Health Systems Trust is an innovative non-profit organisation working to strengthen ongoing development of comprehensive health systems in southern Africa
Zululand District Municipality
JOB SPECIFICATION INFORMATION
Professional Nurse Clinician ‒ DO ART Project
Health Systems Trust (HST) is committed to an equitable healthcare system that recognises basic socio-economic needs as an important determinant of health outcomes. We are implementing a study demonstration project on delivery of community-based delivery of antiretroviral therapy (ART) to determine the health impacts of community-based clinical care and facilitating access to fast, reliable, locally based and patient-centred care as an essential component of healthcare services. HST seeks to employ one Professional Nurse Clinician, in Zululand to support the DO ART Demonstration Project. These incumbent will provide HIV and TB services to patients at Community level, linking study participants to the Primary Health Care clinics in compliance with the project’s HIV and TB service profile and reporting requirements The incumbents will work closely with the DO ART Community Mobilisation Co-ordinator to implement evidence-based activities, review programme performance, assess and guide project outcomes and outputs, and report to funders and stakeholders. This is a fixed-term contract.
• Provide services using evidence-based HIV and TB interventions in Communities according to the National and Provincial Department of Health (DoH) policy, guidelines and standard operational procedures. • Provide HIV Testing Services (HTS) at communities in identified target areas, and initiate patients on antiretroviral therapy (ART). • Implement the Universal Test and Treat (UTT) policy according to the latest guidelines to support the UNAIDS 95-95-95 targets. • Manage patients according to their viral load results (decanting, retaking of blood samples or referring for enhanced adherence counselling (EAC) or for second-line treatment regimens). • Identify patients due for viral load tests according to the Project guidelines. • Develop a system to monitor viral load tests done on a weekly and monthly basis according to the study guidelines. • Actively transfer and check the successful transfer of patients to other clinics. • Submit daily, weekly and monthly data internally and to the facility. • Participate in the DO ART Study bi-weekly and monthly review meetings. • Provide accurate data to the Study Coordinator to inform study activities.
• A strong work ethic and ability to work in a pressurised environment. • Skills to build and maintain relationships with multiple stakeholders. • Ability to work with minimal supervision and be deadline-driven.
• A Nursing Diploma or a degree in Nursing is essential. • Current registration with the South African Nursing Council (SANC). • Certificates in Nurse-initiated Management of ART (NIMART) and Adult Primary Care (APC) are essential. • A Dispensing licence would be an advantage.
• Five years’ experience in HIV/AIDs and TB service provision. • Knowledge of HIV management, including the UNAIDS 95-95-95 goals and targets, and of TB management. • Knowledge of ICRM and QIP frameworks. • Clinical care: Understanding of UTT and QI processes and concepts, and competence in HIV clinical management (NIMART). • Experience in provider-initiated HIV counselling and testing, including index case contact testing, is essential. • Experience in a research project environment would be an advantage. • Experience in facilitation of HIV self-screening would be an advantage. • Extensive knowledge of HIV prevention, treatment, care and support programmes. • Good understanding of the South African public health system, including national and provincial policies and management structures. • Experience in providing supportive supervision and mentoring to junior staff working at the same facility. • Previous work experience in NGOs or funded programmes will be an advantage. • Computer literacy and good knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook) would be an advantage.
A salary package commensurate with the successful candidate’s experience and qualifications and in line with HST’s Job Grading System will be offered.
Other Job Details
• Interested applicants must complete their application online at: https://careers.hst.org.za/ • Applicants are to ensure that their online applications are completed in full, and that comprehensive CVs are uploaded with the online application in order to be considered. • Your CV must be saved with a filename reflecting your name and surname. • No applications sent via e-mail will be considered for the job, as all applicants must submit their applications online at the provided link. PLEASE NOTE: • All personal information collected is processed lawfully in terms of the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA). • Shortlisted candidates will be requested to submit certified copies of all qualifications and identity documents. • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered. • Correspondence will be limited to shortlisted candidates. • All shortlisted candidates will be subjected to reference and credential checks. • If you have not been contacted within 30 days of the closing date of this advertisement, please accept that your application has been unsuccessful. • HST reserves the right to not fill this position. CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: 19 May 2022 Health Systems Trust subscribes to diversity and inclusivity, which is informed by the Company’s Employment Equity Plan. Based on this, African males and people with disabilities who meet the job specifications (including but not limited to the required skills