2 (Two) x Community Post Nurse Counsellors

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2 (Two) x Community Post Nurse Counsellors

  • Post Date:October 12, 2021
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  • Career Level Nurse
    Qualification Diploma
    Experience 1-3 Years
  • Industry Health Care
Job Description

Zimbabwe Association of Church-related Hospitals

Location: Harare, Mbare and Gazaland Community Posts

Position summary

In consultation with facility ART Coordinator or in charge, the position supports and will plan hands-on mentorship sessions in index testing and targeted PICT.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Assign FCI champions in selected key entry points for the administration of screening tools in low yield entry points;
  • Supervise FCI champions in the provision PITC and correct/consistent documentation;
  • Mentor the FCI champions in psychosocial counselling skills necessary to conduct successful sexual partner elicitation;
  • Provide psychosocial counselling services to patients accessing the community post;
  • In collaboration with the community post Team leader, generate a list of priority index cases followed by contacts elicitation from the latter. The index prioritization shall be based on the following criteria:
    • Newly identified treatment naïve patients, patients with unsuppressed viral loads (VL above 1000 copies/mL),
    • Recently ART initiated (below 3 months) patients but not yet indexed,
    • Positive children using siblings as their contacts and mothers who do not know their status;
    • Work with FCI champions to elicit sexual contacts from all index clients as per provided list;
  • Follow up FCI champions on linking all HIV positive patients to Treatment, Care and Support services;
  • Work with the community post Team leader to develop work schedules and performance enhancement interventions;
  • Assist in implementing backstopping measures to keep FCI champions on track to follow all elicited contacts;
  • Work to complete the documentation in the Registers (HTS, Index & linkage);
  • Mentor & work with FCI champions in the complete documentation and filing in the patient files;
  • Document and follow up any underperforming FCI champions directly or through the Team leaders;
  • Provide daily updates to the team leaders on daily activities and identify challenges so that they are addressed on time;
  • Work with Team leader to prevent attrition among ART patients by daily compiling of missed appointment lists in collaboration with the data clerk;
  • Support retention activities such as effective referral through use of referral slips and defaulter identification and tracking registers;
  • Plan activities for timely (daily) tracking of missed appointment;
  • Support routine data collection, weekly and monthly timely reporting;
  • Any other duties and responsibilities as tasked by the Team Leader.

Required qualifications

  • Qualified nurse counselor with experience in counselling PLHIV;
  • HIV Rapid testing qualification a distinct advantage;
  • Good standing with the community being served is a must;
  • Good knowledge of English and report writing skills required;
  • Previous mobilizing, HIV testing and M&E experience would be an added advantage.

Key result areas / ZACH competencies

  • Producing Results through measuring progress in attaining the 95-95-95 targets;
  • Moving forward in a changing environment;
  • Fostering integration and teamwork;
  • Knowing and managing yourself;
  • Communicating in a credible and effective way.

To apply

Interested candidates should send through e-mail all certified copies of academic and professional certificates, National Identity card/certificate, CV and a motivational letter and hard copies may be posted and addressed to:

The Executive Director
160 Baines Avenue;
Box 1556;
Harare.

E-mail address: [email protected]

Deadline: 17 October 2021