VACANCY: Short Term Assignments at PATH March, 2024

VACANCY: Short Term Assignments

PATH is an international organization that drives transformative innovation to save lives and improve health, especially among women and children. We accelerate innovation across five platforms-vaccines, drugs, diagnostics, devices, and system and service innovations-that harness our entrepreneurial insight, scientific and public health expertise, and passion for health equity. By mobilizing partners around the world, we take innovation to scale, working alongside countries primarily in Africa and Asia to tackle their greatest health needs. Together, we deliver measurable results that disrupt the cycle of poor health.

PATH, together with Every Breath Counts Coalition with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, are leading the Strengthening Oxygen Utilization and Respiratory Care Ecosystems (SOURCE) project-which builds from previous initiatives under the COVID-19 Respiratory Care Response Coordination project. With a vision to provide all patients with access to the lifesaving medical oxygen they need, this project seeks to reduce maternal, child, and overall mortality from hypoxemia-related causes through improved access to high quality oxygen services at all levels of the health care system.

As part of the SOURCE grant, and upon required Government of Tanzania (GoT) approvals PATH in collaboration with the Ministry of Health (MoH) aim to co conduct a study to understand the prevalence of hypoxemia and oxygen consumption across hospitalized populations at Amana and Tumbi Regional Referral Hospitals in Dar es salaam and Coast regions respectively. The study findings will facilitate proper resourcing to maximize access to lifesaving oxygen when needed.

PATH is seeking to recruit data enumerators for hypoxemia and oxygen consumption study: Technical Focus -The Data Enumerators will be responsible for collecting study data at Amana and Tumbi hospitals. Data enumerators will have direct contact with patients and have a great bearing on the quality of data collected and ultimately on the quality of data output.

Tasks and Responsibilities- The Data Enumerators will be responsible for the following tasks:

  1. Obtain all the materials needed for data collection activity.
  2. Follow study procedures and protocols in collecting and recording data.
  3. Obtaining informed consent from all study participants.
  4. Utilize electronic devices i.e. tablets to record data.
  5. Observe patient confidentiality and security of data.
  6. Data collection, verification for accuracy and completeness and submission per study objectives.
  7. Prepare and submit daily and weekly performance-based study reports and time sheets.
  8. Foster a collaborative environment within the team, promoting effective teamwork and communication.
  9. Respectful communication with patients and hospital staff, minimizing disruptions to the clinical environment and maintaining a high standard of data privacy and research ethics.
  10. Work closely with Principal Investigator and PATH study coordinator in planning and implementation of study activities.
  11. Be willing to support data cleaning and attend debriefing meetings regarding data collection activity.
  12. Be available (nearest to assigned facility), observe work schedule and flexibility including weekends/ evening time (wherever required) and undertake other relevant activities as assigned by Study Team Lead (STL). ‘

Required qualifications: Medical Officer, Assistant Medical Officer, Clinical Officer, Assistant Clinical Officer, Nursing Officer, Assistant Nursing Officer, Enrolled Nurse.

Experience: Medical research and or data collection, computer literacy (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Survey CTO use will be added advantage.

Study duration: Not more than 3 months.

Application deadline: 15/March/2024

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