Professional Nurse - 6 months contract

Port Elizabeth

Ubuntu Pathways is a R50m Global NGO with headquarters in Port Elizabeth, South Africa and overseas offices in New York and London. Ubuntu Pathways is dedicated to working with the people of the Eastern Cape Province to develop quality education and healthy communities in the new South Africa. For more about the Ubuntu Pathways, refer to www.ubuntupathways.org.

Ubuntu Pathways is an equal opportunity employer and preference is given to candidates whose appointment will promote representivity

Applications open to South African Citizens only. This Port Elizabeth, Zwide based NGO has the following vacancy for which an excellent basic salary and benefits are being offered.

All candidates progressing past the CV screening phase will be expected to undergo mandatory competence based assessments.

Closing date for applications: Friday 3rd July 2020

Job Summary:

Specific Tasks:

  • Integrate HIV/AIDS management in paediatric and adult patient care.
  • Integrate TB and PMTCT management for all clients as needed.
  • Provide physical examinations for patients during consultation and record data obtained such as pulse rate, respiration rate, blood pressure, temperature, weight and height.
  • Draw blood from patients for baseline tests and others (i.e. CD4 count, HIV Elisa, Viral Load, etc)
  • Conduct rapid tests such as: lactate metre, glucometer, haemoglobin meter, pregnancy, and HIV.
  • Interpret and deliver test and lab results.
  • Check and administer drugs and injections.
  • Provide ARV adherence counselling.
  • Provide health-related education to clients as needed.
  • Escort clients to hospitals and clinics as needed.
  • Conduct home visits for non-adherent patients living with HIV and patients needing special accommodations (bed ridden, unable to walk, providing growth monitoring to children at home, etc.) in collaboration with Case Workers.
  • Facilitate support groups/workshops on various topics.
  • Maintain patient records ensure confidentiality of all patient files, documents, and information
  • Gather, analyse and submit all relevant statistical data on a monthly basis.

Experience

  • Experience in the field of HIV/AIDS management is required.
  • Experience in anti-natal and management of children is required.
  • Experience in project management preferred.
  • Fluency in isiXhosa & English.

Educational Requirements

  • Applicants must possess a University Degree in a relevant discipline.
  • Must be in possession of a current SANC registration.
  • Dispensing licence
  • Preferred training courses completed:
  • NIMART
  • IMCI
  • EPI
  • PMTCT
  • BANC
  • TB

Salary:

Salary range from R18 241.00 up to R27 793.00 basic salary per annum depending on scope of competence and experience.

Application Information & Method

  • Send your CV via Email to : jobs@panlila.co.za
  • Make sure that your save your CV under your name AND surname.
  • Make sure that you type the name of the job/position that you are applying for the "subject" section of your email.
  • Please include an active and current e-mail address which can be used for communication purposes and which you are happy to receive e-mail information on regarding your application.
  • Late applications will not be considered.
  • If you are not contacted within thirty (30) days after closing date, you should consider your application to have been unsuccessful.
  • Please indicate on your CV whether you have a criminal record, were found guilty of misconduct or have pending criminal or misconduct chargers.
  • Applicants may be subjected to any of the following: a security and credit clearance check, a competency assessment, signing a performance contract on appointment and signing an employment contract on appointment.