Professional Nurse

Professional Nurse

Ad type

Healthcare & Medical

Professional Nurse

  • Location

    South Africa

  • Industry

    Employment
  • Date Posted

    2 weeks ago

  • Apply Before

    28 May, 2024


POSITION:                                      Professional Nurse 
(AYP program)

 

LOCATION:                                    King Cetshwayo District -  Empangeni- UMhlathuze sub district

 

SUPERVISOR:                               AYP Clinical Manager

 

EMPLOYMENT TYPE:               Fixed Term Contract 

 

CONTRACT DURATION:        (Till 31 March 2025)

 

 

Isibani Development Partners is a South African-registered NGO, launched in 2011 to become a leading local technical assistance provider, systems strengthening and grants manager for health and social service in Southern Africa.    Isibani has been appointed by AIDS Foundation of South Africa as one of the Sub-Recipient (SR) to implement the HIV prevention program for Adolescent and Young People (AYP) in uMhlathuze Sub-District, King Cetshwayo. Isibani seeks to appoint a  Professional Nurse.  

 

Job Overview: The Professional Nurse role is based in the Adolescents and Young People (AYP) Programme. This role will focus on  implementing comprehensive biomedical service program, supporting PrEP initiation for at risk AYP and facilitating ART initiation to HIV infected AYP, STI and TB treatment.  

 


Roles & Responsibilities:  

 

  • Implement the AYP comprehensive biomedical services within the Sub-District to achieve results against set objectives.

 

  • Work with the Outreach team to refer and offer pregnancy testing, emergency contraception, PrEP initiation for at risk AYP and ART for eligible HIV infected AYP.

 

  • Provide follow up care for AYP on treatment in line with NDoH HIV Management guidelines as well as Facility 95-95-95 plans.

 

  • Routinely monitor performance & registers of AYP (TB/HIV/STI) programmes at facility level and provide mentorship & technical support where required.

 

  • Identify poor performing indicators, put together quality improvement (QI) plans and implement as agreed upon with the Facility team.

 

  • Support facilities to implement I-ACT (intergrated Access to Care and Treatment) support groups for AYP. 

 

  • Assess and identify capacity needs of Linkage officers and HTS counsellors and Provide support as required.

 

  • Supervising the biomedical field team

 

  • Provide oversight of work done by Linkage Officers, HTS counsellors and Enrolled Nurses to manage performance and target setting.

 

  • Work with the M&E team to ensure all program related data is collected accurately and timeously and ensure collected data is utilised to inform and redirect program implementation.

 

  • Assist Data team during monitoring and verification visits.

 

  • Participate in any research related activities    as per need.

 

 

Key Requirements  

 

  • A qualification as a Professional Nurse with registration as a Professional Nurse with the South African Nursing Council.

 

  • NIMART trained and certified as competent to work independently.

 

  • At least 3 years’ experience in working at a clinic (PHC or CHC) facility.

 

  • Familiar with latest HIV Management, STI and TB and guidelines.

 

  • Code 10, driver’s License.

 

Knowledge, Skills, and Competencies:  

 

  • Good leadership, mentoring and people management skills.

 

  • Proficient computer skills including email, record keeping, routine database activity, internet software, spreadsheet software and word processing software.

 

  • Excellent attention to detail and deadlines

 

  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build relationships with stakeholders.

 

Suitable candidates to send applications to:     applications@isibani.org.za  

 

                                                          Subject line :” AYP PN  002”  

 

                                                            Closing date: Wednesday, 28 May 2024  

 

Kindly note only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

 

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