Professional Nurse
Tower Group
Richards bay, South Africa
1d ago

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 nursing
  • SANC registered as a professional nurse
  • NIMART certified and experience in ART management
  • Valid dispensing licence
  • Minimum 2 year’s experience in HIV counselling and testing in public health services
  • Ability to communicate in English and another South African language
  • Intermediate level computer literacy (Excel)
  • Valid code 08 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 locations
  • Mobilise with team to provide key population prevention services and distribute IEC material
  • Work 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 outs
  • Keep accurate record of stock
  • Conduct physical examination and take a history of clients
  • Provide ART and PrEP initiations and continuum of care services
  • Provide appropriate syndromic management of STIs, fertility planning and other health-related conditions
  • Keep records of medication dispensed
  • Provide HIV screening to allocated areas every 3 to 6 months
  • Successfully 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 file
  • Submit all weekly QC reports to the programme quality assurance manager on the 2
  • of every month

  • Ensure proficiency testing is conducted and submitted timeously
  • File 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 cases
  • Compile and maintain a record on the confirmed clinic the clients will attend
  • Weekly follow-up on referred clients by telephone, home visits or other
  • Document 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 organisation
  • Regularly attend briefing meetings, debriefing sessions, staff / site meetings and other meetings as requested
  • Act 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 (SOPs)
  • Engage in support work including helping coordinate and / or manage support groups
  • Participate in support meetings and structures as directed by key populations programme manager
  • Participate in clinic sensitivity trainings
  • Give health education talks during sex worker community advisory group (CAG) meetings
  • Track and monitor success of the project
  • Knowledge, skills and competencies :

  • Excellent knowledge of HIV, TB and STI prevention approaches and DOH screening guidelines
  • Understanding 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 services
  • In-depth understanding and knowledge of legislative requirements, acceptable practices and procedures
  • Report-writing skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Non-judgmental, trustworthy and empathetic personality
  • Good interpersonal skills, including being a team player
  • Demonstrate strong professional attitude and behaviour at all times
  • Ability to work non-traditional hours which may include weekends from time to time
  • Good attention to detail and accuracy
  • Organisational and planning skills
  • Experience in sex work programming is beneficial.
  • High level of numeracy with excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to build relationships with stakeholders
  • Good problem-solving ability
  • Very good reasoning ability
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