Nurse-Counsellor

Nurse-Counsellor

  • Post Date:October 12, 2021
  • Apply Before: October 19, 2021
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  • Career Level Nurse
    Qualification Diploma
    Experience 5-10 Years
  • Industry Health Care
Job Description

Place of Work: Mutare

Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced candidates for the position of Nurse-Counsellor.

The Adult Rape Clinic (ARC) is a Registered Non-Governmental Organization that offers medical and psychosocial support care to survivors of sexual gender-based violence (SGBV). ARC is looking for an experienced Nurse Counsellor to be based in Mutare. ARC’s employment policy respects gender and human rights and offers opportunities to all without discrimination.

ARC has a zero-tolerance policy towards sexual exploitation and abuse and violations of child safeguarding values.

Duties and responsibilities

Reporting to the Clinic Supervisor, the Nurse-Counsellor will perform the following duties:

  • Provision of psycho-social support to survivors and their support systems;
  • Clinical Management of SGBV, including: Rapid HIV and pregnancy testing; Administration of PEP, ECP and STI Prophylaxis/treatment;
  • Keep records of drugs and test kits;
  • Medical examination and collection of forensic specimens;
  • Ensure proper storage and chain of custody for the specimens;
  • Provide follow-up care and remind survivors of their impending appointments;
  • Ensure that affidavits are commissioned;
  • Attend staff, Departmental and other meetings;
  • Collect data for health information and research purposes;
  • Consolidate monthly statistics;
  • Disburse survivor transport reimbursements;
  • Support Community outreach and information dissemination activities on Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR) and SGBV

Qualifications

  • Diploma in General Nursing;
  • Qualification in Counselling;
  • Diploma in Midwifery is essential;
  • Qualification in Rapid HIV Testing;
  • Training in SGBV management, care and support

Knowledge and experience

  • A minimum of five (5) years of professional experience, including experience in nursing and counselling;
  • Knowledge of sexual gender-based violence, sexual and reproductive health rights, gender issues and relevant international human rights standards;
  • Experience in community mobilisation and facilitating stakeholders’ meetings;
  • Minimum one year experience in SGBV management, care and support

Other requirements

  • Good interpersonal communication skills;
  • Fluency in oral and written English;
  • Ability to communicate in local languages and ability to communicate in sign language will be an added advantage;
  • Expertise in Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher, and PowerPoint

The position will be based on a fixed term contract that can be extended depending on performance and availability of funds.

To apply

Applications together with detailed curriculum vitae, proof of qualification and experience should be submitted:

Adult Rape Clinic,
Ward C9,
Parirenyatwa Hospital,
Mazowe Street

Or email to [email protected] with the Heading “Nurse Counsellor Mutare.”

Short-listed candidates meeting the above requirements will be contacted.

Deadline: 18 October 2021