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PROVINCIAL HEALTH REFERRAL & LINKAGES SPECIALIST - 361758
PROVINCIAL HEALTH REFERRAL & LINKAGES SPECIALIST
Healthcare/ Pharmacies / Hospitals / Medical / Emergency Services
Wage / Salary:
R - Market Related - P/M (Per Month)
Our client based in based in KZN, is looking for an experienced Provincial Health Referral and Linkages Specialist to join their dynamic team
Duties & Responsibilities
Minimum qualification is a General Nursing Diploma
Have a valid driver’s license
At least five years’ experience in public health system
Experience with PEPFAR funded projects in South Africa is preferable
Able and willing to work flexible hours as needed and without constant or close supervision.
Demonstrated leadership and team-building skills.
Willing to travel between districts within province for work
Implement and monitor programme completion and target reach, resolving issues and initiating appropriate corrective action in relation to district specific work plan prioritizing:
Identification of CALHIV
Service package for CALHIV (access to ART, viral load, disclosure support)
Linkage to PREP, GBV and sexual reproductive health services
HIV risk assessment and testing (include index testing for HIV+ caregivers)
Supervise Community Health, Referral and Linkage Officers and SSPs where applicable
Coordinate all reporting process to ensure timely submission of required HTS reports in the district
Support the PPM in contract management oversight and tracking of deliverables for sub awardees focusing on CALHIV
Produce health specific content monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual narrative programme performance reports
Track district specific health data to support programme planning and expanded reach
Facilitate capacity building initiatives for SSPs on HIV to ensure all SSPs are up to date about latest developments in HTS.
Coordinate case management and tracking for all children infected and/or affected by HIV in selected districts to ensure achievement of the UN 95-95-95 targets as per NSP.
Provide technical support and mentoring to ensure successful bi-directional referral systems and case management at site, district and provincial level by facilitating partnership development between DSD and DOH at provincial, district, and local level; with PEPFAR district support partner and any other relevant local health and Welfare NPOs.
Monitor success of the referral systems and provide support to troubleshoot and problem-solve as needed, prioritising:
Access to PREP for 10% of GCBS Adolescents (15 – 17 years)
CALHIV access to ART
HIV+ caregivers index testing of children
Teenage mothers to access CPS
Access to GBV and sexual reproductive health interventions
Propose innovative ideas and new solutions to meet CALHIV, PREP and SRH referral targets
Coordinate monthly feedback meetings on the caseload of HIV+ children with DSD staff, NPO staff, project staff, and health facility staff for programmatic decision-making purposes;
Jointly coordinate HTS including community outreach with testing partners, other OVC partners (in case there is more than one OVC partner in a district/subdistrict) and other service providers.V.