The Wits Reproductive Health and HIV Institute (Wits RHI) is a renowned African-led research institute that seeks solutions to Africa’s health challenges.
It is located within the University of the Witwatersrand and addresses some of the greatest public health concerns affecting our region, including HIV and its related problems, sexual and reproductive health and vaccinology. This is done through pioneering, multi-disciplinary research; responsive technical support and innovation in health services; and evidence-based policy development and advocacy with national, regional and global stakeholders.
The Wits Reproductive Health and HIV Institute (Wits RHI) is a leading research institute attached to the University of the Witwatersrand. We address some of the greatest public health concerns affecting the region, including HIV, sexual and reproductive health, and vaccinology. We do this through pioneering, multi-disciplinary research; responsive technical support and innovation in health services; and evidence-based policy development and advocacy with national, regional and global stakeholders. Our Key Populations Programme seeks a Technical Advisor to join our senior leadership team.
Main purpose of the job
The Professional Nurse will provide comprehensive quality HIV and Primary Health Care services within fixed and mobile clinical settings
Key performance areas
Render quality Primary and Sexual Reproductive Health Care services to sex workers and their clients
Provide HIV testing, prevention and treatment
Support and guide Peer Educators to provide support to clients prior, during and post treatment
Participate in the delivery of awareness and educational programmes on behavioural and clinical approaches to safe and healthy living
Perform and comply with administrative procedures associated with accurate clinical record keeping and reporting including patient records and confidentiality
Refer clients for further treatment and management to appropriate institutions as necessary
Required minimum education and training
Diploma/Degree in Nursing (NQF Level 5)
Registration with South African Nursing Council (SANC)
Required minimum work experience
5 years’ experience working in an NGO setting/primary health care setting
Desirable additional education, work experience and personal abilities
Understanding of the challenges facing sex workers in the health context
An ability to communicate and work well with sex workers
Previous experience in Sexual Reproductive Health (SRH) services and ART adherence support
Knowledge of national, provincial and district health structures
Knowledge in clinical and data management and analysis
Able to priorities own work load and work towards deadlines
Self-motivated, able to work independently, takes initiative and work as-part of a multidisciplinary team
Pro-active, able to exercise discretion and independent decision making
Able to speak African languages
ttention to detail
Report writing skills
Only if you do meet the minimum job requirements and experience as mentioned above, you may submit a detailed updated CV – Please Apply Online
Please take note that the applicants who do not adhere to the above criteria will not be considered for the respective position.
The closing date for all applications is 12 November 2019.
Wits Health Consortium will only respond to shortlisted candidates.
Candidates who have not been contacted within two weeks of the closing date can consider their applications to be unsuccessful.
In accordance with our Employment Equity goals and plan, preference will be given to suitable applicants from designated groups as defined in the Employment Equity Act 55 of 1998 and subsequent amendments thereto.
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