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Community TB DSD Resource Persons

Infectious Disease Institute
Kampala and Wakiso Districts, Uganda

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Fixed term

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Job Summary

The Community TB DSD Resource Persons will work collaboratively with Facility TB Focal Persons, TB DSD mentors and community structures in their catchment area to provide community TB services towards achievement of UN high level targets on TB case identification, treatment success and prevention.
Person specifications:
• Degree in Social work and Social Administration
• Degree in Counselling and Guidance
• Training in counselling is an added advantage.
• Strong computer skills
• Good communication skills
• Fluency in Luganda and English
• Understands client confidentiality and exhibits high level of ethical conduct
How to apply;
Candidates that meet the above criteria and have what it takes to excel in these positions
should send their CVs, including details of email address, present position, current remuneration, Certificate/testimonials and address of three (3) Referees plus telephone
contact to the stipulated email address not later than 5th March, 2021. Email your
application and CV to [email protected]

Responsibilities

• Support contact investigation and related documentation for all index TB patients.
• Support identification of TB hotspots, community TB screening and linkage of
presumed TB cases to TB diagnostic services (physically or referral of samples)
• Support continuity of TB treatment and preventive therapy for all eligible individuals within the community
• Maintain up-to-date TB patient retention tools including TB patient’s locator
forms, appointment books and TB follow up logs.
• Support TB patient appointment tracking, reminders and follow up of missed appointments
• Identify potential community drug distribution points to inform selection of appropriate ones for a specific group of TB patients
• Monitor TB patients’ retention in the DSD modality of their choice and support ongoing awareness on TB services available within the communities
• Maintain up-to-date records of all TB services accessed by patients or their contacts within the community
• Support identification of TB treatment supporters and continued provision of psychosocial support to TB patients within the community.
• Support active screening of patients on TB treatment or preventive therapy for
adverse events and linkage to appropriate services
• Support referral and linkage of all MDR TB patients to the MDR treatment center.
• Participate in review of performance at facility level and in development of action
plans to address identified gaps
• Any other duties as may reasonably be assigned from time to time.

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: none
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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