DSW Nurse Job in West Pokot County, Kenya

Vacancy for a Nurse – West Pokot County
DSW (Deutsche Stiftung Weltbevoelkerung) is an International development and advocacy organization that raises awareness and conducts advocacy dialogue on Sexual reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) and on linkages between population dynamics, health, poverty, environmental protection and sustainable development at national and international levels.
DSW advertises for the position of Project Nurse who will be based in West Pokot County. 
This position works closely with and reports to the County Coordinator.
He/she will also work closely with the Technical team lead for programs charged with the supervision of clinical aspects of the project.
He/she will work and/or liaise with the DASCO, other government officers and stake holders at the County levels. 
The position is responsible for the delivery of STI treatment at the Makutano Drop In and Service Centre (DISC) and outreach sessions.
Roles & Responsibilities:
Specifically, the Nurse is responsible for but not limited to:
Overall activity coordination in line with project objective
  • Provide Screening and treatment for STI  to clients in  a MARPS friendly environment
  • Provide Post exposure prophylaxis for survivors of rape.
  • Recruit HIV positive MARPS for Care and treatment and provide initial therapy.
  • Facilitate health education sessions on STIs to sex workers and other at risk populations
  • Provide or refer Female Sex Workers for risk assessment and risk reduction counseling.
  • Advise patients on health maintenance and disease prevention or provide case management.
  • Make appropriate referrals for on-going support e.g. Home Based Care, PMTCT, CCC and TB Clinics. This includes follow up of the referral cases.
  • Ensure effective operation of the clinic in the standards required. Maintain a clean and well-arranged work station
  • Create effective awareness on hygiene and health services.
  • Ensure maintenance of adequate stocks of drugs as well as safe custody of the drugs and equipment in the clinic.
  • Collect client data and store appropriately to ensure confidentiality is maintained.
  • Give contraceptive advice and providing available Family planning methods to clients.
  • Promote, demonstrate correct use and distribute condoms.
Partnership with government agencies and other stake holders
  • Work closely with the DHMT to facilitate support supervision and mentorship.
Monitoring, Evaluation Reporting and learning
  • Collection of quality STI data.
  • Collect client data and store appropriately to ensure confidentiality is maintained.
  • Document lessons learnt and challenges to inform program decisions.
  • Compile and submit timely monthly and quarterly reports to the County Coordinator
The minimum required academic and professional skills for the job holder to perform successfully in this position include:
  • A Diploma in Nursing from a recognized Medical training institute.
  • Valid registration with the nursing council of Kenya
  • Valid HTC certificate certified by NASCOP is desired
  • Should have a minimum 5 years’ experience working in a busy clinic or hospital site. Experience working with MARPs is desired
  • Experience in providing screening and treatment at outreach sites.
  • Good oral and written communication skills (English and Swahili)
  • Computer literacy in the use of MS Windows, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook is desired
  • Ability to work and deliver results with minimum supervision
  • Demonstrated ability to work as a team player.
Personal Traits, Qualities and Aptitude
  • Able to work in a community setting and relate well with key populations by providing MARPs friendly services.
  • Good record keeping skills
  • Relate to others in a manner that creates a sense of teamwork and co-operation
  • Maintain effective communication with colleagues, both junior and senior
  • High level of integrity and honesty
  • Utilize systems effectively to ensure economical use of equipment and supplies
Qualified applicants should send a detailed CV and an Application Letter showing  experience and skills  to vacancies@dswkenya.org with a clear subject title Ref: A NURSE-WEST POKOT COUNTY by 16th November 2012.  
Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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