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20 Dec 2020

Permanent Job Vacancies for MDR Coordinator

TB HIV Care (THC) – Posted by JobLink24 Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Job Description

Job Vacancies for MDR Coordinator

Location: Durban, KwaZulu-Natal

Job Type: Permanent

Company/Employer: TB HIV Care (THC)

Job Title: MDR Coordinator (TBH201217-7) – TB HIV Care

Closing Date: 2020/12/27

Reference Number: TBH201217-7


Short Job Summary 

TB HIV Care (THC) is an internationally recognized as non-profit organization which was established in 1929. It provides 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 and people who use drugs.

It also 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.

Key Purpose of the position

The main purpose of the MDR Coordinator is to activate hospital-based TB QI activities, coordinate/deliver services, and improve notification and linkage to care at PHCs in close collaboration with the health facilities, medical and nursing service manager and quality assurance focal person.

Minimum Requirements      

  • Must have Grade 12 / Matric
  • Must have Diploma in Nursing, Primary Health Care
  • Registration with South African Nursing Council (SANC)
  • Must have 5 – 10 years working experience in public health care sector and HAST Program
  • Must have 5 years’ experience in coordination of TB/HIV Program Services
  • Must have knowledge of TB and HIV/AIDS
  • Must have previous exposure within an NGO/NPO environment
  • Must have knowledge of TB would be advantageous
  • Must have computer literacy (MS Office – Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Must have NIMDR trained
  • Must have fluent in English and IsiZulu
  • Must have valid driver’s license
  • Must have clear criminal record

Duties and Responsibilities  

  • To oversee district DR-TB ADSM and Pharmacovigilance activities
  • To implement national guidelines and tools to support active drug safety monitoring (adsm) and pharmacovigilance at hospital and facility level
  • To build ADSM capacity at facility level using QI methodology
  • To support placement of ECG machines at DR-TB facilities where needed
  • To facilitate the referral process of clients with high CAD4TB score for presumptive TB testing
  • To liaise with Radiologist (Technical Expert) on as needed basis for diagnostic and technical advice and support
  • To support referral and linkage to care for incidental CXR findings not requiring presumptive TB testing
  • To maintain effective working relationships with Community Health Workers (CHWs), outreach teams and facility staff
  • To oversee DR-TB linkage to care and adherence support program across the district
  • To support Enrolled Nurses placed at facilities to facilitate linkage to care, adherence counseling and support, retention in care and access to new treatment regimens
  • To provide DS and DR-TB Adherence support by using differentiated model of care and piloting adherence tools including medication monitors and m-Health tools Quality Improvement – focus on quality
  • To support TB Focal Nurse at Hospital level to implement QI activities and support ongoing quality improvement
  • To manage key partnerships with government and non-government sector
  • To meet quarterly with HIV prevention, TB Control and HIV Treatment Deputy Directors to support alignment with DOH guidelines
  • To attend HAST Information meetings and communicate changes in program outcomes to key stakeholders
  • To support implementation and maintenance of infection prevention and control standards
  • To support teams to engage with relevant facility management to effectively implement and maintain IPC standards

Skills and Competencies      

  • Must have good communication skills
  • Must have good leadership, mentoring and people management skills
  • Must have decision making skills
  • Must have excellent attention to detail and deadlines
  • Must have strong interpersonal skills and ability to build relationships with stakeholders
  • Must have good problem-solving ability
  • Must have good reasoning ability
  • Mentorship and capacity building skills
  • Attention to detail, good time management and monitoring skills


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