Registered Nurse/Midwife x 6 & Clinical Officer x 3

  • Full Time
  • Zambia
  • Applications have closed

Right to Care Zambia

Treating Health Seriously

ABOUT US
Right to Care is at the vanguard in supporting and delivering prevention, care, and treatment services for HIV and associated diseases. We work with government and communities to find pioneering solutions to build and strengthening public healthcare.

We embrace a strong entrepreneurial culture and focuses on innovation and the use of technology to enhance services, address skills shortages, and deliver quality healthcare outcomes. Our areas of expertise include HIV and TB care and treatment, pharmacy automation, medical male circumcision, and cervical cancer diagnosis and treatment.

In 2021, Right to Care Zambia was awarded a five-year project funded by USAID through the PEPFAR mechanism. The USAID Action HIV project aims to reduce HIV mortality, morbidity and transmission by achieving the UNAIDS and PEPFAR goal of 95/95/95 HIV treatment coverage by providing comprehensive HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment maintenance services in Luapula, Northern and Muchinga provinces of Zambia. The USAID Action HIV project will work closely with and in support of the Ministry of Health.

LOCATION

Luapula Province- Nchelenge, Chiengi & Milenge | Muchinga Province- Nakonde, Lavushimanda & Isoka | Northern Province-Mungwi (2) & Kaputa

Registered Nurse/Midwifes:

Minimum Required Qualifications and Experience:

  •  Ordinary level (GCSE)/ Grade 12 School Certificate
  • Diploma Nursing/ Midwifery,
  • ART Management Training, Pediatric treatment and care
  • HIV Counselling, ART adherence,
  • Trained in PMTCT Management and EID Services.
  • Fully paid-up member of General Nursing Council of Zambia

Desirable Qualifications and Experience:

  • Degree: Nursing/ Midwifery
  • 4 years working experience.
  • Experience working in ART management facility and Primary Health Care and community-based health programming for HIV.
  • HIV Nurse prescriber training an added advantage.
  • Training certificate in Male Circumcision Surgical Skills
  • Training certificate in Cervical Cancer screening

Clinical Officers:

Minimum Required Qualifications and Experience:

  • Ordinary level (GCSE)/ Grade Twelve
  • Diploma in Clinical Medicine
  • ART Management Training, Paediatric treatment, and care
  • HIV Counselling, ART adherence
  • Fully paid-up member of HPCZ

Desirable Qualifications and Experience:

  • Degree in Clinical Medicine
  • 3 years working experience.
  • Experience working in ART management facility and Primary Health Care and community-based health programming for HIV.
  • Trained in advanced ART Management
  • Trained in eMTCT and EID services.
  • Trained in HIV Counselling, testing and ART Adherence
  • Trained in VMMC dorsal slit or Shangring methods a Must.
  • Trained in CXCA VIA service delivery a must.

TECHNICAL AND BEHAVIORAL COMPETENCIES

  •  Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility
  • Communication
  • Professionalism
  • Creative and Innovative Thinking
  • Planning & Organizing
  • Teamwork

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS

  • Implement targeted, high yield testing strategies such as index testing of sexual networks, HIV self-testing in men and AGYW with confirmation and linkage to care, and optimized PITC, to ensure that 95 percent of PLHIV across all age and sex bands know their HIV status.
  • Initiate 95 percent of those who newly test positive through rapid initiation protocols at the facility and in the community. Rapid initiation will reduce the number of people lost between testing and initiation and reduce the need to bring people who know their status but are not on treatment back into care.
  • 95 percent of those initiated to care should be virally suppressed. To monitor VL suppression rates, scale up VL testing services, including increasing testing capacity, demand creation, specimen transport, and result utilization.
  • Make NACS available to 90 percent of those eligible to improve the nutrition of ART patients, thereby improving adherence, retention and VL suppression.
  • Provide age-band targeted VMMC to avert new infections and reduce the spread of HIV. Implement PrEP among high-risk key and priority populations such as sex workers and adolescents and young adults. Provide Cervical Cancer screening to all the eligible women in the facilities.
  • Implement differentiated service delivery (DSD) models to improve adherence, retention, and ultimately viral suppression. DSD will be expanded to all PLHIV across the HIV cascade, with a specific focus on persons such as adolescents and men that have been more challenging to link and retain in care.
  • Conduct quality control projects and improvement every month to improve quality care to clients.
  • Ensure data quality control quantitative through timely input of data and submission of reports such as the facility daily report feedback and submission of facility summary reports on respective organisation platforms requiring your monitoring and reporting input.
  • Regular undertaking of research activities to generate information and improve quality of clinical care services.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

DISCLAIMER
By applying for the above-mentioned position, you consent to Right to Care to conduct qualification, ID, criminal and reference checks (internal and external) which forms part of the Company’s recruitment policy and procedure. Should you not receive a response to your application from Right to Care within one month of this advert being placed, kindly consider your application as being unsuccessful.

Applicants are required to complete all screening assessment questions and completion of competency assessment using the link provided above for the application of this position to be complete. Only applicants meeting the strict criteria outlined above will be contacted as part of the shortlisting process.  Right to Care reserves the right to withdraw the vacancy at any time for whatever reason.

Right to Care is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer. The Company’s approved Employment Equity Plan and Targets will be considered as part of the recruitment process.  As an Equal Opportunities Employer, we actively encourage and welcome people with various disabilities to apply.

Right to Care Zambia is aware of fraudulent activities by certain individuals claiming to be representatives of the organization.

Be advised that Right to Care does not charge any fee at any stage of the recruitment process, and as such Right to Care Zambia assumes no responsibility for any announcements or activities by such individuals or entities.


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