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Nurse-Counsellor(AHRN)

Job Summary

Location: Inn Daw, Sagaing Region (Daily travel to MMT clinic in Mawlu)

  • 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/Sagaing area;

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

• Computer skill in office applications;

Main Responsibilities

• 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, Hep C, overdose, vein care, family planning, Sexual

reproductive health and Rights, GBV….);

• 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;

• To prepare and carry out counselling sessions for PHA clients awaiting HAART and/or TB

treatment;

• To conduct initial psychosocial assessment/counselling for clients to start ART, MMT

or/and TB treatment;

• To explain the treatment, potential side effects, benefits and complications of ART, MMT

and/or TB treatment before initiating;

• To promote adherence of the clients to their MMT, ART and TB treatments and to explore

and help with any evident adherence problems in follow up counselling/visits;

• To identify and alert the Medical Coordinator responsible of any medical complications

faced by the clients;

• To give therapeutic education, mental health, supportive and/or follow up counselling to

clients, regular partners and family members/caretakers on MMT, HIV, TB, Hep B, Hep

C, Family Planning, Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR), GBV and palliative

care as required;

• To execute of all types of counselling sessions in close cooperation with Medical Unit,

Treatment Facilitators and DOTs supervisors and the concerned Outreach Workers;

• To assist in educating staff and community in AHRN services;

• To participate in sensitization and community awareness programs;

• To participate in regular case management meeting, MMT clients meeting, PHA, ART and

TB clients meeting and counselling group discussion and also to propose solutions and

improvements;

• To participate in ART self-support group activities whenever need it;

• To participate proactively in internal and external meetings, case discussions and training

whenever required;

• To ensure client confidentiality is respected;

Nursing tasks

• 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;

Documentation and reporting

• To register all relevant data in the appropriate registration books;

• To provide regular reports about counselling activities to counselling officer or/and

Program Manager;

• To assist various tasks like interpretation (i.e., Myanmar to English or vice versa),

arranging/compiling relevant data, data analysis and periodical reports etc;

• To document of Case Management activities of drop-in centre/outreach project office

related activities;


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