County Mentor – Prevention: CHS INSTITUTE /HR/CM/ 001/ 2022
Reporting to the Senior Program Officer, the County Mentor, will be responsible for on-site mentoring and implementation of HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment activities in Tier 2, 3 and 4 health facilities. H/she will provide technical advice and support to health care workers in the implementation of HIV services (HTS, linkage, prevention, care and treatment, adherence and retention, TB/HIV, and PMTCT) to ensure that patients receive the full complement of prevention, treatment and care in accordance to GoK/MoH and other applicable standards. They will provide a 100% level of effort.
Roles and Responsibilities:
Provide technical support to HTS providers, health workers (doctors, clinical officers, nurses, counsellors, laboratory and pharmacy staff) in all implementation aspects of HIV services (HTS, linkage, prevention, care and treatment, adherence and retention, TB/HIV, and PMTCT) to ensure that patients receive the full complement of prevention, treatment and care in accordance to National HIV treatment guidelines and other applicable standards
Oversee the planning and implementation of internal and external quality assurance (QA) for HIV testing services at select facilities
Support and mentor peer educators to provide health talks, peer to peer counselling, PHDP messages, formation of facility and community psychosocial groups.
Ensure timely clinical and laboratory monitoring of patients on treatment by implementing viral load standard operating procedure and timely intervention for patients with suspected treatment failure.
Mentors and support patients with low level and high viral loads (LLV and HVL). Ensure timely interventions: enhanced adherence counselling, filling the Mowrisky 8 and elicitation of barriers, and proper EAC viral load register documentation.
Building the skills and knowledge of the targeted clinical staff on HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment, and PMTCT through on the job mentorship, case reviews, CMEs and participation in the multi-disciplinary team meetings, County and Lakati TWG meetings
Mentor frontline health care workers to appropriately document service delivered to clients in the requisite NASCOP/MOH recommended tools.
Champion the differentiated service delivery model of care in CHS supported facilities
Participating in joint supportive supervision of CHS-supported HIV prevention, care and treatment activities in assigned sites with County and Sub-County level MoH staff
Assist in program monitoring and evaluation with reporting through national HMIS tools and other tools in use by CHS and its funding partners through mentorship of facility staff on proper documentation
Oversee stringent follow-up care of PMTCT clients and HIV exposed infants in assigned sites and ensure that HIV exposed infants exit the program as healthy infants.
To provide ongoing supervision of CHS-supported HIV prevention, care and treatment activities in assigned sites, including scheduled joint supportive supervision with County and Sub-County level MoH staff
Routinely monitor program quality through QI approaches as well as elements of operations research, including identification and documentation of ‘best practices to ensure high-quality HIV/AIDS service provision
Timely preparation and submission of activity budgets, work plans, reports and other technical papers
Providing mentorship and support to health care facilities for implementation of continuous quality improvement, to address testing, identification, linkage, adherence, and retention performance gaps
Identifying, documenting and sharing key lessons learnt on prevention, care and treatment activities from health facilities and the community
A Bachelor’s degree in Clinical Medicine, Nursing, Health Systems Management, Public health, Social sciences or other health-related course
A Diploma/Higher National Diploma in Clinical Medicine and Surgery or Nursing from a recognized institution
At least three years’ experience in implementing HIV programs
Experience in mentorship and training
Training in HTS, HIV/AIDS, TB comprehensive care and support
Trainer of trainers in HIV management
Advanced training in antiretroviral management is an added advantage
Good knowledge of practical delivery of HIV/AIDS clinical care and ART, including patient-centered management and family support
Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to work well with others and to develop and maintain relationships
Ability to identify problems, design interventions and oversee their implementation
Energetic, self-motivated and able to work independently
Good use of MS Office packages and office automation solutions.
Method of Application
Interested applicants are invited to email their applications and detailed CV with contact details of three referees to [email protected], clearly indicating the reference number as the subject title