Closing Date : 2022/June/05
Reference Number : TBH220531-2
Job Grade : C4
Department : Clinical
Number of Positions : 1
Location – Clinic or Facility : Xhora CHC
Location – Town / City : Xhora
Location – Province : Eastern Cape
Location – Country : South Africa
Job Advert Summary
TB HIV Care (THC), in existence since 1929, is an internationally recognised non-profit organisation. We provide health care services throughout South Africa to both the general population and communities at increased risk for HIV and TB, including adolescent girls and young women, sex workers and people who use drugs. THC provides a stimulating work environment and the opportunity to work with leaders in the field of HIV and TB prevention and care. Our work culture is adapted to the constantly-evolving South African health care environment and will suit solution-driven team players interested in opportunities for career development while working to connect people with care
Purpose of the position:
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.
Minimum Requirements
Diploma in Nursing or Bachelor’s degree (B. Cur) in Nursing
Valid SANC registration
NIMART trained and certified
Adult Primary Care (APC) is essential
3 years’ experience in Primary Health Care programme
2 years’ experience in nursing post registration
2 years’ experience in HIV and TB programmes
Experience with NIMART, CCMDD, Sexual Reproductive Health (SRH), Maternal and Child Health (MCH)
Dispensing licence will be an added advantage
Willingness to travel as and when required
Proficiency in Microsoft Office package
Ability to communicate in IsiXhosa and English or another South African language
Valid code 08 driver’s licence
Clear criminal record
Duties and Responsibilities
Provide services using evidence-based HIV and TB interventions in all streams according to the DoH policy, guidelines and SOPs.
Optimise HTS at facilities
Implement the Universal Test and Treat (UTT) policy according to the latest guidelines to support attainment of UNAIDS 95-95-95 targets
Monitoring referrals and ensuring successful referrals are validated
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
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
Keep abreast with new clinical developments e.g. training, in-service training, reading journals, policies, and procedures related to job
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
Record and trace patients interrupting treatment working with coaches and case officers and verify lists of ‘not confirmed as linked to care’
Conduct weekly reviews to clear ART waiting patient lists and trace clients (adult and paediatric) for treatment initiation
Review cohort reports and facilitate tracing of PCR-positive babies and HIV positive women for treatment initiation
Monitor viral load uptake and suppression using eLabs
Develop an effective system to monitor viral load tests done on a weekly and monthly basis and results for action (rFA)
Scale up CCMDD patient registration and prescription on SyNCH
Participate in data analytics
Skills and Competencies
Excellent communication skills
Attention to detail
Problem solving
Excellent organisational and administration skills
Reporting and statistics
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