The successful candidate will be responsible for providing quality cervical cancer screening with Visual Inspection using Acetic Acid (VIA) for Anti-Retroviral Treatment (ART) patients, conduct cryotherapy or thermocoagulation treatment, provide follow up care relevant to treatment plan and outcomes among other responsibilities.
As a Registered Nurse, providing quality cervical cancer screening with Visual Inspection using Acetic Acid (VIA) for Anti-Retroviral Treatment (ART) patients, the successful candidate will be responsible for the following key result areas: Key focus areas: • Implement improved cervical cancer screening through VIA. • Conduct cryotherapy or thermocoagulation treatment. • Provide follow up care relevant to treatment plan and outcomes. • Referral of patients to medical officers, counsellors, social workers, or other care, and support services in the health system or community, where necessary treatment cannot be provided by the clinic. • Close collaboration with clinical and training counterparts. • Provide screening services for HIV positive women, at clinical level. • Request appropriate laboratory and clinical investigations, interpret results, and provide appropriate medical care as well as participation in data review and quality improvement processes. • Develop, maintain, and implement a systematic approach to patient recruitment for VIA. • Provide patient education on cervical cancer and HIV/AIDS. • Engagement in VIA, Nurse Initiated Management of Anti-Retroviral Treatment (NIMART), Opportunistic infections (OIs), and ART training, including participation through platforms such as Project Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes (ECHO) and Digital Video Conferencing (DVC). • Provide regular reports on formal quality improvement projects to ensure the highest quality of cervical cancer screening care all facilities. • Participate in multi-disciplinary meetings. • Follow any lawful and reasonable instructions, as assigned by reporting line. • Collect, collate, and organise cervical cancer data for monthly and quarterly reports. • Immediate reporting of any adverse event to supervisor and processing relevant documentation of the event to the relevant office. • Order and maintain an appropriate level of equipment, stationary, and supplies at all times. • Ensure high standard infection control in VIA clinics. • Implement a quality improvement approach to cervical cancer screening and document all related activities. • Participate in relevant operational research.
The Person Minimum requirements:
• Degree/Diploma in General Nursing and Midwifery. Any additional qualification would be an added advantage. • Qualification in Public Health, Obstetrics and Gynaecology (OBGYN), Infectious Diseases, or similar area would be an added advantage. • Valid practicing card and registration with the Namibia Interim Nursing Council. • Experience in cervical cancer screening and PAP smears would be an added advantage. • Experience in the treatment of HIV would be an advantage. • Experience in women’s health is preferred. • Ability to maintain professionalism and confidentiality at all times. Ability to create a conducive atmosphere for patients, relatives, and colleagues.
Closing date: 11 April 2022