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Nurse – Counsellor (AHRN)-Myanmar)

Job Summary

Location : Waimaw, Kachin State

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Executive level
  • Experience Length: 3 years

Job Description/Requirements

Personal and Professional Requirements

• Diploma in Nursing or Nursing Degree;

• 1-2 years working experience in related field;

• Fluent in Myanmar and local language, both written and spoken;

• Excellent communication and networking (interpersonal) skills;

• Willingness to work with drug users and their families;

• Some understanding of drug and HIV situation in Myanmar/Kachin area;

• Keen interest in contributing to HIV/AIDS responses in Myanmar;

• Computer skill in office applications

Main Responsibilities

• To get blood testing related technical support from Nurse-in-charge or Lab technician;

• Maintain the high quality of the mobile HTC service;

• To perform laboratory HIV testing as written in the AHRN laboratory protocols manual at

mobile setting;

• To maintain laboratory equipment in a clean and operable condition;

• Ensure there are sufficient HIV Test kits and consumable materials to enable to function

efficiently;

• To follow universal precaution, sensible health and safety procedures, including the use of

appropriate protective materials, the safe handling of specimens, and the safe disposal of

specimens and laboratory waste;

• To perform other laboratory related tasks when required, e.g., phlebotomy;

• To maintain register books for HIV testing to record the receipt and results of HIV blood

specimens;

• To perform monthly external quality control as written in the AHRN Laboratory HIV QC

protocol;

• To keep good communication with other team members;

• To make appropriate referrals for the clients who need medical care and other services.

• Assist Nurse In-Charge in medical dispensation and day-to-day clinic tasks at KPSC clinic;

ART related Tasks

• Act as a phlebotomist, to draw patients’ blood whenever it is necessary for CD4 and viral

load testing as well as biochemical tests in mobile setting;

• Support Medical Coordinator to deliver effective HIV treatment program;

• Under the direct supervision of MC, he/she is responsible to provide quality health care

services for PLHIV;

• Dispensing ARV drugs and assisting in the prevention and management of Opportunistic

Infections (OIs) in People Living with HIV (PLHIV) in mobile setting;

• Responsible to prepare and maintain the medical interventions related inventory as a

monthly basis and inform directly to the MC on inventory statuses like near expiry date,

shortage and overstock etc;

• Prepare for monthly/quarterly stock report, in close collaboration with MC (ART);

• Maintain confidentiality of ART clients and keep their files safely;

Counselling Tasks

• To get counselling related technical support from Counselling officer;

• To raise awareness and possible behaviour change on drug use, drug addiction and risk

behaviours (HIV, TB, Hep B, overdose, vein care….);

• To prepare clients for HIV testing so as to ensure proper informed consent;

• To give the result of the test to the client while systematically providing him/her with posttest counselling;

• To refer actively all clients of the HIV Testing and Counselling (HTC) that have tested

positive to appropriate referral services;

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