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Main Purpose

The Health Promoter is responsible to increase the health knowledge, awareness and understanding about Cutaneous Leishmaniasis for patient treated at NBMH and their relatives by providing health and hygiene education sessions. He/she is also responsible to counsel the patients and follow them for compliance.

Accountabilities

Attendance and involvement at work:

§   Observe the MSF charter

§   Perform all activity in line with the MSF protocols and procedures

§   Respect the time schedule and be at work on time (flexible at anytime)

§   Manage his/her responsibilities with care and respect

§   Respect the patient privacy and strictly respect community culture, norms

§   Maintain good relationship with other team members

§   Adhere to MSF guidelines and protocols

 

  1. Health promotion

In the waiting area

Give health education in waiting areas to patients and relatives/attendants about:

§   MSF’s  identity and its charter

§   MSF’s health programs and services and the way to improve health seeking behavior (increase access to health care)

§   Water, health, sanitation and other prevention measures for Cutaneous Leishmaniasis

§   Cutaneous Leishmaniasis; what is it, way of transmission, prevention, treatment and cure

 

Before admission of patient in CL program

§   Convince patient to comply to come on appointment days and check likelihood that patient will come (considering where patient comes from); commitment and willingness for treatment

§   Importance of completing the prescribed CL treatment and antibiotics

§   Importance on returning on appointment days for next CL treatment

 

During admission of patient in CL program

§   Information on side effects of the CL treatment

§   Information on how to treat the CL lesions (ie to prevent secondary infections)

§   Information on how to prevent CL for other family members/relatives

§   Importance of proper personal hygiene and sanitation

§   Importance of proper hygiene in and outside the house and living environment

§   Importance to seek for other cases within the relatives/community

 

  1. Counselling/follow-up

§   Counsel patients/attendants regarding the disease, its side effects, and support them as needed

§   Support nursing staff/ medical technician  in reminding  patients their next appointment and default tracing/patients who miss an appointment by calling them and convince them to come for treatment

 

  1. Information, Education and Communication (IEC) Materials

§   Give input in the preparation of IEC material that are culturally appropriate and relevant to the local community/patients/attendants

§   Keep proper filling system of relevant IEC material

§   Maintain properly flip charts used in health promotion activities

 

  1. Reporting and communication

§   Report activities to the supervisor on daily/weekly/ monthly basis

§   Collect patients’ and attendants’ comments and bring feedback to the supervisor for improvement of health education and promotion

§   Support mapping of origin of patients and actively communicates with outreach social mobilizers

 

  1. Others

§   Participate to any relevant training program and/or regularly required meetings

§   Ensure the hospital rules are known by the patients and attendants and strictly followed

§   Maintain patient confidentiality at all time and respect patients as much as possible

§   Perform any additional activities as instructed by the direct supervisor

Job Details

Total Positions:
1 Post
Job Shift:
First Shift (Day)
Job Type:
Full Time/Permanent
Department:
MSF - France
Job Location:
University Town, Peshawar, Pakistan
Gender:
No Preference
Minimum Education:
Bachelor (14 Years)
Degree Title:
Bachelor degree in psychology, social sciences or equivalent Or 2 years paramadical technician diploma.
Career Level:
Experienced Professional
Minimum Experience:
2 Years (2 years in health promotion/health education, Having worked with MSF or other NGO’s and MOH in developing countries is desirable.)
Apply Before:
Oct 18, 2018
Posting Date:
Oct 08, 2018
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