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Jun 11, 2018

Midwife

  • Orange Babies
  • Johannesburg, South Africa
Full time Health Care

Job Description

Employment
Orange Babies is a charitable foundation dedicated to preventing mother to child transmission of HIV and assisting children infected and affected by HIV and / or AIDS in Southern Africa.

Orange Babies seeks to appoint a Midwife for the Mount Olive Outreach project, to be based in Johannesburg.

Salary: R20 000 monthly, non-negotiable

The purpose of the position is to run the Mother and Child health centre together with another nurse, providing antenatal, postnatal and child health care. Education is a large part of the responsibilities. A strong will to work in the community without judgement, but openness to women and children and willingness to help in different situations and educate women and children on many levels is required.

Responsibilities:
Provide antenatal, postnatal, and child health care
Run support groups for pregnant women and for mothers and have educational sessions with adolescent girls/boys around sexual health
Computer literacy work with Excel, entering and processing statistics for the centre
Clinic management
Examine and monitor of pregnant women on their maternal journey
Intake of the client and assessment of client’s vital signs
Assess care requirements and writing care plans
Conduct home visits for postnatal mother and baby e.g. identifying complicated cases, nutritional status of the mother and child etc
Recruit pregnant women to the MCHC
Keep daily attendance registers and managing patient information
Arrange schedule in line with admin and practical responsibilities
Provide weekly stats sheets in the manner required and communicated to you by the Project Manager
Write referrals for clients where clients need further testing or treatment and conducting follow ups
Provide information and emotional support to young girls/ mothers / pregnant women and their partners, as well as implementing relevant support groups
Re-order stock items and performing regular stocktaking to identify minimum levels of items
Maintain client confidentiality at all times
Ensure that the MCHC is kept clean and hygienic according to health standard
A strong will to work in the community without judgement, but openness to women and children and willingness to help in different situations
Educate women and children on many levels

Requirements:
Nursing certificate
Registered professional nurse with SANC
Midwife certificate
Training in HIV testing and counselling (preferably)
Minimum of two years practising as a midwife
Planning and organising skills, verbal and written skills
Communication skills and ability to work in a multi-cultural environmentAbility to delegate and work independently
Respect community members
English (fluent spoken/written)
IsiZulu (preferably)

To apply, submit your CV and motivational letter to valencia@mountoliveoutreach.co.za and thirza@orangebabies.org.za

Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application


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