Sunday, September 20, 2015

Consultant (Quality Improvement) - NHSRC (Apply by: October 06, 2015)

Terms of Reference
Consultant – Quality Improvement (RRC-NE)

National Health Systems Resource Centre (NHSRC)
has been set up under the National Health Mission (NHM) as an autonomous registered society, to channelize technical assistance and capacity building support to the states for strengthening the public health system. 

NHSRC is seeking applications from eligible candidates for the position of Consultant – Quality Improvement for its branch office – Regional Resource Centre for North Eastern States (RRC-NE) at Guwahati, Assam.

Roles and Responsibilities:
The incumbent will be responsible for roll out of ‘Operational Guidelines for Quality Assurance in Public Health Facilities. He /she has to take actions at various levels – Advocacy, customisation of the check-lists 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 health facilities in states.
Key deliverables:

• Function as a resource in QA trainings
• Drafting & Report writing
• Development & review of check-lists for quality assessment of various types of health facilities – The check-lists would be in alignment with the guidelines of National Health Programmes and National Health Mission
• Technical Assistance to states & districts in Operationalisation of States and Districts Quality Assurance Units, including conduct of the trainings
• Development of training modules and training material, for the participants
• Facilitate empanelment of External Assessors by the States and RRCNE/NHSRC
• Facilitate conduct of the Internal and External Auditors
• Should facilitate the states in getting National Certification of their identified health facilities.
• There should be at least 5 – 10 % incremental improvement in last scoring every quarter till certification.
• Maintaining certification status.
• Should be able to guide the state on updated evidence based practices and latest GOI initiatives & guidelines.
• Any other function, as allotted by Director – RRC-NE.

Eligibility and Qualifications:


• Masters in Medical / Dental/ Ayush/ Pharmacy/ Nursing degree from a recognised institute
• At least 2 years post qualification experience of working on Quality Assurance Projects for Masters degree holders & 3 years post qualification experience for diploma holders
• Excellent Communication skills -Verbal & Written 
• Proficiency in MS Office package


• Advance Qualification in Hospital/ Health Management from a recognised institute
• Recognised Qualification in a Quality System, which may be waived off in case of deserving candidates, who have robust field experience
• Experience of working in a hospital’s administration department
• 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 ISO 9001/ NABH/ JCI/ NABL

Age Limit: 40 years & below with fitness to travel. 

Work Location: RRC-NE, Guwahati, Assam
Reporting: Director, RRC-NE Guwahati
Note: Age / Qualification / Experience can be relaxed for exceptional candidates.

Applications will be accepted in the prescribed online application format only. The link is available on the TOR which is uploaded on the NHSRC website Applications must reach by 4 p.m on 6-Oct-2015. Application submitted in other format will not be accepted.

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