University of Stellenbosch: HIV Nurse Advisor

Thursday, February 23, 2012 - 12:53
Stellenbosch University
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Opportunity type: 
Employment
South to South (S2S) at the University of Stellenbosch (US) provides technical, programmatic, capacity building and systems support to various USAID-funded organisations to accelerate access to HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment services for high-risk groups, such as HIV-infected pregnant women and children.

S2S seeks to appoint an HIV Nurse Advisor, based in Cape Town.

S/he will be a member of a multidisciplinary technical team that facilitates both on-site and off-site support for the implementation, improvement and expansion of family-centred maternal and paediatric HIV prevention, treatment and care services. S/he will be expected to provide consistent and high-quality technical support and mentorship to the different programme interventions in his/her technical area at both facilities level and at regional training centres.

Job Ref: TGB14/64/0212

This position is in the programme implementation capacity and not in the research or academic capacity.

This is a one-year contract position with possibility of extension.

Responsibilities:
  • Work closely with Clinical Advisor(s) in their respective technical areas to provide direct technical assistance to health care facilities supported by collaborating partners (such assistance may include training of staff, facilitation of community linkages, patient flow analysis;
  • Support the strengthening, development and management of clinical systems related to HIV/AIDS service scale-up, adherence support and referral systems;
  • Information management;
  • Contribute to quality improvement initiatives;
  • Support the strengthening, development and management of clinical systems related to HIV/AIDS service scale-up;
  • Serve as a resource for the development of training materials in HIV/AIDS programming and evaluation of on-going programmes;
  • Provide direct support to health care providers to ensure clinical HIV care/management is conducted according to national guidelines and in a timely manner;
  • Liaise with psychosocial support and adherence programmes, as well as community outreach programmes;
  • Work closely with other partners to maximise partnership strengths and effectively collaborating to implement programme goals;
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as defined.
Requirements:
  • Qualification as a professional nurse with advanced midwifery, as well as experience in the Infant and young Child Nutrition (IYCN) project, a certificate in Lactation Management & Baby-friendly Hospital initiative (BFHI), Community and/or Child Health Nursing/Integrated Management of Childhood Illnesses (IMCI);
  • Valid registration with the South African Nursing Council;
  • Minimum of five and/or public health programming, with a minimum of three years  experience in HIV/AIDS programmes at facility level;
  • Problem-solving and analytical skills;
  • Interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships in a challenging environment;
  • Ability to multitask and be efficient in high-pressure situations;
  • Ability to absorb and synthesise a broad range of information;
  • Fluency in English;
  • Computer literacy in Microsoft Office;
  • Willingness and availability to travel 40% of the time.
Recommendations:
  • Experience in lactational support, paediatric HIV/AIDS care and treatment with TB co-infection, community involvement and/or Preventing Mother to Child transmission (PMTCT);
  • Qualification in nurse-initiated Management of Antiretroviral Therapy (NIMART) with experience in initiating treatment, and strong interest in breastfeeding promotion.
Starting date: 1 April 2012 or as soon as possible.

Apply online, click here.

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Enquiries regarding job content: Carin du Toit, Tel: 021 918 4380.

Enquiries regarding remuneration and benefits: Human Resources Division, Tygerberg Campus, Tel: 021 938 9636.

The University will consider all applications in terms of its Employment Equity Plan, which acknowledges the need to diversify the demographic composition of the staff corps, especially with regard to the appointment of suitable candidates from the designated groups.

The University reserves the right not to make an appointment.

Should you no get a feedback from the University within four weeks of the closing date, consider your application unsuccessful.

For more about the University of Stellenbosch, refer to www.sun.ac.za.

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