Job Title: Technical Officer-Nurse/Midwife
Req ID: 2621
Job Title: Technical Officer - Nurse /Midwife (2 positions)
Reports To: Senior Technical Officer
Location: APHIAplus NAL Project (Lodwar and Wajir)
S/he will mentor health service providers on the high impact integrated maternal, neonatal and newborn care nursing interventions including documentation and review of records. In addition s/he will provide policy updates and facilitate effective referral systems to increase access to integrated services.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Nurse/Midwife will use his/her CTS skills to update and coach the facility based Service providers on the latest updates on RH/FP.
Provide mentorship, coaching and OJT on: focused antenatal care, EONC including AMSTL and care of the newborn, FP in particular on LAPMs including contraceptive use for HIV +ve clients and dual method use.
Provide regular update to service providers on targeted postpartum care and comprehensive post rape care.
Provide regular updates to service providers on other cross–cutting approaches such as: infection prevention practices and both internal and external support supervision.
Support facilities to initiate QA/QI approaches and integration of RH/HIV services including the screening of cervical cancer with other RH and HIV services.
In liaison with the MOH supervisors, jointly conduct supportive supervision visits and also ensure internal supervision is taking place regularly.
Carry out periodic assessments to monitor quality of care in health facilities and come up with joint work plans and regularly monitor progress.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL, ABILITIES, EXPERTISE AND COMPLEXITY:
Working knowledge of MOH RH/FP/PMTCT protocols.
Resourceful and creative thinker with the ability to develop simple and efficient solutions and recommendations.
Excellent attention to detail.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, particularly diplomacy.
Good in both written and spoken English and report writing.
Excellent computer skills in MS Office Suite.
Experience in OJT training and mentorship of service providers will be an added advantage.
MINUMUM REQUIREMENT STANDARDS:
The Nurse /Midwife should preferably be a KRCHN –Kenya Registered Community Health Nurse with 7-9 years’ work experience or MPH with 3-5 relevant years of experience.
Demonstrated knowledge in clinical training skills with knowledge and skills on the following basic approaches: Focused Antenatal care, EONC, FP, Targeted Postpartum care, Comprehensive Post Rape Care.
Demonstrated knowledge in common cross cutting principles such as: infection prevention practices, support supervision, QA/QI approaches.
How to Apply:
Deadline: 24th April 2012