Tbhivcare Vacancies – NIMART Nurse

Website TB HIV Care

Job Description:

The incumbent will provide comprehensive HIV and TB clinical services, integrated cascade of care, inclusive of diagnosing, treating, monitoring and evaluating communicable and infectious diseases. They will be responsible for the delivery of HIV and TB clinical services to patients at primary health care clinics in compliance with the project’s HIV and TB service profile and reporting requirements. They will work collaboratively with outreach teams and contracted community based organisations (CBOs) in monitoring adherence of decanted patients, e.g. reporting non-collection of medicine parcels at Central Chronic Medicine Dispensing and Distribution (CCMDD) pick-up points.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Optimise HTS at facilities
  • Promote patient decanting of stable patients by creating demand for the CCMDD service and TLD transition and identifying eligible patients
  • Participate in facility QIP using bottle-neck analysis
  • Conduct weekly reviews to clear ART waiting patient lists and trace clients (adult and paediatric) for treatment initiation
  • Keep abreast with new clinical developments e.g. training, in-service training, reading journals, policies, and procedures related to job
  • Monitoring referrals and ensuring successful referrals are validated
  • Implement the Universal Test and Treat (UTT) policy according to the latest guidelines to support attainment of UNAIDS 95-95-95 targets
  • Implement case management and support patient retention in HIV and TB programme
  • Participate in COVID-19 screening, referral and ensure compliance with infection control measures
  • Provide services using evidence-based HIV and TB interventions in all streams according to the DoH policy, guidelines and SOPs.
  • Support the Ideal Clinic Realisation and Maintenance (ICRM) programme and quality improvement interventions at the facility
  • Implement an effective appointment system and differentiated care models of the decanting programme
  • Record and trace patients interrupting treatment working with coaches and case officers and verify lists of ‘not confirmed as linked to care’

Job Requirements:

  • Dispensing licence will be an added advantage
  • Non-judgmental
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office package
  • Excellent organisational and administration skills
  • Ability to communicate in IsiXhosa and English or another South African language
  • Problem solving
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Willingness to travel as and when required

Qualification & Experience:

  • NIMART trained and certified
  • Adult Primary Care (APC) is essential
  • 2 years’ experience in nursing post registration
  • 3 years’ experience in Primary Health Care programme
  • 2 years’ experience in HIV and TB programmes
  • Diploma in Nursing or Bachelor’s degree (B. Cur) in Nursing
  • Experience with NIMART, CCMDD, Sexual Reproductive Health (SRH), Maternal and Child Health (MCH)

Job Details:

Company: TB HIV Care

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Xhora, Eastern Cape, SA

Application Deadline: N/A

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