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Mercy Corps is a non-governmental & non-profit organization that exists to alleviate suffering, poverty and oppression by helping people build secure, productive and just communities.

TB Screener

Selected private hospitals in ECF Districts

Mandi Bahauddin
Full Time

Job Overview

Salary :
Experience(s) : 2 Year

Bachelors
Health & Medicine
1
First Shift (Day)
No Preference
2 Year
Experienced Professional
18-5-2018
No
No
15-5-2018

PROGRAM/DEPARTMENT SUMMARY:

Mercy Corps has been operational in Pakistan since 1986. Mercy Corps’ work in Pakistan originated in its support to Afghan refugee communities focused on providing access to water, health improvement and vocational training for the refugee community in Balochistan Province. In the past few years, Mercy Corps has expanded its services to benefit both refugees and Pakistani citizens through improvement of health services, better treatment for tuberculosis, economic development, and emergency relief activities. Mercy Corps currently has offices in Islamabad, Quetta, and Lahore, and is operational in all four provinces of Pakistan, Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) and in Azad Jammu and Kashmir.

Mercy Corps has been the principal recipient of Global Funds Grants for TB Control activities in the private sector since 2010 under Round 6 & 9, consolidated grant, followed by Single Stream of Funding (SSF) mechanism. Mercy Corps is now into a new grant agreement with the Global Fund under the New Funding Mechanism (NFM) which is effective from July 1, 2015 to December 31, 2017. An additional component of Enhanced Case Finding (ECF) with additional activities is added in the current grant which will be effective from July 1, 2016 to December 31, 2017. It will be implemented in 6 existing districts namely Gujranwala, Hafizabad, Mandi Bahauddin, Multan, Khanewal and Vehari.

Under ECF component there will be new activities in the 6 selected districts as under:

  • Active case finding through mobil-screening vans in peri-urban and rural areas
  • Verbal screening and Xpert testing in large private hospitals
  • Strengthening microscopy in private labs already on-board
  • Contact tracing
  • Engaging LHWs in case finding and referrals
  • Community referral linkages

GENERAL POSITION SUMMARY:

The incumbent will be responsible for verbal screening of TB patients at the assigned hospital in accordance with the ECF Operational Guidelines.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Verbally screen all the beneficiaries attending different OPDs of the hospital using screening tool
  • Ensuring that all the identified presumptive cases reach the designated Doctor
  • Ensure that all the identified presumptive cases provide sputum
  • Transport the sputum to the xpert testing site, bring the result back to the hospital and register the TB patient
  • In case of Rifampicin Resistance (RR) detected, coordinate with the DFS for further management and registration at the PMDT site
  • Prepare monthly record of the screened, presumptive, positive TB case and RR cases and report to the DFS
  • Perform other required tasks assigned by the supervisor

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY:

NiL

Administrative:

The incumbent will strictly follow Mercy Corps policies and procedures including Security SOPs

Accountability:

Reports directly to:

Regional Coordinator

Works directly with:

In close coordination with the expert testing in-charge, Doctor and paramedic at the private hospital

KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE:

Graduation preferably in social sciences or relevant discipline. Fluency in written and spoken English, Urdu and Punjabi. Working knowledge of MS Office (specifically MS Word).

At least 2 years of relevant work experience with community based programs, preferably with TB DOTS awareness programs. Excellent communication skills are essential.

SUCCESS FACTORS:

Successful and timely implementation of project activities in accordance with the monthly workplan and efficient execution of all other responsibilities as outlined under essential job functions.


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