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Job Title
Linkage Officer
Employment Type
Contract
Experience
2 to 3 years
Salary
Negotiable
Job Published
25 May 2022
Job Reference No.
1593719858

Job Description

Vacancies for Linkage Officers have become available in the uMgungundlovu District

DIRECTIONS TO CANDIDATE: -

The following documents must be submitted:

  1. CV with full job functions/ duties and dates of employment
  2. Certified copies of Identity Document and Driver’s License and all qualifications (Matric Certificate, Tertiary and other courses, SANC Certificate)

Failure to comply with the above instruction will disqualify applicants.

Please note that due to a large number of applications received, applications will not be acknowledged, however, only the short-listed applicants will be advised of the outcome by Tower Group

(This institution is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, whose aim is to promote representatively at all levels of different Occupational Categories in the Institution and People with disabilities are encouraged to apply for the post/s).

CLOSING DATE : 31st MAY 2022

POST : LINKAGE OFFICER

DISTRICTS : UMGUNGUNDLOVU

DURATION : CONTRACT

Minimum Qualifications required:

  • Grade 12
  • Certificate in Enrolled Nursing
  • Current Registration with SANC
  • HIV/ AIDS Counselling Certificate (other courses are an advantage)
  • Local applicants will be given preference
  • Minimum 1 - 2 years’ experience (excluding practical’s)

Job Description:

  • Link patients that tested positive in the community and facility into the facility for care and treatment
  • Track and trace defaulting (early missed, late, unconfirmed LTFU) patients
  • Facilitate data flow to outreach teams and map community outreach accordingly
  • Provide health education
  • Demand creation in the community:
    • Testing
    • Treatment
    • Differentiated care modalities
    • Health campaigns / wellness days
  • Identify hotspots for testing campaigns
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Attend and represent facility at community fora – WAC and War rooms

Tasks / Activities:

  • Linking positive clients into care
  • Same day Initiation
    • coordinate a “handshake handover” to clinician for treatment for all patients tested positive in the community and in the facility
    • If not ready for linkage, record in linkage register for follow up
  • Every day draw a list of patients initiated onto treatment from linkage register
  • Review 7 day follow up - Follow up with any patients that had identified clinical issue/reason that they have not been attended to at the clinic
  • Review linkage register for tested but not initiated and send reminder for initiation
  • Tracing LTFU
  • Draw patient list of LTF (early missed, late, ULTFU)
  • Call each patient 3 x over 3 days

 

APPLICATIONS SHOULD EMAIL THEIR CV’S TO: RecruitmentNGO@towergroup.co.za

 

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