Job Title
Linkage Officer
Employment Type
1 to 2 years
Job Published
10 January 2022
Job Reference No.

Job Description

A vacancy for Linkage Officers has become available in the Zululand District in the following Sub- Districts: 2x Abaqulusi, 1x Nkonjeni and 1x Pongola


  • Grade 12
  • Certification as an Enrolled Nurse is Essential
  • Current Registration with South African Nursing Council (SANC)
  • HIV/ AIDS Counselling Certificate and other courses are an advantage
  • Minimum 1 - 2 years’ experience (excluding practical’s)
  • Clear Criminal Record
  • Detailed CV with full job duties
  • Available immediately (Unemployed due to this being a contract position)


  • 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

oDemand creation in the community:

o Testing

o Treatment

o Differentiated care modalities

o 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

o 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
  • Daily - 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

o Draw patient list of LTF (early missed, late, ULTFU)

o Call each patient 3 x over 3 days


CLOSING DATE: 17th January 2022