EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES – KATAVI RE-ADVERTISED HJFMRI-T
Join us in our efforts to strengthen and institutionalize monitoring and evaluation systems in SiIL for efficient and effective HIV and AIDS resource mobilization.
|Job Title||ART Nurse|
|Industry||Private Sector (NGOs)|
|Deadline||November 18, 2023|
The HJF Medical Research International, Inc Tanzania (HJFMRI-T) collaboratively supports PEPFAR-funded HIV Prevention, Care, and Treatment activities in the Southern Highlands and within the Tanzania People’s Defense Forces (TPDF) 21 facilities.
The HJFMRI-T is a local non-profit that has aided these efforts since 2004 through the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) as a Donor.
PEPFAR activities operate closely with the Tanzania Ministry of Health and the President’s Office of the Regional Administration and Local Government (PORALG) through the Regional Administrative Secretary.
The organization provides care and treatment for those affected by HIV/AIDS and actively engages in HIV and AIDS programming.
Their support spans the Southern Highlands Zone regions: Mbeya, Rukwa, Katavi, Songwe, and Ruvuma (VMMC Only). They also support TPDF in executing a comprehensive HIV Prevention, Care, and Treatment program in 21 military sites across the country.
Requirements for ART Nurse (12 Positions)
- Reports to: CTC in-charge, Health Facility In-Charge, DMO, and HJFMRI Lead
- Terms of Employment: One-year contract
- Salary: TGHS B
Under the direct supervision of the CTC in-charge, the ART nurse will engage in providing HIV and AIDS prevention, treatment, and support services to clients in respective facilities within supported districts.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
- Attend clients attending CTC to ensure services provided comply with HIV guidelines.
- Coordinate and provide routine and extensive adherence counseling before ART initiation and throughout the care continuum.
- Perform HIV testing services (HTS) using a screening tool at the OPD, identifying eligible clients for HIV testing and providing services to all eligible patients at the health facility.
- Provide assisted partner notification services for all index clients.
- Collaborate with facility staff to ensure the Linkage case management model is well understood and implemented for all newly identified clients.
- Offer post-test counseling for identified HIV positives with lay counselors (expert patients and HIV positive CBHSPS).
- Supervise and coordinate lay counselors to ensure all identified positives are attached, followed, and enrolled in ART.
- Provide first adherence counseling services to newly positive clients, emphasizing the importance of early enrollment in care and ART.
- Assess and document all referrals, making follow-ups and reporting on referral outcomes.
- Administer HIV screening tools for PITC to all clients attending at OPD and other entry points, enabling HIV testing.
- Ensure immediate care initiation for all identified HIV-positive clients on the same day (Same day ART initiation).
- Screen the pediatric population with optimized PITC using a specific screening tool.
- Ensure all positive children start optimized ART and transition those on old regimens to TLD.
- Gradually facilitate HIV disclosure and adherence within the pediatric population to improve retention and viral suppression.
- Participate in children Saturday clinics and teen clubs to improve adherence and viral suppression.
- Ensure availability of pediatric job aids, posters, and working tools in collaboration with CTC.
- Create demand for HIV viral load sample collection and document the daily collection of samples in collaboration with CTC.
- Screen all clients for TB and initiate IPT for eligible clients on a daily basis, ensuring proper documentation in collaboration with CTC.
- Screen HIV-positive women for Cervical Cancer and initiate treatment for those found to be positive.
- Collaborate closely with CTC to coordinate service provision, implementation, and monitoring of care and treatment services, RCH/PMTCT activities, early infant diagnosis (EID), and TB/HIV collaborative activities.
- Provide telephone support, appointment reminders, and counseling on HIV-status disclosure, partner/family testing, and barriers to care among clients with cell phones.
- Submit daily, weekly, monthly, and quarterly reports to respective authorities.
- Fulfill other duties as requested by the supervisor.
Qualifications and Experience
- Diploma or Certificate in Nursing from a recognized institution and registration with the relevant professional body in Tanzania.
- 2 years’ experience providing HIV/AIDS clinical care in Tanzania or previous experience working in HIV/AIDS care and treatment.
- Fluency in English and Kiswahili.
- Willingness to remain at the working station 100%.
Key Personal Competences
- Self-motivated and able to demonstrate high initiative.
- A team player.
- Good interpersonal skills.
Secure this Opportunity
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How to Apply
All HJFMRI partner-supported staff recruited to fill various positions adhere to the standard Government of Tanzania recruitment procedures.
Exceptions include lay carders such as Expert Clients and Mom to Mom, who follow a distinct procedure set by the Ministry of Health.
To apply, send applications to email@example.com. Ensure your email includes a cover letter, curriculum vitae (CV), and copies of academic certificates.
The email subject should state your full name and the position you are applying for.
The deadline for this application is November 18, 2023