The Catholic Health Association of India CHAI
Latent Tuberculosis Infection (LTBI) Coordinator - Axshya Plus
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Maharashtra Jharkhand
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Job Type

Full Time

Closing Date

Jun 13 2021

Description

Position Title: Latent Tuberculosis Infection (LTBI) Coordinator for Project Axshya Plus

 

Last Date for Submission of Resumes:  13-06-2021

 

Job location:

  • 4 districts Jharkhand (Ranchi, Dhanbad, Bokaro, Hazaribagh )

  • 7 districts Maharashtra ( Pune, Nagpur, Akola, Aurangabad, Buldana, Sangli and Satara)              

About the Organization: Established in 1943, The Catholic Health Association of India (CHAI) is a national level non-governmental organization with more than 3,500 Member Institutions which include large hospitals, dispensaries and small health centers. CHAI implements various health interventions in the country with a view to realize its Vision to bring ‘health for all’. CHAI endeavours to promote community health, control of communicable and non-communicable diseases; provide relief to disaster victims, support and rehabilitation to persons with disabilities, and advocate the right to health for the marginalized and the vulnerable. To know about CHAI please visit our website www.chai-india.org

 

About the Programme: Since 2010 Catholic Health Association of India (CHAI) is implementing Project ‘Axshya’, a large-scale TB intervention program for TB elimination strategies: Detect, Treat, Prevent and Build, with funding support from The Global Fund.  

 

As an implementation partner of the UNION, CHAI will continue to support National TB Elimination Program in 46 districts of Maharashtra and Jharkhand for period of Apr’21-Mar’23. The aim of the upcoming project Axshya plus is to establish resilient Axshya communities for TB-Free India.  

 

Objective  

  • Demonstrate implementation models, generate evidence, and scale-up programmatic management of TB preventive treatment.  

  • Mobilize resources and resourcefulness of various stakeholders through multi-sectoral convergent actions. 

Overall Responsibility:

 

The LTBI Coordinator will prepare, provide and present health education messages/ sessions to the index TB cases and TB contacts, and to strengthen the link between the community and the health structures by facilitating health seeking and access to healthcare by mobilising them.

 

Reports to:  (Hierarchical and Functional): Team Leads

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Coordinate with the National TB Elimination Programme staff at Tuberculosis Unit (TU) which is located at Block level

  • Participate in planning the initial stages of LTBI intervention in coordination with District TB Officer and NTEP staff along with the Team Lead

  • Weekly collect the list of index patient (microbiologically-confirmed pulmonary TB patients) diagnosed in the block from either the Nikshay portal or laboratory registers

  • Visit all microbiologically-confirmed pulmonary TB patients who were recently diagnosed in the TU area and meet their household contacts.

  • Visit all microbiologically-confirmed pulmonary TB patients who were notified -through private sector in the block and meet their household contacts.

  • Counsel TB patients about anti-TB treatment adherence.

  • Counsel family members about TB prevention and care.

  • Inform about Tuberculosis Preventive Therapy to the household contacts.

  • Arrange for screening of household contacts for TB disease and/or Latent TB Infection (LTBI).

  • Record the details of household contacts, their LTBI status and eligibility for TPT after thorough assessment.

  • Take consent for testing of LTBI – among household contacts.

  • Mobilise household contacts to nearest collection centres and Chest X-ray (CXR) facilities.

  • Communicate with laboratory representative for collecting and processing the samples

  • Record and report the investigation results.

  • Communicate the investigation results to household contacts and clarify their doubts.

  • Follow up with household contacts for consultation with medical officer at TU

  • Facilitate the TPT initiation among eligible household contacts

  • Ensure that all diagnosed TB patients are placed on anti-TB treatment

  • Following up with household contacts up to treatment completion

  • Record and report the six months follow-up reports.

  • Build systems for sustaining contact follow up models by engaging ASHA workers, community volunteers etc

  • Provide a monthly report to the DTO and the SPMU

  • Participate in monthly meetings of NTEP and update the NTEP team on the achievements, challenges and solutions to field difficulties.

  • Provide all necessary information related to the project to SPMU/NPMU as and when required.

  • Escalate issues to Team Leads as and when required

  • Maintain all recording and reporting formats as per project requirements.

Qualification & Experience:

  •  Bachelor’s degree in any discipline.

  • Minimum of three years of experience in development sector with experience in healthcare projects, including counselling, community development. Experience in TB programme will be advantage.

Desirable:

  • Must be a self-driven individual with a strong sense of initiative

  • Work effectively within a team environment throughout the development life cycle.

  • Good interpersonal skills including problem solving ability

  • Good verbal and written communication skills.

Preference if any:

 

Coordinating with NTEP staff at block level, knowledge in excel will be an added advantage

 

Language: English or Hindi language desirable and local language essential.

 

Remuneration: Rs.28,000/-

 

Competencies: Results; Teamwork; Flexibility; Commitment; Service

 

Resume Submission:

 

Interested candidates may fill in the following survey by 13 June 2021
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WLH58G8

 

Note: Due to high volume of applications expected, only short listed candidates will be called for the interview