Job Title: Covid-19 Contact Tracers: 7 positions
Reports to: Nurses in Charge
Duty Station: All PIH –Lesotho Facilities
Engagement Period: 9 month’s contract
Purpose of the Job:
Under the supervision of the facility Nurse in Charge, the Contact tracer will work in the communities of the site’s catchment area to trace the contacts to patients with Covid-19 and refer them to facility for further screening, care and referral of suspects to district hospitals.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
-Identify members of the community who are exposed to patients with Covid 19.
-Interviewing traced contacts, assessing symptoms and referring them to facility for testing.
-Conduct public awareness on Covid-19 to the communities around facility catchment area through outreach services.
-Collaborate with Covid-19 Screeners and Nurse in charge of the facility for follow up of contacts identified at facility.
-Participate in facility managerial meetings to share updates.
-Share monthly reports with the in charge of the facility.
In collaboration with the nurses in charge, facilitate referral of suspect cases to the district for testing and isolation where necessary.
-Collaborate with Facility TB screeners for TB sputum collection to those contacts who may show signs of respiratory infections.
-Liaise with community chiefs and community councilors through HCC meetings for support in cases of resistance.
-Must be a certificated Trained Nursing Assistant
-Must be registered with the Lesotho Nursing Council
-Must have basic computer appreciation skills
-Ability to communicate in both English and Sesotho
-Willingness to stay in the remote mountain areas of Lesotho
Please e-mail your applications and detailed CV’s to [email protected] not later than 4th September 2020. Hand delivered applications will not be accepted. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.