Médecins Sans Frontières South Africa: Clinical Nurse Practitioner
Monday, April 16, 2012 - 16:29
Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date:Wednesday, May 16, 2012
MSF has also been providing medical and humanitarian assistance to Zimbabwean and other vulnerable migrants, refugees, and asylum-seekers in Musina and inner-city Johannesburg since 2007. In 2011, MSF opened an ambitious ‘TB and HIV incidence reduction’ project in Eshowe township and Mbongolwane health service area in Kwa-Zulu Natal.
MSF seeks to appoint a Clinical Nurse Practitioner, based in Eshowe/Mbongolwane, KwaZulu/Natal.
S/he will lead a mobile team, provide training, mentor and support to healthcare workers in the field, and implement programme strategies for a long-term HIV and TB incidence reduction project in hyper-epidemic setting.
- Lead teams visiting hospitals, clinics, health points, and community groups in the course of implementation of the project’s objectives;
- Provide training, mentoring and support in all aspects of health-seeking behaviour, and especially in relation with HIV/TB, to healthcare workers in the field– nurses, lay counsellors and community health workers (CHWs);
- Contribute in developing training material for project;
- Promote strategies of task-shifting, decentralisation of care, with emphasis on nurse-initiated management of ART (NIMART), and integration of HIV and TB care;
- Contribute to the operational research (OR) and Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) components of the project by keeping records of work done and results achieved, and collect additional data as required;
- Manage relevant equipment and supplies.
- Qualification as professional nurse;
- Post-basic qualifications in primary health care
- Qualifications in midwifery and/or community health and/or administration will be an advantage;
- Minimum of five years nursing experience, with minimum one year experience in the initiation and management of ART;
- NIMART training or equivalent;
- Experienced in all aspects of HIV/TB care;
- Registration with the South African Nursing Council;
- Leadership and mentoring skills;
- Computer literacy in Microsoft Office;
- Fluency in both English and isiZulu;
- Experience in both public health and NGO sector showing a willingness to adhere to the humanitarian principles of Médecins Sans Frontières;
- South African citizen or holder of a valid South African work permit;
- Valid driver’s licence.
- Experience in a well-known and professionally recognised international medical humanitarian organisation.
- Salary: A salary package comparable to other nonprofit organisations, level 7 medical on function grid, 100% medical aid, 13th month cheque and 10% towards a pension fund will be offered.
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Only shortlisted candidates will be invited for a personal interview in MSF-Switzerland office in Nhlangano.
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