Enrolled Nurses

The Institute of Health Programs and Systems (IHPS) is a South African non-profit company (NPC) born out of the PEPFAR CDC Track 1 transition of the ICAP, Columbia University, Multi-country AIDS Program (MCAP) in South Africa in 2010. IHPS was established with a mission “to strengthen health and development systems through program implementation and partnerships” and, the vision is to ensure “optimal and sustainable health and development outcomes”. IHPS is a current Global Fund (GF) Subrecipient (SR) under the National Department of Health (NDoH), tasked to implement the Tuberculosis (TB) Program in the Johannesburg (JHB) Health District in Gauteng Province (GP) and Kenneth Kaunda District in the North West (NW) Province starting April 2022 ending March 2025. As such, IHPS seeks to recruit for the positions outlined below, to be based at Dr Kenneth Kaunda Health

Full Time
Enrolled Nurses

Overall Responsibility

Included, but not limited to are the following activities: facilitating linkage to care, adherence counselling and support, contact screening, retention in care and accessing new treatment regimens. The enrolled nurses will be based at various Primary Health Care Facilities and Hospitals within the subdistricts.

Key Performance Areas:
  • Strengthen and support active TB case finding. 
  • Work closely with facilities to establish community – based structures that will create demand for HIV/TB screening, care and treatment.
  • Coordinate activities with health facilities to ensure that clients referred from the community receive the continuum of care.
  • Support the community mobilization activities, including mobile outreach activities for HIV/TB prevention, care and treatment services.
  • Employ appropriate messaging to trigger demand-driven TB case finding and provision of treatment of Latent TB Infection (LTBI).
  • Screen and collect sputum for diagnostic purposes.
  • Facilitate the Up-down referral and Linkage of TB patients between community and facilities.
  • Ensure TB patients on treatments attend appointments. 
  • Report to facility Manager on patients screened, diagnosed, linked to care and visited.
  • Update and record patient’s information in standardized registers.
  • Ability to screen all clients for TB 
  • Collect on the spot sputum from all eligible clients
  • Generates daily, weekly, and monthly reporting of data for reporting
  • Update client records with laboratory sputum results and treatment start date
  • Work with the facility-based personnel, e.g. ENAs, Data Capturer to ensure that data is captured on the system and verified to ensure data quality
  • Follow up on clients referred to the facility to ensure a continuum of care.
  • Liaise with the outreach teams for the follow-up of clients
  • Conduct community education on TB prevention, symptoms, and adherence to treatment
  • Link with community team on tracing of household contacts of all TB index cases.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the IHPS senior management team
  • Supervise ENAs and TB Support Officers as required
  • Support data collection and data management activities
  • Collect on the spot sputum from all eligible clients
  • Generates daily, weekly, and monthly reporting of data for reporting 
  • Conduct community education on TB prevention, symptoms, and adherence to treatment
  • Matric plus Two-year training as Enrolled Nurse and current registration with the South African Nursing Council (SANC)
  • Minimum of two years’ practical experience working in HAST program
Knowledge and Experience:
  • Proven experience, at least two years in the treatment and management DR-TB care 
  • Minimum of two years’ practical experience in nursing, post registration
  • Current Registration with SANC as an enrolled nurse
  • 2 years of working experience within a similar environment or any clinical setting
  • Knowledge of basic TB, and HIV management 
  • Experience in health promotion and health education
  • Computer literacy in Microsoft Package
  • Problem-solving and the ability to use initiative in interpreting data
  • Good communication, interpersonal, conflict management and negotiations skills.

Employer’s Rights

This position description may not list all the duties of the job.  If an offer is made, you will be presented with a detailed job description.  Applicants will be evaluated based upon their demonstrated ability to perform the tasks listed above, their education and work experience.  The employer reserves the right to revise this posting at any time. 

How to Apply

Qualified candidates should apply by e-mail only to HR@ihps-sa.org. Subject line should be the Position you are applying for, and a cover letter and resume or curriculum vitae (CV) should be attached. Submissions which do not follow the above instructions will not be considered. Due to the extremely high volume of CVs expected, only those selected for interviews will be contacted. NO PHONE CALLS about these positions will be accepted.

Closing Date: 02 June 2023