Outreach Nurse x5 at BCMCF Lesotho

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Overview:
Baylor College of Medicine Children’s Foundation – Lesotho. The Baylor College of Medicine Children’s Foundation – Lesotho (BCMCFL), is the result of a public-private partnership between Baylor College of Medicine International Pediatric AIDS Initiative and the Government of Lesotho, and is a legal, non-profit/tax exempt organization registered in Lesotho. BCMCFL provides free pediatric and family-centred HIV and tuberculosis prevention, care, treatment and support, serving thousands of children and families affected by HIV, TB, or other child health conditions. BCMCFL is responding to the request for proposal by the Ministry of Finance Project Management Unit (MOFPMU) to be Sub-Recipient to support implementation under New Funding Model 3 (NFM 3) Grant of the Government of Lesotho supported by the Global Fund.

BCMCFL is looking for highly qualified candidates to fill in the following positions on a full-time, Fixed-Term Contract basis.

Position

Outreach Nurse * 5

Based in the following districts:
ButhaButhe* 1
Qacha’s nek * 1
Quthing * 1
Mokhotlong* 1
ThabaTseka*1

Duties and Responsibilities

Position Overview

The Outreach Nurse will provide training, mentorship, supervision of PMTCT, EID, PrEP and FP to healthcare professionals in collaboration with DHMT officials. The incumbent reports to the Program Coordinator.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
• Intensified mentorship to build capacity of HCWs on PrEP for pregnant and breastfeeding women (PBW) and other preventative measures;
• To capacitate HCWs on Family Planning for PBW with a particular focus on use of long-term contraceptives and provision of public education on family planning;
• Training of HCWs on HIV and syphilis testing, mentorship to promote use of guidelines, viral load monitoring and tracking of
PBW with high viral load for proper management;
• Support scale-up of point-of-care (POC) EID at health facility and district hospital level through training and mentorship of
health facility staff;
• Tracking of PBW with high viral load back to care, early infant identification and monitoring of exposed infants to prevent risk

• Lead the review of key indicators from antenatal care (ANC), postnatal care (PNC), under 5 care (U5), HIV-exposed infant care (HEI), HIV testing and counselling services (HTS), ART services and family planning services / registers, as well as any informal documentation maintained by health center personnel;
• Train, mentor and support clinical staff, VHWs and CBOs to influence social and behavior to improve PMTCT services
• Oversees implementation of project strategies to improve appropriate testing, enrolment and retention in care of PBFW and HIV exposed infants;
• Train and support facility staff to improve documentation of care provided;
• PMTCT services and accelerate demand creation for HIV and TB services;
• Perform other duties that are assigned by the Administration.

Educational Qualifications, Work Experience and Key Competencies

• Diploma in General Nursing plus 6 years’ experience or Degree in General Nursing plus 3 years’ experience
• Current registration with the Lesotho Nursing Council as a Nurse Midwife
• Minimum of 3 years’ experience working in HIV/AIDS care and treatment
• Experience in midwifery and working with adolescent and young people will be an added advantage
• Prior experience leading the team
• Good report writing, training and computer skills
• Willingness to adapt to the changing demands of the position
• Willingness to work flexible hours in order to meet targets

Highly qualified Citizens and Residents of Lesotho are strongly encouraged to apply.

How to apply: Interested candidates who meet the criteria must email applications letters including CVs, certified copies of identity documents, certified copy of current registration with Lesotho Medical, Dental and Pharmacy Council or Lesotho Nursing Council where applicable, qualifications and three work-related referees with contact details (one should be from current supervisor/employer).

All applications must be emailed to [email protected] on or before 12:00 pm on Friday, 20th August 2021. Clearly indicate the name of the post applied for on the subject Line. Applications to be submitted through the email provided only. No hard copies will be accepted. Late applications will not be considered. Failure to comply with the above directions will results in the application being disqualified.

BCMCFL reserves the right to leave an advertised position unfilled if no suitable candidate is identified. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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