HOPE worldwide: Clinical Linkage Officer (CLO)

HOPE worldwide South Africa
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Friday, 15 January, 2021
Opportunity type: 
Employment

 Area: City of Johannesburg, Region C

Job overview

The role of the CLO would be to establish good partnerships at the facilities, to ensure referrals are completed, children and adolescents living with HIV have the highest form of treatment and care and increased access to a layering of services provided by the organisation. In addition, facilitating increased enrolment of C/ALHIV into the project.

Responsibilities

  • Establish good working relationships with facility-based care and treatment (DSP) teams
  • Facilitate 90% or more of <15 of Children and Adolescents living with HIV (C/ALHIV) to be offered an opportunity to enrol in OVC program (facility-based case management of C/ALHIV)
  • Monitor reporting of the 95-95-95 cascade this including known HIV status, linkage and retention in treatment, viral loads for all beneficiaries
  • Negotiate establishment of youth adherence clubs in the supported facilities to enhance retention in care
  • Track and support C/ALHIV whose Viral Loads (VLs) are not suppressed.

Minimum requirements

Qualifications

  • Professional Nursing Qualification
  • Registered with the SA Nursing Council.
  • Access to TrackCare advantageous.
  • Driver’s Licence & Own car

Skills

  • Work well in a changing environment.
  • Proficient MS Outlook, MS Work, MS Excel and record keeping,
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build relationships with stakeholders and clients
  • Good problem-solving skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and report writing skills
  • Ability to speak one or more local African language
  • Ability to work with confidential information

Knowledge

  • Good Knowledge of HIV/AIDS, TB and STI, prevention, care and treatment.
  • Knowledge of Viral Load suppression, accessing Viral Loads, Adherence, Treatment, Case Finding, Case Conferencing and Disclosure.
  • Partnership building
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Knowledge of & experience in the use of TrackCare advantageous.

Experience

  • Experience in working with Children and Adolescents crucial.
  • Experience in working at facilities in the HIV services space essential.
  • Experience in working with DSPs especially Anova and Facility Managers is necessary.
  • Experience in working in Region C clinics advantageous.
  • Experience with PEPFAR grants would be advantageous.
Travel involve Extensive travel to facilities in Region C, must have own transport.
Employment Type
  • 6-month Fixed-Term Contract
Closing Date 15 January 2021.
Submit applications to Noma Radebe on nomathemba.radebe@hopewwsa.org

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