Tbhivcare Vacancies – Focal Nurse

Website TB HIV Care

Job Description:

The Focal Nurse activates all hospital-based TB QI activities, coordinates/delivers services and improves notification and linkage to care at primary health care facilities (PHCs) in close collaboration with the hospital, medical and nursing service manager and quality assurance focal person.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate TB activities in hospitals
    • Work closely with hospital management, regional heads of the Department of Health (DOH) – HAST and Facility Managers
    • Implement hospital-based TB quality improvement (QI) activities, including establishing QI teams and facilitating QI meetings
  • Support data collection and data management activities
    • Work closely with data capture/data management teams
    • Support QI activities to promote high quality data collation and data management TB, HIV Care and Prevention
    • Support in-hospital TB and HIV care and prevention activities, including screening, patient education, sputum collection and HIV testing
    • Provide mentorship and support for provision of appropriate treatment for latent TB infection (LTBI) – 3HP
    • Support linkage to care in hospital
  • Support active TB case finding
    • Employ appropriate messaging to trigger demand-driven TB case finding
  • Promote and support infection prevention and control activities
    • Support hospital management in the implementation of effective IPT throughout the hospital
    • Ensure staff adhere to standard operating procedures with respect to personal protective equipment (PPE)

Job Requirements:

  • Degree/Diploma or relevant Nursing qualification
  • Registration with the South African Nursing Council as a Professional Nurse
  • At least 2 years’ experience in nursing post registration
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Ability to communicate in English and isiZulu
  • Valid driver’s licence
  • Clear criminal record
  • Good leadership, mentoring and people management skills
  • Proficient computer skills including email, record keeping, routine database activity, internet software, spreadsheet software and word processing software
  • Excellent attention to detail and deadlines
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build relationships with stakeholders
  • Good problem-solving ability
  • Very good reasoning ability
  • Previous exposure within an NGO/NPO environment
  • Mentorship and capacity building skills
  • Must have prior TB case management experience
  • Attention to detail, good time management and monitoring skills

Job Details:

Company: TB HIV Care

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Cape Town

Application Deadline: N/A

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