Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Clinical Officer

Shining Hope for Communities has developed an innovative, community-driven model to combat inter-generational cycles of poverty and gender inequality in Nairobi’s Kibera slum. 

We link free schools for girls to accessible social services for all. 

In August 2009, we founded The Kibera School for Girls, the first entirely free school for girls in Kibera. 

The second step of our model provides the community-at-large with tangible benefits through a community center adjacent to the school. 

The unique services we offer include sanitary eco-toilets, a library and cyber cafĂ©, gender violence support, microenterprise for HIV positive women, a youth center, access to water, business and literacy training, and hundreds of jobs. 

We also operate the Johanna Justin-Jinich Community Clinic, which specializes in primary care and maternal health. 

By investing in health and economic success through a school for girls, we demonstrate that benefitting women benefits the whole community, cultivating a community ethos that makes women respected members of society.

Shining Hope for Communities invites applications from suitably qualified applicants to fill the following vacant position:-

Clinical Officer

Location: Kibera
Reports to: Clinic Medical Coordinator
Hours: Monday- Friday, 8am to 5pm, 1 Saturday a month

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Clerking, examination, diagnosing and treatment of patients;
  • Prescription of medications;
  • Maintaining and reviewing patient records, charts and other pertinent information;
  • Maintaining patient confidentiality;
  • Responding to enquiries relating to patients, lab requests, x-rays, prescription requests, etc.;
  • Coordinating appointments for specialist referrals, x-rays lab testing, etc and conveying pertinent instructions and information to the patient;
  • Attending to CCC patients and managing opportunistic infections;
  • Performing other related duties within the clinic as may be assigned.
  • Must have a diploma in Clinical Medicine and Surgery from a recognized institution.
  • Must have experience working in a busy OPD, INPT MNX for at least 2 years.
  • Should be well informed on national guidelines.
  • Be able to perform minor surgical procedures.
  • Be in a position to refer a patient.
  • Able to properly make diagnosis of various illnesses.
  • Must be computer literate.
  • Be able to work with people of diverse ethnic backgrounds.
  • Knowledge of CCC is an added advantage.
Must Have
  • Diploma in Clinical Medicine and Surgery from a recognized institution.
  • Must be registered with Clinical Officers Council.
  • A current practicing license.
How to Apply:

Interested applicants should send their applications together with a detailed CV to the HR Manager, jobs@shininghopeforcommunities.org

So as to reach us no later than 28th February 2014

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.