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Clinical Officer - HIV

Kenya (Kenya)

  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: Kenya (Kenya)
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • HIV and AIDS
    • Medical Practitioners
  • Closing Date: 2020-11-10

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Job Purpose/Objectives

Under the supervision of Senior Clinical Officer-TB/HIV the Clinical Officer-HIV has overall responsibility of HIV care and treatment. HIV Testing Services, Linkage to Treatment and Comprehensive Care for HIV positive clients. Planning, implementation, evaluation and management of the TB and HIV program.

Key Responsibilities

Program management:

  • Clinical officer-HIV in coordination with the senior TB/HIV officer, formulate HIV clinic department goals, objectives and intervention strategies and participate in the budgeting process.
  • Ensure that all HIV department activities are implemented as outlined in the grants and all objectives highlighted are met.
  • Review the program activities and priorities on a regular basis updating the Senior Clinical Officer TB/HIV on gaps and/or provide recommendations on how to improve quality of services.

Program activities:

  • Overall responsible for the day-to-day running of the HIV department including clinical assessment and management of HIV/MARPS patients, conducting daily ward rounds in the TB ward, coordinating HIV patients follow up with CHP and CHWsattached to HIV department
  • Provide technical support to the HIV programs through running the Comprehensive Care Clinic (CCC), TB Clinic and supporting in the clinical management of Most at Risk Populations (MARPS)
  • Keep a complete and accurate inventory of medicines and supplies at the HIV department, monitor and supervise their usage and in liaison with the National TB and Leprosy Program (NLTB) and KENYA PHARMA ensuring that there are no stock outs.
  • Provision of Community Health Education on the prevention, case definitions and treatment of TB in Kakuma Refugee Camp.
  • Support, Supervise and offer HIV Testing Services (HTS) and Linkage to Treatment and Care by optimizing access to testing and treatment services in Kakuma Hospital and Health posts.
  • Offering the 8 Standard Package of care for PLHIV; Antiretroviral therapy, PHDP, GBV & Health education and counselling, Screening and prevention of specific OIs, Reproductive Health Services, Screening and management of NCDs, Mental health Screening and management, Nutrition services and Prevention of Other infections.
  • Offer HIV co-infection prevention and management.
  • Offer HBV/HIV and HCV/HIV co-infection prevention and management.
  • Provide ARVs for post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP)
  • Maintaining HIV/TB programmer Monitoring and Evaluation by ensuring the availability, training and proper use of M&E Tools

Reporting and Coordination:

  • Submit weekly reports of the TB /HIV department to the HIS officer
  • Submit monthly consumption reports to the County TB and HIV Coordinators, Kenya Pharma, and Snr Clinical Officer TB/HIV.
  • Ensure all the relevant HIV department reports are submitted to the relevant authorities including UNHCR, MOH and IGAD in a timely manner
  • Keep the Snr Clinical Officer TB/HIV informed of all developments and issues through situation reports.
  • Provide linkages on TB & HIV in IRC Kakuma refugee camp; Kakuma mission Hospital and Turkana West Sub County MOH.

Others:

Any other duties as assigned by the supervisor

Integration & Networking

  • Explore opportunities of enhanced integration with the Women Protection and Empowerment (WPE) program, General Clinical Service program, Safe programming, Nutrition and CHP for maximum output.
  • With support from the Snr Clinical Officer TB/HIV, identify and utilize networking and linkages opportunities which are beneficial to the community.

Key Result Areas

  • Quality TB/HIV services provided at the IRC Health Facilities in Kakuma with no staffing or supplies interruption
  • Timely submission of reports internally and externally to MoH and donors
  • Effective coordination between HIV program and other IRC programs in Kakuma.
  • IRC actively participates in TB Coordination forums

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