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Center for International Health, Education and Biosecurity (CIHEB) – Registered Clinical Officers.

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REGISTERED CLINICAL OFFICERS (18 positions)

Background:

The Center for International Health, Education and Biosecurity (CIHEB) — Kenya is a local non-governmental organization collaborating with the Ministry of Health and County Health Management Teams to strengthen health systems for improved quality of healthcare in Kenya. Ciheb-Kenya is collaborating with the county governments of Mombasa, Kilifi, Kwale, Taita Taveta, Machakos, Makueni, Kitui, Nairobi, Kisumu, and Migori to support the implementation and expansion of high quality, sustainable, and comprehensive HIV prevention, care, and treatment programs, and expansion of COVID-19 vaccination with funding from the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).

Through the County Ownership and Networks to maintain Nairobi Epidemic Control (CONNECT) program, CIHEB-Kenya and the Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS) are working on a collaborative project towards the provision of high quality HIV prevention, care and treatment services to select health facilities in Nairobi City County. The project is therefore seeking for suitably qualified persons able to fill the positions of the positions below. The positions will be based at the various county health facilities in Nairobi within the County Health Services Department and mainstreamed into the county structures. These are one year fixed term contracts, renewable based on performance and availability of funding.

REPORTS TO: FACILITY IN-CHARGE 

LOCATION: NAIROBI, KENYA. 

Primary Function:

Reporting to the facility in-charge the main objective of this position is to provide both clinical leadership and patient management at facility level.

Key Activities:

  1. Provide high quality clinical HIV patient care according to national guidelines.
  2. Provide high quality TB/HIV collaborative care in line with the National guidelines.
  3. Implement activities to improve the quality of care of HIV infected children, adolescents, and pregnant and breastfeeding women.
  4. Establish clinic systems that support patient care appropriate to the staffing levels and patient volumes, including supporting the establishment of patient flow with attention to infection control, and patient referral systems within the facility and with other institutions.
  5. Participate in organizing training and mentorship programs including Continuous Professional Development.
  6. In charge of Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) meetings and case discussions at the facility.
  7. Takes leadership in categorizing patients and initiating Differentiated Care Model (DCM) services at the facility.
  8. Lead the team in PrEP/SGBV services.
  9. Lead the evaluation and continued improvement of medical practice (CQI Committee).
  10. Support infection prevention control (IPC) measures at the health facility.
  11. Participate in the generation, compilation and utilization of site data to inform delivery of services at the facility.
  12. Perform any reasonable work related duties as may be assigned from time to time.

Reporting:

  • Preparation and verification of clinical site monthly reports.

Qualifications:

  • Diploma in Clinical Medicine and Surgery or Clinical Medicine and Community Health from a recognized institution
  • Certificate of registration from the Clinical Officers’ Council
  • Certificate in Computer Applications Skills from a recognised institution
  • NASCOP Certification in Provision of both adult and pediatric ART, and PMCT is an added advantage

Experience & Skills:

  • Two (2) years’ experience, 1 year of which should be within a busy HIV Comprehensive Care Centre.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of HIV/ART management, diagnosis and treatment procedures of conditions associated with HIV and Adherence support.

How to Apply:

Kindly send your application that includes a cover letter and an updated CV including names of three professional referees to CIHEBKENYA_Recruitment@cihebkenya.org on or before 5th August 2022. Applicants are advised to include the title “REGISTERED CLINICAL OFFICER” on the subject line.

The Centre for International Health, Education and Biosecurity (Ciheb) — Kenya is an equal opportunity employer.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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