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  • Posted: Nov 6, 2020
    Deadline: Not specified
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    Since beginning work in South Africa in 1995, Jhpiego has implemented programs funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the United Nations Population Fund and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Jhpiego’s technical focus in South Africa has been on HIV/AIDS, family ...
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    Professional Nurse

    Overview

    VMMC Nurse will support a district-based voluntary medical male circumcision program and will work with other clinical staff to provide VMMC procedures to clients. A Professional Nurse may be appointed to serve one or two districts, as such applicants must be prepared to be based at any of the stipulated district areas.

    Responsibilities

    • Provides client education in VMMC and HIV
    • Obtains the client’s medical history and conducts a physical examination
    • Secures informed consent from clients or the parent/guardian prior to VMMC
    • Prepares the client and minor surgical theater for VMMC
    • Restocks supplies, decontaminates instruments and equipment, autoclave
    • Administers local anesthesia
    • Prepares and dresses wounds
    • Provides and reinforces postoperative messages
    • Completes operation notes and other client record forms
    • Conducts Day 2 and Day 7 client follow-up visits
    • Participates in QA activities

    Required Qualifications

    • Registered Nurse trained in an accredited school/university
    • Completion of training and experience in a surgical and/or clinical setting preferred
    • Completion of training and experience as a Certified HIV Counselor preferred
    • Experience in training clinical staff preferred
    • Must be skilled in assessment, evaluation, nursing diagnosis, and treatment planning
    • Must be able to provide VMMC preoperative, inter-operative and postoperative management
    • Must have strong nursing and interpersonal skills, especially in working with diverse populations
    • Must be able to work as part of a team and communicate effectively with a culturally diverse group of professional staff and volunteers
    • Must be able to take initiative, work independently, and juggle multiple priorities without compromising high standards of performance and integrity
    • Must be willing to travel
    • Must be able to use the Internet and web-based e-mail
    • Must be willing to work in non-traditional health settings
    • Ability to communicate in multiple South African language

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Jhpiego on jobs-jhpiego.icims.com to apply

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