University of Maryland Key Population Nurse Jobs in Kenya

University of Maryland Key Population Nurse Jobs in Kenya


Job Type: Full Time
Qualification: BA/BSc/HND
Experience: 3 years
Location: Kisii
Job Field: Medical / Health

Job Summary

The nurse will support provision of biomedical and behavioral interventions to Key Population (KP) members through government run clinics and outreach/mobile services within the designated program locations.

Primary Responsibilities:-

  • Screening and treatment of sexually transmitted infections at the DICE and during outreaches
  • Provide family planning services to beneficiaries in the project including education, counselling and services on emergency contraception, short-term methods and long-term methods
  • Directly track linkage to post-rape care for survivors of sexual violence
  • Provide KPs with risk assessment and risk reduction counselling
  • Facilitate health education sessions to KPs at the DICE and during outreaches
  • Mentor peer educators on providing health education to KPs on STIs, Family Planning services, Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis and Post-Exposure Prophylaxis
  • Make appropriate referrals for on-going support and actively track clients on HIV care, treatment and support services including CCC, PMTCT, TB treatment, home-based care
  • Provide HTS services to clients when the need arises
  • Support proper storage of client information to ensure confidentiality is maintained.
  • Any other duties which may be assigned by the Supervisor from time to time

    Qualifications:-

  • Diploma in nursing from a recognized medical training institute. BSc Nursing is an added advantage
  • Registered with Nursing Council of Kenya with a valid practice license
  • At least 3 years’ post internship experience working in a high volume facility.
  • Experience working in a KP program.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.

    Method of Application

    Interested candidates, who meet the above-mentioned qualifications, are requested to send their cover letter and resume to MGIC_Recruitment@mgic.umaryland.edu indicating the position being applied for on the subject line of the email by 30th October 2019. Applicants are advised to include the position title as the subject.

    University of Maryland is an equal opportunity employer.

    Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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