University Research Co., LLC (URC)
Project Name: USAID TB South Africa Project
Position Title: TB Nurse Mentors X 41
Location: Eastern Cape (Nelson Mandela Bay; Sarah Baartman and OR Tambo), Free State (Mangaung and Fezile Dabi), Gauteng (Tshwane Health and Johannesburg Health Districts), Limpopo (Waterberg and Sekhukhune), Western Cape (West Coast, City of Cape Town and Cape Winelands) & KwaZulu Natal (uMkhanyakude and eThekwini)
Type: 8 Months Contract
Salary: Commensurate with required experience and qualifications
Reports to: Project District Coordinator
The United States Agency for International Development Tuberculosis South Africa Project (TBSAP) provides technical assistance and support to the Government of South Africa to reduce the burden of tuberculosis (TB) in the country. The objectives of the project are to reduce TB infections, increase sustainability of effective TB response systems, and improve care and treatment for vulnerable populations.
The TB Nurse Mentor will be employed on an 8 months contract and will report to the Project District coordinator. The mentor will develop and implement a sustainable clinical mentoring program in TB/DRTB, care for staff and teams at the designated health facilities. He/She will be responsible for the following but not limited to:
Minimum Key Roles and Responsibilities:
- Develop a long-term strategy to address the TB/DRTB Mentoring needs at the designated facilities;
- Assist health facility teams in the development of clinical standards and procedures for TB services;
- Support the integration of TB/DRTB, HIV and NCDs aligned to PHC reengineering, ICSM and ideal clinic strategies;
- Conduct and facilitate training related to TB/DRTB, HIV and NCDs management, both clinical and managerial with the intension of improving TB treatment outcomes in the designated facilities;
- Work with health facility management teams in the design, implementation and monitoring and evaluation of the TB implementation plans of the health facility and associated community institutions;
- Establish program linkages and referrals between the health facilities and associated referral facilities and community institutions supporting the TB care cascade within the district;
- Collaborate with NGOs/CBOs to facilitate continuity of care and improve TB/DRTB, HIV and NCD treatment outcomes;
- Provide mentoring and technical assistance in the implementation and operationalization of the projects TB/DRTB, HIV and NCDs interventions at health facility level;
- Provide direct on-site support for nurses and auxiliary staff during patient visits at the facility;
- Conduct TB/DRTB, HIV and NCDs training needs assessments at the health facilities;
- Reinforce all TB/DRTB, HIV and NCDs related training during case studies, lectures, presentations, and grand rounds;
- Work in collaboration with the other clinicians and promote a multidisciplinary team approach to TB/DRTB, HIV and NCDs management, including an expanded role for nurses;
- Advocate a conducive environment for good patient care and provider development;
- Assist with Monitoring and Evaluation activities for the TB/DRTB, HIV and NCDs program;
- Participate in partner meetings and provide program progress updates at facility and sub district level.
- Provide monthly and quarterly status reports to the District Coordinator;
- Provide activity-based reports a per the project guidelines to the District Coordinator.
Minimum Educational Qualifications, Skills and Experience required:
- Advanced nursing degree or diploma;
- 5 years’ experience in TB/DRTB case management;
- Experience in program planning, assessment and implementation of TB/DRTB clinical and community care;
- Experience in the provision of health worker training, coaching skills, mentoring, team building;
- Highly proficient in spoken and written English;
- Good knowledge of Microsoft Office application;
- Ability to analyze and interpret data and write reports;
- Have strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with people of different backgrounds;
- Apply sound problem-solving skills to ongoing challenges;
- Strong organizing, planning and prioritizing skills;
- Sensitivity to different cultural working environments;
- Capacity to operate both as a team player in large diverse teams as well as individually;
- Self-motivated and maintain sound levels of work ethic;
- A valid driver’s license and ability to travel locally in between the designated facilities;
- 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.
Suitable and interested candidates should send CV/Résumé, Cover Letter “quoting the Position, Province and District on the email subject line and completed USAID Form 1420 Contractor Employee Biographical Data Sheet (link: https://www.usaid.gov/sites/default/files/AID1420-17.doc) to TBSAP@urc-chs.com.
Closing date: 27 May 2020.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. If you do not hear from us within 3 months, kindly accept that your application was unsuccessful.
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