aspects while working closely with the CHMT, CHS grants and program teams in carrying out financial management, ensuring compliance, budget monitoring, site monitoring, assets management and preparation of timely and quality financial reports on regular basis.

Responsibilities:

·         Process payments for project-related expenses both at the health facility and at the CHMT level.
·         Monitor expenditure and performance indicators of the respective sub-agreement against the approved activities and budget
·         Generate timely and accurate monthly and quarterly financial reports as required by CHS.
·         Conduct monthly financial site visits in the CHS supported health facilities in order to monitor performance, assess capacity gaps, address/help solve them and to capacity build the facilities.
·         Participate in the budgeting process of the sub-agreement, monitor expenditure, safeguard cash balances and ensure reasonable burn rates within the approved budgets.
·         Participate in both programmatic and financial progress review meetings between CHS and the respective County Department of health
·         Maintain up to date assets log of all assets provided by CHS.
·         Ensure up to date filing and retention of the sub-agreement financial records and ensure that they are adequately backed up.
·         Ensure the sub-agreement comply with the donor requirements/ GOK policies and GAAPs
·         Develop and implement monthly work plans and determine activities and targets for the period
·         Implementation of recommendations given by the supervisors and timely address of the financial reports review issues
·         Participate and support in the annual audit of sub-agreement as applicable.
·         Perform any other duty assigned by the supervisor.

Qualifications

For appointment to the post of Accountant, a candidate must;
·         Have a Bachelor’s degree in finance -related discipline.
·         CPA-II
·         3 Year experience in working with MOH/County systems and PEPFAR funded projects.
·         Should be self-motivated have good interpersonal and communication skills (both verbal and written)
·         Ability to work under pressure with minimal supervision


PMTCT Officer
(05/CHS/PMTCT/2018)
CHS is currently sourcing for a high calibre, self-motivated and dynamic individual to fill the position of PMTCT Officer – 05/CHS/PMTCT/2018 in Siaya.
Overall Job Function
Reporting to the Senior Program Officer (SPO) and working closely with the PMTCT Technical Advisor, this role is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day planning and implementation of PMTCT activities within CHS-supported facilities in collaboration with the Ministry of Health.

Responsibilities

Providing day-to-day technical support and supervision of the PMTCT program in CHS-supported facilities as per the national PMTCT guidelines
·         Assisting with training of health care workers using the national PMTCT curriculum and participating in the organization of facility-level CMEs and capacity building activities
·         Strengthening referrals and linkages between PMTCT activities and the CCC
·         Overseeing EID care and follow-up of HEI and ensuring Mother and HEI are followed up together longitudinally
·         Ensuring weekly update of EID website
·         Ensuring DNA PCR Audit for any HEI Positive within the month and sharing the data promptly with the Monitoring and Evaluations team
·         Integrating HIV services within FP/RH and child welfare services; administer and track pregnancy intention among women living with HIV and refer for appropriate FP/RH services
·         Implementing continuous quality improvement projects at the site level to improve quality of services in supported sites
·         Participating in facility-level MDTs and helping in decision making on patients
·         Supervising nurse counsellors providing PMTCT services at the CHS-supported sites
·         Participating in weekly program TWGs and actively preparing cases for discussions

Qualifications

·         Bachelor’s degree in Nursing or an equivalent
·         Trainer of Trainers in PMTCT and Early Infant Diagnosis
·         More than five (5) years’ experience in the implementation of PMTCT activities
·         Experience in training and mentorship of health care workers on PMTCT


Pharmaceutical Technologist
Centre for Health Solutions – Kenya (CHS), in partnership with the County Government of Nyandarua, is seeking to employ the services of motivated and proactive individuals to fill the following vacancy in the Ministry of Health (MoH)/CHS Tegemeza Plus Project, which supports and strengthens HIV/AIDS services in Nyandarua County.
Position: Pharmaceutical Technologist (2 positions)
Location: Nyandarua County
The Pharmaceutical Technologist is responsible for the management of the pharmacy and related equipment, making sure that all required drugs are available and issued in the correct doses/courses to the patients.

Responsibilities:

·         Ensure complete documentation of all pharmacy records and reporting tools
·         Verify prescriptions for accuracy and suitability to ensure rational dispensation and prescribing
·         Complete the expiry chart accurately and in a timely manner for proper monitoring of drugs
·         Participate in implementing national clinical guidelines on drugs use and pharmacy standard operating procedures
·         Provide comprehensive and accurate drug information to patients and health care workers
·         Implement procedures and guidelines on forecasting, quantification, storage, commodity management and inventory management in line with required standards
·         Maintain accurately the pharmacy database keeping up to date
·         Ensure that the pharmacy SOPs are well utilized
·         Work with the comprehensive care team to observe and comply with environmental and occupational safety measures and regulations
·         Participate in the implementation of quality control and quality assurance program with the comprehensive care team
·         Assist in identifying and reporting on suspected adverse drug reactions and poor-quality products to PPB
·         Prepare the weekly, monthly and annual reports for the pharmacy
·         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
·         Participation and contribution to the capacity building of clinical and other staff through CMEs, mentorship, sensitization and updates
·         Support implementation of differentiated care
·         Conduct any other duty as may be prescribed by the supervisor

Qualifications

For appointment to the post of Pharmaceutical Technologist, a candidate must;
·         Have a Basic Diploma in Pharmacy from a recognized institution
·         Have a valid License from the Pharmacy and Poisons Board
·         At least 2 years’ work experience in a hospital pharmacy
·         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)
·         Computer literacy
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.
Registered Clinical Officer
Centre for Health Solutions – Kenya (CHS), in partnership with the County Government of Nyandarua, is seeking to employ the services of motivated and proactive individuals to fill the following vacancy in the Ministry of Health (MoH)/CHS Tegemeza Plus Project, which supports and strengthens HIV/AIDS services in Nyandarua County.
Position: Registered Clinical Officer (10 positions)
Location: Nyandarua County
Overall Function:
The Clinical Officer is responsible for providing HIV/TB and related treatment services 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 with other clinic team members, in support of all the CCC activities
·         Ensure proper patient management of HIV/TB is done in line with National guidelines
·         Provide adherence counselling and implementation of clinical aspects of Positive Health Dignity and Prevention program (PHDP) to clients attending the clinic
·         Ensuring 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 facility in charge and program officer, updating ones’ knowledge of HIV/AIDs management using evidence-based practice
·         Counsel clients on adherence to treatment
·         Provide information, education and communication to clients and their families in the clinic through support groups, health talks and educational materials
·         Ensures 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
·         Participation and contribution to the capacity building of clinical and other staff through CMEs, mentorship, sensitization and updates
·         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

Requirements

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)/ TB clinic 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)
·         Ability to work under pressure with minimal supervision

Nurse
Centre for Health Solutions – Kenya (CHS), in partnership with the County Government of Nyandarua, is seeking to employ the services of motivated and proactive individuals to fill the following vacancy in the Ministry of Health (MoH)/CHS Tegemeza Plus Project, which supports and strengthens HIV/AIDS services in Nyandarua County.
Position: Nurse – 1 position
Location: Nyandarua County
Overall Function:
The Nurse is responsible for providing HIV/TB and related treatment service at supported sites as a member of the clinical team. The nurse will also play an instrumental role in ensuring infection prevention practices are maintained and nursing services are optimal.

Responsibilities:

·         Ensure proper patient management is done in line with National HIV management guidelines
·         Ensure the minimum package of HIV/TB care is implemented in line with National guidelines
·         Carry out initial assessment and triage of all patients attending the HIV clinic and instituting a fast track system in line with the standard operating procedure
·         Ensures the maintenance of patient confidentiality.
·         Assist and work together in support of all the CCC activities with the clinical officer and other team members.
·         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
·         Lead and support educational sessions at the CCC.
·         Support the formation and management patient support groups at the CCC.
·         Ensure complete documentation and timely reporting
·         Conduct any other duty as may be prescribed by the supervisor

Requirements

For appointment to the post of Nurse, a candidate must;
·         Have a Diploma in Kenya Registered Community Health Nursing, Kenya Registered Nursing
·         Be registered with the Nursing 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
·         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)
·         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.
HIV Testing Services (HTS) Counselors
Centre for Health Solutions – Kenya (CHS), in partnership with the County Government of Nyandarua, is seeking to employ the services of motivated and proactive individuals to fill the following vacancy in the Ministry of Health (MoH)/CHS Tegemeza Plus Project, which supports and strengthens HIV/AIDS services in Nyandarua County.
Position: HIV Testing Services (HTS) Counsellors – 27 positions
Location: Nyandarua County
Overall Function:
The HTS Counselor is responsible for providing HIV Testing Services to patients and clients seeking services in their respective health facilities using provider-initiated testing and counselling, voluntary counselling and testing, targeted family and partner testing/Partner notification services and other novel HTS approaches.

Responsibilities:

·         Create awareness and provide education about the existence of HIV testing services
·         Lead in the mobilization of clients for HTS
·         Provide pre/post-test HIV counselling ensuring that clients understand risk factors, prevention methods and other relevant issues
·         Provide confidential HIV testing to clients, as per national HTS guidelines
·         Provide on-going counselling and make relevant referrals for on-going support
·         Ensure quality of HTS services at all times
·         Document and maintain accurate HTS records including referrals and report on referral outcomes
·         Compile and submit HTS reports on a weekly, monthly and quarterly basis to the supervisor
·         Timely request for all the necessary consumables for undertaking HTS activities
·         Participate in HTS QA activities like PT, counselling supervision etc.
·         Ensure HTS Optimization in the facility
·         Perform any other duties as directed by the supervisor

Requirements

For appointment to the post of HTS Counsellor, a candidate must;
·         Have a certificate in guidance and counselling, health-related or social science field. A diploma holder will have an added advantage
·         Be certified by NASCOP as an HTS Counselor
·         Work experience as an HTS Counselor in a health setting is an added advantage
·         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.

Assistant Finance Officer
(02/CHS/HR/AFO /2018)
CHS is currently sourcing for a high calibre, self-motivated and dynamic individual to fill the position of Assistant Finance Officer.
Overall Job Function
Reporting administratively to the Finance Manager and functionally to the Finance Department, this role will ensure proper recording of project expenditures in close cooperation with the Finance Manager.

Responsibilities

·         Responsible for making payments via MPESA platform to field staff, workshop participants and movement of funds in Utility and M-Pesa platform
·         Preparing payment requisitions (invoicing in Navision system) and relevant documents and processing for payment
·         Ensuring timely payments of monthly bills and utilities to vendors and suppliers
·         Preparing statutory payments such as withholding tax, HELB, NSSF, NHIF, NITA and ensure timely and compliance to regulatory bodies
·         Preparing bank reconciliations and following up on any outstanding items
·         Maintaining an updated filing system and ensuring posting of all transactions
·         Maintaining a monthly creditors aged analysis

·         Maintaining a system for the use of the office Imprest/ petty cash and undertake a monthly cash verification procedure to ensure proper use of the imprest
·         Ensuring full compliance with USG and CHS policies and regulations
·         Maintaining a proper system of advances to employees, according to CHS policy, ensuring effective optimum utilisation of resources within the program
·         Any other duty as assigned by the supervisor

Qualifications

·         Must have a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce (Accounting Option) or Business Studies from a recognized university
·         A professional seeking Accountancy qualification, such as CPA (K) or ACCA
·         Minimum of (2) years’ relevant work experience in an NGO
·         Computer literate and working experience in NAVISION accounting package
·         Understanding of the donor rules and regulations requirements
·         Familiarity with the local and International accounting and auditing standards
How to Apply
Successful candidates will be supervised by a representative from the respective County Department of Health in conjunction with the CHS.

Social Worker
Centre for Health Solutions – Kenya (CHS), in partnership with the County Government of Nyeri, is seeking to employ the services of motivated and proactive individuals to fill the following vacancy in the Ministry of Health (MoH)/CHS Tegemeza Plus Project, which supports and strengthens HIV/AIDS services in Nyeri County.
Position: Social Worker – 2 positions
Location: Nyeri County
Overall Function:
The Social worker shall support the planning, initiation and implementation of CHS Adherence Psychosocial Support minimum package in the CCC, PMTCT and TB clinics at the respective health facilities.

Responsibilities

·         Support the coordination of psychosocial support activities targeting adults, adolescents, paediatrics, PMTCT mothers and discordant couples.
·         To support planning, implementation and evaluation of defaulter identification and tracking systems at the respective health facilities in the respective health facilities using the already approved tools.
·         Support the CCC in Charge in mentoring the Peer Educators and mentor mothers in Adherence Psychosocial support and Community activities.
·         Participate in activities that lead to strengthened linkages between the health facility and the community.
·         To support planning, implementation and evaluation of Positive Health Dignity and Prevention (PHDP) activities at the health facility.
·         Identify, document and share key lessons and practices learnt on adherence and psychosocial support from health facilities and the community
·         Participate in community mobilization activities
·         Participate in home visits and home-based care activities
·         Support counselling of the clients admitted in the wards
·         Ensure there is a functional intra and inter-facility and community referrals
·         To support the CCC in-charges in integrating WASH activities in HIV programming
·         Any other duty assigned by the supervisor

Requirements

For appointment to the post of a Social Worker, a candidate must;
·         Have a Diploma in Medical Sociology, Sociology, Social Work or Community Development
·         Computer Literacy (Ms Word, Ms Excel, Ms Power Point)
·         Teaching, facilitation, mentoring and counseling skills
·         Ability to work with diverse groups of people
·         Good interpersonal, organizational and written/verbal communication skills
·         Two years work experience as a Social Worker within the health sector an added advantage

Nutritionist
Centre for Health Solutions – Kenya (CHS), in partnership with the County Government of Nyeri, is seeking to employ the services of motivated and proactive individuals to fill the following vacancy in the Ministry of Health (MoH)/CHS Tegemeza Plus Project, which supports and strengthens HIV/AIDS services in Nyeri County.
Position: Nutritionist – 1 position
Location: Nyeri County
Overall Function:
The Nutritionist is responsible for providing nutrition services in HIV/TB patient management, and MNCH clinics in supported health care facilities.

Responsibilities:

·         Promoting maternal infant and young child feeding programs
·         Developing and disseminating nutrition behavior change communication, information, education and communication materials;
·         Conducting nutrition assessments
·         Counseling of patients with specific nutritional needs
·         Providing nutrition health education and demonstrations
·         Implementing outpatient and inpatient supplementary and therapeutic feeding programs and evaluating outcomes;
·         Providing micronutrient supplementation
·         Collecting and compiling nutrition and dietetic data; and
·         Conduct any other duty as may be prescribed by the supervisor

Qualifications

For appointment to the post of Nutritionist, a candidate must;
·         Have a Diploma in Community Nutrition, Clinical Nutrition or Nutrition and Dietetics from a recognized training institution
·         Have a valid Registration by the Council of the Institute of Nutritionists and Dieticians (CIND)
·         At least 2 years’ work experience including Comprehensive Care Clinic (CCC) services
·         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)
·         Computer literacy
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.

HIV Testing Services Counselors
Centre for Health Solutions – Kenya (CHS), in partnership with the County Government of Nyeri, is seeking to employ the services of motivated and proactive individuals to fill the following vacancy in the Ministry of Health (MoH)/CHS Tegemeza Plus Project, which supports and strengthens HIV/AIDS services in Nyeri County.
Position: HIV Testing Services (HTS) Counsellors – 67 positions
Location: Nyeri County
Overall Function:
The HTS Counselor is responsible for providing HIV Testing Services to patients and clients seeking services in their respective health facilities using provider-initiated testing and counselling, voluntary counselling and testing, targeted family and partner testing/Partner notification services and other novel HTS approaches.

Responsibilities:

·         Create awareness and provide education about the existence of HIV testing services
·         Lead in the mobilization of clients for HTS
·         Provide pre/post-test HIV counselling ensuring that clients understand risk factors, prevention methods and other relevant issues
·         Provide confidential HIV testing to clients, as per national HTS guidelines
·         Provide on-going counselling and make relevant referrals for on-going support
·         Ensure quality of HTS services at all times
·         Document and maintain accurate HTS records including referrals and report on referral outcomes
·         Compile and submit HTS reports on a weekly, monthly and quarterly basis to the supervisor
·         Timely request for all the necessary consumables for undertaking HTS activities
·         Participate in HTS QA activities like PT, counselling supervision etc.
·         Ensure HTS Optimization in the facility
·         Perform any other duties as directed by the supervisor

Requirements

For appointment to the post of HTS Counsellor, a candidate must;
·         Have a certificate in guidance and counselling, health-related or social science field. A diploma holder will have an added advantage
·         Be certified by NASCOP as an HTS Counselor
·         Work experience as an HTS Counselor in a health setting is an added advantage
·         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.
Pharmaceutical Technologist
Centre for Health Solutions – Kenya (CHS), in partnership with the County Government of Nyeri, is seeking to employ the services of motivated and proactive individuals to fill the following vacancy in the Ministry of Health (MoH)/CHS Tegemeza Plus Project, which supports and strengthens HIV/AIDS services in Nyeri County.
Position: Pharmaceutical Technologist – 2 positions
Location: Nyeri County
Overall Function:
The Pharmaceutical Technologist is responsible for the management of the pharmacy and related equipment, making sure that all required drugs are available and issued in the correct doses/ courses to the patients.

Responsibilities:

·         Ensure complete documentation of all pharmacy records and reporting tools
·         Verify prescriptions for accuracy and suitability to ensure rational dispensation and prescribing
·         Complete the expiry chart accurately and in a timely manner for proper monitoring of drugs
·         Participate in implementing national clinical guidelines on drugs use and pharmacy standard operating procedures
·         Provide comprehensive and accurate drug information to patients and health care workers
·         Implement procedures and guidelines on forecasting, quantification, storage, commodity management and inventory management in line with required standards
·         Maintain accurately the pharmacy database keeping up to date.
·         Ensure that the pharmacy SOPs are well utilized
·         Work with the comprehensive care team to observe and comply with environmental and occupational safety measures and regulations
·         Participate in the implementation of quality control and quality assurance program with the comprehensive care team
·         Assist in identifying and reporting on suspected adverse drug reactions and poor-quality products to PPB
·         Prepare the weekly, monthly and annual reports for the pharmacy
·         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
·         Participation and contribution to the capacity building of clinical and other staff through CMEs, mentorship, sensitization and updates
·         Support implementation of differentiated care
·         Conduct any other duty as may be prescribed by the supervisor

Requirements

For appointment to the post of Pharmaceutical Technologist, a candidate must;
·         Have a Basic Diploma in Pharmacy from a recognized institution
·         Have a valid License from the Pharmacy and Poisons Board
·         At least 2 years’ work experience in a hospital pharmacy
·         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)
·         Computer literacy
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.

Health Records & Information Officer
Centre for Health Solutions – Kenya (CHS), in partnership with the County Government of Nyeri, is seeking to employ the services of motivated and proactive individuals to fill the following vacancy in the Ministry of Health (MoH)/CHS Tegemeza Plus Project, which supports and strengthens HIV/AIDS services in Nyeri County.
Position: Health Records and Information Officer (HRIO) – 21 positions
Location: Nyeri County
Overall Function:
The HRIO is responsible for providing support to the health facilities in medical documentation, data management, data analysis and reporting

Responsibilities

Documentation and reporting
·         Ensure availability of necessary data collection and reporting tools at the facility. This will include patient cards/files, registers, reporting tools, databases
·         Maintain data security and confidentiality
·         Guide the facility staff on effective data management especially on correct and complete documentation
·         Ensure all required data summaries and facility reports are complete, accurate and timely
·         Reporting for the facilities through DHIS
·         Participate in data collection for program monitoring and research
 Data quality audits
·         Review data prior to submission to DHRIO/ uploading into DHIS
·         Scheduling and participating in facility data quality audits
·         Cleaning EMR and DHIS data
 Computerization
·         Ensure the facility EMR is up-to-date
·         Perform regular back-up of EMRs
Data utilization
·         Assist in compilation of ad-hoc or systematic data analysis, and share with the facility staff during MDT meetings
·         Support innovative ways of data presentation to ensure maximum and timely utilization

Requirements

For appointment to the post of HRIO, a candidate must;
·         Be in possession of at least a certificate in Health Records and Information from a recognized medical training college. A diploma in Health records will have added advantage.
·         Work experience as an HRIO at a health setting
·         Work experience with EMRs at a health setting is an added advantage
·         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.

Medical Laboratory Technologists
Centre for Health Solutions – Kenya (CHS), in partnership with the County Government of Nyeri, is seeking to employ the services of motivated and proactive individuals to fill the following vacancy in the Ministry of Health (MoH)/CHS Tegemeza Plus Project, which supports and strengthens HIV/AIDS services in Nyeri County.
Position: Medical Laboratory Technologists (4 positions)
Location: Nyeri County
Overall Function:
The Laboratory Technologist is responsible for coordinating laboratory activities required for HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment services

Responsibilities:

·         Performs 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
·         Correlating clinical information and/or previous lab results and report discrepancies to supervisors and other appropriate personnel.
·         Collecting and directing 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
·         Interprets test results and documents appropriately
·         Writing and updating laboratory procedures as required.
·         Set up, clean and maintain laboratory equipment, including carrying out daily temperature checks
·         Develop, standardize, evaluate, and modify procedures, techniques and tests used in the analysis of specimens and in medical laboratory experiments.
·         Preserves and protects patient and client confidentiality in all situations and with all documentation.
·         Follows protocol for running and documenting control values
·         Collects, evaluates, and reports quality management data in order to monitor and improve laboratory performance.
·         Do reagent quantification, forecasting and timely reporting
·         Maintains 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

Requirements

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.

Registered Clinical Officer
Centre for Health Solutions – Kenya (CHS), in partnership with the County Government of Nyeri, is seeking to employ the services of motivated and proactive individuals to fill the following vacancy in the Ministry of Health (MoH)/CHS Tegemeza Plus Project, which supports and strengthens HIV/AIDS services in Nyeri County.
Position: Registered Clinical Officer (1 position)
Location: Nyeri County
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 with other Clinic team members in support of all the CCC activities.
·         Ensure proper patient management of HIV/TB is done in line with National guidelines
·         Provide adherence counselling and implementation of clinical aspects of Positive Health Dignity and Prevention program (PHDP) to clients attending the clinic
·         Ensuring 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
·         Ensures 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
·         Participation and contribution to the capacity building of clinical and other staff through CMEs, mentorship, sensitization and updates
·         Mentor and supervise other health care professionals to assist in the 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)
·         Ability to work under pressure with minimal supervision
How to Apply
Successful candidates will be supervised by a representative from the respective County Department of Health in conjunction with the CHS.
Applications should include the following
·         Cover letter and current CV with names and telephone contacts of at least three (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 clearly indicating the job title as the subject line by 5.00PM on or before Thursday, June 21, 2018.
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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