BroadReach Vacancies for Professional Nurse

  • Healthcare Jobs In South Africa
  • Full time
  • 8 months ago
  • South Africa
  • Job Qualifications Bachelor
  • Number of vacancies 10 openings
  • Job level Officer

Job Description

The field of professional nursing plays a critical role in providing high-quality healthcare services to diverse populations. At BroadReach, we are committed to delivering exceptional care and support through our team of dedicated professionals. As a Professional Nurse within the DREAMS program, you will have a unique opportunity to contribute to the implementation of strategic interventions and provide essential clinical services to Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYW) and Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVCs). Let’s explore the key responsibilities and qualifications associated with this role.

Responsibilities

Supporting DREAMS Package Implementation

Your primary responsibility as a DREAMS Professional Nurse will be to provide direct clinical services related to DREAMS, HTS (HIV Testing Services), PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis), and SRH (Sexual and Reproductive Health) to AGYW and OVCs. You will work closely with Department of Health (DoH) facilities and sites to ensure the effective implementation of the DREAMS package of interventions. This includes on-site coaching and mentoring of DoH and BroadReach staff, as well as coordination and support for Professional Nurses and Enrolled Nurses involved in the referral of AGYW for DREAMS core interventions.

Driving Prevention and SRH Agendas

To address the specific healthcare needs of AGYWs and OVCs, you will play a pivotal role in driving prevention, case finding, and SRH agendas. This involves ensuring that health systems strengthening models, initiatives, and protocols are successfully implemented in target facilities. Additionally, you will facilitate bidirectional referrals of AGYW and OVCs to other services such as GBV (Gender-Based Violence) mitigation and post-violence care.

Integration of DREAMS and HIV Programs

An essential aspect of your role will be to promote the seamless integration of the DREAMS intervention into the existing HIV program. Likewise, you will work towards integrating HIV services into all DREAMS programs. By establishing bidirectional referral processes, you will facilitate the efficient transfer of AGYW and OVCs between community-based DREAMS and OVC partners and healthcare facilities.

Key Accountabilities

To excel in this role, you will be responsible for the following:

DREAMS Program Coordination and Monitoring

Oversee and coordinate the implementation of the DREAMS program, ensuring adherence to established guidelines and protocols. Monitor the progress of activities and identify areas for improvement.

Technical Assistance

Provide technical assistance to staff and partners involved in DREAMS interventions. Share your expertise and knowledge to enhance program effectiveness.

Training and Mentoring

Coach, mentor, and supervise Professional Nurses, Enrolled Nurses, and counselors involved in DREAMS interventions. Ensure they are equipped with the necessary skills to deliver high-quality care.

Supportive Supervision

Conduct regular supportive supervision visits to facilities to assess the implementation of DREAMS intervention activities. Provide guidance and support to address any challenges or gaps identified.

File Reviews and Data Collection

Review patient files and collect data to ensure accurate and up-to-date records. Identify and correct any discrepancies or errors in documentation.

Record Keeping and Reporting

Maintain comprehensive and organized records of all activities, ensuring compliance with reporting requirements. Prepare regular reports on program progress, targets, and outcomes.

Patient Care Targets

Focus on achieving patient care targets related to HIV testing, PrEP provision, SRH services, and referrals. Continuously monitor progress and develop action plans for support, supervision, and training.

Qualifications

To be eligible for the position of a Professional Nurse at BroadReach, you must possess the following qualifications:

Essential Qualifications

  • Nursing Degree or Diploma
  • NIMART (Nurse Initiated Management of Antiretroviral Therapy) certification
  • SANC (South African Nursing Council) Registration
  • Driver’s license and access to a motor vehicle

Desirable Qualifications

  • Post-qualification experience in AYFS/AGYW/DREAMS programs
  • Health Assessment, Treatment, and Care (Primary Health Care Diploma)

Experience & Skills

To succeed in this role, you should have the following experience and skills:

  • At least 2 years of experience in HIV prevention and AGYW/AYFS programs
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft Office
  • Experience in leading a team
  • Familiarity with TIER.Net, ETR.Net, and DHIS (District Health Information System)
  • Knowledge of DREAMS core package of interventions, HTS, PrEP clinical and treatment guidelines, and protocols for AGYW
  • Understanding of Ideal Clinic, ICDM/ICSM, and National Core Standards
  • Familiarity with healthcare systems and relationships in resource-limited settings
  • Knowledge of customer service principles and processes
  • Continuous self-development in alignment with relevant Department of Health policies and guidelines

Personal Qualities & Behavioral Competencies

As a Professional Nurse, you should possess the following personal qualities and behavioral competencies:

  • Ability to establish connections, build relationships, and collaborate across the organization to enhance the client experience
  • Solution-focused mindset, actively seeking opportunities to overcome challenges
  • Customer-centric approach, consistently prioritizing the needs of clients
  • Skill in engaging with individuals at various levels
  • Commitment to maintaining confidentiality
  • Results-oriented with a focus on achieving targets and desired outcomes
  • Proficiency in consulting and advising others
  • Effective self-management, including time management and prioritization
  • Application of technical expertise in delivering high-quality care
  • Empathy and compassion towards patients and their unique circumstances

Capabilities

To excel in this role, you should demonstrate the following capabilities:

Winning, Enabling, and Delivery of Projects

Effectively manage projects from inception to completion. Demonstrate organizational skills, discipline, and analytical thinking in all project-related activities.

People Leadership/Self-Leadership

Exhibit strong leadership qualities, including the ability to select, develop, delegate, and lead by example. Possess self-confidence, take independent responsibility, and foster curiosity and adaptability. Embrace change management principles.

Strategic and Holistic Decision Making

Apply strategic thinking and consider the broader implications of decisions. Demonstrate governance and legal awareness, financial acumen, and risk management skills. Maintain a long-term perspective in decision-making.

Relationship Management

Represent the institution professionally, maintaining positive relationships and common ground with partners and stakeholders. Show mutual respect, responsiveness, and a commitment to engagement.

By fulfilling these responsibilities and leveraging your qualifications and skills, you will make a significant impact as a Professional Nurse at BroadReach. Join our team and contribute to improving healthcare outcomes for AGYW and OVCs, making a real difference in their lives.

How to Apply

If you are a qualified and motivated nurse looking for a rewarding career in the field of HIV prevention and AGYW/AYFS programs, we encourage you to apply for the position of Professional Nurse at BroadReach. Please visit our website and submit your application through our online portal. Don’t miss this opportunity to contribute to a meaningful cause and be a part of our mission to transform healthcare.

Conclusion

As a Professional Nurse at BroadReach, you will play a vital role in the implementation of the DREAMS program and the provision of high-quality healthcare services to AGYW and OVCs. Your expertise and dedication will contribute to the success of our initiatives and improve healthcare outcomes for vulnerable populations. Join our team today and embark on a fulfilling career that allows you to make a real impact in the lives of others.

Remember, at BroadReach, we prioritize excellence, collaboration, and continuous learning. Together, let’s create a healthier future for all.

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