Pulse Health: VMMC Enrolled Nurse

Pulse Health Solution
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Wednesday, 20 November, 2019
Opportunity type: 
Employment

VMMC Enrolled Nurse (x2) - Giyani (Limpopo)

Enrolled Nurses are required to support the Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC) program at district level in the Mopani District of Limpopo and work with other clinical staff to provide VMMC procedures to clients.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist Doctors, Clinical Associates, and Professional Nurses in the  provision of VMMC services to clients
  • Prepare theatres to ensure that they are always ready for operations
  • Provide client education in VMMC and HIV and secure informed consent from clients or the parent/guardian prior to VMMC
  • Obtain the client’s medical history and conduct a physical examination
  • Conduct pre operation screening of clients
  • Prepare the client for VMMC procedure  and administers local anaesthesia
  • Conduct post-operative reviews on clients
  • Clean and apply  dressings to patients after procedures and reinforce postoperative messages especially wound care
  • Conduct Day 2 and Day 7 client follow-up visits
  • Restocks supplies, decontaminates instruments and equipment, autoclave
  • Ensure adherence to infection control protocols
  • Participate in Quality Assurance activities and respond to queries
  • Provide on-going supervision to MMC Enrolled Nursing Assistants.
  • Ensure that clients’ information is properly and accurately recorded and reported in all VMMC forms
  • Report all AEs observed during review visits
  • Report all abnormalities observed during pre-operation screening
  • Ability to communicate in multiple South African language

Qualifications, Experience & Requirements

  • Diploma / Degree in nursing leading to qualification as Enrolled Nurse
  • Registration with SANC (South African Nursing Council)as an Enrolled Nurse
  • Grade 12 Matric
  • Certified in VMMC qualification including VMMC OTH
  • 2-3 years’ experience within a VMMC clinical environment a must
  • Completion of training and experience as a Certified HIV Counsellor preferred
  • Basic Life Support and Emergency Management training preferred
  • Must be skilled in assessment, evaluation, a reporting in clinical abnormalities
  • Computer proficiency (MS Office and Internet use) essential
  • Must be able to provide VMMC preoperative, inter-operative and postoperative management
  • Must have strong nursing and interpersonal skills, especially in working with diverse populations
  • Must be able to work as part of a team and communicate effectively with a culturally diverse group of professional staff and volunteers
  • Must be willing to travel
  • Must be willing to work in non-traditional health settings

To Apply

Applications should be submitted to recruitment@pulsehealth.co.za

Your application must include the following:

  • A cover letter motivating for your application
  • CV
  • Position and location you are applying for

Please note

  • Pulse Health reserves the right not to fill this vacancy or withdraw the advertisement at any stage during the recruitment stage
  • Pulse Health will not pay for relocation costs for candidates who wish to take up positions in a different district or sub-district
  • Only short listed candidates will be contacted

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