Lo msebenzi uphelelwe. Closing date yawo ibi nge 18 ka May 2022.

Community Health Worker

TB HIV Care - Cape Town, Western Cape

Overview

TB HIV Care (THC), in existence since 1929, is an internationally recognised non-profit organisation. We provide health care services throughout South Africa to both the general population and communities at increased risk for HIV and TB, including adolescent girls and young women, sex workers, inmates in correctional centres and people who use drugs. THC provides a stimulating work environment and the opportunity to work with leaders in the field of HIV and TB prevention and care. Our work culture is adapted to the constantly evolving South African health care environment and will suit solution-driven team players interested in opportunities for career development while working to connect people with care.

Purpose of the position:

Conducts community, household and individual health assessments and identify individual health needs and risks (actual and potential). Facilitate the family or an individual to seek the appropriate health service and promote the health of the households and the individuals within these households. Refer individuals for further assessment and testing after performing simple basic screening. Provides limited, simple health interventions in a household. Provide psychosocial support and manage interventions such as treatment defaulter tracing and adherence support.

 

Responsibilities

  • Assist the patient with personal hygiene, this would include washing of the body and hair, shaving of male patients, cutting of finger and toe nails, mouth care
  • Perform wound care using appropriate material
  • Provide stoma therapy, catheter care, nail and foot care, tracheotomy care
  • Educate patient and relatives about caring for the patient at home and resources available
  • Refer patients to health facilities and service providers where necessary
  • Report the deterioration of patients’ conditions to supervisor
  • Identify and register households
  • Help patient(s) to understand purpose of visit and gain cooperation

Requirements

  • Grade 12
  • Experience in handling patients with HIV,
  • Must be resident in the area and have good knowledge of the geographical area
  • Fluent in isiXhosa and/or English
  • Must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19

 

 

Lo msebenzi uphelelwe. Closing date yawo ibi nge 18 ka May 2022.