Clinical Officer Job SHOFCO

Position: Clinical Officer

Location: Kibera

Job Description

Shining Hope for Communities (SHOFCO) is an internationally-recognized grassroots organization that unlocks the potential of urban slum dwellers to lead hopeful and fulfilling lives. SHOFCO disrupts survival mode by providing critical services including health care, clean water, education, and economic empowerment; and linking these efforts to a community-led advocacy platform. SHOFCO currently impacts over 350,000 individuals across 10 urban slums in Kenya, and is the largest employer in Kibera. SHOFCO is a trusted name and service provider in Kibera with a 10-year track record. For more information, please visit http://www.shofco.org.

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

Responsibilities:

  • 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 inquiries 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 centers 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.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Clinical Medicine and Community Health or Diploma in Clinical Medicine and Surgery.
  • Registered clinical officer preferably trained at KMTC.
  • Registration with clinical officer’s council with Current Practicing license is mandatory
  • 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
  • Adopting practical approaches
  • Inviting feedback
  • Making decisions
  • Meeting timescales
  • Interacting with people
  • Taking action
  • Following procedures
  • Upholding standards

How to Apply:

Interested applicants should send their applications together with a detailed CV to  [email protected]  quoting their current and expected salaries. The Subject should clearly indicate the position being applied for. Shortlisting will be done on a roll out basis and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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