Our client’s KPIF Project in South Africa is aimed at reducing the number of new HIV infections in Key Population group MSM. They therefore seek to employ 3 qualified Professional Nurses (NIMART qualified with Dispensing License) who will be seconded to locally identified CSOs within specific sub-districts, responsible for overseeing HIV services tailored at meeting the needs of the MSM clients.

The program provides community-based outreach services and, therefore, this position is not a clinic-based position but rather required to work in the field, linked to outreach and mobile service delivery.

The sub-districts for the project are Sedibeng (Gauteng), Cape Winelands (Western Cape) and Nkangala (Mpumalanga).

About the position:

  • Full-time Contract – event-based linked to funding
  • Field-based position, ability to work remotely without supervision essential
  • Must be able to work non-traditional hours (i.e. night outreach and weekends)

Minimum requirements:

  • Degree/Diploma in Nursing with a minimum of 5 years’ experience
  • NIMART Qualified
  • Dispensing Course AND Dispensing License with Department of Health is essential – candidates who do not have a Dispensing License will not be assessed
  • 5 years’ proven experience in working in a primary health care setting
  • Must have extensive experience in HIV, AIDS and STI treatment and care
  • Must have experience in managing patients on ART
  • Must have proven experience of working with Key Population groups, specifically MSM
  • Expert knowledge of South African HIV/AIDS/STI/TB Management guidelines
  • Registration with the South African Nursing Council (current)
  • Valid Driver’s License (own vehicle for daily use is essential)
  • Intermediate computer literacy and report writing

Advantageous:

  • Diploma in Clinical Assessment, diagnosis and treatment
  • Postgraduate training in Primary Health Care Nursing or Public Health is highly desirable
  • Previous experience working with the private sector (private GP/retail pharmacies/private clinic)
  • Familiarity with TIER.Net

Responsibilities:

  • Clinical assessment of MSM to deliver a comprehensive package of care including HIV diagnosis and treatment (ART), STI diagnosis and treatment and PrEP for high-risk negative clients
  • Assessment for ART initiation according to SA Guidelines as well as WHO staging, same day initiation, UTT, etc.
  • Taking clinical history and conducting physical examination
  • Collect bloods at initiation and later follow-up as per guideline (6th and 12th month intervals)
  • Dispensing of ART treatment to eligible clients
  • Conduct adherence counselling
  • Follow up support of ART initiated clients
  • Referral of TB clients according to National TB clients
  • Assessment of PrEP clients for eligibility
  • Dispensing of PrEP according to NDoH guidelines
  • Monitoring of PrEP clients
  • Linkage into ART for sero-converting clients
  • Engage with Private Network GP’s to support follow up of clients
  • Assist with procurement of commodities and treatment
  • Update client ART and PrEP files held at GP offices
  • Conduct file audits
  • Conduct training with network GPs
  • Work with local DoH to procure commodities for HTS, ART and STI Treatment and clinical stationery
  • Manage and supervise a working and up-to-date dispensary to record all stock received and dispensed
  • Collect and collate monthly stats for reporting to funders and DoH
  • Work with Peer Navigators and Patient Management Counsellors to trace defaulting treatment clients and re-link into care
  • Coordinate the safe disposal of medical waste and correct recording of supporting documents in this regard

If you are a SA citizen and your CV meets the above requirements, please respond send your CV, salary requirements and preferred sub-district (Sedibeng, Gauteng / Cape Winelands, Western Cape /  Nkangala, Mpumalanga) to lourie@yazoo.co.za

Recognising that diversity is key to excellence, our client especially encourages members of designated groups to apply.

If you have not heard from us within a 2 week period, please deem your application as unsuccessful.