Nurse (for our EndTB Trial)
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without Borders India
Doctors Without Borders India
(DWBI)/ Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) is an international,
independent, medical humanitarian organisation that delivers
emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics,
natural and man-made disasters and exclusion from healthcare in
more than 70 countries. DWB offers assistance to people in need
and irrespective of race, religion, gender or political
Doctors Without Borders has worked in
India since 1999, providing free-of-charge essential healthcare to
people in remote areas; treatment and care for people affected by
HIV/AIDS, malnutrition; hepatitis C, tuberculosis, kala azar and
sexual and gender-based violence; an important subject for our
action is containing effect of antibiotic resistance. We also
respond to natural disasters and other emergencies, provides
mental healthcare and advocates for the development of more
effective and affordable medicines to improve access to treatment
Doctors without Borders was awarded the
Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development in 1996
and the Nobel Peace Prize in 1999.
Borders India (DWBI) runs projects in the states of Bihar,
Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand, Maharashtra,
Doctors Without Borders India (DWBI) and
the endTB project
Doctors Without Borders, and its
partners i.e. Partners In Health (PIH), Interactive Research and
Development (IRD), Epicentre, France, Institute of Tropical
Medicine, Belgium and the Harvard Medical School have launched two
major clinical trials, endTB and endTB-Q which seek to
revolutionize treatment for the toughest strains of tuberculosis
(TB), the world’s leading infectious disease killer. The goal of
these studies is to generate high quality evidence from a highly
heterogeneous population that could lead to a change in the global
recommendations for the management of MDR-TB.
trials are multi-country, randomized, controlled, Phase III
clinical trial testing five new, all oral, shorter duration
regimens compared to the current standard of care. The aim of the
trials is to find shorter, less toxic and injection-free
treatments for ‘multidrug-resistant TB’ (MDR-TB). The
experimental regimens mainly rely on newly approved or repurposed
drugs and avoid drugs to which high rates of resistance have been
reported in MDR-TB patient populations.
multi-country trials are being conducted in Georgia, India,
Kazakhstan, Lesotho, Pakistan, Peru, South Africa and Vietnam. In
India the trials are conducted at Mumbai and Pune sites by Doctors
Without Borders India (DWBI) in Partnership with ICMR- National
AIDS Research Institute (NARI) and in support with National
Tuberculosis Elimination Program (NTEP).
Main Tasks &
Undergo training in the protocol, trial procedures, and GCP:
Participate in the planning, implementing, monitoring and
evaluation of medical activities for DRTB patients of endTB and
endTB-Q trials. Provide clinic based nursing assessment planning
and care for new and follow up of end TB trial patients and record
accurately in patients file.
• Engage with clinic staff,
and assist endTB trial staff and DWB counselors to identify and
recruit potentially eligible rifampicin-resistant TB patients for
• Triage sick walk-in patients and prioritize
them accordingly. Provide emergency nursing care as necessary in
designated area informing the doctor promptly of patient
• Check vital signs, weights and BMIs are being
taken and recorded accurately in patient charts
Registrar to maintain correct patient flow in the clinical area
and report any problems to the Nurse Supervisor.
• To carry
out activities like injections, dressings, blood withdrawal,
sputum collection, ECG in collaboration with other nursing staff
as per DWBI SOP’s and protocol and follow all Infection control
• Call patients for a change in medicines
investigations to be done, as per instructions given by Doctors.
Distribute the study drugs to study participants as dispensed by
the pharmacist on prescription of medical doctor.
calls from patients (including weekend)
• Work as back up
to clinic team
• Liaise with PI, Medical Coordinator,
Medical officer and Site coordinator for efficient medical
management of trial participants.
Port a Cath/PICC line
Care and Management / Infection Control / Laboratory Samples /
Community/Field Work / Hospitalization / IEC and Health
• Conduct Needle Change/ Dressing for DRTB
patients with Port-a-Cath/PICC line as per DWBI protocol. In case
of any complication, inform Doctors and Nurse Supervisor
immediately. For Complications with respect to Port/PICC, actions
to be followed as directed by Doctors/ Nurse Supervisor.
Be aware of and strictly follow all staff and patient infection
controls instituted for the prevention of the spread of TB in the
clinic. This includes ensuring all environmental and
administrative controls are adhered to according to clinic
infection control policy
• Report Bio-medical equipment
malfunction to Nurse Supervisor immediately.
biomedical waste in endTB clinic
• To record patient
details accurately in the Laboratory referral form and register
and ensure that samples are given to endTB project identified labs
at time of scheduled collection.
• To maintain cold chain
and other logistic requirements of sample storage.
any problems to the Nurse Supervisor.
• Provide health
education, nursing care, adherence counseling, identify side
effects for endTB trial subjects with patient support and medical
• Foster good rapport with hospital staff – be
responsible for clear and regular communication including sharing
reports and results for hospitalized patients.
• With the
support of the medical team, promote the plan of care for the
• Give feedback daily to the clinic team and
patient support team. If any issues inform to Nurse Supervisor and
discuss in dashboard meeting.
Ability to organize and prioritize workload & taking
initiative when appropriate
• Able to integrate into a
multi-cultural team and cooperate with co-workers
• Able to
work independently as well as part of a team and ability to cope
• Ability to act with responsibility
Demonstrates flexibility in taking up tasks outside of regular job
responsibilities as required
• Aptitude for humanitarian
• Excellent reporting skills.
computer skills (especially MS Office MS Word and MS Excel).
Languages: English, Hindi/Marathi.
(Nursing) or General Nursing & Midwifery (GNM) recognized from
a Maharashtra Nursing Council.
Desirable 2 years of previous experience of clinical trial
Desirable experience of TB OPD clinic
Monthly Gross Salary: INR 31,403 and
Secondary Benefits as per policies:
• 13th Month Salary/
• 18 Annual Leaves
• 12 Casual
• Other compassionate leaves
Reimbursement including dependents
Duration: 12 Months
Date: 1st July 2021
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