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Job Title
Nurse Clinician
Employment Type
Contract
Experience
5 to 10 years
Salary
Negotiable
Job Published
12 June 2024
Job Reference No.
2055982317

Job Description

MINIMUM REQUIREMENT:

  • Grade12
  • A Nursing Diploma or a degree in Nursing is essential 
  • Current registration with the South African Nursing Council (SANC)
  • Certificates in Nurse-initiated Management of ART (NIMART) and Adult Primary Care (APC) are essential
  • NIMART competency certificate OR proof of POE (Portfolio of evidence) essential  
  • A dispensing license would be an advantage
  • Valid South African Nursing Council Practice Certificate
  • Drivers license essential as this is a community-based role 
  • Available immediately 

EXPERIENCE:

  • Five years’ experience in HIV prevention, treatment, care and support programmes and TB service provision
  • Knowledge of HIV management, including the UNAIDS 95-95-95 goals and targets, and of TB management
  • Knowledge of Ideal Clinic Realisation and Management (ICRM) and QIP frameworks
  • Clinical care: understanding of the Universal Test and Treat (UTT) approach, QI processes and concepts, and competence in HIV clinical management (NIMART)
  • Experience in provider-initiated HIV testing and counselling (PITC), including index case contact testing, is essential
  • Experience in facilitation of HIV self-screening would be an advantage
  • Good understanding of the South African public health system, including national and provincial policies and management structures
  • Experience in providing supportive supervision and mentoring to junior staff working at the same facility
  • Previous work experience in NGOs or funded programmes will be an advantage
  • Computer literacy and sound knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook)

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide services using evidence-based HIV and TB interventions in all streams according to the National and Provincial Department of Health (DoH) policy,
    guidelines and standard operational procedures
  • Provide HIV Testing Services (HTS) at communities in identified target areas, and initiate patients on antiretroviral therapy (ART)
  • Implement the Universal Test and Treat (UTT) policy according to the latest guidelines to support the UNAIDS 95-95-95 targets
  • Manage patients according to their viral load results – transitioning to DMoC, retaking of blood samples, or referring them for enhanced adherence counselling
    (EAC) or for secondline treatment regimens
  • Promote differentiated care options for stable patients by creating demand for the CCMDD service
  • Identify and enrol eligible patients for transition to TLD
  • Scale up CCMDD patient registration on the electronic SyNCH system
  • Identify patients who are due for viral load tests at six and 12 months, according to the project guidelines
  • Monitor viral load tests done on a weekly and monthly basis
  • Support implementation of huddle meetings
  • Mentor and Coach other clinicians on quality clinical care of patients
  • Identify and document good facility practices from implemented Quality Improvement Plan (QIP) activities
  • Actively transfer and check the successful transfer of patients to other clinics
  • Participate in the facility’s weekly and monthly Operation Phuthuma huddle meetings
  • Participate in data analysis (facility targets, tracer indicators, cascades)
  • Submit daily, weekly and monthly data internally and to the facility

PLEASE EMAIL FULL CV WITH SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS TO: recruitmentngo@gmail.com

Should you not receive a response within 2 weeks, kindly consider your application unsuccessful

CLOSING DATE: 19 June 2024

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