Community Nurses (6 Positions) at KEMRI-RCTP

On Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

The Research Care and Training Program (RCTP) is collaboration between the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI), University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and University of Washington (UW). 

RCTP is seeking motivated individuals to fill the following vacancy for the integrated Community Case Management (iCCM) Study.
 
Position: Community Nurses 
6 Positions
Vacancy No. FN 074-10-13
 
Location: Homabay County: (Homabay, Suba, Mbita, Rachuonyo North, Rachuonyo South and Dhiwa Sub -counties
 
Employment Type: Contract
 
Reports to: Sub-County Coordinator

Key duties and responsibilities:
 

Job description:
  • The nurses will work closely with other project staff and MOH staff in implementing iCCM study.
  • Supervise and mentor CHWs in the project operation area using standard checklist.
  • Performance assessments of CHW skills, Identify gaps and provide capacity building through On The Job Training (OJT).
  • Supervise routine data collection and commodity accountability by the CHWs and Community Unit CHEWs.
  • Help to provide evidence that a trained CHW can classify, diagnose and treat Pneumonia in children under 5 years by review Pneumonia cases identified by CHWs at house hold level to a certain the Diagnosis.
  • Follow-up visits of all children treated by CHWs at home.
  • Coordinate and document community events like action and dialogue days.
  • Monitor Vit A Supplementation coverage in his/her area of operation and supervise Vit A supplementation at level one.
  • Participate in community mobilization and information dissemination.
  • Ensure quality and timely delivery of all project reports, in their agreed format.
  • Any other duty assigned by the Sub county coordinator
Requirements:
  • Applicants must be resident in the different districts in which the study will be conducted. Evidence will be required.
  • A Kenya Enrolled Community Health Nurse (KECHN).
  • MUST be registered with Nursing Council of Kenya.
  • Fluency (written and verbal) in English, Swahili, and Dholuo.
  • At least two year working experience in a health facility.
  • Mature, responsible, dependent, highly organized and motivated persons
  • Willing to work in a rural set up and perform house hold visits on a daily basis
  • Good inter-personal, report writing and communication skills
  • Strong capacity to work with initiative, flexibility and without close supervision
  • Ability to meet strict deadlines
Applications should include the following:
  • A cover letter stating current work (if applicable) and current salary
  • A current CV with the names and telephone contacts of at least 3 referees
  • At least two letters of reference preferably from a previous employer
  • Copies of academic and professional certificates
  • A letter from the area DO or ward officers verifying that applicant lives in the district of interest
All applications must be delivered or posted so as to reach the following address by October 16th 2013 to the address below:

Human Resource Manager
KEMRI-RCTP
P.O.BOX 614-40100
Kisumu.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 
Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

KEMRI-RCTP/iCCM is an equal opportunity employer
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