PCEA Chogoria Hospital was established in 1922 and serves as a referral and teaching Hospital. It has a 295 bed capacity that focuses on the provision of Curative, Preventive and Promotive Health Care services in Tharaka Nithi County and the greater Meru, Embu and as far as Isiolo and Marsabit Counties.

We are seeking to fill the following positions: 

1. PHARMACEUTICAL TECHNOLOGIST

JOB PURPOSE: Reporting to the In-Charge Pharmacy, the position holder’s job purpose will be to deliver efficient and timely Pharmacy services.

JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Scrutinizes Patient Treatment Sheets and Prescriptions for suitability of prescribed drugs in relation to dosing accuracy, drug interaction and route of administration Provide drug information to patients, doctors, nurses and other medical staff.
  • Timely and accurate posting dispensed drugs for billing purposes.
  • Assist the Pharmacy in-charge in placing orders for stock replenishment to the Pharmacy Store to maintain optimal stock levels
    Participates in regular drug expiry monitoring in the pharmacy to identify and document items with expiry of less than the required.
  • Compounding, re-packaging and dilutions of drugs according to laid down guidelines.
  • Counsel patients appropriately to ensure adherence to drug therapy.
  • Participate in stock take exercise and ensure timely explanation of stock variances.
  • Training and supervising pharmaceutical technologist interns.
  • Entering prescriptions orders into the computer and making labels appropriately
  • Assist in preparing and sending periodic management reports.
  • Document adverse drug reactions on patients.
  • Participate in internal and external audits
  • Receiving drugs and verifying against the Stock transfer printout
  • Shelving of items appropriately
  • Performing stock counts and stock movement analysis

JOB SPECIFICATIONS

  • Diploma in Pharmaceutical Technology from a recognized institution
  • Current and up to date registration with the Pharmaceutical and Poisons Board
  • Keen on detail with a high degree of accuracy.
  • Ability to interpret prescription accurately.
  • Outstanding communication skills
  • Counseling skills
  • Customer service skills
  • Must be a mature practicing Christian
  • Essential Personal Attributes
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • High standards of personal integrity
  • Pleasant personality
  • Ability to work under minimum supervision

2. STRATEGIC INFORMATION ( S.I ) LEAD / DATA CLERK

JOB PURPOSE: Reporting to the Program Coordinator, the S.I Lead’s job purpose is to provide client data through maintaining  service registers, conducting regular data quality assessments activities, providing accurate and timely facility reports and support the facility to run basic data analysis for decision making at the Hospital’s Comprehensive Care Unit.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Offer Constant training and mentorships to users in all departments, i.e. Pharmacy, CCC, MCH TB clinics, Laboratory, HTS   and all points   of care services on the use of IQ Care and any other HIV related EMR’s
  • Ensure accurate data is entered by the providers, in liaison with CHAK SI TA, identify data validation queries and periodically run them, draw and implement    action plans to correct gaps.
  • Prepare monthly/quarterly   DQA action plan to be shared to CHAK SI TA
  • Conduct routine weekly Data quality audit and corrective/preventive plans and monitor progress. This should mainly check on data completeness, ensure all encounter forms are used appropriately and completely filled.  The progress to be shared with the site staff (CCC staff)
  • Generate accurate reports as needed from time to time, daily, weekly, bi-weekly, monthly etc. to the facility as well as the program. This involves using SQL to extract IQ Care data. Support the facility Records and Information Department   in effective reporting through the National reporting systems including DHIS2, Laboratory Information Systems etc.
  • Communicate data quality issues effectively with the relevant staffs in clinic forums routinely.
  • Systems support, i.e. troubleshooting of systems and network, access controls, data confidentiality, data security, integrity, and systems backups etc
  • Any other duty as may be allocated form time to time

Minimum Job Requirements & Qualifications

  • Diploma in Health Records and Information Management from a recognized medical Training College.
  • Certificate of Registration from Association of Medical Records Officers’ Kenya (AMRO-K).
  • Proficiency in computer packages like MS Excel, MS Word, MS PowerPoint.
  • Data analysis and interpretation skills.
  • Working experience in a recognized Hospital an added advantage
  • Over 2 years working experience in a busy Comprehensive Care Centre highly desirable
  • Ability to work under pressure and to provide timely reports
  • High efficiency in records management
  • Should be self-motivated.
  • Should have good interpersonal and communication skills(both verbal and written)

 3. HTS COUNSELOR

JOB PURPOSE: Reporting to the Program Coordinator, the HTS Counselor overall purpose will be to provide HIV Testing to patients and clients seeking services in the Hospital using Provider initiated testing and counselling, voluntary counselling and testing, targeted family testing partner notification services and other novel HTS approaches  

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Create demand for HTS services through mobilization and health talks
  • Provide confidential HIV counseling and testing to persons at risk for HIV infection as per Kenya HTS national guidelines
  • Conduct HTS using provider initiated testing and counseling, voluntary counseling and testing and targeted family testing approaches.
  • Provide appropriate referrals and linkage through patient escort where possible and tracking of the referred clients
  • Provide special group counseling e.g. couples, discordant couples, youths and adolescents
  • Knowledgeable on Assisted partner notification services (aPNS) and other Social Network testing
  • Address issues of behavior change in relation to HIV and ART
  • Facilitate the delivery  of HIV Prevention information to clients
  • Provide psychosocial support and assist with linkage  to referral  services
  • Assess and document all referrals make follow-up and  report on referral outcomes
  • Compile and submit monthly HTC reports
  • Manage HTS commodities in accordance with the national guidelines.
  • Participate in HTS refresher training at least annually.
  • Participate in HTS QA activities like PT, counseling supervision etc.

Minimum Job Requirements & Qualifications

  • Minimum Diploma certificate in guidance and counseling, health-related or social science field.
  • Be certified by NASCOP as a HTS Counselor
  • Work experience as an HTS Counselor in a health setting is an added advantage.
  • Proficiency in computer packages like MS Excel, MS Word, MS PowerPoint.
  • Data analysis and interpretation skills.
  • Over 3 years’ experience in HTS in a busy facility, training in counselling supervision highly desirable.
  • Should be self-motivated.
  • Should have good interpersonal and communication skills(both verbal and written)
  • Ability to work under pressure with minimal supervision.

Candidates who meet above minimum requirements are requested to submit their applications and enclosing their detailed CV (with 3 referees), certificates, testimonials (including a letter from local Church Minister) so as to reach the Chief Executive Officer by 4 p.m on Friday 3rd July 2020.

N.B: We do not charge any fee for receiving your CV or for interviewing. Only candidates short-listed for interview will be contacted. PCEA Chogoria Hospital is an equal opportunity employer

P.O. Box 35 – 60401
Chogoria

254 20 5146700
254 734 192 208
254 713 656 186

info@pceachogoriahospital.org