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Wits RHI Professional Nurse : University of the Witwatersrand

Organisation : Wits RHI, University of the Witwatersrand
Designation : Professional Nurse (Decanting)
Qualification : Nursing Degree/Diploma
Job Location : Wits RHI Ekurhuleni North Sub-District
Closing Date: 06th March 2023
Website : https://www.wrhi.ac.za/careers

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Careers in Wits RHI

We have a core of exceptional research staff, internationally recognised academics, and support staff whose expertise enables us to maintain our position as the go-to organisation in our industry. We are looking for dynamic and talented individuals to join our team.

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Available Position in Wits RHI

Professional Nurse (Decanting)

To lead the implementation of differentiated model of care (DMOC), support the management of decanted clients within the allocated district. Provide complementary support and guidance to Differentiated Care Teams (DCTs), when required.

Advert reference number: TK009 – 2023

In accordance with our Employment Equity goals and plan, preference will be given to suitable applicants from designated groups as defined in the Employment Equity Act 55 of 1998 and subsequent amendments thereto.

Key Performance Areas:
** Examine and treat HIV infected patients.
** Treat opportunistic infections diagnosed.
** Provide ART and prophylaxis according to DoH guidelines.
** Provide HTS to clients receiving health services
** Prescribe appropriate treatments.
** Support counsellors to manage adherence issues in patients on ART.
** Facilitate services such as down- and up-referrals.
** Take bloods and review results in accordance with clinical guidelines.
** Treat patients with HIV and other concomitant diseases or refer where appropriate.
** Provide comprehensive follow-up services for patients on treatment as required.
** Implement programme activities in HTS and non-clinical prevention such as testing for HIV in TB patients, FP and STI, condom distribution, male circumcision and pre- and post-treatment adherence.
** Implement programme activities in care and treatment, reproductive health including family planning, general adult HIV treatment and chronic care, HIV wellness programmes, Tuberculosis screening and care, Nurse-initiated and managed ART.
** Together with the facility team, identify and recruit patients to be decanted to patient preferred decanting modality
** Support the identification of External Pick up Points to improve access to medication nearer patients home/work.
** Lead the implementation of adherence clubs within supported sub-districts.
** Support the identification of community venues for adherence club meetings
** Ensure the smooth running of adherence clubs.
** Ensure high quality clinical care provided for decanted patients
** Regularly conduct clinical and SIMS audits to identify gaps in programme implementation and clinical care.
** Support the development of tools, SOPs and other resources to support the implementation of adherence clubs.
** Monitor and review the implementation and progress of decanting in conjunction with relevant stakeholders and the Wits RHI team.
** Regularly monitor and track performance in relation to decanting programme targets.
** Implement remedial plans to address identified gaps, together with the facility team.
** Support the identification, implementation and monitoring of QI projects to support achievement of targets.
** Track changes made that lead to improved outcome measures.
** Review challenges and achievements, and escalate challenges timeously.
** Report accurate data on activities conducted, according to data reporting requirements.
** Compile and disseminate reports on adherence club implementation and facility decanting activities according to agreed reporting requirements.

Required Minimum Education & Training:
** Relevant Nursing degree/diploma or equivalent

Desirable additional education, work experience and personal abilities:
** Certification/experience in HIV Management.
** Sound technical knowledge PMTCT, Adult HIV, TB-HIV integration, Paediatric treatment and care.
** Knowledge of national, provincial and district health structures.
** Experience working in a donor funded organization / NGO or project-based environment.
** Knowledge of IACT, Adherence Clubs and other differentiated models of care for people living with HIV.
** Knowledge of clinical systems and data management.
** Exceptional organizational and administrative skills together with working knowledge of Microsoft Office.
** Ordered and systematic in approach to tasks.
** Attention to detail.
** Pro-active, able to exercise discretion and independent decision-making.
** Able to prioritize own work load and work towards deadlines.
** Self -motivated, able to work independently and work as part of a multidisciplinary team.
** Able to speak other African languages.

Required Minimum Work Experience:
** Minimum 3 years’ experience in public health and NiMART certificate is compulsory.

Demands of the job:
** Local travel within the district is required.
** Must be contactable after working hours.
** May be required to work at sites that are under resourced and operate in a highly pressurized environment.

Communications and Relationships:
** Maintain effective working relationships with Senior Management and Wits RHI staff at all levels.
** Communicate effectively with all external stakeholders such as donors, Department of Health(DoH), medical and academic institutions, community and other partner organizations.

How To Apply For Jobs at Wits RHI?

Should you be interested in applying for this vacancy, please send an email to vacancies19@witshealth.co.za. The subject heading of the email must read TK009 – 2023 and the job title of position applying for.

Please include the following documentation:
** A cover letter (maximum one page) that clearly states which vacancy you are applying for.
** A detailed CV and Vaccination card.

Closing Date: 06th March 2023

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