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Department of Health & Family Welfare, Government of Gujarat has created wide network of health and medical care facilities in the state to provides primary, secondary and tertiary health care atthe door step of every citizen of Gujarat with prime focus on BPL families, marginalized population and weaker sections in rural and urban slum areas. Department also takes appropriate actions to create adequate educational facilities for medical and paramedical manpower in the state of Gujarat.

Posts: Pharmacist; Ayu or Hom. Doctors

1) Pharmacist cum Data Assistant (Job Code : PHRBSK)
Candidate must possess B.Pharmacy degree from colleges recognized by Pharmacy council of Gujarat.
Age must not be more than 40 year as on 15/08/2013.
Successful candidate will be posted at Taluka level as per the choice and merit list.
This opening is purely contractual basis.
Last Date for Online Application: 28-Oct-2013 7:00 PM

2) Ayurvedic/Homeopathic Doctor (Job Code : DOCRBSK)
Candidate must possess BAMS /BSAM /BHMS degree from colleges recognized by Homeopathy /Ayurved council of Gujarat.
Age must not be more than 40 year as on 15/08/2013.
Successful candidate will be posted at Taluka level as per the choice and merit list.
This opening is purely contractual basis.
Last Date for Online Application: 28-Oct-2013 7:00 PM

Terms of Reference of PHARMACIST cum DATA ASSISTANT for Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram (RBSK) under NRHM

Reporting Officer: Ayurvedic / Homeopathic doctor of team and Taluka Health Officer (THO).
Summary of job: S/he shall be responsible for dispending drugs and maintaining records. S/he shall also be responsible for the data management & reporting of the RBSK in their specified area. Candidates should have proficiency in Gujarati, Hindi and English languages. Computer literacy and documentation skill is must for this post.
Qualification: Candidate must possess degree (Bachelor of Pharmacy) from recognized colleges/universities. Candidate must have valid registration with Pharmacy council of Gujarat.
Age Limit: maximum age limit is of 40 years.
Honorarium: Maximum consolidated fixed monthly remuneration of Rs. 11,000/- for Tribal and Difficult to reach Taluka, Rs. 10,000/- for Rural Areas and Rs. 8,500/- for Municipal Corporation / Nagar Palika / Urban Areas. There will be no other allowances paid to the candidate.

Specific duties and responsibilities will include:
1. Daily (working Days) visit to school and Anganwadi Centers for screening of children with team as per the action plan. S/He is responsible for dispensing drugs with the help of FHW as per EDL.
2. S/He will be responsible for drug dispensing; maintaining stocks and informs authority about near expiry drugs well in advance.
3. S/He will be responsible for daily online data entry work of RBSK.
4. S/He will be responsible for timely preparation and submission of reports in the prescribed format.
5. Ensure proper maintenance of records & registers etc. of medicines, instruments, books, stationeries etc.
6. Record Maintenance of team
7. Record of any unexpected health events in area and same report to the THO.
8. Any other work assigned by the Chief District Health Officer (CDHO) and above cadre officers from time to time.
9. During emergency and epidemics Pharmacist has to perform any duty assigned by the higher authorities.

Terms of Reference of AYURVEDIC / HOMEOPATHIC DOCTORS for Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram (RBSK) under NRHM

Reporting Officer: Reproductive child Health Officer (RCHO) through Taluka Health Officer (THO)
Qualification: Candidate must possess degree (BAMS/BSAM/BHMS) from recognized colleges/universities. Candidate must have valid registration with respective Homeopathy/Ayurved council of Gujarat.
Summary of job: S/he shall be responsible for the overall health screening and health education activities in schools, Anganwadi centers and outreach area. S/he shall also be responsible for the planning, implementation & reporting of the RBSK in their specified area. Candidates should have proficiency in Gujarati, Hindi and English languages.
Age Limit: maximum age limit is of 40 years.
Honorarium: Maximum consolidated fixed monthly remuneration of Rs. 23,000/- for Tribal and Difficult to reach Taluka, Rs. 20,000/- for Rural Areas and Rs. 18,000/- for Municipal Corporation / Nagar Palika / Urban Areas. There will be no other allowances paid to the candidate.

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Specific duties and responsibilities will include:
1. Daily (working Days) visit of school and Anganwadi centers for screening of children as per the action plan.
2. Action plan of assigned area will be prepared with the help of concern THO and publish widely in the field as well as on the department’s website.
3. The Health screening includes Anthropometric measurements, calculating BMI, Screening of 4 “D” ( Defects at Birth, Diseases Deficiency and Development delays including Disabilities)
4. Should provide first aid in normal as well as emergency cases.
5. Spot treatment of children with minor ailments with help of FHW
6. Referral Services
7. Filling the RBSK formats
8. Convergence of RBSK with existing National Health Programs like RNTCP, NLEP, NVBDCP etc.
9. Undertake monitoring (planned, periodic and random) of interventions and implementation.
10. Ayurvedic / Homoeopathy Doctor shall attend the meeting at the district level convened by the CDHO and attends the Monthly meeting organized at the Taluka level.
11. Ensure timely submission of reports and returns to RCHO/district authorities through concerned THO in the prescribed format.
12. Ensure proper maintenance of records & registers etc. of medicines, instruments, books, stationeries etc.
13. Monitoring and verification of Online data entry work
14. Active coordination with Gram Sanjivani Samiti.
15. Documentation of field level innovations, achievement and challenges in implementation of the programme.
16. To plan, implement and monitor “School Health Festival” activities with the help of concern THO.
17. Information/documentation dissemination to stakeholders at district and State level
18. Coordinate with different stake holders for mobilizing support.
19. Follow up with ASHAs & ANMs on progress of assigned jobs.
20. Outreach session of Adolescent Friendly Health Services (AFHS)
21. Visit & Health check-up of new born to six weeks children
22. Health check up of all undernourished / Malnourished children and proper referral
23. Nutrition & Health education session in schools, colleges and other teaching institutes
24. Water sample testing for chlorination
25. Any other work assigned by the Chief District Health Officer (CDHO) and above cadre officers from time to time.
26. During emergency and epidemics Ayurvedic / Homoeopathy Doctor has to perform any duty assigned by the higher authorities

General Instructions for Candidates
The candidates applying for the post should ensure that they fulfill all the eligibility criteria for the selection. Their candidature at all the stages of the selection process will be purely provisional and subject to satisfying the prescribed eligibility conditions.

Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram (RBSK):
New initiative of School Health Programme and Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram in the State, a Child Health Screening and Early Intervention Services Programme to provide comprehensive care to all the children. The objective of this initiative is to improve the overall quality of life of children through early detection of birth Defects, Diseases, Deficiencies, Development Delays and Disability.
Child Health Screening and Early Intervention Services envisage to cover 30 identified health conditions for early detection, free treatment and management through dedicated mobile health teams placed in every Taluka / Corporation in the State. The teams will carry out screening of children at least twice a year, whereas the newborns will be screened for birth defects in health facilities by service providers and during the home visits by these teams and ASHAs. District Early Intervention Centers are planned to be set up as first referral point for further investigation, treatment and management. Tertiary care centre would be roped in for management of complicated cases requiring high-end medical care and treatment. This herculean effort is ultimately targeted to benefit more than 1.5 crore children annually.

For more details on RBSK candidates are advised to visit the following web link: nrhm.gov.in/images/pdf/programmes/child-health/guidelines/Rastriya-Bal-Swasthya-Karyakram(RBSK).pdf

1. General information:
a. There are total number of 1984 posts of Ayurvedic/Homeopathic doctor and 992 posts of Pharmacist cum Data Assistant to be filled up under RBSK. However, management has right to change the number of posts at any time during and/or after recruitment process. Out of total 1984 vacancies of Ayurvedic/Homeopathic doctor, 992 posts are meant for female doctors and 992 posts are meant for male doctors.

b. These positions are purely on contractual basis for 11 months only.

c. Candidates selected for the post of Ayurvedic/Homeopathic Doctor will get fixed monthly remuneration of Rs. 23,000/- for Tribal and Difficult to reach Talukas (List attached as an Annexure - A), Rs. 20,000/- for Rural Areas (List attached as an Annexure - B) and Rs. 18,000/- for Municipal Corporation / Nagar Palika / Urban Areas (List attached as an Annexure - C). There will be no other allowances paid to the candidate.

d. Candidates selected for the post of Pharmacist cum Data Assistant will get fixed monthly remuneration of Rs. 11,000/- for Tribal and Difficult to reach Talukas (List attached as an annexure- A), Rs. 10,000/- for Rural Areas (List attached as an annexure- B) and Rs. 8,500/- for Municipal Corporation / Nagar Palika / Urban Areas (List attached as an annexure- C). There will be no other allowances paid to the candidate.

e. The Online Applications can be submitted till the last date of application. After the due date the link will be disabled.

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2. Eligibility Criteria for the applicant:
a. Candidate’s Age must not be more than 40 years for Pharmacist cum Data Assistant and 40 years for Ayurvedic / Homeopathic Doctor as on 15th August, 2013.
b. Application of the candidates (Ayurvedic doctors) who have already received their appointment letter under the “Vanbandhu Yojana, Health & Family Welfare Department, Govt. Of Gujarat” and did not join the same, will not be considered for this vacancy / post (RBSK Doctor).
c. Candidate must be a citizen of India.
d. Candidate must possess a valid degree (BAMS /BSAM /BHMS/B. Pharm.) from recognized colleges/universities.
e. Candidate must have valid registration with respective Homeopathy /Ayurved /Pharmacy council of Gujarat.
f. Candidate should have proficiency in Gujarati, Hindi and English languages.

3. Criteria for Merit List:
Selection criteria for this post is purely on merit basis
a. Percentage in graduation
b. Number of attempts in qualifying graduation.
c. Each additional attempt (after first attempt) will lead to a deduction of 3% marks from percentage achieved in qualifying graduation.
d. Attempts will be counted on the basis of valid Attempt Certificate issued by college/University.
e. Candidate having earlier Date of Birth will be preferred in case of the same merit position between/among candidates
f. For the post of Pharmacist cum Data Assistant, candidate having additional certification/qualification in the areas of Management/Computer will be preferred in case of same merit position between/among candidates.

4. Instruction to fill up Online Application form:
a. Any incomplete and/or vacant box (*Mandatory) in application form will lead to disqualification of candidature.
b. Write your surname and name as spelt in degree certificate.
c. The Date of Birth will be accepted as mentioned in the SSC or School Leaving Certificate.
d. Only recent passport size color photograph in .jpg format of maximum 100 KB in size can be uploaded.
e. Be careful while entering your e-mail address and mobile number as all the official communication with candidate will be through these only.
f. Candidate is required to indicate all her/his preferences compulsory in the rank of 1 to 5 (5 locations) for the posting, so that he/she can be posted at preferred location.
g. If preferential place is not available, management will have all the rights to appoint at any other available place.
h. When online application is successfully submitted, a confirmatory e-mail and SMS of registration number will be sent to the candidate.
i. It is advised to take a print of submitted application form and keep the same for the future reference.
j. Candidate can only edit application with the help of system generated application number/registration number, e-mail address / Mobile Number and Date of Birth.
k. Any editing in submitted application form will be permitted up to the last date of application. After the due date the link will be disabled. But it is advised to enter correct and verified information while filling up online application. Editing in the submitted online application is permitted for three times only.
l. Candidate must register her/his name under the Gujarat Medical Practitioner Act, 1963 before joining, if not already done.
m. Candidate should refer to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) section for detailed information to fill up the online application form.
n. In case of any guidance/information/clarification regarding this vacancy. Candidate can contact RBSK Recruitment team over an e-mail ID: rbsk.health.gujarat@gmail.com.

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