District Cervical Cancer Focal Person

Job Summary


 

In close liaison with Provincial Manager and District Manager; the District Cervical Cancer Focal Person, provides technical support in providing high quality integrated Cervical cancer screening services and activities across supported sites in the district. The Cervical Cancer Focal Person will focus on increasing access to screening and treatment services and ensuring technical efficacy of all cervical cancer screening strategies in the district.

 

Duties And Responsibilities


 

•Provide cervical cancer screening for women living with HIV (WLHIV) as guided by the Ministry of Health and Child Care strategic plan including the treatment of precancerous lesions using cryotherapy and thermal ablation

•Develop a treatment plan for each client, that includes subsequent follow-up and necessary investigations

•Managing and reporting all adverse event experienced by the client during screening and treatment

•Refer all clients to the next level of care and ensure that the client completes the referral by conducting the necessary follow-up.

•Ensure all services are offered in adherence to the MOHCC and OPHID SOPs and guidelines shall be critical to ensure that all clients receive the best quality treatment and care.

•Support health facilities in implementing appropriate systems (pre-booking of patients, integrated ART/cancer screening services, see and treat approach) that promote scale up of cancer screening services

•Support health facilities with supply chain management of consumables needed for VIAC activities

•Support health facilities to record cervical cancer screening services correctly and completely in appropriate care booklets and registers

•Promote site level cervical cancer screening data analysis (monthly cascade analysis) to improve quality of services and achievement of site targets

•Submit timely reports on all CXCA screening activities conducted at (static and outreach sites model, LEEP camps etc) and achieved targets

•Work with the facility management and staff to scale up outreach services for cervical cancer targeting WLHIV on ART

•Work with facility management and staff in implementing appropriate systems (pre-booking of patients, integrated ART/cancer screening services, see and treat approach) that promote scale up of cancer screening services

•Work with facility management and staff to improve supply chain management of consumables needed for VIAC activities

•Support health facilities to record cervical cancer screening services correctly and completely in appropriate care booklets and registers

•Promote site level cervical cancer screening data analysis (weekly/monthly cascade analysis) to improve quality of services and achievement of site targets

Qualifications And Experience


 

Person Specification

•A Diploma or Degree in Nursing AND registered as a Registered General Nurse with the Nurses Council of Zimbabwe

•At least 2 years’ experience in clinical management of Cervical Cancer (VIAC Trained), and or HIV and TB/HIV at public health facility level

•Postgraduate qualification (such as Midwifery, Community nursing etc) is an added advantage

•Knowledge and experience of working within the Ministry of Health and Care public sector/city clinics is an added advantage

•Working under minimal supervision, self-motivation and self-driven to achieve set goals and targets.

•Good inter-personal communications skills and ability to navigate through different cultures and religions during the execution of duties

•Proficiency in MS Office suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook), and online collaboration technologies.