Reporting to the facility in-charge, the nurse will oversee the implementation of HIV care activities in the Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission (PMTCT) services integration in the health facility assigned.
Support ANC, PNC, and Maternity HIV testing.
Ensure ART uptake among HIV infected pregnant/lactating women.
Ensure viral suppression among PMTCT women.
Oversee the provision of early infant diagnosis, care and follow-up of HIV-exposed infants.
Ensure follow-up and retention of HIV-infected pregnant/lactating women and HIV-exposed infants (HEI) by use of the case management model.
Strengthen linkages between PMTCT and HEI services and Comprehensive Care Clinics.
Strengthen facility-community/community-facility linkages with the help of CHVs and case managers.
Supervise eMTCT services provided by the maternal case managers.
Work hand in hand with the clinical officers to implement patients Plan of Care.
Perform TB intensified case finding for PLHIV on every clinical encounter.
Initiate IPT for all PLHIV who don’t have TB or other Isoniazid Contra-Indications.
Send all PLHIV presenting with presumptive TB for GeneXpert as a first test.
Send all patients diagnosed with TB for HUV testing.
Initiate ART in all newly diagnosed TB/HIV co-infected patients within two (2) weeks of starting TB treatment.
Ensure that laboratory results are filed, documented and communicated to the patients at all times.
Ensure 12 month/24 month HEI Cohort Analysis (HCA), PCR positive validation, and audits and PMTCT reports is done each month.
Participate in MNCH Working Improvement Teams(WITS) and initiate CQI projects on gaps identified.
Participate in MNCH in generation, compilation, and utilization of PMTCT data.
Participate in Continous Professional development as required by nursing council.
Perform any other duty as maybe assigned by the organization.
Diploma in any of the following disciplines: Kenya Registered Community Health Nursing, Kenya Registered Nursing, Kenya Registered Midwifery, Kenya Registered Nursing/Midwifery or Kenya Registered Nursing/Mental Health and Psychiatry from a recognized institution
Registration Certificate issued by the Nursing Council of Kenya
Valid practicing license from Nursing Council of Kenya
Certificate in computer application skills from a recognized institution.
NASCOP Certification in Provision of both adult and pediatric ART, and PMCT is an added advantage
Experience & Skills:
Two (2) years’ experience, 1 year of which should be within a busy HIV Comprehensive Care Centre and/or in the provision of PMTCT services.
Demonstrable knowledge of HIV/ART management, diagnosis and treatment procedures of conditions associated with HIV, adherence support and PMTCT service delivery.
How to Apply:
Kindly send your application that includes a cover letter and an updated CV including names of three professional referees to [email protected] on or before 3rd December 2021. Applicants are advised to include the title “REGISTERED NURSE” on the subject line.