CareWorks : Nurse Mentor


The incumbent will be required to facilitate technical training and mentorship in HIV counselling and testing, TB/STI screening, HIV self-screening, ART-readiness, and referral to appropriate DOH care, treatment, diagnostic services.


  • Degree in Nursing with a minimum of 5 years’ experience, or
  • Diploma Nursing with a minimum of 5 years’ experience
  • Postgraduate training in Primary Health Care Nursing or Public Health is highly desirable.
  • Must have received the HIV/AIDS management or NIMART training, and must have previously worked as a Nurse Mentor
  • 5 years’ experience in working in a primary health care setting
  • 3-5 years’ experience working as a Clinical Trainer/Mentor/Facilitator in an HIV setting.
  • Registration with the South African Nursing Council.
  • Valid Driver’s License (own vehicle for daily use is essential)



  • Should have good written, oral and interpersonal English communication skills. Knowledge and fluency in either Afrikaans or Xhosa is required. Fluency in other South African languages and/or French and/or Shona is advantageous. Ability to read, analyze and interpret training materials and clinical/technical guidelines and protocols is required.


  • Must be adept with using the MS Office suite particularly MS Word and MS Excel.
  • Intermediate Skills: Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as percentages and proportions.


  • Highest Skills: Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems.
  • Ability to deal with a variety of abstract and concrete variables.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagrammatic or schedule form.


  • The collecting and recording of healthcare data or information is considered sensitive and carry both a moral and ethical requirement to maintain and protect such information.
  • While the incumbent by virtue of his/her registration to the SA Nursing Council is obliged to honor the code of confidentiality, a separate confidentiality agreement may also apply.


  • Work under the guidance of the Quality Assurance Manager to achieve the training and mentorship targets of the iKapa Cares and HIV self-screening projects;
  • Responsible for day-to-day training and clinical mentorship activities of nursing staff in retail pharmacy clinics on HIV counseling and testing, HIV self-screening, TB and STI screening and appropriate referral to DOH care, treatment, additional diagnosis services.
  • This position involves extensive daily travel within the Cape Metro to provide mentorship and support to retail pharmacy nurses, including informal settlements.
  • Participate in the revision, adaptation and/or development of relevant training materials
  • Creating and maintain a liaison with retail pharmacy clinics where we will implement training and mentorship activities, and with other collaborating partners involved in those sites;
  • Collect feedback and periodically report on the progress of the project’s training and mentorship activities, including HTS implementation at supported facilities;
  • Ensures compliance to DOH HTS policies and procedures;
  • Conduct knowledge and skills analysis
  • Adapt training and mentoring skills to different models of health systems
  • Keep up to date with developments in the field
  • Working knowledge of SA DOH HIV/AIDS/STI/TB Management guidelines (and Western Cape DOH)
  • Provide clinical advice to staff in the clinics
  • Schedule, plan and implement training programme and training interventions
  • Ensure monthly statistics are collected from all supported retail pharmacy clinics
  • This position will not provide direct services to clients/patients
  • Performs other duties as assigned

To apply:

  • Submit your application to [email protected] or Fax: 021 413 2933
  • Your application must contain ALL of the following:
    • A cover letter motivating your application
    • Your salary expectation for this role
    • Submit your up to date CV

Application Deadline: Close of business, Monday 18 March 2019

Please take note of the following before submitting an application:

  • Ensure that you meet the all of the requirements of the position (educational, inherent requirements as well as required experience)
  • Unless otherwise stated CareWorks will not pay relocation costs for candidates who wish to take up a position in another town or province

Please note:

  • CareWorks reserves the right not to fill this vacancy and to withdraw the advertisement for this position at any stage during the recruitment process
  • We are committed to transformation. Meeting our employment equity goals will be taken into account in our recruitment decisions
  • Due to high volumes of applications only short-listed candidates will be contacted. If you have not heard from us 2 weeks after the application deadline, please consider your application unsuccessful.