Nurse Mentor

Full Time

Job Description

AHF is an international humanitarian organization operating in Zimbabwe, collaborating with Ministry of Health & Child Care to create centres of excellence for HIV care. AHF is looking for a OI Nurse Mentor (Mutare).

Position Summary
The AHF Nurse Mentor will work under the direct supervision of the Medical Officer and Sister in Charge to ensure provision of high-quality triage and nursing care. He/she will assist in development and implementation of clinical services, maintain client, and program activity records, and educate clients on a variety of HIV related topics as well as Sexual and Reproductive Health. The nurse will also be actively involved in development of a specialist HIV training service at the COE and at other AHF supported sites in and out of Harare. He/she will be actively involved in training and mentorship of OI staff. He/she will also be expected to contribute to research activities within the COE.

Duties and Responsibilities

Job Description & Main Responsibilities

  • Provide skilled nursing care to clients on an outpatient basis: screening referrals, counselling new clients, maintaining ART registers,
    • performing observations, preparing data for examination;
    • Assist with support and supervision of nurse activities, linkage coordinators and counsellors to ensure professionalism in delivery of work and continuous improvement in quality of services delivered;
    • Administer medication as ordered, within the scope of practice of the licensee;
    • Perform phlebotomy and/or initiate and monitor intravenous infusions as ordered or required following patient assessment.;
    • Provide patient and family health education and counselling;
    • Maintain a management plan to ensure patients stay adherent to their medication;
    • Intercede with difficult clients; resolve staff or client disputes, and assists with operational or procedural inquiries;
    • Impart knowledge and skills to staff and student interns/volunteers;
    • Train, mentor and supervise audit and research activities with the overall aim of improving standards and quality of care;
    • Assist in the design and implementation of up-to-date standard operating procedures for nursing clinical management of HIV and associated opportunistic infections.;
    • Co-ordinate defaulter follow up programme;
    • Establish and strengthen Sexual and Reproductive Health Services;
    • Assist with development of nurse mentorship and training programmes and Continuous Medical Education(CME) in HIV care;
    • Assist the Medical Officer with coordination of nursing care at all other affiliated AHF supported health facilities;
    • Participate in assessing and reporting data for Quality Improvement
    • Demonstrates flexibility and willingness to provide coverage at other AHF sites upon request
    • Other duties may be assigned.

    Supervisory/Supportive Responsibilities:
    • Involved in Support and Supervision of nurses at the AHF-supported sites in Mutare

Qualifications and Experience

• To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• He/she must have bachelor’s degree in Nursing or public health or its equivalent;
• At least 5 years as a health worker, 2 years of which should be in a senior position;
• Research experience preferred;
• Teaching and mentoring experience preferred;
• Specialist interest in HIV management.
• Must possess a valid practicing license and be registered with the Nursing Council of Zimbabwe
• Computer Skills: Proficiency in MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint