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Professional Nurse AYFS


Job Description

Anova is an NGO that empowers people and changes lives. Good health and quality of life is what motivates us to provide healthcare solutions and support for those who need it most.

We are looking for a Professional Nurse: AYFS to focus on working and improving 95-95-95 among children and adolescents (0-24 years) services and prevention services in Greater Letaba, prioritizing on adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) ages between 10 -24 year and working with other DREAMS partners. He/she will ensure that AGYW are provided with relevant care that meets their needs, through a holistic approach strategy, as part of a team of professionals working in Anova.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

Adolescent and Youth Friendly Services (AYFS)

  • Identify, establish and maintain AYFS platforms at facility (PHC and CHC)
  • Conduct AYFS assessments at PHC facilities
  • Ensure that facilities are adhering to 10 national AYFS standards
  • Establish bi-directional referral channels (community/facility/TVETs) referral channels to AYFS
  • Scale up youth friendly health services e.g. condom services, HTS including HIV self-screening and contraception mix, STI screening and treatment at facilities and TVETs
  • Linkage to Prevention and other services (post-violence care)
  • Ensure that eligible individuals mainly adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) are linked to prevention services and retained as needed at facilities and TVETs
  • Ensure that facilities are implementing GBV L.I.V.E.S model
  • Roll out DREAMS in all sub-districts supported by Anova
  • Ensure that DREAMS is being implemented in all and eligible Adolescent girls and young women are being enrolled
  • Train health care workers in facilities in DREAMS
  • Conduct DREAMS impact surveys
  • Implement Family care day models in facilities to ensure successful linkage to treatment, retention and adherence
  • Train health care workers in paediatric and adolescent ART management

Strengthening Internal Role and Administration
  • Support all other Anova staff with planning, organizing and execution of adolescent and young people program (AYP) activities
  • Provide regular oral and/written program updates
  • Assist with monthly statistics collection
  • Attend all team meetings as per invite
  • Timely submission of weekly plans, request and reports
  • Monitor and evaluate DREAMS programming and progress per PEPFAR MER guidelines and COP

Supervision, Monitoring and Stakeholder Engagement
  • Supervise and monitor adolescent enrolled nurses and youth connectors (peer educators and linkage officers) activities at sub-districts
  • Form and maintain partnerships with other implementing partners
  • Train and mentor health care workers, youth connectors (peer educators and linkage officers), operational managers, campus nurses and AYFS champions to deliver AYFS and collect data
  • Train clinicians and non-clinicians on AYFS, GBV, PrEP, YCC and other models as per need
  • Any other tasks as agreed with line manager.

Minimum Qualifications, Experience and Skills Required

  • Grade 12 (Matric)
  • Professional Nurse with midwifery diploma/ degree and registered with the South African Nursing Council (SANC)
  • Local youth between 20 to 30 years of age
  • NIMART trained, mentored and certified as competent
  • 2 to 3 years’ experience in HIV and TB management
  • Experience in supervising a team
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Good report writing skills
  • Proficiency in MS Office

Please specify the above reference number on the subject line of your email for a quicker response. Good luck!

Closing date: 05 February 2023

Applicants who have not been contacted within 4 weeks of submitting their application should assume that they have not been successful. Anova Health Institute is an equal opportunity employer.

Unsolicited CVs from agencies will not be paid agency fees should their candidate be placed at Anova.

For more information on Anova visit our website: www.anovahealth.co.za


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