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The Professional Nurses is responsible for capacitating DoH HCWs on LTBI, DS-TB, TB HIV, DR-TB and paediatric TB management, implementation of TB Recovery Plan and providing on-site training as well as utilising QI methodology to improve TB performance in high-impact facilities.

They will coach and train on key gaps within the TB program and on occasion may have to provide direct service delivery when there are gaps in key strategic resources. They will assess facilities' patient flow and conduct quality assessments to address quality gaps in TB service delivery.

Technical Work Responsibilities

  • Liaise with Internal and External Customers/Stakeholders
  • Ensure the management of TB patients efficiently according to DoH guidelines.
  • Improve quality standards for recording and reporting of TB data in the hospital.
  • Ensure patients who are diagnosed with TB in the hospital are registered.
  • Coordinate the down referral of patients diagnosed in the hospital and follow up to confirm that they reached the clinic and close contacts are traced.



  • Human capital management through supervision and monitoring of TB data in the information system by the data capturer.
  • Validate and strengthen collated TB data in the TB identification register for the hospital for reporting.
  • Coordinate TB activities in the hospital, in close collaboration with hospital management.
  • Coordinate the Finding cases Actively, separating safely and treating effectively (FAST) strategy and QI activities in the hospital.
  • Work closely with information officers in the hospital.
  • Support in-hospital TB and HIV care and Infection prevention and control activities
  • Promote the provision of treatment for latent TB infection (LTBI) in eligible patients.
  • Map their feeder clinics and create and maintain a database.
  • Participate in district quarterly TB and data review meetings.
  • Provide and Coordinate TB-specific training through coaching and mentoring based on the need.


  • Registered with SANC Diploma in Nursing or bachelor’s degree (B. Cur).


  • At least one year's experience in improvement methodology or process engineering, LEAN or Six Sigma
  • At least three years experience working with TB/HIV programs within public health care sector.


  • Registration with the South African Nursing Council as a Professional Nurse
  • Experience on working on TB data systems used in public health care sector eg., TIER.Net, EDR.Web
  • SA Citizen or valid work permit to work in South Africa
  • Sound knowledge on TB/HIV data tools and systems
  • Advanced computer skills in Microsoft Office packages
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Own car
  • Minimal/Moderate/Excessive overnight travel (up to 30%) by land or air if required
  • Willing to work overtime


  • Qualification in TB and/or HIV management
  • Relevant Quality Improvement certificate course
  • Qualification in Community health nursing or Primary Health Care will be an advantage.



Skills and competencies

  • Innovative thinking, initiative, and leadership skills.
  • Good conflict resolution skills
  • Leadership and people management skillls
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Time management skills
  • Stakeholder management skills
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
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