NIMDR TB-Nurse Coordinator
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 Northwest (NW) Province starting April 2022 ending March 2025. As such, IHPS seeks to recruit for the position outlined below, to be based at Johannesburg Health district.
The role of the Nurse-initiated Multidrug Resistant TB (NIMDR-TB) Coordinator is to support and strengthen overall implementation and management of the MDR-TB programme within a district. It is expected that the NIMDR-TB will mentor the various NIMDR-TB staff and coordinate continued NIMDR-TB skills and knowledge transfer to ensure quality and optimal NIMDR-TB service delivery.
Roles and responsibilities:
- Provide clinical support to the trained NIMDR-TB staff
- Conduct clinical assessment/ folder audits on the files of patients initiated on DR-TB treatment
- Assist with remedial action plans for these folder audits
- Assist with quality assurance at all levels of care
- Strengthen and support active TB case finding.
- Coordinate activities with health facilities to ensure that clients referred from the community receive the continuum of care.
- Assist the facility clinicians with mentoring nurses, trained in NIMDR-TB, during their practical sessions
- Update nurses in the event of any changes within the DR-TB programme
- Assist in facilitating refresher courses
Monitoring & Evaluation
- Supervise and ensure that the details of patients initiated on DR-TB treatment are accurately recorded in the patient files, DR-TB register, and ERD Web
- Monitor adverse drug reactions (ADRs) recording and reporting
- Monitor treatment outcomes of patients initiated by the NIMDR-TB nurses
- Identify gaps within the DR-TB programme and assist with remedial action.
- Bachelor of Clinical Medical Practice (BCMP) degree/Clinical Associate and current registration with HPCSA or
- Professional nurse with NQF 7 qualification in Primary Health Care (PHC) plus dispensing
- Nurse Initiated Management of Drug Resistant TB (NIMDRTB) training
- License and current registration with the South African Nursing Council (SANC)
- Minimum of three years’ practical experience working in DR-TB units
- Proven experience, at least three years in the treatment and management DR-TB care
- Program management experience in non-profit and knowledge and understanding of current DR-TB clinical practices in accordance with the 2019 DR-TB Clinical Reference Guidelines
- Team leader and Team player
- Problem-solving and the ability to use initiative in interpreting data
- Good communication, interpersonal,
- Conflict handling skills
- Leadership and management abilities
- Innovative thinking and initiative
- Proficient writing and presentation skills
- Excellent interpersonal and cognitive skills
- Ability and willingness to travel
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: 23 March 2022