Serving the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community since 1994

The second-oldest LGBT organisation in South Africa, OUT provides stigma-free HIV, sexual health and other services to gay, bisexual and MSM communities. We also work to eradicate LGBT+ hate crimes and discrimination while assisting and supporting victims.

Job opening at OUT: NIMART Nurse in Gqeberha

Position: NIMART Nurse with Dispensing License/ Certificate
Location: Nelson Mandela Bay, Qqeberha
Closing date: 24 June 2022
Contract type: Maternity reliever
Contract duration: From 14th July to 30 September 2022

OUT LGBT Well-being is a South African based Not for Profit Organisation aimed at the building of healthy empowered lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities in South Africa and internationally. OUT wants to reduce heterosexism and homophobia in society.

We are currently recruiting for a NIMART Nurse (outreach services) who will be responsible for providing biomedical services, delivering community-based HIV services tailored to the needs of men who have sex with men (MSM) and providing a comprehensive package of care – STIs, ART and PrEP initiation – to reach the 95-95-95 PEPFAR targets.

REPORTING LINE
The NIMART Nurse will report directly to the Site Manager

HOURS OF WORK
Hours will depend on operational needs, will not exceed the recommended working hours as per the Basic Conditions of Employment

KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assessment of MSM (Men who have sex with men) to provide comprehensive package of care
  • Ability to assess MSM individual for ART initiation according to South African guidelines
  • Ensure all clients who are HIV positive are screened for TB according to National TB guidelines and treat those that are at risk of getting TB
  • Ensure that there is continuum of care with community-based service model of Community ART and PrEP

QUALIFICATIONS, REQUIREMENTS AND EXPERIENCE

  • A relevant qualification in Nursing with valid SANC registration
  • Must be NIMART certified and have a valid dispensing license or a certificate
  • Knowledge of current guidelines and experience in HIV/PMTCT/TB programmes
  • Must be knowledgeable about PrEP
  • Experience in working with MSM will be an added advantage
  • Ability to work proactively and collaboratively
  • Supervisory and leadership skills
  • Written and oral communication skills are required
  • Self-disciplined and able to work unsupervised
  • Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills
  • Valid driver’s license

Strong preference will be given to members from our target group.

Person must be non – judgmental.

OUT LGBT Well-being reserves the right not to make this appointment.

Please only submit Application letter and 3 page (max) CV, with supporting documents. Applications can be emailed to recruitment@engagemenshealth.org.za.

Only candidates who meets requirements will be contacted for the interviews.

Services
Have you been threatened, hit, raped or had your property damaged or stolen because you are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender or intersex (LGBTI)? Then you have been a victim of a hate crime.
OUT offers exciting training to mainstream service providers and other interested parties. The training assists individuals to understand themselves as sexual beings.
Currently OUT distributes safer sex packs to a range of venues in Tshwane that are utilised by gay men and lesbian women. These packs also include responsible sex messaging, appropriate barrier methods and lube.
OUT's Engage Men’s Health project offers free and confidential sexual health services to gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (MSM).