Fresher Nurse Counselor Jobs – Makerere University Joint AIDS Program (MJAP)

Job Title:      Nurse Counselor
Organization: Makerere
University Joint AIDS Program (MJAP)
Duty Station:
Mulago, Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: ISS
Clinic Manager
About US:
Makerere University
Joint AIDS Program (MJAP) is a private-not-for profit Company under Makerere
University. MJAP works to build partnerships and strengthen health systems to
optimally respond to HIV/AIDS, TB and other diseases of public health
importance in Africa.
Job Summary:   The Nurse Counselor  will provide comprehensive HIV/AIDS
counselling to clients by conduct health education talks on how they can live
positively with HIV; through information giving on ART, prophylactic, other
medications, HIV prevention, testing and other areas which affect their quality
of life in line with the MJAP clinical guidelines
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • To discuss the benefits of ART/ARVs to all HIV positive clients,
    their dosage, possible side effects and how to manage the mild side
    effects and major side effects as per MJAP and MOH guidelines
  • To monitor client’s adherence to medication and counsel the on the
    need for 100% adherence to medication and clinic schedules in accordance
    to the per the MJAP policy.
  • To explain to clients the need for laboratory tests and later
    explains the results and interprets the meaning of each as per the MOH
    policy.
  • To assess other psychosocial, cultural, spiritual etc. needs the
    client might be facing with a view of helping the client to solve these
    needs and if possible link them to other service providers like substance
    abuse, mental health issues, teenage pregnancy, rape, child abuse,
    disclosure issues, bereavement, family support and partner involvement,
    conflict and child testing, welfare, PMTCT, OVC, crisis, will making,
    making development projects
  • To document learning experiences from each client to be used in
    knowledge creation and sharing in order to improve counselling services as
    per the MJAP guideline.
  • Counsel TB HIV patients on the benefits of adherence to both anti TB
    and ART medication
  • Actively participate in prevention activities conducted at the
    clinic like HIV discordant couple forums
  • Implement Assisted partner notification (APN) services
  • Offer intensive adherence counselling (IAC) to HIV non-suppressed
    clients
  • Actively participate in all forums conducted at the clinic e.g.
    adolescent and young adults’ forum, for non-suppressed clients
  • Provide technical assistance to all MJAP supported sites

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a Diploma in Nursing and should have a
    license with the regulatory body responsible
  • Certificate in HIV/AIDS counselling and Antiretroviral therapy
  • Two years of experience in Paediatric & Adult counselling in a
    busy clinic setting
  • Proficient in Counselling models & communication skills
  • Personal competencies: Integrity, confidentiality, empathy and
    emotional control
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should email their applications, detailed
curriculum vitae and copies of relevant academic documents addressed to: The
Human Resource Manager, Makerere University Joint AIDS Program (MJAP) via Email
to: hr@mjap.or.ug
NB: Please
indicate the position and region you’re applying for in the subject. Your
attachments should not exceed 5MB.
Deadline: 10th October 2018 by 5:00pm
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