PMTCT Advisor Job in Kenya – Maryland Global Initiatives Corporation

University of Maryland
 
School of Medicine
 
Maryland Global Initiatives Corporation (MGIC) is an affiliate of University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB). 
UMB
has a Global Health Program which is delivered through the Maryland
Global Initiatives Corporation (MGIC) and housed by various institutes
among them the Institute of Human Virology (IHV). 
Since
2004, IHV has partnered with the governments of Kenya, Guyana, Haiti,
Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia to address each country’s
growing HIV and AIDS epidemics. 

 
The
Institute has led efforts to build National Health Systems in each
country via strategic international, national, and local collaborations
through the design and implementation of unique education, training, and
treatment programs addressing each country’s complex HIV/AIDS
epidemics. 
In Kenya, UMB through the Institute of Human
Virology started operations in 2004 under the AIDS Relief Project
consortium funded by Presidential Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief
(PEPFAR) through HRSA / CDC. 
This was the beginning of UMB’s work in Kenya
which has seen implementation of 11 grants to-date.

MGIC
seeks candidates for multiple positions for an anticipated $22,000, 000
health service delivery program that will support implementation and
expansion of comprehensive HIV prevention, Care & Treatment
programs; establish systems for quality assurance and improvement; and
support strengthening of county and sub county systems for sustainable
HIV service delivery.
 
“These positions are subject to project award and funding”
 
“All these positions will be based in the western region”
 
PMTCT Advisor

Under the supervision of the HIV Technical Advisor, the PMTCT Coordinator will provide technical support in the planning and implementation of Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV (PMTCT) prevention, care, and treatment activities across the UMB supported facilities. 
S/he will be responsible for providing opportunities for nurses involved in the care of patients with HIV/AIDS to update their clinical knowledge and skills and improve clinical decision making skills regarding patient care through nurse specific training and mentoring of point of service and Community Nurses.

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Support the nursing team at the health facilities on clinic management, patient triaging, infection control and other related nursing duties at the regional HIV clinics.
  • Utilize site data to inform quality of care performance at the site and show staff how to make use of such information to improve operations.
  • Examine facility operations and systems and recommend ways to improve outputs and outcomes
  • Exemplify the roles of nursing staff as part of the healthcare team in patient care and how they interact with others and other departments.
  • Participate in training programs for nursing and palliative care.
  • Adapt educational material, teaching aids and clinic reference material to assist the nursing staff at the service points.
  • Provide training to facility nursing staff to increase their knowledge and skills related to PMTCT and care of infected mothers and newborns.
  • Assist the sites to develop nursing components, processes and SOPs within an HIV program
  • By use of innovative training methodologies, adapt curricula to support trainings at identified service points.
  • Support development and implementation of different curricula in different settings
  • Organize and facilitate in various CPDs
  • Assess trainings and evaluate impact of training activities and share recommendations
  • Provide onsite mentoring to nursing staff with the goal of performance improvement in the overall patient care
  • Develop an effective practical nurses mentorship program that addresses emerging practice needs with focus of PMTCT and task shifting.
  • Support in establishing a framework through which continued mentorship can take place.
  • Work closely with the Ministry of Health and health facilities to realize and showcase examples of successful mentorship.
  • Represent the organization in various fora at the National, County and Sub County levels.
  • Reports to the Senior Technical Advisor.
  • Prepare regular reports status on PMTCT delivery at the points of service.
  • Work plans, reports and other technical papers relating to pediatrics
Qualifications
  • Diploma in Clinical Medicine/Nursing from any recognized institution.
  • Higher Diploma or Degree (Bachelor of Clinical Medicine, Bachelor of Science in Nursing) will be an added advantage.
  • More than 3 years’ work experience in the implementation of PMTCT Programmatic activities.
  • ART Management training and relevant job experience of at least three (3) years working experience after internship in a CCC set up.
  • Must be Registered and Licensed with the Clinical Officers Council or Nursing Council of Kenya.
  • Experience in training and mentorship of health care workers on PMTCT
  • Working in a US Grants environment is an added advantage.
How to Apply
 
If
you meet the above mentioned qualifications, you are requested to send
your cover letter and CV to hr@mgickenya.org by January 17, 2016. 
Candidates are requested to indicate the title of the position being applied on the subject line of the email. 
Only shortlisted candidate will be contacted.

Maryland Global Initiatives Corporation is an equal opportunity employer.
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