INTRODUCTION : -
Senior Nursing Officer job opportunity is available at AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) for individuals who possess relevant qualiufications.
The senior Nursing Officer would work closely with the clinician / Site Coordinator in ensuring smooth implementation of the ART service delivery within the facility.
He / She will directly supervise the ART nurse in providing topnotch HIV care, treatment and prevention programs.
This position is crucial to the achievement of AHF Nigeria’s programmatic targets and objectives.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES : -
In close collaboration with the facility medical officer, ensure the provision of quaIity, evidence-based ART, PMTCT, prevention and TB services.
Supervises the provision of skilled nursing procedures (i.e. dressing changes).
Ensures that medication administration is within the scope of practice of the licensee.
Directly performs or monitors the provision of phlebotomy and / or initiates intravenous infusions as ordered.
Attends and participates in team conferences as requested.
Acts as a team leader to assist with the provision and supervision of patient care in the health facilities.
Charts notes and medication administration according to protocol.
Supervises the provision of patient and family education in supported health facilities.
Exercises appropriate judgment and decision-making skills.
Mentors and ensures the maintenance of patient confidentiality.
Reports significant changes in the patient’s physical status to the RN and / or to the medical provider.
Supports the ART nurses to establish effective linkages and referral of patients within and outside the facility
Supports the process of developing / reviewing and adapting HIV Testing and Counseling, Blood and injection safety, USP,N PEP training curricula and other documents to meet appropriate audience.
Ensure accurate and timely documentation of all services provided.
Implement operational research protocols to answer important questions within AHF’s treatment and prevention programs.
Any other duty designated by the Nurse Manager.
Perform other duties as assigned.
DESIRED EXPERIENCE & QUALIFICATION : -
University graduate in Nursing or equivalent.
At least three (3) years experience in HIV program management.
Knowledge of minimum prevention package for Nigeria is highly essential.
Must be highly organized and capable of effective multi-tasking.
Ability to write reports and communicate effectively.
Sensitivily to ethics and confidentiality of HIVIAIDS client issues.
Proficiency in MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint.