Bulungula Incubator: Community Nurse

Bulungula Incubator
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Friday, 15 November, 2019
Opportunity type: 
Employment

The Bulungula Incuabtor is a rural development not-for-profit organization, based on the Wild Coast of the Eastern Cape, in the former Transkei. Our programmes are concentrated into three focus areas: Education, Sustainable Livelihoods, and Health and Nutrition. Our vision is to be a catalyst for the creation of vibrant and sustainable rural communities. In partnership with our community, government, NGO’s and other innovative thinkers, the Bulungula Incubator aims to achieve our vision through finding synergies between traditional rural African culture, and external technologies and innovations.

POSITION OBJECTIVE

The Health Programme is looking for suitably qualified and dynamic individuals to be part of the Health team in Xhora Mouth Administrative Area. The Health Programme

PERFORMANCE AREAS AND ACTIVITIES

Bulungula Incubator Duties and responsibilities
  1. Wellness Wagon (Preschool and Primary Schools Mobile Clinic Services), 2 days in Coffee Bay
  • The Wellness Wagon services include immunization, deworming, vitamin supplements and general clinic services
  • Visit relevant schools and see the learners according to the agreement of the school and issue referrals when necessary and follow-up
  • Prepare the reports and statistics of Outreach activities

2. Assist in the Outreaches on Wednesday and conduct additional Outreach as needed.

  • See all patients and administer medication and do referrals when necessary
    • Health Service at Nqileni Health Point
    • Mentoring and Support of Home Based Carers (HBCs)
  • Identify training needs for  HBCs and all Health Programme staff and training thereof by you or service provider
  • In conjunction with the Health Programme Manager and her assistant, hold meetings with the HBCs

3. Home visits in all 4 villages we operate in,namely Nqileni, Tshezi, Folokhwe, and Mgojweni.

  • Identify concerning health issues concern and prepare educational community campaigns in response
    • Distribution of prenatal vitamins to pregnant women
    • Network with people that can add value to our programme e.g. other NGOs and government departments
    • In conjunction with the Health Programme Manager or / and any relevant person from BI, attend health meetings with different stakeholders

 

 ROLE REQUIREMENTS

  • A passion for rural development work is essential
  • A Diploma in Nursing including General Nurse, Psychiatry, Community nursing and Midwifery is required.
  • Registration with SANC
  • Strong desire to improve rural health
  • Proven ability to relate to children and to inspire and motivate them
  • Knowledge and understanding of the South African Health Policies
  • Ability to communicate in isiXhosa  
  • Strong computer skills
  • Ability to succeed in challenging environments and problem-solving
  • Willingness to live in a remote rural village as a community member
  • Willingness to mentor and train others

Remuneration will be commensurate with qualifications and level of experience.

To apply, please send your detailed CV with two contactable referees, certified copies of academic and professional qualifications, copy of ID plus a letter of motivation to: bongezwa@bulungulaincubator.org
For enquiries about this post, please call Bongezwa on 047 577 8908/12. The closing date for applications is Friday, 15 November 2019.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and if you are not contacted within two weeks after the closing date, please know that your application was not successful.

Location: 
Eastern Cape

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