Enrolled Nurse (3 Months Ftc) Apace Project (wits Rhi)

Welkom, Free State, South Africa

Job Description

The main purpose of the job:

  • To promote and provide HIV Testing Services and support retention in care in line with the 95-95-95 strategy
  • Wits RHI – Lejweleputswa (Free State) - Roving Team
Key performance areas: Support HIV Testing Services in line with the 95 95 95 strategy
  • Conduct PCR testing and rapid HIV testing for HIV exposed infants and children as required
  • Keep track of PCR collection, results from communication documentation, and capturing in Tier
  • Offer index testing to HIV positive post-natal women and follow up recruited contacts to offer index testing as per guidelines for safe and ethical index testing maintaining patient confidentiality and observing patients’ rights at all times
  • Identify and/or conduct HIV testing for TB patients with unknown HIV status in hospitals
Support Linkage and Retention in HIV and TB Care
  • Follow up PCR positive infants and children to ensure that they have been initiated on ART
  • Facilitate appointment booking and share lists of TB and HIV patients down referred from hospital to PHC or community services with case managers and data capturers
  • Confirm and update demographic information for patients enrolled in care and share with data captures for updating in Tier.net
  • Identify and refer complex cases to PSS mentors/ senior clinicians
  • Follow up HIV positive post-natal women after 1 week to ensure they have been seen at the referral PHC facility and referred for tracing (case managers or WHCOBOT Team Leaders)
  • Support distribution of HIVSS and follow up of results
  • Follow up with TB patients to ensure that they have been initiated on treatment
  • Follow up with TB patients not yet on ART to ensure that they have been initiated on ART within the recommended timeframes as per guidelines
  • Follow up TB patients initiated treatment at a hospital within 7 days to ensure that they have been seen at the referral PHC facility
  • Source from Data Captures lists of patients due for viral loads and those with no TPT outcomes
  • Audit files and identify patients eligible for TPT and decanting
  • Support Home ART delivery as part of retention strategy as necessary
Support Viral Load uptake and Viral Load Suppression
  • Obtain viral load due lists from data capturers and work with Case Managers to send reminders to patients
  • Collect blood samples and ensure that NHLS forms are correctly filled including relevant EGK codes
  • Participate in VL Blitz activities in/outside facilities
  • Use the eLabs system to follow up on results, update on patients records and send for capturing on Tier.NET
  • Identify, track and trace patients with abnormal viral load results and refer them for clinical and PSS intervention
  • Minimize waiting time/fast track patients called to the facility for VL collection
Reporting and documentation
  • Ensure results are documented as required on all appropriate registers and patient records
  • Ensure accurate reporting of data; Viral load, PCR, home ART delivery, TPT, etc.
  • Ensure and monitor that the data reported back to the facilities are reported and updated in the Tier.Net
  • Participate in weekly and monthly facility program performance meetings
  • Submit reports on required intervals (daily, weekly, monthly)
Effective self-management and performance ownership
  • Take ownership and accountability for tasks and demonstrates effective self-management
  • Follow through to ensure that quality and productivity standards of own work are consistently and accurately maintained
  • Maintain a positive attitude and respond openly to feedback
  • Take ownership of driving your own career development by participating in ongoing training and development activities such as conferences, workshops, etc.
Required minimum education and training:
  • Grade 12
  • Certificate in Enrolled Nursing
  • Valid Driver`s license
Required minimum work experience:
  • At least 1-year relevant experience in the health field, or a related position in HIV/TB services
Professional body registration:
  • South African Nursing Council
Desirable additional education, work experience, and personal abilities:
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Teamwork and collaboration
Demands of the job:
  • Working overtime or over weekends may be required from time to time
  • Able to work in a highly pressurized and challenging environment
  • May be required to work at sites that are under strict confidentiality
  • Tact and discretion must be maintained at all times
  • Local travel may be required
Communications and relationships:
  • Maintain effective working and communication relationships with team members (Wits RHI), DoH Health facilities staff, Community leaders, Other organizations, and WBPHCOT teams
  • Only if you do meet the minimum job requirements and experience as mentioned above, you may submit a detailed updated CV.
  • Please Apply Online and complete your registration on Ditto Hire (our application tracking system) to enable and protect you as a candidate to accept the new POPIA terms and conditions. This will then create your permanent profile with which you can apply for all jobs as advertised by AJ PERSONNEL. However, you may remove your profile from AJ PERSONNEL when you are no longer in the job market.
  • AJ Personnel is fully POPIA Compliant.
  • Please take note that the applicants who do not adhere to the above criteria will not be considered for the respective position.
  • The closing date for all applications: 15 June 2022.
  • Wits Health Consortium will only respond to shortlisted candidates.
  • Candidates who have not been contacted within two weeks of the closing date can consider their applications to be unsuccessful.
Please note:
  • Our Client, WHC - RHI, maintains mandatory Covid-19 requirements, and as such only Covid-19 vaccinated incumbents will be considered for positions.
  • WHC, in accordance with its Employment Equity goals and plan, will give preference to suitable applicants from designated groups as defined in the Employment Equity Act 55 of 1998 and subsequent amendments thereto.
  • AJ Personnel is only responsible for advertising the advertisement on behalf of their client Wits Health Consortium.
  • AJ Personnel does not have any salary or other information regarding the position.

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    Welkom, Free State, South Africa
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