Latest Openings at LVCT Health Kenya

Latest Openings at LVCT Health Kenya,

Latest Openings at LVCT Health Kenya

Jobs in NGO / Non-Profit Associations, Jobs at LVCT Health

LVCT Health is an indigenous Kenyan non-governmental and not-for-profit organization established in 2001. We are driving Kenya towards HIV prevention, with an ultimate goal of reducing HIV infections to zero. We offer integrated HIV services through development of models that are scaled up to the national models.

Locum Nurses (2 Positions)

NR/LVCT/7/2023

JOB PURPOSE    
Provide health care services in project supported facilities leading to the achievement of the 95:95:95 targets, especially reducing mother to child transmission of HIV to < 5% and providing care and treatment services to PLHIV. Working with other health workers and project staff to provide quality HIV and MNCH services according to MOH guidelines.

KEY TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Support ANC HIV testing –Target 100% and ART uptake among HIV infected pregnant /Lactating women-Target 100%
  • Ensure viral suppression among PMTCT women -Target >95%
  • Oversee the provision of Early Infant diagnosis, care and follow-up of HIV-exposed infants –Target 100%
  • Oversee follow-up and retention of HIV-infected pregnant /lactating women and HIV-exposed infants (HEI) by use of the case management model->95%
  • Strengthen linkages between PMTCT and HEI services and Comprehensive Care Clinics
  • Strengthen facility-community /community-facility linkages with the help of CHVs and case managers
  • Supervise eMTCT services provided by the maternal case managers
  • Work hand in hand with the clinical officers to implement patients Plan of Care and case management.
  • Ensure MCH/PMTCT service integration including PrEP and GBV
  • Perform TB intensified case finding for PLHIV on every clinical encounter-Target 100%
  • Initiate IPT for all PLHIV who don’t have TB or other Isoniazid contra-indications-Target >90%
  • Send all PLHIV presenting with presumptive TB for GeneXpert as a first test-Target 100%
  • Send all patients diagnosed with TB for HIV testing-Target 100% and initiate ART in all newly diagnosed TB/HIV co-infected patients within 2 weeks of starting TB treatment-Target >95%
  • Ensure that laboratory results are filed, documented and communicated to the patients at all times.
  • Ensure 12 month /24 month HEI Cohort Analysis (HCA)  ,PCR positive validation and audits and PMTCT reports  is done each month
  • Participate in MNCH Working Improvement Teams (WITS) and lead team in MNCH in generation, compilation and utilization of data
  • Strengthen referrals and linkages between PMTCT activities and the Comprehensive Care Clinics and work with OVC partner to ensure clients enrolled and receiving a service
  • Ensure there is a system in place to track missed appointments and treatment interrupters including use of HIFADHI
  • Provide day-to-day technical support of the facility HIV /TB Program as per national guidelines
  • Provide on job training and mentorship to other health care workers using the national ART guideline
  • Strengthen linkages between PMTCT, follow-up of HIV-exposed infants (HEI) and Comprehensive Care Clinics
  • Participate in facility Multidisciplinary team meetings (MDT), represent cases in TWG
  • Undertake assessment, planning and implementation of interventions for addressing patient care problems.
  • Working with other health care providers, promoting the right of patients/clients and maintaining the privacy and dignity of clients/patients and staff.
  • Prepare and implement annual work plan based on department work plan.
  • Using your job description and work plan, to continually appraise yourself and rectify any shortcomings or suggest necessary assistance.
  • Ensure that you undertake requisite professional development activities.
  • Perform any other official duties that may be assigned by the Facility in charge.
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REQUIREMENTS

  • At least Diploma in Nursing from the Kenya Medical Training College or from a recognized institution.
  • Registered by the Nursing Council of Kenya.
  • More than two years’ experience in implementation of PMTCT activities.
  • At least 2 years of clinical nursing and management experience.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing and good report writing skills

Locum Clinical Officers (2 positions)

CO/LVCT/7/2023

JOB PURPOSE    
Provide health care services in project supported facilities leading to the achievement of the 95:95:95 targets. Working with other health workers and project staff to provide quality HIV services according to MOH guidelines.

KEY TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Support and provide guidance to HTS Treatment Preparation in provision of HTS and adherence counselling services at the facility.
  • Ensure that the facility achieve 95% linkage for clients who are identified to be HIV positive.
  • Ensure immediate initiation of ART with a target of 100%  for HIV positive clients as per the national guidelines.
  • Provide quality of HIV care services to clients at the facility.
  • Strengthen/establish appointment management system and defaulter identification and tracking system to ensure 95% retention of clients on ART.
  • Monitoring of clients on ART is especially viral load measurement as per the guidelines.
  • Work with other facility staffs to implement the differentiated care model.
  • Ensure proper patient record keeping on ART, Kenya EMR and other records according to the M.O.H guidelines and stock keeping on all drugs at the CCC.
  • Coordinate On-the-Job Training (OJT) of all health service provider.
  • Ensure there is a system in place to track all missed appointments and treatment interrupters (IITs),use HIFADHI to track progress in IITs
  • Ensure coordination of clinical activities with the laboratory (Clinical Laboratory interphase), data entry staff, nurse and counsellor.
  • Takes leadership in categorizing patients and initiating DCM (Differentiated care model services at the facility)
  • Lead the team in PrEP/SGBV services
  • Adhere to established standards of practices for Clinical Officers as per regulatory bodies
  • Prepare and implement annual work plan based on department work plan.
  • Assist in the monitoring and evaluation of the HIV program at the facility.
  • Establish a work improvement team (WIT) for the department and ensure monthly meetings are taking place to discuss the quality of care given to clients.
  • Initiate Quality Improvement Projects on low performing indicators or Quality of service
  • Establish/strengthen Multi-Disciplinary Team to discuss complex and/or treatment failure clients and recommend next course of action.
  • Ensure MDTs and case discussion at the facilities are done and contribute to TWG meetings
  • Prepare individual monthly, Quarterly and annual work plan based on department work plan.
  • Provide regular reports to the facility in charge and to USAID Stawisha Pwani.
  • Use your job description and work plan to continually appraise yourself and rectify any shortcomings or suggest necessary assistance.
  • Ensure that you undertake requisite professional development activities.
  • Any other official duties as may be assigned by the Facility in charge.
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REQUIREMENTS

  • Diploma in Clinical Medicine & Surgery or other related area of specialization.
  • 2 years of work experience in provision of HIV services.
  • Understanding of current guidelines on HIV- NASCOP Certification in Provision of both adult and paediatric ART, and PMCT preferred.
  • Valid practicing license from the Clinical Officer’s Council of Kenya.
  • Good report writing skills and interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team.

Locum Pharmaceutical Technologists (2 positions)

PT/LVCT/7/2023

JOB PURPOSE    
To ensure effective inventory management and rational use of Pharmaceutical Commodities at LVCT Health and other supported clinics while ensuring adherence to Standard Treatment guidelines to patient care.

KEY TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Dispense and update the ADT/Daily Activity Register real-time.
  • Advise clients on the medication they are taking and provide adherence counselling.
  • Advise Care and Treatment staff on the drugs available for dispensing.
  • Advise management on availability of drugs for use in the Care Clinic and new trends in pharmaceutical care.
  • Provide OJT on the Pharmaceutical dispensing systems (webADT) in use to supported facilities.
  • Manage the Pharmacy store and supplies to other LVCT Health sites and supported programs.
  • Develop and promote the use of a stock evaluation and monitoring system for all the LVCT supported clinics.
  • Ensure the safety of all stock from the elements of wastage such as expiry/theft.
  • Compile accurate Pharmacy reports and submit to NASCOP/KEMSA/KHIS in a timely manner and MOH Sub County Offices.
  • In support with the M & E Division, ensure timely data analysis and submission of relevant reports that assess progress of the Key indicators.
  • Assist in the training of healthcare workers, community health workers and other Health care providers when called upon to do so by the Care Manager in collaboration with the LVCT training department.
  • Providing Information, education and communication to clients and their families in the clinic through health talks, support groups or educational materials like pamphlets.
  • Participate in the counselling of PLWHA’s on adherence to therapy (ARV and Opportunistic infection prophylaxis and therapy), this will be done together with the adherence counsellor, nurse and the clinical officer.
  • Support in development of site-specific SOPs for commodity management and inventory management of TB, ARVs drugs and drugs for management of opportunistic infections.
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REQUIREMENTS

  • Diploma in Pharmacy.
  • Must be enrolled and holding a current valid practicing license with the Pharmacy and Poisons Board.
  • Minimum 2 years working experience in a similar role preferably in a HIV/AIDS program.
  • Knowledge of MoH systems and supply chain management.
  • Proficiency in computer applications and practical knowledge in using electronic medical records.

Locum Laboratory Technologists (2 positions)

LT/LVCT/7/2023

JOB PURPOSE    
To conduct routine and complex laboratory examinations with focus on HIV, TB and COVID-19 diagnostic services.

KEY TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The candidate will have the following responsibilities;

  • Ensure correct specimen collection, processing, storage, and shipment
  • Perform laboratory routine and complex examinations
  • Support development and maintenance of laboratory quality management system and laboratory accreditation through Laboratory Continuous Quality Improvement (LCQI) and/or SLMTA. This include:
  • Development of laboratory policies and procedures
  • Method/equipment verification
  • Performance of IQC and EQA/PT
  • Performance of routine and scheduled maintenance, calibration and certification of laboratory analytical and ancillary equipment
  • Monitoring of laboratory quality indicators
  • Implementation of improvement projects
  • Performance and documentation of RCA and CAPA
  • Collate laboratory data, analyse, review for trends, and make data-driven decisions to improve laboratory services
  • Actively participate in laboratory and facility Continuous Quality Improvement Teams activities
  • Ensure accurate monitoring of laboratory commodities, accurate forecasting and quantification and reporting
  • Participate in continuous professional education (CPD) activities including CMEs, trainings and  workshops/seminars.
  • Collaborate with other professional groups to create awareness and increase utilization of laboratory services while enhancing laboratory-clinical interphase
  • Ensure adherence to Biosafety and Biosecurity, IPC, and COVID-19 guidelines and

REQUIREMENTS

  • Minimum of Diploma in Medical Laboratory Sciences from a recognized institution.
  • Registered with KMLTTB with a valid practicing license.
  • At least 3 years’ of experience working in a busy medical laboratory and handling HIV and TB samples.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing and good report writing skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates are invited to submit their applications and CV along with a cover letter expressing interest and indicating Salary history and expectations to recruitment@lvcthealth.org . The position applied for and reference number should be clearly indicated on the subject line and cover letter.

The closing date is July 28 2023 Only short-listed candidates will be contacted

Latest Openings at LVCT Health Kenya
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