Provincial TB Laboratory Officer

Save the Children
Location: Dhulikhel
Salary:As Per Organization's Rule
Posted Date: 2021-02-01 Deadline: 2021-02-05
  • Location : Dhulikhel
  • Qualification Degree : Bachelors Degree
  • Salary : As Per Organization's Rule
  • Category : Others
  • Nature : Full Time
Job Description

Position: Provincial TB Laboratory Officer

TEAM/PROGRAM: Global Fund

LOCATION: Provincial Public Health Laboratory (PPHL), Dhulikhel

GRADE: 4

POST TYPE: Provincial/Contract

Child Safeguarding Level 3 - The responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with or access to children or young people.

ROLE PURPOSE:

The TB Laboratory Officer will provide support to provinces for revitalizing sputum microscopy QA/QC and establishing Quality Assurance and accreditation system GeneXpert services.

SCOPE OF ROLE:

Reports to: Province Senior Program Manger

Dimensions: Concerned Province

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:

  • Provide support to the Provincial Health directorate for establishing TB microscopy QA laboratories (in provinces that do not have QC laboratories) and revitalize TB microscopy EQAS.

  • Ensuring quality of GeneXpert testing and timely repair and maintenance.

  • Conduct monitoring and supervision visits to health facilities with TB sputum microscopy and GeneXpert services and provide onsite coaching to laboratory personnel.

  • Ensuring a regular supply of cartridges and other laboratory consumables to health facilities.

  • Coordinate and support for training of laboratory personnel on TB diagnostic services.

  • Laboratory data consolidation and reporting.

  • Coordination and communication with Provincial Health Directorate/ Ministry of Social Development, NTC, and other stakeholders.

  • Coordinate for preventive maintenance and other maintenance of the TB laboratory equipment at health facilities.

  • Ensure infection control measures are followed by laboratory personnel at healthcare facilities.

  • Ensure the proper collection, packaging, and transportation of sputum specimens from health facilities to GeneXpert sites and to reference laboratories for culture and DST. 

  • In coordination with TB GeneXpert Coordinator, implement GeneXpert Quality Assurance System at GeneXpert sites.

 

Job Specification

  • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Medical Laboratory Technology.

  • Minimum 3 years of professional experience in a medical laboratory.

  • Experience in National TB Program is preferred.

  • Good working knowledge of current national TB guidelines.

  • The ability to work with minimal supervision.

  • A strong understanding of TB prevention, treatment, care, and support programs.

  • Fluency in English (written and speaking) is essential.

  • Proficiency in common computer packages (e.g. Word, Excel) relevant to the work.

  • Able to work independently as part of a team.

  • Ability to work under pressure and tight deadlines.

  • A High degree of negotiation tact and diplomacy skills.

Apply Instructions

Closing date: 5 Feb 2021 - 23:59 +0545

Location: Kathmandu, Nepal

Department: Programme Operations

Type: Fixed-term contract

Schedule: Full-time

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Industry Type NGO / INGO / Social Work
Location -
Organization Size 1-10
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