Primary Function:

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. 

Key Responsibilities: 

  • 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. 

Qualifications:

  • 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. 

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