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Nurse/Treatment and Care Coordinator

Date Posted
18th July 2017
Reference
VAC-26385
Sector
Healthcare & Medical
Job Type
Permanent
Location
St. Ann
Salary
Not Disclosed

Job Summary

The Treatment and Care Coordinator /Nurse will be responsible for the management and execution of efficient nursing care and treatment of patients, specifically persons infected and affected with HIV/AIDS.

Job Description

The Treatment and Care Coordinator /Nurse will also be responsible for the management of the support services programme specifically all activities within the clinic.

 

SPECIFIC DELIVERABLES:

Clinical

  • Registration, Triage, and screening of Patients
  • Monitoring of patients via mechanical devices and takes appropriate action (glucometer, blood pressure)
  • Conduct needs assessment and provide necessary referrals within JASL (Doctor, psychologist, support groups, Nutritionist, VCT )
  • Education and Counselling of Patients in the following areas (HIV/STI, Chronic Illness, Acute infections, Treatment Failure)
  • Provide general counselling
  • Conduct Home Base Care with clients who are unable to visit
  • Conducts visit to patients who are hospitalized
  • Ensure the proper collection, identification, storage and safe transportation of specimens to the laboratory with the appropriate requisition forms; Receive and record results
  • Provide Assessment of medical needs and referral to appropriate agencies (CHARES, Hospices, Government clinics)
  • Forecast, plan, implement, coordinate and evaluate nursing care for patients
  • Implement and maintain an effective system to link and retain patients
  • Provide consultation and support to necessary departments regarding practice changes that affect patient care
  • To create and or share documents that promote best practice, such as clinical
  • practice guidelines, systematic reviews, journal articles, etc
  • Keep current about trends and changes relating to HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment and care.
  • Manage Client Records.

 

Administrative

  • Liase with other clinical staff (Doctor, Nurse, Pharmacist, Nutritionist)
  • 2.  Coordinate sessional clinics with Doctor and other Health Care Personnel    
  • (Counsellor, Dietician/Nutritionist, Social Worker)
  • Collaborate with Medical Doctor regarding Planning Patient care
  • Develop care plan for each client
  • Management of data base
  • Facilitate support group sessions with PLHIV and other  JASL clients
  • Facilitate and coordinate treatment literacy
  • Assist with programme development and proposal writing
  • Develop strategies to resolve issues, make recommendations and support implementations where appropriate
  • Represents JASL locally at Ministries, seminar sand meetings, Funding Agencies, Conferences, Public events
  • Submit monthly reports 
  • Perform other relevant Duties as assigned

 

KNOWLEDGE

  • Fundamental of Nursing and nutrition
  • Basic principles of Management
  • Diagnostic test and treatment

 

REQUIRED COMPETENCIES

  • Caring and compassionate nature
  • Ability to deal with emotionally charged and pressured situations
  • Management skills
  • Computer literate
  • Good oral and written communication skill along with group facilitation and counselling  skills                                    
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Skills in organizing resources and establishing priorities
  • Ability to develop, plan and implement short and long – range goals
  • Ability to coordinate and implement multiple projects and events
  • Ability to handle high volumes of activity in a timely, professional manner
  • Ability to work professionally and cooperate with team members and representative of other agencies 
  • Ability to deal with emotionally charged and pressured situations

 

EDUCATIONAL/QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from a Recognized Institution
  • Certified District Nurse
  • Should be fully registered with Nursing Council of Jamaica as a EAN or Registered Nurse (RN).

 

EXPERIENCE

  • Minimum of five (5) years active nursing experience
  • Two (2) years’ experience in HIV management
  • Two (2) years’ experience working with MARPS population 

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