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Linkage Officer required urgently: Salary R4 500 to R5 000 per month

Linkage Officer required urgently: Salary R4 500 to R5 000 per month

Durban, KwaZulu-Natal
Full-time, Contract
R4 500 – R5 000 a month


The HTS/linkage officer will be responsible for the HIV testing of PWID in the PWID Programme, as well as navigating PWID through the referral processes and ensuring linkage to care.

Minimum requirements:

Grade 12
Minimum 1-2 years of working experience with PWID/PWUD
Experience working in HIV, TB, STI & gender-based violence programmes
Finger Prick Certificate
HIV/AIDS Counselling Certificate – minimum 10-day course, which is not older than 2 years from the date of issue, or
HIV/AIDS Counselling Certificate – minimum 10-day course, older than 2 years’, but not more than 3 years’, with a certificate for a 2-day refresher course from an accredited provider
Ability to communicate in English and IsiZulu or another South African language
Intermediate level computer literacy

Key performance areas:

HIV Testing and Counselling

Provides an integrated, holistic client-centred HTS with support and guidance from the professional nurse
Perform finger prick for HIV rapid diagnostic testing
Obtains informed, written consent for HIV counselling and testing, TB and STI screening
Conducts workplace and community combination HIV prevention initiatives including STI, TB, HIV, risk reduction counselling, screening and appropriate referrals
Complies with HTS, waste management and infection control guidelines and policies.

Quality Assurance:

Ensures all HTS equipment is in working order
Supports the professional nurse with the implementation of quality assurance programmes for HIV Testing and Counselling, including Rapid Test Continuous Quality Improvement (RTCQI) and participating in Proficiency Testing
Assists with assessments as and when required
Referrals and Linkage

Develop strong relationships with health facilities in implementing district to ensure linkage to care for referred PWID
When applicable, refer PWID to appropriate and required services
· Navigate PWID into health facility to ensure linkage to care

Administration and reporting

Data collection on HTS and referrals
Record keeping into DoH HTS register
Completes all required reports for the programme on HTS and referrals
Supports the professional nurse with supply management and temperature control of test kits
Monitors HTS data and ensures targets are met
Personal development

Participate in learning and development opportunities (trainings, workshops, information sessions etc.)
Stay abreast of developments in the fields of HIV/AIDS, STIs and TB

Organisational responsibilities:

Attend meetings, briefings, debriefing, staff meetings and other as directed and do so on a regular basis
Represent the organisation with pride and ensure you adhere to the ethos and principles of the organisation

Knowledge, skills and competencies:

Understanding of South African guidelines of HIV Testing Services and related quality assurance processes
Knowledge of KP or programming preferable
Knowledge of HIV, STIs and TB prevention approaches
Report-writing skills
Planning skills
Good communication skills
Non-judgmental, trustworthy and empathetic personality
Good interpersonal skills, including being a team player
Demonstrate strong professional attitude and behaviour at all times
Ability to work non-traditional hours
Ability to travel as and when required

Closing date: 28 March 2020

Job Types: Full-time, Contract

Salary: R4,500.00 to R5,000.00 /month


Linkage Officer: 2 years (Required)
Education: High School (matric) (Required). Apply Now

Source: ijobs

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