TB HIV Care THC, in existence since 1929, is an internationally recognised non-profit organisation. We provide health care services throughout South Africa to both the general population and communities at increased risk for HIV and TB, including adolescent girls and young women, sex workers and people who use drugs.
TB HIV Care provides a stimulating work environment and the opportunity to work with leaders in the field of HIV and TB prevention and care.
Our work culture is adapted to the constantly evolving South African health care environment and will suit solution-driven team players interested in opportunities for career development while working to connect people with care.
Purpose : To provide a comprehensive mobile health service by offering HIV testing and counselling linked to screening for TB and STIs.
To provide treatment and clinical care to people living with HIV, especially sex workers, and ensure successful linkage to care and adherence.
To provide and manage HIV prevention services to sex workers, including PrEP. Minimum requirements : Diploma / Bachelor's degree in nursingSANC registered as a professional nurseNIMART certified and experience in ART managementValid dispensing licenceMinimum 2 year-
s experience in HIV counselling and testing in public health servicesAbility to communicate in English and another South African languageIntermediate level computer literacy ExcelValid code driver's licence Key performance areas : Coordinate and conduct mobile outreach services and HST services in the community and at indoor and outdoor sex work locations Lead outreach plans to sex work community to ensure data is submitted to DOH on number of clients seen at sex work locationsMobilise with team to provide key population prevention services and distribute IEC materialWork with the peer educators to mobilise sex workers to understand the importance of knowing their HIV status and access HIV testing services.
Provide an enhanced appropriate package of treatment, care and support for clients diagnosed with HIV, TB, STIs, provide PrEP and attend to other health-
related conditions Monitor and order monthly stock of medications needed for wellness and HTS activities, avoid stock outsKeep accurate record of stockConduct physical examination and take a history of clientsProvide ART and PrEP initiations and continuum of care servicesProvide appropriate syndromic management of STIs, fertility planning and other health-
related conditionsKeep records of medication dispensedProvide HIV screening to allocated areas every 3 to 6 monthsSuccessfully refer or initiate 90% of people living with HIV Provide technical assistance in HIV counseling and recording Train staff to complete the PI HTS register and report new cases monthly Compile a record on the confirmed clinic the clients will attend and document referral or link to follow up using tools and algorithm Trace clients by telephone, home visits or other Ensure that weekly HIV test kit quality control is done by the HAST counsellors and recorded in the quality control fileSubmit all weekly QC reports to the programme quality assurance manager on the 2nd of every monthEnsure proficiency testing is conducted and submitted timeouslyFile all reports / results received from NHLS in patient file Appropriate referral of all the necessary health related conditions needing further management-
ART, psychosocial, substance abuse, gender-based violence, etc. Submit monthly report on the number of new casesCompile and maintain a record on the confirmed clinic the clients will attendWeekly follow-
up on referred clients by telephone, home visits or otherDocument successful referrals Management Conduct regular monitoring of HAST counsellors and peer educators and support site visits Monitor condom and lubricant stock at project sites and arrange proactive distribution by the team Perform related office administration duties of the programme Participate in learning and development opportunities trainings, workshops, information sessions etc.
Perform additional responsibilities delegated by managers from time to time Represent the organisation with pride and ensure you adhere to the ethos and principles of the organisationRegularly attend briefing meetings, debriefing sessions, staff / site meetings and other meetings as requestedAct as a role model to strengthen positive behaviour change of sex workers and peer educators Other Adhere to all national and organisational guidelines and standard operating procedures SOPsEngage in support work including helping coordinate and / or manage support groupsParticipate in support meetings and structures as directed by key populations programme managerParticipate in clinic sensitivity trainingsGive health education talks during sex worker community advisory group CAG meetingsTrack and monitor success of the project Knowledge, skills and competencies : Excellent knowledge of HIV, TB and STI prevention approaches and DOH screening guidelinesUnderstanding of the challenges facing sex workers in the health context and an ability to communicate and work well with sex workers during the provision of health servicesIn-
depth understanding and knowledge of legislative requirements, acceptable practices and proceduresReport-writing skillsGood communication skillsNon-
judgmental, trustworthy and empathetic personalityGood interpersonal skills, including being a team playerDemonstrate strong professional attitude and behaviour at all timesAbility to work non-
traditional hours which include weekends from time to timeGood attention to detail and accuracyOrganisational and planning skillsExperience in sex work programming is beneficial.
High level of numeracy with excellent attention to detailAbility to build relationships with stakeholdersGood problem-solving abilityVery good reasoning ability