Nurse-initiated Multidrug Resistant TB Coordinator

Full Time
TB Coordinator

Overall Responsibilities

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.

Key Performance Areas:

Clinical Governance:

  • 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


  • 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 with refresher courses

Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E):

  • 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.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Leadership and management abilities
  • Innovative thinking and initiative
  • Excellent interpersonal, and cognitive skills
  • Good writing and presentation skills
  • Problem-solving and the ability to use initiative in interpreting data
  • Computer literacy
  • Ability and willingness to travel

Qualifications and Experience:

  • 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 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
  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge of DR-TB management: programmatic and drugs, adverse events, and the management thereof
  • Good understanding of the DR-TB M&E
  • A valid driver’s licence