Purpose of Job
To provide comprehensive integrated HIV health services to clients and ensure that all eligible clients are linked and retained in HIV care and treatment.
Duties and Responsibilities
• Conducts community follow up of clients requiring HIV services based on online lists received from supported health facilities.
• Assesses and provide all HIV negative clients with the most appropriate biomedical prevention methods such as
VMMC, PrEP, DREAMS, Condom programming and STI screening and treatment.
• Links HIV negative clients to social support structures and/or case managers for continued care support.
• Leads GBV /IPV case identification, providing timely first line support i.e. minimum package of care and post GBV
support using the LIVES framework.
• Proactively assess for risk of defaulting and mitigate against this through appropriate differentiated care models.
• Provides PDHTS VCT, targeted outreach and HIVST as guided by hot spot map or risk network referrals as appropriate.
• Provides HIV self-testing for target populations and track all recipients for confirmatory test, treatment, and prevention as appropriate.
• Conducts patient centred index and contact tracing (ICT) in key and priority populations such as virally unsuppressed,
• newly diagnosed HIV clients and adult men, in a safe and ethical manner as per WHO and PEPFAR guidelines.
• Provides facility and community Anti-Retroviral Therapy (ART) initiation.
• Actively identify clients eligible for viral load testing. (set appointments, educate, and keep clients aware of
appointment dates through client held records/SMS reminders etc).
• Provides viral load monitoring services from sample collection to transportation, documentation and use of the results in patient management.
• Continuously counsel clients on the benefits of U=U to, among other reasons, motivate early ART initiation, improve treatment adherence and retention.
• Leads the transition of stable KP clients to friendly/capacitated public sector clinics.
• Ensures completion and updates of the index testing register in accordance with PEPFAR minimum standards for safe care.
• Participates in collaborative defaulter tracking meetings and activities with MOHCC and facility partners.
• Coordinates community health workers in HIV case finding and retention in care.
Qualifications and Experience
What are we looking for?
• A nurse practitioner with more than three years’ experience in HIV services provision.
• A post-basic nursing qualification such as community health nursing or related training is an added advantage.
• ART/PrEP/ training is a requisite.
• Valid Rapid HIV testing certificate
• Familiarity and experience with MoHCC data collection tools
How to Apply
In return, PSI/Z offers competitive remuneration, commensurate with qualifications and experience. PSI is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals regardless of gender identity or expression, race, religion, national origin, or disability.
Detailed CV and a Cover Letter clearly highlighting the job title on the subject line should be sent not later than June 07, 2021, to [email protected]
Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.