Drop-In Centre (DIC) Nurse Counsellor: CESHHAR ZIMBABWE
Deadline: 14 April 2022 (4.30pm)
Duty Station: Gweru
Contract Type: Fixed Term
CeSHHAR Zimbabwe is an organization that specializes in Sexual Reproductive Health (SRH), HIV and AIDS research in Zimbabwe. CeSHHAR in collaboration with the MOHCC and NAC is implementing a National Sex Work Programme aimed at reducing HIV acquisition and transmission among female, male and transgender sex workers thereby reducing HIV transmission and acquisition to and from their clients. Low consistent condom use, risk of drug use and increasing transactional sex are some of the common reasons that put these key populations at risk of acquiring STI and HIV infections. Therefore, reaching these populations and increasing awareness and access to STI & HIV prevention, testing and treatment services are fundamental to reducing transmission of STI and HIV infections.
The Nurse Counsellor will be responsible for performing routine physical examination on all clients i.e. temperature, blood pressure, pulse, routine vaginal, and annal examination on all women, men, LGBTQ and trans persons; Providing treatment and care for sexually transmitted infections and other reproductive health concerns according to National Guidelines; Performing rapid syphilis testing; Issuing prescription and dispensing of drugs; Performing Rapid HIV testing in accordance with National algorithm; Pre and post-test counselling and risk reduction; Giving appropriate supportive counselling, referral and follow up; Offering Family Planning counselling services – ability to insert Long acting contraceptive devices; Maintaining proper documentation of all clinical and laboratory procedures on all program clients; Update and maintenance of clinical records; Ordering drugs clinic sundries at clinic level; Compiling of weekly ,monthly and quarterly statistics and clinic reports; Issuing monthly reports to National AIDS Council; Scheduling of mobile clinic visit and carrying out any other duties as assigned by the Program Coordinator or Site Manager.
Qualifications and experience
Diploma / BSC in general Nursing; A registered general nurse with valid practicing, forensic, ART Training and Rapid HIV Testing certificates; Certificate / Diploma in Counselling is an added advantage; Post basic training qualification will also be an added advantage; At least three years clinical experience in HIV prevention, treatment and care for key populations; Strong interpersonal skills, especially in the areas of managing clients; Effective verbal and written communications; Good knowledge on use of Microsoft word, excel and powerpoint; Good interpersonal communication skills and having high respect for confidentiality; Demonstrated experience in conducting HIV Index Case Contact Tracing and Testing a requirement; Experience in providing family planning services such as Jadelle insertion; Expected to work outside of normal office hours as required
If you are interested in the above position, please email your CV and application cover letter addressed to the Human Resources Manager and send to [email protected] Indicate the position and duty station you are applying for in the subject line. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.