The Philani Maternal, Child Health and Nutrition Trust has been addressing maternal and child health problems in the informal settlements surrounding Cape Town since 1979. Philani’s mandate is sustainable community health, and, over the years, the organisation has developed programmes to meet the needs of the communities it serves. We aim to improve health outcomes by combining skills and resources with the knowledge and resources that exist in the community. Philani’s programmes promote family health, focusing on the support of pregnant mothers, prevention of child malnutrition, the rehabilitation of underweight children, as well as support of clients with chronic diseases. The organisation is committed to limiting the suffering of families infected and affected by HIV and preventing the spread of the virus.
Philani seeks to appoint a Professional & Enrolled Nurse to be based in Khayelitsha, Cape Town.
Visit mothers-to-be, malnourished children and home based care cases that need extra support
Assess client needs, ensure that interventions are carried out correctly, give appropriate medical advice and make referrals when necessary
Provide assistance on complicated social cases
Mediate any conflict within the programme and hold your team accountable
Identify training needs and assist with training
Liaise with hospitals and clinics in the areas
Attend to weekly administration requirements, including reporting, management of case files and attending meetings
Qualified Professional Nurse or Enrolled Nurse
Valid SANC receipt
Minimum five years’ experience working as a Nursing Sister
Experience in child and maternal health is desirable
Code 08 driver’s license
Fluent in both English and IsiXhosa
Active community member
Teamwork and leadership
To apply, submit a CV and motivation letter to [email protected]
Salary : Funded by DoH
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
For more information about the Philani Child Health and Nutrition Trust, refer to www.philani.org.za