10 (Ten) x Cervical Cancer Screening Nurses

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10 (Ten) x Cervical Cancer Screening Nurses

  • Post Date:November 24, 2021
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  • Career Level Nurse
    Qualification Diploma
    Experience 10-15 Years
  • Industry Health Care
Job Description

Zimbabwe Technical Assistance, Training and Education Center for Health (Zim-TTECH) is seeking highly qualified and experienced applicants to fill the positions of VIAC Nurses. The vacancies have arisen in Nkayi x1, Guruve x1, Mount Darwin x1, Seke x2, Hurungwe x1, Sanyati x1, Zvimba x1 and Harare x3. Zim-TTECH’s activities occur primarily in the technical areas of health system strengthening, Health workforce development, operations research and evaluation, prevention, care and treatment of infectious diseases. Zim-TTECH is funded by PEPFAR through the Center for Disease Control to implement HIV & TB treatment and care services in five Zimbabwean provinces in support of the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) under the Zim-PAAC (Zimbabwe Partnership to Accelerate AIDS Control) program. The contract will come to an end on the 30th of September 2021 and may be renewed subject to availability of funding and satisfactory performance of the successful candidate.

Position summary

Main responsibilities will be to provide cervical cancer screening services for women living with HIV (WLHIV) as guided by PEPFAR reporting requirements and Ministry of Health and Child Care strategic plan. The support will include but not limited to Ca Cervix screening, cryotherapy, referring clients for appropriate treatment services, follow up of clients and ensuring complete documentation of data collection tools. In liaison with other staff at the facility are also expected to provide comprehensive HIV such as HIV testing services including index partner testing, linking clients to care, ART initiation, and retaining clients in care and ART, defaulter tracking and accurate documentation in line with tracked indicators. He/she will report to the facility Sister-in-Charge on day-to-day activities and District Site Improvement and Community Linkages Focal Person on programmatic issues.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Providing technical support for Ca Cervix Screening for WLHIV above 25 years and comprehensive HIV services and psychosocial support at both static and outreach sites as per national guidelines and quality assurance using national reporting tools;
  • Providing treatment for precancerous cervical cancer lesions and conducting outreaches, community mobilization and demand creation services;
  • Performing thermocoagulation, cryotherapy on clients with abnormal lesions;
  • Providing information, educational and counselling services to clients in a timely, professional and client-focused manner;
  • Ensuring appropriate infection control protocols are available and adhered to and ensuring clinical equipment is always functional;
  • Making appropriate referrals for ongoing support and actively tracking referrals for further care;
  • Reporting clinical data daily and support the maintenance of quality clinic data and adequate commodities consumption records, calculating consumption and making requisitions on time to avoid stock outs;
  • Supporting maintenance of adequate stocks of drugs and medical commodities;
  • Collecting client data and ensuring confidentiality is maintained and be directly responsible for ensuring that all the required national reporting tools are correctly filled and submitted on time;
  • Working closely with assigned team to ensure activities are implemented according to Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs);
  • Conducting analysis of program implementation to identify areas for improvement and proposing appropriate technical strategy and guidelines;
  • Preparing reports and papers summarizing project results;
  • Ensuring project implementation aligns to organisation strategy and remains technically sound;
  • Providing leadership and team building at task level.

Qualifications, skills and experience

  • Registered General Nurse (RGN) with a minimum of 5 years’ experience;
  • Postgraduate qualifications in Midwifery or Community Nursing are an added advantage;
  • Must be VIAC trained with relevant certificates of training or a legit confirmation letter of VIAC training, valid registration with Nurses Council of Zimbabwe;
  • Training, knowledge and experience in Counselling and in HIV RDT is required;
  • Knowledge of Cervical Cancer Screening and Cervicography;
  • Experience in HIV treatment and care and in working within the Ministry of Health and Child Care is an added advantage;
  • Must be computer literate and be able to generate electronic reports and have an ability to analyse and interpret data, identify errors and prepare reports;
  • Good interpersonal communications skills and ability to navigate through different cultures and religions during the execution of duties.

Commitment to diversity

Zim-TTECH recognizes that disparities in health around the globe stem from inequity. Therefore, the organization encourages and supports the multiple identities of staff including, but not limited to, socio-economic status, age, race, ethnicity, language, nationality, sex, gender identity and expression, culture, spiritual practice, geography, mental and physical disability. Zim-TTECH strives to become a local, national, and international leader in developing and maintaining increased representation and recognition of each of these dimensions of diversity among its staff.

To apply

Candidates should clearly indicate their preferred district on the Subject of their application letter and should not apply to more than one district – this will lead to automatic disqualification. All applications should have a Cover letter, detailed Curriculum Vitae and certified copies of Certificates. Interested candidates should submit their application documents to an email address specific to their preferred district. Nkayi: [email protected] / Guruve: [email protected] / Mt. Darwin: [email protected] / Seke: [email protected] / Hurungwe: [email protected] / Sanyati: [email protected] / Zvimba: [email protected] / Harare: [email protected] Alternatively, hard copy applications can be made to:

The Consultancy Manager,
10 Natal Rd,
Belgravia,
Harare.

Female, capable nurses around early retirement age are encouraged to apply. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Deadline: 26 November 2021