Enrolled Nursing Assistant (DCXR)

Full Time
Nursing Assistant

Overall Responsibilities

The Enrolled Nursing Assistant (ENA) has the responsibility to ensure that all clients are screened, sputum is collected on the spot, followed up and successfully linked to care as appropriate.

Key Performance Areas:

  • Set up and prepare for daily activities
  • Screen all clients for TB in the Digital Chest X-Ray (DCXR) units
  • 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
  • Ensure availability of registers and other commodities required in the DCXR units
  • Work with the 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 from the DCXR container/ unit
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Radiographer and IHPS senior management team

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Proficiency in verbal and written communication skills
  • Good attention to detail and accuracy
  • Demonstrate good conflict resolution skills
  • Non-judgmental, trustworthy, and empathetic personality
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build relationships with district/ subdistrict management teams and facilities.
  • Good problem-solving and reasoning ability
  • Maintains confidentiality

Minimum Qualification, Education and Experience:

  • Higher Certificate in Auxiliary Nurse or an equivalent qualification as Nursing Auxiliary
  • Current Registration with SANC as an auxiliary 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 
  • Willing to travel and work after hours