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Nurse Tester – FHI 360

Deadline: 7 August 2020

Location: Mwenezi

About
FHI 360 is a non-profit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research and technology — creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today’s interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries and all U.S. states and territories.

Project Summary
The Zimbabwe HIV Care and Treatment (ZHCT) mechanism will increase the availability and quality of care and treatment services for People Living with HIV (PLHIV) primarily through community-based interventions that complement the public sector as part of the multi-sectorial response led by the Government of Zimbabwe. ZHCT has two objectives; 1) to increase the availability of high-quality comprehensive care and treatment services for PLWHIV at community level 2) to strengthen community level health systems to monitor, track and maintain PLWHIV in care.

Position Summary
Reporting to the District Team Leader, the Nurse Tester will be expected to provide HIV Testing Services in the community around a cluster of health facilities and support linkages in close collaboration with the MOHCC District and Health facility staff, community-based health workers and other implementing partners. The Nurse tester will be responsible for implementation of project activities in communities around a cluster of health facilities.

Job Description
Provide HIV Testing Services including integrated symptom screening at community level and ensuring linkages to care and treatment; Strengthen health facility and community linkages through working closely with MOHCC site nurses and community-based health workers in the development of robust referral systems for PLWHIV; Supervise the community-based cadres working to support implementation of ZHCT project activities and administer a performance-based incentive scheme to the community-based cadres; Provide enhanced adherence counselling (EAC) to PLWHIV at community level and referring to health facilities and other service providers as maybe needed; Support the District Team Leader to conduct community mobilization, demand creation, defaulter identification, tracking and tracing as well as facilitate the formation and strengthening of community ART refill groups (CARGs) and support groups; Record and report activities at community level using ZHCT M&E tools and submit to the M&E Assistant District Team Leader for aggregation;; Any other activities as directed by the supervisor.

Qualifications
RGN/PCN/Primary Care Nursing or equivalent; Certificate in Rapid HIV Testing and Counselling is a must; Class 3 license or willingness to ride a motorbike is a must.; At least one year OI/ ART experience; Registration with Nurses Council of Zimbabwe; License to practice as a nurse in Zimbabwe

To apply
Get more information and apply online here: https://fhi.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/…/Nurse-Tester_Requisitio… 

 

Interested candidates can apply with CV and cover letter by clicking the link above, or visit https://www.fhi360.org/careers. FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Please note that FHI 360 does not charge applicants any fee for their applications to be considered.

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