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Job Title: Outreach Team Nurse
Location: Muranga and Machakos
Reporting to: FPO Team Leader
Probationary Period: 3 months
This post reports to the Outreach Team leader within the Programmes Operations Department.
S/he is responsible in skilled service provision together with team leader.
Marie Stopes Outreach teams are a vital part of MSK’s work in Kenya. They enable us to reach communities that would otherwise be unserved by our services.

These professionally competent and committed teams offer free, efficient and high quality sexual reproductive health counselling and related services that are inclusive of all needs.
As required, they provide referral & linkage to other MSK services. Liaising closely with local stakeholder partners (governmental and non-governmental) the teams build capacity of MoH personnel and work to ensure sustainability beyond the period of their project funding.
The strategic purpose of the Programme Operations Department is to ensure excellent delivery all MSKs programme activities and the development and funding of new work
 
Marie Stopes Kenya is an NGO registered in Kenya. We are affiliated to Marie Stopes International.
Together we deliver safe abortion, quality sexual and reproductive health care and family planning to millions of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable women. We want to make sure that women have a choice when it comes to having children and that death by unsafe abortion is reduced
The primary responsibility of this role is to further our Goal: THE PREVENTION OF UNWANTED BIRTHS and its mission of ensuring the individual’s right to: CHILDREN BY CHOICE NOT CHANCE
The post holder commits to and is held accountable to Marie Stopes International global core values:
mission driven, customer focused, results orientated, pioneering, sustainable and people centeredKey Responsibilities and KPIs

The Position has the following key responsibilities:
  1. The excellent planning and running of the Outreach Team services to agreed clinical quality standards, inclusive and responsive to difference on the basis of gender, age and people with disabilities
  2. The efficient delivery of services reaching under-served communities for high impact
  3. A continuous and well planned service where resources are managed prudently,  stocks are maintained at efficient levels  and onward growth is enabled
  4. Data collection that enables contract obligations to be met, improvements to be made and successes to be shared
  5. Defining and realizing opportunities for sustainability beyond the period of funded work
  6. The excellent management of the Outreach team to ensure that they perform at the top of their ability and are fully skilled for their tasks (whatever their role)
The excellent planning and running of the Outreach Team services to agreed clinical quality standards, inclusive and responsive to difference on the basis of gender, age and people with disabilities
 
Activities include:
  • To provide comprehensive client counselling on reproductive health, contraceptive options and other services.
  • To ensure that all clients are treated with sensitivity, respect, and consideration.
  • To provide all of the following clinical services to a consistently high standard and in accordance with clinical guidelines and protocols:
  1. All methods of short and long-term contraceptive methods, including injections, implants and IUDs.
  2. Removal of implants and IUDs where required.
  3. Assistance with tubal ligation and vasectomy procedures.
  4. Cervical screening, STI screening and treatment and VCT.
  • To conduct weekly checking of essential equipment, promptly inform the Team Leader of their current status, and following up repairs or maintenance as required.
  • To maintain the highest possible standard of client care by providing quality care to all clients.
  • Close analysis of client users and actions taken to extend reach to under-served
  • Accurate and proper information is passed to clients
  • Participate in planned promotional activities including educational and awareness-raising events with clients, community members and other stakeholders
  • Assist in conducting client feedback
Measures
  • Annual activity plans reviewed
  • Service users analysis
  • QTA reports
The efficient delivery of services reaching under-served communities for high impact
Activities include
  • Regular efficient and well received services to the target group
  • Integration and interface with other MSK channels for complementary delivery
  • Clear engagement of community leaders
Measures
  • CYPs/target
  • Referrals and Synergy
  • Complementary CHWs activities
A continuous and well planned service where resources are managed prudently,  stocks are maintained at efficient levels  and onward growth is enabled
 
Activities include
  • To ensure sufficient supplies are available to provide services without disruption and that stock is dispensed and counted accurately; stock cards are updated continuously and waste and spoilage of stock (ie expired stock) and stock outs are minimised.
  • To comply with all financial standing operating procedures including accurate and timely management of advances and surrenders required for outreach provision.
Measures
  • Volume of advances un-cleared by 45days;
  • Stock take
Data collection that enables contract obligations to be met, improvements to be made and successes to be shared
 
Activities include
  • Data for donor reports collected routinely
  • Special stories prepared and shared for learning and publicity
  • Proper record keeping of clients data and consent forms
Measures
  • Progress reports, commodity management report and success stories documented and shared.
Defining and realizing opportunities for sustainability beyond the period of funded work
 
Activities include
  • Close networking with a range of local stakeholders to embed good practice
  • Promotion of MSK centers, MDs and Social Franchise outlets for long term sustainability
  • Mentoring of MOH providers
Measures
  • Agreed exit plan with targets (sustainability plan)
The excellent management of the Outreach team to ensure that they perform at the top of their ability and are fully skilled for their tasks (whatever their role)
Activities include
  • Using the team plans and team skills agree individual objectives and follow performance
  • Regular one-to-one and group meetings
  • Ensure good time keeping is maintained by the team members
Measures
  • Staff performance plus
  • Team meeting reports
Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes Qualifications:

  • Diploma in Clinical Medicine or Nursing
  • Kenya Registered Community Health Nurse (KRCHN)or Kenya Registered Clinical Officer
Skills / Experience:
  • Proven experience in healthcare field.
  • Demonstrated numeracy and basic accounting skills
  • Customer focussed service delivery skills
  • Family Planning counselling skills
  • IT literacy confident using MS Office
  • Excellent people skills and drive to succeed
Attitude / Motivation:
 
Successful performance at MSK is not simply defined in terms of ‘what’ people achieve, but equally is about ‘how’ people go about their jobs and the impact that they have on others.
There are 13 key behaviours that MSI encourages in all employees and they are defined below:
Initiative
  • Thinking and taking action to make the most of opportunities by finding the optimum solution
Innovative
  • Thinking creatively and outside of the box so that ideas generated create a positive outcome
Effective Communication
  • Communicating through active listening and good questioning techniques, using appropriate body language, ensuring information is clear and concise.
  • Demonstrating diplomacy and maintaining confidentiality.
Responsive
  • Being responsive to changing priorities and demands
Working Efficiently
  • Planning, prioritising and organising work to ensure work is accurate and deadlines are met
Sharing Information
  • Sharing information and knowledge whilst maintaining confidentiality
Focus on Learning
  • Taking responsibility for keeping knowledge and skills updated and for seeking opportunities to develop further
Commitment
  • Awareness and understanding of MSK’s goals, vision and values and how your role impacts on this and going the extra mile to meet role requirements
Driven
  • Drive and determination to deliver results
Accountable
  • Taking responsibility for appropriate decisions that you make, and the actions and behaviour you demonstrate.
  • Demonstrating integrity in all aspects of your work including financial integrity.
Embracing Change
  • Openness to embracing change within the organisation and being able to adjust plans/activities accordingly
Motivated
  • Motivation towards achieving quality results to maximise potential
Team Player
  • Working as part of a team by being supportive, flexible and showing respect for each other

How to Apply

  • Applications quoting the position title with detailed CV, with contact details of 3 referees including their email addresses (1 of which should be your immediate supervisor, 1 former supervisor and 1 any other but not a relative) should be submitted to [email protected]  on or before 15th March 2016.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
  • NB: Please clearly indicate in the subject line as “Outreach Team Nurse”
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