Description

    •  Masvingo
    • February 19, 2021
    • Feb. 26, 2021
    •  Full Time
  •  Nursing Jobs

Job Summary


JF Kapnek a registered PVO 1/86 which has been operating in Zimbabwe since 1986 whose mission is to improve family health, reduce child mortality and create educational opportunities for the children of Zimbabwe through the implementation of scalable, sustainable programs is seeking to fill the vacancies below:

Community Health Services Nurse – reports to District Community Officer – Zaka, Gutu, Chiredzi, Mwenezi, Chivi and Masvingo

Duties And Responsibilities


Objectives
Mentorship and Supervision of community staff in the assigned cluster
• Identify cadres for recruitment and training to work as Ward ART Coordinators and Community Outreach Agents
• Assist the DCO in data driven placement as well as mentorship and performance management of the same
Conduct targeted HIV testing as per national guidelines • Work with CRF’s and Ward ART coordinators to mobilise eligible clients within the community for targeted HIV testing and counselling (making use of the adult HIV screening tools, index case testing, HIV self-testing, partner testing, targeted HIV testing) to achieve targets • Provide pre and post – HIV confidential counselling and testing • Perform rapid HIV testing on all eligible clients (adults, adolescents, and children) that have consented to testing/re-testing and interpret the results to the clients. • Collect DBS samples on HIV exposed infants and counsel caregivers • Counsel HIV-positive clients and link them to care and treatment • Counsel HIV-negative clients and link them to prevention and support services • Screen all HIV positive clients for TB and STIs and offer appropriate treatment as well as make appropriate referrals
Provide quality care for HIV-positive clients on Anti-retroviral (ARV) Treatment
• Facilitate linkage between HIV testing, diagnosis, care, treatment and support.
• Ensure appropriate systems (same day ART initiation, hand-to-hand referrals, booking of clients deferring ART initiation etc) that promote uptake and enrolment of PLHIV onto ART are in place in the community around the supported cluster of facilities
• Provide adherence counselling and initiate clients on ARV treatment in the community around the supported cluster of facilities
• Link and refer clients to community based Psychosocial Support Services
• Provide routine follow-up and monitoring of clients (including scheduling, collect, interpreting Viral Load and CD4 test results) and provide adherence support.
• Support the tracking and tracing of clients who are defaulting in the community
• Provide comprehensive support including EAC for clients with unsuppressed VL
• Support the WACs and the DCO conduct community mobilization, demand creation, defaulter identification, tracking and tracing as well as facilitate the formation and strengthening of community ART refill groups (CARGs) and support groups
• Ensure the correct and complete recording of DSD models and defaulter tracing services in appropriate care booklets, registers, checklists and other source documents is done
Documentation of clients in the relevant monitoring and evaluation tools(registers)
• Facilitate linkage between HIV testing, diagnosis, care, treatment and support
• Ensure appropriate systems (same day ART initiation, hand-to-hand referrals, booking of clients deferring ART initiation etc) that promote uptake and enrolment of PLHIV onto ART are in place in the community around the supported cluster of facilities
• Provide adherence counselling and initiate clients on ARV treatment in the community around the supported cluster of facilities
• Link and refer clients to community based Psychosocial Support Services
• Provide routine follow-up and monitoring of clients (including scheduling, collect, interpreting Viral Load and CD4 test results) and provide adherence support.
• Support the tracking and tracing of clients who are defaulting in the community
• Provide comprehensive support including EAC for clients with unsuppressed VL
• Support the WACs and the DCO conduct community mobilization, demand creation, defaulter identification, tracking and tracing as well as facilitate the formation and strengthening of community ART refill groups (CARGs) and support groups
• Ensure the correct and complete recording of DSD models and defaulter tracing services in appropriate care booklets, registers, checklists and other source documents is done
Provide quality care for HIV-positive clients on Anti-retroviral (ARV) Treatment
• Record and maintain filing system for all client records as per MOHCC procedures
• Prepare monthly report on services rendered for submission to supervisor.
• Correctly and completely record HIV services in appropriate registers, checklists and other source documents
• Conduct data analysis (yield analysis, cascade analysis) to improve quality of services and achievement of targets

Qualifications And Experience


Requirements
• PCN/Primary Care Nursing/RGN or equivalent qualification.
• Certificate in Rapid HIV Testing and Counselling;
• Class 3 Drivers’ license or willingness to ride a motorbike is a must.
• Motorbike riding experience is an added advantage.
• At least one year OI/ ART experience.
• Sound knowledge and experience in M&E for HIV is an added advantage.
• Registration with Nurses Council of Zimbabwe and licensed to practice as a nurse in Zimbabwe.
• Males are strongly encouraged to apply.

How To Apply


JF Kapnek Trust has zero tolerance towards Sexual Harassment and is committed to the upholding of children’s rights. The successful candidate will be required to commit to child protection/safeguarding and to be bound by the JF Kapnek Child Protection Policy.
Cover letter and up-to-date detailed CV clearly indicating the district being applied for should be forwarded to the undersigned not later than the 26th of February 2021 by midday. Applications to be considered as they are received.
Apply to: jobapplications@jfkapnek.co.zw. JF Kapnek does not charge any fees during its entire recruitment process.