Professional Nurse


Organization: Interactive Research and Development South Africa (IRD SA NPC)
Job Title: Professional Nurse – NIM DR TB Nurse Mentor
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Employment type: Fixed term contract

Interactive Research and Development South Africa (IRD SA NPC) is a South African Section 21 not-for-profit entity and an affiliate of Interactive Research and Development Global (IRD Global Limited), and has fully operational offices in Johannesburg (Gauteng), Pretoria (Tshwane) and in Durban (KwaZulu-Natal).

Position Summary

Overall consult and coordinate with health care team members to assess, plan, implement and evaluate patient care. Assist in the development of processes and procedures to ensure quality patient services and compliance of professional and ethical standards.

  1. Duties:
    Responsible for operational and strategic management of all services for the district/sub-district, i.e. hospitals, CHC’s, clinics, mobiles and satellites related to the Global Fund TB Project
    Provide clinical supervision and support services and implementation of TB infection control and prevention
    Ensure efficient planning and control and the effective use of all resources
    Participate in Human Resource Management and Skills Development
    Ensure the provision of high-quality treatment and care to TB, DR-TB and TB-HIV patients and support monitoring and reporting
    Plan and implement Health Promotion and Prevention activities.
    Link with the community structures and stakeholders
    Collect data and submit reports according to request and project prescription
    Provide services to the surrounding communities
    Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed
    Other project management activities may occur as the needs of this project evolve
     2. Requirement:
    Minimum educational qualification of basic R425 qualification (diploma/degree in Nursing) or equivalent qualification that allows registration with the South African Nursing Council (SANC) as Professional Nurse
    Post-basic competency certificate in Nurse Initiated Multi Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis Treatment and Care (NIMDR-TB)
    Registration with the SANC as Professional Nurse and prove of valid membership
    Strong verbal, written and presentation skills in English and at least one other South African language
    Valid unendorsed code 8 driver’s licence
    NIMART certification is a strong recommendation
     3. Experience:
    Knowledge of South Africa’s current evident-based TB/DR-TB and TB-HIV investigations and treatment
    Knowledge and sensitivity to working with multi-cultural groups
    Experience in TB/DR-TB and TB-HIV program monitoring and evaluation
    In developing and making professional presentations to present to relevant stakeholders
     4. Skills:
    Understanding of South Africa’s public health and development trends and approaches
    Self-motivated with an ability to handling pressure situations and keep being polite
    Strong computer literacy in:
    Microsoft Office Excel, Word, Power Point, e-mail along with strong internet-based skills including methods of online communication (Skype, Social Media Platform, etc.)

Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a multi-cultural group
Able to work under pressure
Interested candidates are welcome to apply, please provide two (2) current, relevant employment references. Submit a brief CV and supporting documents, indicating the job title in your cover letter and subject line on email to Lee-Anne Ogle: Human Resources Dept. @ fax +27 (0) 865722820 or e-mail [email protected]

Closing date for applications: Wednesday, 30 September 2020

Should you not hear from us within 2 weeks of the closing date, kindly regard your application as unsuccessful

IRD SA is an equal opportunity employer