Vacancies for Lay Counsellor Gert Sibande – Dreams Professional Nurse

Website BroadReach

Job Description:

The DREAMS Professional Nurse responsibilities are to support the implementation of strategic and tactical interventions at Department of Health (DoH) facilities and sites through the provision of direct DREAMS, HTS, PrEP, SRH related clinical services to for AGYW and OVCs. DREAMS PN is expected to facilitate on-site coaching and mentoring on the DREAMS package of Interventions to DoH and BR staff at selected facilities across the sub-district and coordinate and support the Professional Nurses, Enrolled Nurses in implementing and referral of AGYW for DREAMS core interventions.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Patient Care Targets (testing, PrEP, SRH and referrals)
  • Integrated DREAMS interventions and HIV services and directed/allocated other duties within you Professional Nurse scope as per the business need
  • Provide HIV Counselling and testing within the framework of Provider Initiated Counselling and Testing (PICT) with a focus on AGYW.
  • Monitoring and reviewing of progress weekly to targets with a clear plan of action for support, supervision and training
  • Ensure Quality control measures including record keeping for all activities undertaken
  • Coach, mentor and supervise Professional Nurses, Enrolled Nurse, counsellors in the DREAMS core package of interventions, bidirectional referrals to Community-based DREAMS and OVC partners and the integration of DREAMS and HIV programs.
  • Initiate PrEP on all eligible clients
  • Provide SRH services, DREAMS core package of interventions and bidirectional referrals to Community-based DREAMS, Prevention and OVC partners.
  • Conduct clinical follow-ups for clients remaining on PrEP (including, but not limited to phlebotomy, review of lab results, recording and defaulter management).
  • To undertake nursing duties, within a Primary Health care / Hospital Service / Community
  • Conducts site quality visits to ensure appropriate implementation of DREAMS intervention activities
  • Coordinate and communicate with other community partners to link AGYW to HTS, SRH and PrEP services
  • Conduct HIV high risk screening for all AGYW testing negative and offer PrEP.

Job Requirements:

  • Continuous self-development in line with relevant Department of Health policies and guidelines and systems and administration
  • Ability to counsel, test and initiate high risk AGYW on PrEP.
  • Understanding of DREAMS core package of intervention, HTS & PrEP clinical and treatment guidelines and protocols for AGYW.
  • Understanding of and familiarity with Ideal Clinic, ICDM / ICSM and National Core Standards
  • Understanding healthcare systems and relationships in resource limited settings
  • Training experience is advantageous
  • Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction

Qualification & Experience:

  • Driver’s license and motor vehicle is a requirement
  • SANC Registration
  • Nursing Degree or Diploma
  • Health Assessment Treatment and Care (Primary Health Care Diploma)
  • Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future
  • Post qualification in AYFS/AGYW/DREAMS experience is advantageous
  • At least 2 years’ experience in HIV prevention and AGYW/AYFS programs is preferable.
  • Health Assessment, Treatment and Care (Primary Health Care Diploma)

Job Details:

Company: BroadReach

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Gert Sibande, Mpumalanga, SA

Application Deadline: N/A

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