Jun 30, 2020

LON QI Officer

  • IRD SA
  • Johannesburg, South Africa
Full time Nonprofit-Social Services

Job Description

1. Overall Responsibility:

Overall coordinating specific review processes as part of the hospital, CHC, clinic or another type of healthcare services and National Department of Health continuous improvement process, focusing on TB, DR-TB and TB-HIV in district/sub-district. Ensuring that healthcare professionals and supporting personnel within the district/sub-district’s health facilities comply with care standards and quality key performance indicators.

2. Duties:

Responsible to work with district/sub-district public health facilities/hospitals and health management to develop, maintain, and implement plans to achieve quality improvement goals and manage personnel.
Ensure that all conform to standards, regulations, policies and improve quality of services and deliver a patient ethically centred service.
Investigating irregularly treatment and management including failure to adhere to recommended monitoring and evaluation, safety or institutional standards
Oversees and monitor the quality improvement program and develops performance improvement targets
Human resource planning and management by performance management and ensure corrective management
Liaise with relevant stakeholders including facility committees, community participation and quality improvement committee to maintain quality improvement
Ensure the provision of high-quality services measured by outcomes of various quality assurance activities
Collect, verify and timeous submission of accurate statistics monthly and quarterly and narrative reports according to request and project prescription
Implementation and monitoring of the aDSM plan in the District

3. Requirement:

Health related Degree
Experience or demonstrated experience as a professional nurse on TB/DR-TB and TB-HIV/AIDS programmes in quality improvement project/s
Strong verbal, written and presentation skills in English and at least one other South African language
A keen interest in pharmacovigilance
Valid unendorsed code 8 driver’s licence

4. Experience:

Knowledge of South Africa’s current evident-based TB/DR-TB and TB-HIV investigations and treatment
Knowledge and sensitivity to working with multi-cultural groups
Experience in TB/DR-TB and TB-HIV program monitoring and evaluation and information management systems
Developing and making professional presentations and graphs

5. Skills:

Knowledge of continuous improvement principles and the ability to understand and use analytical reasoning to interpret and act on patient care data and health information
Excellent time management, team-building, and facilitation skills
Understanding of South Africa’s public health and development trends and approaches
Self-motivated professional nurse with an ability to handling pressure situations
Strong computer literacy, with proficiency and ability to work with a spreadsheet:
Microsoft Office Excel, Word and Power Point and Outlook/e-mail along with strong internet-based skills including methods of online communication (Skype, Social Media Platform, etc.)
Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a multi-cultural group
Be self-motivated and present a positive leadership attitude

6. Communication

All Project related personnel, Manager, NIMDR-TB Professional Nurses, Data Capturers and Community Health Workers
Provincial Department of Health, District/Sub-District Department of Health, Health Facility personnel and PHC Personnel

7. Working conditions:

Willingness and availability to travel extensively within province
On occasion, to work long and/or irregular /or after hours/ holidays and weekends if the needed to reach objective and deadlines
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