Candidates

Candidates

Job Title
Nurse Clinician
Employment Type
Contract
Experience
5 to 5 years
Salary
Negotiable
Job Published
23 November 2021
Job Reference No.
2154006331

Job Description

REQUIREMENTS:

Qualifications

  • 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
  • A dispensing licence would be an advantage

Experience

  • Five years’ experience in HIV/AIDs and TB service provision
  • Knowledge of HIV management, including the UNAIDS 95-95-95 goals and targets, and of TB management
  • Knowledge of ICRM and QIP frameworks
  • Clinical care: understanding of UTT and QI processes and concepts, and competence in HIV clinical management (NIMART)
  • Experience in provider-initiated HIV counselling and testing, including index contact testing, is essential
  • Experience in facilitation of HIV self-screening would be an advantage
  • Extensive knowledge of HIV prevention, treatment, care and support programmes
  • 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 Public Health policy, guidelines and standard operational procedures
  • Provide HIV Testing Services (HTS) at facilities and in identified target areas, and initiate patients on antiretroviral therapy (ART) and TB treatment
  • Implement the Universal Test and Treat (UTT) policy according to the latest guidelines to support the UNAIDS 95-95-95 targets
  • Support the Ideal Clinic Realisation and Maintenance (ICRM) programme and quality improvement interventions at the facility
  • Implement an appointment system and models of Differentiated Care
  • Implement case management and support patients who are active on the HIV and TB programme
  • Participate in the facility’s Bottleneck Analysis activities
  • Participate in COVID-19 screening, ensuring compliance with infection control practices
  • Record and trace patients not confirmed as linked to care
  • Trace pre-ART clients (adult and paediatric) for treatment initiation
  • Review cohort reports and facilitate tracing of PCR-positive babies for treatment initiation
  • Manage patients according to their viral load results (transition to CCMDD, retaking of blood samples or referring for enhanced adherence counselling (EAC) or for second-line 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 due for viral load tests at six and 12 months
  • Develop a system to monitor viral load tests done on a weekly and monthly basis
  • Identify and document good practices at facility level from implemented Quality Improvement Plan (QIP) activities
  • Actively transfer and check the successful transfer of patients to other clinics
  • Participate in data analysis (facility targets, tracer indicators, cascades)
  • Submit daily, weekly and monthly data internally and to the facility
  • Participate in the facility’s bi-weekly and monthly review meetings

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