Linkage Officer

Employment TypeContract
Experience1 to 2 years
SalaryNegotiable
Job Published09 May 2022
Job Reference No.3158545764
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JOB DESCRIPTION
Minimum Qualifications required:
Grade 12Certificate in Enrolled NurseCurrent Registration with SANCHIV/ AIDS Counselling Certificate (other courses are an advantage)Minimum 1 – 2 years’ experience (excluding practical’s)
Job Description:
Link patients that tested positive in the community and facility into the facility for care and treatmentTrack and trace defaulting (early missed, late, unconfirmed LTFU) patientsFacilitate data flow to outreach teams and map community outreach accordinglyProvide health educationDemand creation in the community:TestingTreatmentDifferentiated care modalitiesHealth campaigns / wellness daysIdentify hotspots for testing campaignsStakeholder engagementAttend and represent facility at community fora – WAC and War rooms
Tasks / Activities:
Linking positive clients into care
Same day Initiationcoordinate a “handshake handover” to clinician for treatment for all patients tested positive in the community and in the facilityIf not ready for linkage, record in linkage register for follow upEvery day draw a list of patients initiated onto treatment from linkage registerReview 7 day follow up – Follow up with any patients that had identified clinical issue/reason that they have not been attended to at the clinicReview linkage register for tested but not initiated and send reminder for initiation
Tracing LTFU
Draw patient list of LTF (early missed, late, ULTFU)
Call each patient 3 x over 3 days
PLEASE NOTE THAT IF YOU HAVE NOT BEEN CONTACTED WITHIN 2 WEEKS OF THE CLOSING DATE PLEASE CONSIDER YOU APPLICATION UNSUCCESSFUL
CLOSING DATE:13 MAY 2022
SKILLS
HealthcareNursingPrimary Care
INDUSTRIES
Healthcare
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