Servicing the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community

OUT provides direct health services to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community, MSM, sex workers, and injecting drug users, including HIV testing, counselling, treatment and general lifestyle advice and support.

OUT has been in existence for more than 21 years and is dedicated to the building of healthy and empowered LGBT communities in South Africa and internationally, while reducing hetrosexism and homophobia in society.

Job Opening: Nursing Position

Registered Nurse for People Who Inject Drugs based in Mbombela/Nelspruit: S/he will be responsible for the wellbeing of PWID clients, with a focus on drug use and harm reduction, HIV Testing and Treatment, STI- and Tb screenings and treatment, and Hepatitis specifically in a mobile setting including outreach with homeless clients. The suitable candidate will have to be available after hours, during weekends and on public holidays as well.  Responsibilities include: distribution of harm reduction commodities, HIV Counselling and Testing, wellness adherence and referral, provision of ART (Anti-Retroviral Therapy), provision of PrEP, viral load /CD4 monitoring and general HIV management, STI (Sexually Transmitted Infections) screening and treatment, TB (tuberculosis) screening and treatment, screening for Hepatitis B & C and referrals, wound care, overdose prevention. Experience in provision of Opiate Substitute Therapy will be an advantage. S/he will manage a small office of 3 people, including human resources, finances and monitoring and evaluation. 

Requirements: An appropriate nursing qualification and qualified to prescribe and dispense relevant needed medicines, knowledge of harm reduction, maturity, strong project management skills, experience in working with key populations, specifically provision of direct services, and how to integrate this within the mainstream, and a focus of achieving outputs. 

There is a three-month probation period. Salary is negotiable pending on qualifications and experience. Please forward CVs to Dawie Nel, neld@out.org.za; 012 430 3272; www.out.org.za. Closing date for applications is 30 November 2018, 17:00. Only short- listed candidates will be contacted. We reserve the right not to make an appointment. Preference will be given to candidates from the target group.

Services
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