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Enrolled Pediatric Nurse

TASO

This is a Full-time position in Gulu posted March 7, 2022.

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# Job Description

The AIDS Support Organization TASO Uganda, is an Organisation contributing
to a process of preventing HIV infection, restoring hope and improving the
quality of life of persons, families and communities affected by HIV infection
and disease. TASO has received a 3-year 2022- 2024 grant from ViiV
Healthcare UK Limited to improving Retention in HIV care among Children living
with HIV and their caregivers IRHAC-U Project to achieve the UNAIDS 95-95-95
targets by 2030 in the Districts of Gulu and Masindi. The overall aim ofthe
IRHAC-U Project will be to contribute to the improvement of the proportion of
240 PLHIV children and their caregivers with known HIV status, by providing
HIV Testing Services to 4274 children aged 5-14 years and their caregivers at
TASO Gulu and TASO Masindi CoE to over 95% by the end of 31 Sl July 2024,
provide comprehensive treatment services and retain in care 747 PLHIV children
and their caregivers at T ASO Gulu and TASO Masindi CoE by the end of 3 JSI
July 2024, increase from 85% to 95% PLHIV children and their caregivers on
treatment with suppressed viral loads at T ASO Gulu and TASO Masindi CoE and
sustain it by the end of 31 st July 2024 and,
increase availability, access and use of quality data to plan, monitor and
evaluate HIV/AIDS response by the end of 3151 July 2024. T ASO requires the
services of dedicated, competent, innovative and result- oriented individuals
for employment on a contract basis for the posts below
Job Title : REF: TSIHRlPMGT/4: Enrolled Pediatric Nurse – IRHAC-U Project
Classification: Contract, Full-time
Reports to: Project Clinical Officer
Salary: Commensurate with training and experience
Duty Station: TASO Masindi COE and TASO Gulu COE Directly Supervises: None

Main Purpose of the Job:
The Enrolled Pediatric Nurse shall triage clients, take vital measurements,
conduct nutritional assessment, provide comprehensive nursing, counseling and
psychosocial support services to pediatric clients and their caregivers.

Key Outputs
• Nursing/medical care that meets national and international standards
provided to children and adolescents at the COE
• Home-based medical, psychosocial support services provided
• HIV index testing for the eligible individuals ensured
• Well documented vital observations and counseling done

Key Duties and Responsibilities
• Provide standard nursing care to children and adolescents receiving care at
the COE
• Screen and triage clients
• Ensure vital observations are taken and well documented
• Conduct routine health talks to both caregivers and older children
• Provide psychosocial support services at both facility and community
• Work with peers/community volunteers to conduct community-based HIV testing
to Increase pediatric case identification
• Provide nutritional support
• Identify needy individuals for addition support such as transport or other
needs

Person Specification: Enrolled Pediatric Nurse
Minimum Academic Qualification: Enrolment Certificate in Comprehensive Nursing
or Enrolment Certificate in Nursing from a recognized training institution;
with a valid licensure with Uganda Nurses and Midwives council. A Diploma in
Nursing practices will be an added advantage.

Required Experience and Exposure
• Minimum of one year’s experience working in an HIV setting
• Ability to speak Runyoro and Luo is essential
• Additional Training Required
• Certificate in Child and Adolescent Counselling is required
• Certificate in HIV Counselling/Certificate in Basic HIV/TB/ART management is
desired
• Certificate in nutrition assessment and counselling is desired

Key Skills
• Ability to communicate medical facts to non-medical people
• Good interpersonal skills
• Excellent communication skills
• Basic computer skills
• HIV counseling skills
Other Qualities/attributes: Integrity, team player, ability to wor

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**Closing Date** : 19th March. 2022

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