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4 Apr 2017

Red Cross Project Nurse Job in Kenya

Kenya Red Cross Society is one of the largest humanitarian organisations in Kenya. Its vision is to be the most effective, most trusted and self sustaining humanitarian organization in Kenya, serving present and future generations.

Overall Purpose
Reporting to the Regional Programme Coordinator, the Project Nurse will be responsible for providing technical leadership for provision of Biomedical, behavioural and structural interventions to Key Population in the GF programme. S/he will be responsible for the supervision and quality assurance in service provision within the DIC and Wellness Centres including HTC, STI screening and treatment; Family Planning and sexual and reproductive health services among others.

S/he will also ensure appropriate referrals are done for the members of the Key Populations. S/He will provide capacity building for the project partners, technical reporting and quality assurance for effective service provision to KPs.

S/He will ensure that the Mobile wellness centre activities are harmonized into the national guidelines for service provision for key population, national tools are used for service provision and safeguard accountability at all levels of the project and the organization.

This position works closely with the Site coordinators of the sub recipients implementing key population activities and other Key population implementing organizations.

Responsibilities

  • Ensure effective operation of the mobile clinic in the standards required. Maintain a clean and wellarranged work station and create effective awareness on hygiene and health services.
  • Plan health care interventions daily and as necessary, and implement.
  • Assess patients and clients and establish health care needs, diagnose simple common health conditions, prescribe, and administer treatment as necessary.
  • Provide family planning services, screening and treatment for sexually transmitted infections and cervical cancer screening to beneficiaries at the Center and during outreaches including education, counselling and services.
  • Provide MARPs with risk assessment and risk reduction counselling and facilitate health education sessions for MARPs at the Centre and during outreaches.
  • Coordinate with field team to provide HTC outreach services at the mobile centre and outreaches as per national HTC guidelines and quality assurance using national HTC reporting tools.
  • Provide post counselling followup to positive clients to ensure they are enrolled in care and provide adherence counselling to the clients on treatment
  • Provide mentorship to other clinical staff in the DIC supported by the grant
  • Make appropriate referrals for ongoing support and actively track referrals for HIV care, treatment and support services including: CCC, PMTCT, TB treatment, Homebased care.
  • Maintain good quality clinic data and adequate commodities consumption records, calculate consumption and make requisitions on time to avoid stockouts.
  • Ensure maintenance of adequate stocks of drugs and medical commodities as well as safe custody of the drugs and equipment in the clinic and liaise with relevant authorities to ensure continues supply of test kits to the facility.
  • Collect client data and store appropriately to ensure confidentiality is maintained and be directly responsible for ensuring that all the required national reporting tools are correctly filled and submitted on time to the DHRIOs (District Health Records and Information Officers).
  • Document lessons learnt and challenges to inform program decisions.
  • Submit timely reports to the Center coordinator; ensure timely filing, filling and reporting to the Wellness
  • Center coordinator, data assistants and/or data officer using the appropriate national and internal reporting tools.

Qualifications

  • Diploma or a Degree in Registered Nursing/ midwife from a recognized nursing training institution and possession of a registration certificate issued by the Nursing Council of Kenya
  • Good professional standing with the Nursing Council of Kenya
  • Experience working with Key Population in HIV programming is desired.
  • At least three years’ experience working in a busy Key population and/or HIV and AIDS comprehensive Care Centre (CCC) setting.
  • Trained HTC counsellor by NASCOP or other institution recognized in HTC training and registered with NASCOP as HTC counsellor
  • Experience in HBCT and adherence support among KPs will be an added advantage
  • Knowledge of computers especially MS Word and MS Excel desirable

Key Competencies

  • Able to work in a community setting and relate well with key population by providing MARPs friendly services.
  • Experience in providing family planning services, STI screening and treatment, and cervical cancer screening at outreach sites is desired.
  • Good oral and written communication skills (English and Swahili).
  • Computer literacy in the use of MS Windows, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
  • Ability to work and deliver results with minimum supervision.
  • Demonstrated ability to work as a team player.
  • Good record keeping skills.
  • Utilize systems effectively to ensure economical use of equipment and supplies.

How To Apply
Interested candidates who meet the above qualifications should send their applications to the address below on or before 7th April 2017.

Secretary General
Kenya Red Cross Society
P.O. Box 4071200100,
Nairobi

Applications should have a cover letter, curriculum vitae, names and contacts of three referees.

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