Professional Nurse

HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT

DIRECTORATE: EMPLOYEE RELATIONS & WELLNESS
SECTION: HIV/AIDS

POSITION: PROFESSIONAL NURSE (P8)
(REF:PROFNURS/ERW/P8/08/2018-BUSHY)

PURPOSES OF THE POST
The main purpose of this post is to facilitate the implementation of the Unisa Policy: HIV and
AIDS Policy and related programmes, to assist in further development and/or implementation of
the institutional Health & Wellness Programme, as well as to provide Primary Health Care
Services within the incumbent’s scope of professional training and relevant professional
protocols.

REQUIREMENTS 

Grade 12/matric plus a three-year degree in Nursing or National Diploma in Nursing
Professional Nursing Qualification. 

At least five (4) years working experience in a clinical setting which includes two years’
working experience in a HIV Testing Services (HTS) Counselling environment. 

License to Dispense Medicines in keeping with Medicines and Related Substances Act,
Number 101 of 1965 as amended.

RECOMMENDATIONS 

Understanding of or insight into the Higher Education &Training Health, Wellness and
Development Programme (HEAIDS). 

Additional Qualification in Primary Health Care 

Insight into the National Strategic Plan on HIV, STI’s & TB 2017-2022

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES & SKILLS 

Insight into the National Strategic Plan on HIV, STI’s & TB 2017-2022. 

Practical application of HIV Testing Services (HTS) algorithms and protocols. 

Knowledge and clinical administration of recent HIV diagnostic tests as well as
interpretation of testing results. 

Ability to provide Primary Health Care (PHC) services including, among others,
assessment, diagnosis, interpretation of medical screening results as well as treatment
and/or monitoring of clinical conditions. 

Insight into the National Department of Health’s Norms for Primary Health Care facilities
and services. 

Knowledge of and ability to provide required care towards Management of Medical
Emergencies. 

Ability to work in a Cross & Multidisciplinary environment in cooperation with internal and
external stakeholders. 

Ability to maintain confidentiality. 

Integrity manifested through honesty and ethical professional behaviour 

General Administrative Skills including report writing and presentation skills on Microsoft
Office platforms.

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DUTIES

HIV Testing Services (HTS): 

Provide HIV Testing Services (HTS) in keeping with current protocols. 

Actively participate in the institutionalisation of identified HTS Campaigns and
interventions and reporting on these in keeping with relevant reporting formats. 

Maintain a database of HTS utilisation and generate daily, weekly and monthly reports in
accordance with HTS Protocols of the National Department of Health and other related
regulatory bodies. 

Adhere to appropriate Client Referral System of the Section: HIV/AIDS, and keep
records of formal referral of clients to and from appropriate healthcare services/facilities. 

Keep abreast of latest developments in the professional field of HTS for personal and
professional development purposes. 

Primary Health Care Services: 

Provide Primary Health Care (PHC) services including examining, diagnosing and
treating patients as well as assisting with coordination of general Health & Wellness
interventions, and reporting accordingly. 

Maintain a data base of PHC Services Utilisation and generate daily, weekly and
monthly reports in accordance with International Classification of Diseases (ICD 10)
Codes, Protocols of the National Department of Health and other related regulatory
bodies as well as identified institutional data requirements. 

Maintain a sound Client Referral System and keep records of formal referral of clients to
and from appropriate healthcare services/facilities. 

Manage medical emergencies, including injuries on duty, in cooperation with other
internal and external medical emergency services. 

Keep up with Primary Health Care Quality Assurance Framework and ensure
compliance thereto.

ADMINISTRATIVE TASKS 

Carry out requisite administrative tasks towards ensuring that strategic and operational
functions, projects and interventions of the Section and Directorate are carried out
effectively. 

Ensure compliance with institutional procurement policies in sourcing services of
independent professional service providers and other services as may be required. 

Liaise with internal and external stakeholders.

Assumption of duty : As soon as possible. 
Salary : Remuneration is commensurate with the

seniority of the position
Closing date : 14 July 2018
Enquiries : (012) 429 4803 – Mr B Motedi (HR Staffing & Client
Services)  

The completed prescribed application form must be accompanied BY
COMPREHENSIVE CURRICULUM VITAE and ORIGINAL certified copies (within the
previous six months) of;
 all educational qualifications, 
academic transcripts/records; 
identity document; and 
proof of SAQA verification of foreign qualifications (if applicable) 

The contact details of three contactable references must be provided, one of
which must be from your present line manager.

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The prescribed application form is obtainable from
(http://www.unisa.ac.za/vacancies) 

UNISA is not obliged to fill an advertised position. 

Late, incomplete and incorrect applications will not be considered. 

Appointments will be made in accordance with Unisa’s Employment Equity Plan
and other applicable legislation.

We welcome applications from Persons with Disabilities 

Applications must be submitted in an envelope clearly marked with the name of
the relevant Department, the position applied for and the reference number of the
position. If you apply for more than one position, each application must be in a
separate envelope.

Applications must be posted to Unisa, HR: Staffing, PO Box 392, Unisarand, 0003. 
Hand delivered applications can be deposited into the Application Box marked
HUMAN RESOURCES) situated at Muckleneuk Campus: OR Tambo Building, Main
Entrance 3rd Floor. 

All applications should reach UNISA before 16h00 on the closing date. 

Correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates only. If you have not been
contacted within two months after closing date of this advertisement, please accept that
your application was not successful.

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