CareWorks: Ugu NIMART Nurse

Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Friday, 27 March, 2020
Opportunity type: 
EMPLOYMENT TYPE Contract – Event Based Linked to Funding
START DATE Immediately
  • Degree/Diploma in Nursing with a minimum of 5 years’ experience
  • NIMART Qualified with valid Dispensing Licence is essential – candidates who do not have a current and valid Dispensing Licence will not be assessed

  • Diploma in Clinical Assessment, diagnosis and treatment will be advantageous
  • Postgraduate training in Primary Health Care Nursing or Public Health is highly desirable
  • 5 years' proven experience in working in a primary health care setting
  • Must have extensive experience in HIV, AIDS and STI treatment and care
  • Must have experience in managing patients on ART
  • Previous experience working with the private sector (private GP/retail pharmacies/private clinic) is advantageous
  • Expert knowledge of South African HIV/AIDS/STI/TB Management guidelines
  • Registration with the South African Nursing Council (current)
  • Familiar with TIER.Net advantageous
  • Intermediate computer literacy and report writing
  • Valid Code 08 Drivers licence is mandatory
EXPERIENCE Experienced counsellor
SALARY RANGE Market Related – To be discussed

Inherent requirements of the position:

  • Strong administration background
  • Good problem-solving skills
  • A proactive nature
  • Excellent people and motivational skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal; good command of the English language
  • Ability and willingness to travel extensively
  • Ability to work non-traditional hours which will include weekends

Duties and Responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Clinical assessment of MSM to deliver a comprehensive package of care including HIV diagnosis and treatment (ART), STI diagnosis and treatment and PrEP for high-risk negative clients
  • Assessment for ART initiation according to SA Guidelines as well as WHO staging, same day initiation, UTT, etc
    • Taking clinical history and conducting physical examination
    • Collect bloods at initiation and later follow-up as per guideline (6th and 12th month intervals)
    • Dispensing of ART treatment to eligible clients
    • Conduct adherence counselling
    • Follow up support of ART initiated clients
    • Referral of TB clients according to National TB clients
    • Work with local DoH to procure commodities for HTS, ART and STI Treatment and clinical stationery;
  • Manage and supervise a working and up-to-date dispensary to record all stock received and dispensed
  • Collect and collate monthly stats for reporting to funders and DoH
  • Work with lay counsellors, linkage officer and Patient Management Counsellors to trace defaulting treatment clients and re-link into care
  • Coordinate the safe disposal of medical waste and correct recording of supporting documents in this regard
  • Performs other duties as assigned

To apply:

  • Submit your application to or Fax: 021 413 2933
  • Your application must contain ALL of the following:
    • A cover letter motivating your application
    • Submit your up to date CV with accompanying certificates
    • State the position you are applying for and location in the subject line of the email application
  • Application Deadline: Close of business, Friday, 27 March 2020

Please take note of the following before submitting an application:

  • Ensure that you meet the all of the requirements of the position (educational, inherent requirements as well as required experience)
  • Unless otherwise stated CareWorks will not pay relocation costs for candidates who wish to take up a position in another town or province

Please note:

  • CareWorks reserves the right not to fill this vacancy and to withdraw the advertisement for this position at any stage during the recruitment process
  • We are committed to transformation. Meeting our employment equity goals will be taken into account in our recruitment decisions
  • Due to high volumes of applications only short-listed candidates will be contacted. If you have not heard from us 2 weeks after the application deadline, please consider your application unsuccessful

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