Clinical Nurses, Pharmaceutical Technologists at Homa Hills Community Development Organization

On Monday, October 12th, 2015
Homa Hills Community Development Organization is a medium-sized national NGO located in North Rachuonyo district. Its major partners include CRS Kenya, USAID Aphia Plus and MONSANTO research organizations.

HHCDO stives to empower communities living in Karachuonyo in terms of their civic responsibilities, economic independence, food security, environmental conservation, public health and HIV/AIDS prevention, care and support for a just and equitable society.

Its overriding role is to build community capacity to facilitate sustainable development to support vulnerable groups.

We seek to fill the following vacancy and invite qualified, dedicated and self-motivated applicants.

1. Clinic Nurse

(2 Position)

Reporting to the Project Coordinator in the HIV/AIDS care. 

You will offer support to the CCC team in the provision of dignified and quality medical care to persons and their families affected by HIV/AIDs. 
Specific duties and responsibilities include;
  • Assist the HIV clinic team in the daily provision of medical care including provision of Anti retroviral therapy (ART)
  • Perform triage counseling, nutrition counseling and coordinate the scheduling of clients.
  • Flag patients for appropriate laboratory evaluation.
  • Assist other clinic staff with clinic procedures.
  • Interact with ART patients in a clinic setting to encourage adherence with medications and provide counseling and support to HIV patients and their care givers.
  • In collaboration with the community team coordinate community follow up of patients initiated on ART.
  • Collect data appropriately and report accordingly monthly.
  • Participate in community mobilization and education regarding HIV/AIDS, its causes and prevention, treatment, and follow-up of patients in the community for adherence and HBC, and therapy options at CCC level. This task will include organizing seminars, small-groups, and large meetings, mostly in community settings, composed of local leaders and stakeholders.
  • Maintain confidentiality of all activities to preserve the dignity of all patients.
  • Perform counseling to all clients who require the same and their caregivers.
  • Visit patients and affected families in their home setting to monitor ART adherence, side-effects and OIs. Direct community contact with HIV patients, caregivers and volunteers is the focus of this position. Formal reporting of these activities is required, including completing Home Visit Forms.
  • Train and supervise CHVs and healthcare professionals to assist in the provision of community and HBC to HIV-infected patients. This training will include basic principles of ART, nutrition, and home visitation. Coordinate and participate in Treatment Preparation Seminars (TPS) for patients beginning ART and those on 2nd Line regimen.
  • Mentor new volunteers and nursing aides.
  • Carry out any other duties deemed necessary by your supervisor and the organization.
Desired qualifications include;
  • Diploma in KRCHN
  • Has valid license with the Nursing council of Kenya.
  • Knowledge of basic counseling
  • 2 years’ experience in a CCC setting
  • Experience in a similar project is an added advantage
2. Pharmaceutical Technologists

The position   assists the HIV/AIDS care and support team in the provision of dignified and quality medical care to persons and their families affected by HIV/AIDS.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ensure cleanliness of the Pharmacy.
  • Prepare timely monthly reports to Supply Chain and KARP as required.
  • Prepare drugs consumption reports on a monthly basis for Accountants, and Procurement purposes.
  • Lead in drug Procurement at the appropriate times in a transparent and cost effective manner in liaison with the Enterprise Accountant.
  • Ensure all procured drugs are received appropriately at the Drug store.
  • Ensure and maintain proper records of drug requests and movements from the Drug Store to the Pharmacy and vis versa to other user points
  • Maintain a recommended ratio of procurement, stocks and buffer stock of drugs to ensure continuous supply of this vital commodity.
  • Maintain drugs in the drug store as per required standards.
  • Provide efficient, effective, and customer friendly dispensing services.
  • Offer Post Pharmacy counselling to clients.
  • Ensure client records are filled & entered appropriately.
  • Maintain Drug expiry charts.
  • Liaise with providers of free Anti-malarial drugs, provide documentation and send timely requests to District Pharmacist for restocking.
  • Manage provision of free drugs focusing on vulnerable clients.
  • Perform any other duty as may be assigned from time to time.
Desired qualifications include;
  • Diploma in Pharmacy
  • Registered with the Kenya Pharmacy & Poisons Board.
  • Knowledge of basic counseling
  • 2 years’ experience
  • Experience in a similar project is an added advantage
Applications (stating current and expected salary) for the above vacancy should be addressed to the undersigned so as to reach him by close of business Friday, October 16th 2015 by COB

All applications should be in the form of a single attachment containing both the cover letter, and CV Only (in MS Word or PDF format)

Homa Hills strives to provide the space and encourages all staff to be innovative and think beyond their Job Descriptions to create opportunities for themselves and the organization

The Chief Executive Officer

Homa Hills Community Development Organization
P.O. Box 760-40300,
Homa Bay.

E-mail: hhcdo.jobs@homahills.or.ke

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