HTS NURSE
Full Time
May 18, 2024
Zomba & Machinga
June 7, 2024

Company: Pakachere Institute of Health and Development Communication

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Overview

Pakachere Institute of Health and Development Communication is a registered local NGO that specialises in social, and behaviour change communication and delivery of specialised HIV and sexual and reproductive health services for key populations in Malawi. We aim to empower all Malawians to choose and sustain healthy behaviours though evidence-based health and development communication, community mobilization, advocacy, and delivery of person-centred integrated HIV prevention and Sexual and reproductive health care services.

HTS Nurse

Job Title: HTS Nurse
Grade: D1
Reporting to: District Coordinator
Project Title: Kuteteza
Physical Location: Zomba (1) and Machinga (1)
Duration: 1 Year Renewable
Expected Date of Engagement: As soon as possible

Job Summary – HTS Nurse

The HTS Nurse will coordinate all aspects of HIV/STI prevention including counselling, Testing, Referrals and HIV linkages to care programs. This position will act as a resource in HIV/STI within the KUTETEZA Project. The position supports effective implementation of the HTC service delivery through Mobile Outreach Clinics as well as MoH facilities. He/ She will directly support district teams to provide HTS including support to strengthen referral and linkages services.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for all logistics and daily operations related to HTS among AGYW plus their partners (including index partners) and link them to care program.
  • The HTC nurse assists the clinician in ensuring smooth implementation of the HTC service delivery within the facility.
  • He/She will directly support the service delivery team in HIV prevention programs, strengthen referral and linkage services.
  • Provides direct supervision to HTS Counsellors and ensures:
  • Work in MOH clinics as needed providing HIV testing and identifying index cases.
  • Collaborate with DHO to ensure availability of adequate services and of health commodities and support with human resource during outreach clinics.
  • Collaborate with SBCC teams and community groups to develop goals and interventions to increase access to HTS services for AGYW and their partners.
  • Support DHO in effective management and documentation of referrals that meet AGYW healthcare needs.
  • Completion of reports required by KUTETEZA timely.
  • Ensures accurate community referrals for the AGYW receiving HTS in the respective districts.
  • Participates in relevant TWG meetings at district and national level to promote understanding and support of program services.
  • In collaboration with the HTC Counsellor, ensures the provision of quality, evidence-based HTC, ART and other prevention services.
  • Ensures maintenance of patient confidentiality
  • Works closely with the HTC Counsellor and District Coordinators to supervise community program staff and ensure achievement of targets.
  • Ordering of HIV test kits, condoms, and other consumables for use during clinical outreach in a timely manner to make sure that there is uninterrupted delivery of services.
  • Ensures accurate and timely documentation of all services provided.
  • Ensures proper disposal of biohazardous wastes.

Education and Experiences

  • Must be registered with Nurses Council and has an active subscription.
  • Minimum Diploma in Nursing and Midwifery from a recognized institution
  • Prior experience in ART clinic
  • Must be able to work with minimal supervision.
  • Must be self- motivated.
  • At least 5 years’ experience in HIV program management.
  • Knowledge of minimum 95:95:95 is highly essential.
  • Must be highly organized and capable of effective multi-tasking.
  • Must be proficient in MS Office.
  • HTC, Family Planning (FP)and ART Certification.

Other Skills and requirement

  • Caring, Compassionate and empathy
  • Good listening skills
  • Honesty and integrity
  • Be able to articulate and fast learner.
  • Ability to work with emotionally and pressured situation.
  • Ability to work under pressure and adherence to deadlines.

Key Performance Areas

  • Improved access of friendly HTS/FP services for AGYW and their partners Improved and strengthened referral system as well as linkages to treatment and care improved uptake of viral load among eligible clients.
  • Strengthened documentation and reporting deliverables as per the performance monitoring plan (PMP)

Applications should contain: A letter of application, Curriculum Vitae, and copies of academic certificates, Applications should be sent to the following address to be received on or before 5:00 pm Friday, 7th June 2024. Applications must be sent to:

The Human Resource Manager
Pakachere Institute of Health and Development Communication,
Smythe Road, Opposite the Story Workshop, Old Goal Malawi Office Sunnyside,
P.O Box 30248,
Blantyre 3, Malawi
Email: pakacherevacancies@gmail.com