Twenty-four (24) OI/ART Nurses: Zimbabwe AIDS Preventing Project Trust in Partnership with OPHID Trust

Deadline: 28 November 2016

Location: Chitungwiza/Gweru District
Reporting to: Sister in Charge

Zimbabwe AIDS Preventing Project Trust in Partnership with OPHID Trust is developing and implementing innovative approaches and strategies to strengthen HIV Care and Treatment Services in Gweru and Chitungwiza, Zimbabwe by providing enhanced access for communities to comprehensive HIV prevention, care and treatment.

The main responsibilities for the OI/ART nurse are to provide HTC (HIV Testing and Counselling) services and initiate HIV positive clients on Anti-Retroviral Treatment (ART). The OI/ART Nurse will provide quality care, treatment monitoring and extended adherence counselling to clients as per protocol.

Key duties
Conduct Provider Initiated Testing and Counselling as per national guidelines; Work with Clinic Referral Facilitators and community health workers to mobilize clients within facility and community for HIV testing and counselling; Provide pre and post – HIV confidential counselling and testing; Perform rapid HIV testing on all clients (adults, adolescents and children) that have consented to testing/re-testing, and interpret the results to the clients; Perform DBS on infants and counsel care-givers; Counsel HIV-positive clients and link them to ART initiation; Counsel HIV-negative clients and link them to prevention counselling and support; Screen all HIV positive clients for TB and STIs and make appropriate referrals; Provide quality care for HIV-positive clients on Anti-retroviral (ARV) Treatment; Facilitate linkage between HIV testing, diagnosis, care, support and treatment; Provide adherence counselling and initiate clients on ARV treatment; Link and refer clients to facility and community based Psychosocial Support Services; Provide routine follow-up and monitoring of clients (including scheduling interpreting Viral Load and CD4 tests) and provide adherence support to clients; Support identification of clients who are defaulting for tracking and tracing; Documentation of clients in the relevant monitoring and evaluation tools (registers); Record and maintain filing system for all client records as per MOHCC procedures; Prepare monthly report on services rendered for submission to supervisor.

Qualifications, skills and knowledge
Diploma/Degree or relevant Nursing qualification, RGN or PCN; Registration with Zimbabwe Nursing Council; Knowledge of National AIDS and TB guidelines; Training and experience in HIV counselling and testing for adults, adolescents and children; Experience in Advanced HIV care and treatment preferred; Familiar with M&E tools for OI/ART management

Organized, self-starter, able to build and maintain partnerships; Practical, hands on with skills in project/budget management and M&E; Ability to work long hours; Honest, conscientious and reliable; Good communicator, an ability function as a catalyst and coach, guiding people at all levels of the organization to facilitate their learning and development; Ability to document processes and reports; Strong work ethic coupled with enthusiastic and passionate approach to work with an ability to multi-task and to work with limited supervision; High degree of professionalism and integrity and ability to demonstrate good judgment, discretion and confidentiality at all times; Proficiency in usual desktop software (MS Word, Excel, Outlook) a requisite

To apply
Please submit your CV, and application letter clearly stating the position being applied for via email to:
Applications to clearly indicate on the subject line on email