Medical Officer Job in Kenya

The medical officer role is largely a clinical practice job entailing providing out-patient review, diagnosis and treating a variety of diseases and injuries in general practice related to HIV/AIDS in line with AHF and Kenya government standards.

Key Responsibilities

Provides clinical care in conjunction with other team members

Constitutes and oversees activities of a clinical team, ensure provision of high-quality care and service delivery at the center as well as ensuring that the team meets regularly

Ensures that staff adhere to and operate according to set national and international standards as relates to HIV prevention and treatment

Guide and mentor on-site clinical teams on completion and usage of clinical records, registers, and electronic medical records

Oversees the implementation of protocols to improve triage, patient appointments management, pharmacy inventory management, linkage to care, adherence, and quality improvement of patient care

Function as a roving clinician overseeing several clinical sites

Lead clinical teams in conducting clinical care outcome audits namely mortality, cohort analysis and lost-to follow-up.

Review clinic systems and processes affecting service delivery or patient care and where necessary advice on required changes to improve efficiency for example identification of early warning resistance indicators and intervention strategies

Responsible for patient chart review and peer review following the guidelines established by the Policies and Procedures Committee

Assists in monitoring and evaluation of activities relating to HIV prevention and treatment including overseeing the timely collection, compilation, and reporting of routine and specific data to guide decision making at site regional and country program level

Attend medical provider meetings (at minimum once a month) to discuss difficult cases as well as participating in county and sub-county HIV and TB technical working groups

Maintains adequate provider staffing in the clinic to ensure smooth flow of patients

Provides training, supervision, and mentorship of medical providers and evaluates staff performance with the overall aim of improving quality of care

Maintains provider productivity to standards set by AHF management including counselling staff and troubleshooting as necessary.

Attend clinic staff meetings and quarterly meetings with other in-charges including planning for regular data review meetings to evaluate program achievements and take corrective action

Plan and organize on-site trainings and continuous medical sessions based on identified need or upcoming changes on service delivery at least once per month

Assists in supervising and implementing quality management activities and quality benchmarks monitoring, facilitation of quality assurance and quality improvement sessions.

Compiling and submitting periodic reports including site evaluations, technical and progress reports as required

Ensures effective patient flow in all sites, especially those with high volume of patients and coordinate time motion surveys to monitor performance

Participate in the work planning, elaboration and monitoring of annual targets and ensure that they are achieved in all supervised clinical sites

Exercises appropriate judgment and decision making

Attends conferences as requested

Other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor

Serves as AHFs advocate at the site level

Qualifications, Education And Experience

Medical Degree MBchB

Valid Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board Licence

Minimum of at least 5 years’ experience providing clinical care

Prior experience treating HIV positive patients and familiarity with current HIV&AIDS, TB management practices and protocols

Experience in leading a team and building capacity in resource-limited settings will be an added advantage

Other Requirements

Leadership, supervisory and team management skills

Needs to be sensitive to patient population and issues surrounding HIV/AIDS

Pro-active approach and flexible attitude to work.

Flexible, self-motivating and ability to organize work independently

Ability to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment

Excellent communication and negotiation skills

Proficiency in use of information technology

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