VMMC Nurses needed to support a district-based voluntary medical male circumcision program in the uThungulu and eThekwini districts. Providers will work with other clinical staff to provide VMMC procedures to clients.
Provides client education in VMMC and HIV
Obtains the client’s medical history and conducts a physical examination
Secures informed consent from clients or the parent/guardian prior to VMMC
Prepares the client and minor surgical theater for VMMC
Restocks supplies, decontaminates instruments and equipment, autoclave
Administers local anesthesia
Prepares and dresses wounds
Provides and reinforces postoperative messages
Completes operation notes and other client record forms
Conducts Day 2 and Day 7 client follow-up visits
Participates in QA activities
RN or clinical associate, trained in an accredited school/university
Completion of training and experience in a surgical and/or clinical setting preferred
Completion of training and experience as a Certified HIV Counselor preferred
Experience in training clinical staff preferred
Must be skilled in assessment, evaluation, nursing diagnosis, and treatment planning
Must be able to provide VMMC preoperative, inter-operative and postoperative management
Must have strong nursing and interpersonal skills, especially in working with diverse populations
Must be able to work as part of a team and communicate effectively with a culturally diverse group of professional staff and volunteers
Must be able to take initiative, work independently, and juggle multiple priorities without compromising high standards of performance and integrity
Must be willing to travel
Must be able to use the Internet and web-based e-mail
Must be willing to work in non-traditional health settings
Ability to communicate in multiple South African language
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Jhpiego offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive employee benefits package including: medical and dental plans; paid vacation, holidays and sick leave; personal accident insurance; 403(b) retirement plan; life and disability insurance; travel insurance; education assistance plan and more.
Note: The successful candidate selected for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation.