Kenya: MAT Clinical Officer

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Organization: University of Maryland
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 13 Mar 2018

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The University of Maryland Baltimore School of Medicine, through its operating arm Maryland Global Initiatives Corporation (MGIC) Kenya implements comprehensive HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment programs to facilitate the Ministry of Health in Kenya to control the spread of HIV and rapidly scale up HIV services, institute continuous quality improvement methods as well as the M & E infrastructure necessary to support these services.

MGIC Kenya is seeking suitably qualified persons able to fill the following position.

Position : MAT Clinical Officer

Location : Nairobi, Kenya

JOB SUMMARY

The primary function for this position is to provide both clinical leadership and patient management in a Medically Assisted Therapy (MAT Clinic).

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Provide high quality clinical assessment of all new clients for suitability for induction into MAT according to national guidelines including leading clinical effectiveness efforts, ensuring implementation of recommended clinical protocols, national guidelines.

  2. Ensure that the MAT patient care is provided according to agreed basic care standards as defined by national guidelines and agreed performance measures.

  3. Establish and implement treatment and care plans for all new clients enrolled into MAT.

  4. Induct new clients into methadone once they are found to be suitable and thereafter follow them up appropriately.

  5. Participate the evaluation and continued improvement of medical practice ( CQI Committee)

  6. Conduct scheduled and emergency review of all MAT clients.

  7. Manage all co-occurring disorders including HIV,TB, Hepatitis and Psychiatric disorders in consultation with other senior clinicians in the MAT clinic.

  8. Establish and implement referral systems to other relevant service points.

  9. Support infection control measures at the health facility.

  10. Utilize MAT site data to inform delivery of services at the MAT facility.

  11. Perform any reasonable work related duties as may be assigned from time to time

  12. Prepare MAT clinic monthly reports.

Qualifications:

· Diploma in Clinical Medicine and Surgery

· Registration with the Clinical Officers Council

· NASCOP Certification in Provision of both adult and pediatric ART, and PMCT preferred

Experience & Skills:

· 2 years’ experience, 1 year of which should be within a busy HIV Comprehensive Care Centre.

· Demonstrable knowledge of HIV/ART management, diagnosis and treatment procedures of conditions associated with HIV and Adherence support.

· Experience working in a MAT clinic is an added advantage

How to apply:

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 13th March 2018. Applicants are advised to include the position title “ MAT Clinical Officer” as the subject.

The University of Maryland is an equal opportunity employer.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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