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Anova Health Institute has a vacant post for a Counsellor Driver who is going to provide a reliable and courteous driving of the mobile unit with safety being the top priory. 

Closing date: 07 February 2024

Location: Parktown, Gauteng

Key duties and responsibilities:

Transport and Logistics

  • Ensure safe and secure transit to and from outreach sites and offices. Responsible for managing the mobile clinic or work vehicle.

  • Maintain fuel, mileage, and maintenance records as instructed by Project manager, site Coordinator/ Administrator
  • Ensure all field equipment is loaded and unloaded each shift (chairs, tents, generators, etc.)

  • Ensure all the items in the vehicle are handled correctly and you should report all the damages that occurred.
  • Follow all the rules/regulations of the road relating to the National Road Traffic Act of South Africa and as per Anova vehicle SOP and safety requirements.

  • Ensure that you keep up to date with Anova’s vehicle policy.
  • Responsible for driving yourself and the team to the sites of work as and when required, and you should adhere to the Anova vehicle management policy.

  • Submit weekly vehicle inspection checklist to the project administrator and provide a written report in case of any incident or accident to the vehicle.
  • Outreach support work

  • Provide an integrated, holistic client centred HTS with support.
  • Conduct HTS as per the National HIV Counselling and Testing policy/guidelines.

  • Ensure all HIV positive diagnosed clients are navigated to the nearest facilities.
  • Ensure newly diagnosed positive client is initiated on ART.
  • Ensure IQC is done and recorded as per SOP.

  • Ensure compliance to HTS, waste management and infection control guidelines and policies.
  • Encourage PWUDs to seek health care, including HCT and STI screenings.

  • Ensure that there are adequate HTS supplies for outreach.
  • Ensure that there is no misuse of company resources.
  • Ensure testing supplies are stored corrected in the field.

  • Ensure that there are adequate HTS supplies for outreach.
  • Ensure that there is no misuse of company resources.
  • Ensure testing supplies are stored corrected in the field.

  • Ensure that you always use a cooler box to collect and store your HTS supplies.
  • Support the professional nurse with supply management of the mobile clinic contents.
  • Administration support work

  • All client’s data completed correctly and submitted daily.
  • Record keeping into DoH HTS register.
  • High quality HTS data reported daily.
  • Data queries attended to within 24 hours.

  • Monitoring HTS data and ensuring targets are met.
  • Delegated administration chores done, as required.

  • Professional conduct maintained at work as per applicable policies.

Essential qualifications, skills and experience:

  • Grade 12.
  • Relevant heavy duty drivers’ licence and Professional Drivers Permit.
  • At least 2 years’ experience as a Counsellor Driver.

  • Trained in basic HAST, HIV counselling, adherence counselling.
  • Knowledge of DoH, HTS guidelines and protocol.

  • Experience working as an HTS counsellor.

Technical Knowledge and Skills

  • Knowledge of HIV/AIDS prevention
  • Good knowledge of the PWID community and relevant issues
  • Computer skills
  • Generic Skills

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Strong planning and organisational skills, including task and time management, ability to multitask, establish priorities and meet deadline, and work without supervision.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Must be able to work independently and in a team.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.

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