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7 (Seven) x District Adherence and Linkage Technical Officers

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  • Post Date: September 1, 2020
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Position Summary

The District Adherence and Linkage Technical Officer supports the district to improve adherence and retention into care and roll out if the Epidemic control HIV Testing services to identify new HIV positive clients, cervical cancer screening, enrolling new positive clients into treatment, ensure adherence and retention to treatment among PLHIV on ART is high, ensure access to viral load among PLHIV on ART, scale up differentiated service delivery models, ensure the scale up of TB/HIV collaborative activities such as TB preventive therapy (TPT).

Job Description

  • The District Adherence and Linkage Officer support site in the district to implement strategies for improve adherence and retention into care and treatment services among PLHIV including children, adolescents and young people;
  • Ensure accurate data collection, data validation, data reporting and analysis to generate evidence to inform programming;
  • Work with the data collection team, ensure all program related data is collected, validated, reported and utilised accurately and timeously to inform and guide evidence-based program planning and implementation;
  • Ensure that the Epidemic Control Testing Model is rolled out at all sites in the district;
  • Support all sites with the district to offer; Assign nurse counsellors/VIAC nurses, Retention and Community staff, and Young Mentor Mothers in selected key entry points for the administration of screening tools in low yield entry points;
  • Supervise Nurse counsellors in the targeted testing and correct/consistent documentation;
  • Mentor the Nurse Counsellors, community workers, YMM in psychosocial counselling skills necessary to conduct successful sexual partner elicitation;
  • Provide psychosocial counselling services to patients; In collaboration with the District and site HIV focal person, generate a list of priority index cases followed by contacts elicitation from the latter.
  • The index prioritization shall be based on the following criteria – Newly identified treatment naïve patients;
  • Patients with unsuppressed viral loads (VL above 1000 copies/mL);
  • Recently ART initiated (below 3 months) patients but not yet indexed;
  • Positive children using siblings as their contacts and mothers who do not know their status; Work with nurse counsellors to elicit sexual contacts from all index clients as per provided list;
  • Follow up nurse counsellors on linking all HIV positive patients to Treatment, Care and Support services;
  • Work with the Provincial Technical officer to develop work schedules and performance enhancement interventions;
  • Assist in implementing of EMTCT and EID; Assist in implementing of DSD, TLD transition, MMD, TB prevention and VL Process mapping;
  • Coordinating and supporting VIAC activities;
  • Work to complete the documentation in all Registers (HTS, Index & linkage);
  • Support follow up and document any underperforming Nurse Counsellors etc directly or through the Provincial Technical officers;
  • Coordinating District M&E providing daily/weekly/monthly/ quarterly updates to the Provincial team leaders on daily/weekly activities and identify challenges so that they are addressed on time;
  • Work with Provincial technical officer to prevent attrition among ART patients by daily compiling of missed appointment lists in collaboration with the data clerk;
  • Support retention activities such as effective referral through use of referral slips and defaulter identification and tracking registers;
  • Plan activities for timely (daily) tracking of missed appointment; Support routine data collection, weekly and monthly timely reporting;
  • Any other duties and responsibilities as tasked by the Provincial Technical Officer.

Qualifications

  • Diploma/Degree: Nursing Sciences;
  • Rapid HIV testing training an advantage;
  • Understanding of Health Care Service delivery in Zimbabwe;
  • Understanding of the faith, traditional and religious communities in Zimbabwe;
  • Prior experience working in HIV/AIDS Management/Control programmes/ Community;
  • Understanding of health facility HIV/AIDS data collection tools: screening tools, registers, client’s files and other necessary health documents

To apply

Interested candidates should send certified copies of academic and professional certificates, CV and a motivational letter in an envelope clearly marked with the position applied for:
The Executive Director;
160 Baines Avenue;
Box 1556;
Harare.

Deadline: 4 September 2020

Job Detail
  • Career LevelOfficer
  • QualificationDiploma
  • Experience3-5 Years
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