AQUITY Innovations NPC, a Section 21 South African-based registered non-profit organization, was formed in 2010. Our mission is to increase access to quality health and social services through innovations and technology. AQUITY’s programmatic focus areas include HIV, TB, health systems strengthening, capacity development Orphans and Vulnerable Children as well as other interventions focusing on key populations.
Programme and Vacancy overview:
AQUITY Innovations NPC has been choosen by the National Department of Health to act as one of the GLOBAL FUND TB Sub-Recipients (SRs) in South Africa. The project activities will be enforced in Mpumalanga (Ehlanzeni district) and Eastern Cape provinces. (OR Tambo and Buffalo City Metro districts). As such we look to employ the following:
Job Title: TB Enrolled Nursing Assistant x108
(Mpumalanga – Ehlanzeni District – Mbombela x12, Nkomazi x12, Bushbuckridge x12, Thabachweu x12)
(Eastern Cape – OR Tambo District – Nyandeni x12, Mhlontlo x12, Ingquza hill x12, King Sabatha Dalindyebo x12, Port St John’s Subdistrict x12)
Remuneration: Will be based on the government DPSA rate for similar positions.
Roles & Responsibilities:
The perfect candidate for this role will form part of a community outreach team, allow proper screening, testing, linkage of TB clients to care and support services as well as facilitation of retention to care according to DOH guidelines. The incumbent will also make sure that TB clients are linked to a relevant facility and as well as community services.
Key Responsibilities Include:
In conjunction with the Enrolled Nurse and Data Capturer, Enrolled Nursing Assistant TB Tracer will together with the community outreach team allow proper tracing and linkage of TB patients to care.
Providing information and education to the TB patients and their household/family on the important need to complete treatment irrespective of clinical symptoms.
Do home visits and community outreach to optimize treatment adherence amongst TB patients
Tracing of TB patients who had disturbed treatment or had missed scheduled follow up appointments for monitoring sputum status
Provide adherence support MDR –TB patients
Mobilise and recruit community members to access X-ray mobiles services screening
Perform household visits and psychosocial support
Conduct other related duties as required for effective implementation of the GF project.
Education and Experience
Certificate in Enrolled Nurse Auxiliary registered with SANC
Must have the knowledge of TB & HIV screening and testing services; tracing and linkage coupled with basic TB, HIV and adherence
A minimum of 1 year working experience within a similar environment or any clinical setting
Experience in working with outreach teams & providing health education
A good understanding of referral systems and pathways as well as linkage and retention in care strategies
Community TB screening will be an added advantage
Computer literacy is important
No criminal record
Please send your CV and cover letter, showing the position and district applied for, to firstname.lastname@example.org
Application Deadline: 2nd June 2020