Kenya: MAT Clinic Nurse

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

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 positions.

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

Position : MAT Clinic Nurse

Location : Nairobi, Kenya.


The primary function for this position is to provide nursing services in a Medically Assisted Therapy (MAT) clinic.


1. Patient care

· Client assessment.

· Triage and emergency response at the MAT clinic

· Conducting vital signs for all MAT clients.

2. Implementation

· Conduct screening for all new clients for eligibility into MAT

· Assess patients for drug withdrawal and intoxication symptoms.

· Educate new clients on the rule and regulations of the clinic in line with the SOPS.

· Administer breathalyzer test for alcohol.

· Carry out HIV testing and counseling for all clients and subsequently enroll those who are positive into care.

· Carry out pretest counseling and referral for hepatitis B & C testing.

· Conduct individual and group addiction counseling sessions.

· Administer Hepatitis B vaccine to all eligible clients

· Review TB status for all patients

· Ensure that laboratory results are filed and communicated to the patients at all times

· Ensure that patients CD4 counts are up to date on every visit.

· Evaluation

· Consult with MAT clinical team if patient not meeting the eligibility criteria.

· Evaluate for any withdrawal symptoms the MAT client on the scheduled clinic visit.

3. Departmental and Program

· Follow the clinic communications protocols.

· Maintain the clinic equipment, supplies and consumables in proper and safe manner.

· Assess the work environment for safety concerns and seek out appropriate solutions.

· Ensure that MAT patient records are well maintained in consultation with the clinician.


· Diploma in Nursing

· Registration with the Nursing Council of Kenya

· 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 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.

· 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@ 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 Clinic Nurse” as the subject.

The University of Maryland is an equal opportunity employer.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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