The Sex Worker Education and Advocacy Taskforce (SWEAT) is a dynamic NGO which addresses the health and human rights of sex workers in South Africa. We are seeking to appoint a qualified Nurse to be based at our Cape Town office.

The SWEEEP Programme (Sex Worker Empowerment and Enabling Environment Programme) is where our direct work with sex workers takes place around health and human rights. Within this programme, we are operating a Global Fund funded programme to address HIV through a peer-led outreach programme and are seeking a qualified nurse to join this team to offer sexual health services to sex workers including HIV counseling and Testing Services.

This post is currently available until the end of March 2019, with the possibility of extension, we can offer a competitive salary and need someone who can start as soon as possible.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Performing routine nursing duties from a clinic based at our office as well as engaging in outreach services where appropriate regarding HIV counseling and testing, CD4 Counts, TB & STI screening, STI treatment, testing BP, sexual health, Glucose/diabetes; general wellness education;
  • Referrals to other service providers, both government and non-governmental for follow up services where appropriate, related to treatment access, TB testing; Pap Smears etc.
  • Managing and tracking referrals where appropriate;
  • Managing a team of HTS counselors, supervising HTS and managing, developing and promoting the clinical services in conjunction with the SWEEEP Programme;
  • Provide mentorship and technical assistance to Peer Educators in relation to sexual health information and HIV counselling;
  • Develop and maintain relations with health and psych-social services providers, both government and non-governmental;
  • Reporting on all health interventions and referrals, per required monitoring and evaluation templates and reporting requirements;
  • Liaise with the Peer Education Team on outreach activities, participate in team meetings and skills building of Peers related to health care; and
  • Engage in relationship building with other health care providers to ensure referrals are accepted and followed up.

Requirements:

  • Degree/diploma or relevant Nursing qualification (NQF Level5);
  • Registration with the South African Nursing Council as a Professional Nurse;
  • Dispensing License an advantage;
  • NimART trained;
  • Minimum two years of experience in HIV counseling and testing;
  • Good communication, interpersonal, conflict management and negotiation skills;
  • Previous experience in working with and developing partnerships with DoH an advantage;
  • Computer literate in Microsoft Office suite;
  • Valid code 08 driver’s license;
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team;
  • Passion for community health with a genuine interest in the provision of quality healthcare to key populations;
  • Prepared to work flexibly outside of office hours; and
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license will be an advantage.

To apply, submit a CV and a motivational letter to Jayne Arnott at jaynea@sweat.org.za by the 24th May 2018 by CoB.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. If you have not been contacted within 2 weeks of the closing date consider your application as unsuccessful. SWEAT reserves the right not to make any appointment in this position.


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