National Health Mission (NHM) is the umbrella program of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoH&FW), Government of India to ensure provisioning of universal health coverage for providing access to equitable, affordable and quality health care services which is accountable and at the same time responsive to the needs of the people. The Mission also aims for reduction of children and maternal mortality as well as population stabilization, gender and demographic balance.
Post : Consultant, Quality & Patient Safety
NHSRC is seeking applications from eligible candidates for the position of Consultant, Quality & Patient Safety for its branch office – Regional Resource Centre for North-Eastern States (RRC-NE) at Guwahati, Assam.
The incumbent will be responsible for roll out of ‘Operational Guidelines for Quality Assurance in Public Health Facilities. S/he has to take actions at various levels – Advocacy, customisation of the checklists for meeting needs of states in adapting the Quality Standards & its measurement system, conduct of workshops & seminars, assisting the health facilities with gap closure action and facilitating the certification process at identified public health facilities in states.
Expected role of the incumbent is multi-dimensional and are summarised below
i. S/he should be a team player.
ii. One of the major responsibilities of the incumbent will be to travel to states and districts and impart QA trainings. Thus, the candidate should possess the skills for imparting trainings, including excellent command over language (Hindi & English) – spoken & written both.
iii. Willingness to travel to states, districts, and health facilities, which may be located in ‘hard to reach’ areas.
iv. Development & review of resource material for trainings
v. Technical Assistance to states & districts in Operationalization of States and Districts Quality Assurance Units
vi. Follow up with NE States for various updates related to National Quality Assurance Program. Facilitate conducting of the Internal and External Assessments of health facilities and mentoring of the same for certification under NQAP.
vii. Review of drugs & logistics procurement system, etc.
viii. Appraisal of State PIP & various documents shared by Ministry.
ix. Drafting & Report writing
x. Any other function, as allotted by Director – RRC-NE & Sr. Consultant- Q&PS
Timely accomplishment of task and responsibilities and regular reporting to the Director, RRC-NE at the end of every month.
Qualifications and experience
a. MBBS/BDS/Bachelors in any stream of AYUSH / Bachelor’s in pharmacy / B. Sc. Nursing degree from a recognised institute with post graduate degree/diploma (2-3 years regular full-time course) in Community Medicine, Public Health, Community Nursing, Hospital Management/Administration from a recognised institute.
b. At least 2 (Two) years’ experience after post-graduation of working in Quality Assurance/Health System/Public Health.
c. Excellent communication skills – writing and verbal.
d. Proficiency in MS Office package, any computerised data analytical package is highly desirable.
B. Desirable :
a. Preference may be given to those applicants, who have directly worked on the assignments, resulting into certification / accreditation of hospitals to a recognised quality system such as NQAS, LaQshya, ISO 9001/ NABH/ JCI/ NABL. Etc. and/or Certified External NQAS/Internal NQAS/NABH/NABL Assessors
b. Recognised Qualification in a Quality System, which may be waived off in case of deserving candidates, who have robust field experiences
c. Experience of working in hospital administration department of a certified facilities, mentioned under para B (a) above
Location : RRCNE, Guwahati
Travel and subsistence – As per NHSRC/RRC-NE norms
The Consultant should be ready to travel extensively to State/District/Block/village levels. All travels must be authorized in advance by Director, RRC-NE. The Consultant shall be reimbursed for travel as per NHSRC rules.
The Consultant will submit monthly/applicable updated report to the Director, RRC-NE through Senior Consultant-Q&PS.
The workstation of Consultant is at RRC, NE, Guwahati. However, S/he may be required to be relocated at any of the stations in any NE States on requirement of organization.
Consultancy Period and Consultancy fees
Initially, it will be till 31st March, 2025. The first 3 months will be on probation. Subject to satisfactory performance, the consultancy will continue for the full tenure. The consultancy can be terminated by either part giving a notice of one month in writing. The Consultant will be paid a consolidated monthly fee as per NHSRC HR policy (ranging from Rs.60,000/- to Rs.1,20,000/-). The Consultant shall not be entitled to any other benefits, payments, subsidy, compensation, or pension except as expressly provided in the consultancy agreement. The consultant shall not be exempted from taxation and shall not be entitled to reimbursement of any taxes which may be levied as per existing rules on the remuneration received. * Fee offered within the band will be commensurate to qualification and experience.
Age Limit : Not above 45 years (as on last date of receiving of applications).
Note : Short listing shall be done based on relevant experience and educational qualification. However, educational qualification may be relaxed for experienced candidates working in the relevant field. Only shortlisted candidates shall be informed and called for the interview.
In addition to the renumeration mentioned above, Consultants of NHSRC are entitled to Free Accidental insurance, Subsidized Medical insurance, Mobile bills reimbursement, Laptop reimbursement (As per NHSRC Policy), 30 days Consolidated leave, fully paid Maternity leave (For Female Consultants) as per Government of India policy, performance linked increments, TA/ DA and per diem for on-duty visits.
How to apply
Candidates are requested to fill the online application correctly which is available on the NHSRC website (nhsrcindia.org) & RRC-NE website (rrcnes.gov.in ). Applications will be accepted in the prescribed online application format only.
1. Please mention the full form of all the post graduate qualifications in the application form to avoid rejection.
2. Please refrain from using abbreviations in the application form.
The last date for receiving applications is 21st February 2023.
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