Aquity Innovations: Community Health Care Worker Team Lead-Sub District C

Aquity Innovations NPC
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Friday, 14 February, 2020
Opportunity type: 
Employment

Background

AQUITY Innovations NPC, a Section 21 South African-based registered not-for-profit organization, was established in 2010. Our mission is to promote access to quality health and social services through innovations and technology. AQUITY’s programmatic focus areas include HIV, TB, Health systems strengthening, Capacity Development, Orphans and Vulnerable Children, as well as other interventions targeting key populations.

Programme and Vacancy overview:

AQUITY Innovations is implementing a STOP TB grant, under TB REACH wave 6, to work with the private sector  to find missing TB cases in the community. The project is in its second year of implementation, and is scaling up efforts to find, test and treat TB in the community.

Roles & Responsibilities:

The Community Health Care worker Team Lead will be working with assigned General  Practitioners (GPs) to support and supervise Community Health Workers to conduct TB screening in communities, linking patients care and providing support to patients during their treatment journey. The team leaders are expected to support treatment initiation, referral and discharge of patients identified in the project. Staff on the project is expected to be respectful and diligent when carrying out their duties. The positions will run from February 2020 till Dec 2020. Community Health Care Worker Team Leads will report to Program Coordinator, and also update General Practitioners and catchment public health facilities on progress of program implementation.
 
Responsibilities

  • Initiate and register eligible patients on care, and ensure adherence support for patients
  • Report to catchment health facility to get list of all TB cases in your area of intervention
  • Support and participate in door to door to activations, to conduct health education on TB and infection control
  • Ensure people screened for TB, have sputum collected and appropriate tests
  • Linkage of TB patients to allocated GP/Health facility
  • Report to GP and project coordinator on progress of project and participate in strategy discussions to improve project performance.
  • Submit weekly reports to program coordinator.

Requirements:                                                   

  • Diploma in nursing or equivalent
  • At least 2 years’ experience in community health
  • Experience in managing patients with TB and HIV
  • Should reside in Port Elizabeth
  • Good interpersonal skills, and proficient in local languages

 Please note: Only candidates who are eligible to work in South Africa for an indefinite period without a need for sponsorship will be considered for this position. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

To apply, please send your CV and cover letter, including reference code TBREACHWAVE6 info@aquity.org before the 14th February 2020.

Location: 
Port Elizabeth

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