Shining Hope for Communities Clinical Officer – Jobs in Kenya

Organizational Overview
Shining Hope for Communities (SHOFCO) combats extreme poverty and gender inequity in Kenya by linking tuition-free schools for girls to a set of high-value, holistic community services for the urban poor. In our model, a girls’ school becomes a portal for large-scale social change.

Through a demand-driven approach to grassroots development, our model extends beyond the schools for girls, broadening outreach by providing communities with integrated basic services through three other initiatives: health, community empowerment, and clean water and sanitation.

Position Overview
To be responsible for achieve SHOFCO’s health overall mandate by implementing clinical services policies at the allocated facility.

Location: Kibera, Mathare, Mukuru, and Bangladesh

Reports to: Clinic Manager/ Satellite Clinic Coordinator

Key Responsibilities and Job Dimensions
Offer health care services to patients by taking history, examining patients, carry out investigations, prescribe treatment, follow-up of patients, and give health education talks.
Maintain and review patient records, charts and other pertinent information.
Maintain patient confidentiality.
Guide and counsel patients, clients, and staff on health issues.
Respond to enquiries relating to patients, lab requests, x-rays, prescription requests, etc.
Coordinate appointments for specialist referrals, x-rays, lab tests, etc. and convey pertinent instructions and information to the patient.
Attend to clinical care centres patients and manage opportunistic infections.
Conduct continuous medical education and health educations as may be required.
Work with other team members and staff of other cadres in ensuring quality service provision.
Be accountable for any equipment assigned and report to the line manager as may be required.
Collect data and compile clinical reports.
Collect and compile data for research on clinical services.

Undergo coaching by more experienced clinical officers to achieve professional competences.
Apply the SHOFCO’s health standard treatment and patient management.

Academic Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in Clinical Medicine and Community Health or Diploma in Clinical Medicine and Surgery.

Professional Qualifications
Registered clinical officer preferably trained at KMTC.
Registration with clinical officer’s council with Current Practicing license is mandatory.

Other requirements (unique/job specific)
3 years’ experience in a busy health facility.
Basic HIV training / experience.
Ability to: Take medical history of the patient, perform a thorough physical examination, order appropriate investigations, make correct diagnosis, prescribe and treat and Do patient follow-up.
Perform minor surgical procedures

Functional Skills
Adopting practical approaches
Inviting feedback
Making decisions
Meeting timescales

Behavioural Competencies/Attributes
Interacting with people
Taking action
Following procedures
Upholding standards
How to apply
Interested applicants should send their applications together with a detailed CV to quoting their current and expected salaries.
The Subject should clearly indicate the position being applied for.
Applications without this information will not be considered.
Shortlisting will be done on a rolling basis and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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