Nurse Lead: Facilities X4 – WRHI – Gophelega

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, Northern PretoriaPretoria / Tshwane
Advertised By: Agency
Job Type: Full-Time

Main purpose of the job: To lead the implementation of the Gophelega programme within the specified local health areas in support of the achievement of program targets, and in quality improvement activities to ensure the quality of care for HIV/TB clients (both children and adults).

Location: Tshwane

Key performance areas:

  • Regularly monitor and track facility performance in relation to programme targets
  • Monitor and review the implementation and progress of facility-level implementation plans
  • Regularly conduct facility and clinical audits to identify facility-level gaps in programme implementation and clinical care
  • Support the identification, implementation and monitoring of QI projects, taking into consideration the needs of the clinic
  • Report accurate data on activities conducted, according to data reporting requirements
  • Examine and treat HIV infected patients in accordance with guidelines
  • Treat opportunistic infections diagnosed
  • Prescribe appropriate treatments
  • Identify and manage patients with ART failure and opportunistic infections
  • Support counsellors to manage adherence issues in patients on ART
  • Facilitate services such as down- and up-referrals
  • Assist with the development and implementation of SOP’s that will improve operational efficiencies and patient management
  • Register and follow up decanted patients in accordance with guidelines and SOPs
  • Implement programme activities in HTS and non-clinical prevention such as testing for HIV in TB patients, FP and STI, condom distribution, male circumcision and pre-and post-treatment adherence
  • Implement programme activities in PMTCT such as paediatric diagnosis, care and treatment, reproductive health including family planning, general adult HIV treatment and chronic care, HIV wellness programmes, Tuberculosis screening and care, Nurse-initiated and managed ART
  • Support the implementation of clinical guidelines at the facility level through on-site mentoring support and contribute to the achievement of priority programmes targets
  • Support the provision of classroom/off-site training and on the job training to ensure skills transfer and competency
  • Support the implementation of 95-95-95 strategies to ensure clinicians are competent to initiate ART, manage and monitor viral suppression and retention in care for patients on ART/TB, including adherence support strategies and identification and management or referral of patients for advanced clinical care and failing treatment
  • Supervise and manage line reports in keeping with Wits RHI policies and procedures
  • Supervise and manage the duties of subordinates to ensure optimal staff utilisation and maintenance of sound labour relations
  • Identify substandard performance by team members and take necessary c...
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