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Senior Medical Officer - endTB - GHD


Minimum 1-2 year(s) of relevant experience



Last Date

2/17/2019 12:00:00 AM

Job Description

The Senior Medical Officer (SMO) will provide clinical oversight and capacity building to the endTB clinical trial and PMDT program. They will be trained in diagnosing and treating MDR-TB and will conduct trial procedures in accordance with the protocol and Good Clinical Practice (GCP).

Undergo training in the protocol, trial procedures, and GCP.
• Oversee the medical officers and trial team to ensure participants are identified, recruited and enrolled in accordance with the  potentially eligible rifampicin-resistant TB patients for the trial.
• Discuss clinical problems with the site Principal Investigator, and prepare reports for the trial Clinical Advisory Committee (CAC) where appropriate.
• Engage with clinic staff and other members of the team to identify medical problems or difficulty with adherence to study drugs.
• Liaise with clinic staff, including doctors, nurses, and counsellors, to share and discuss clinical progress of trial participants. 
• Maintain regular contact with clinic doctors regarding the recruitment and management of trial participants. This includes writing and responding to referral letters where required.
• Travel to trial clinic sites in Karachi.
• Compile reports on serious adverse events, and communicate these to the trial pharmacovigilance unit and local regulatory authorities (together with the Trial Coordinator and site Principal Investigator).

• They will examine, manage and treat patients seen in the TB clinics according to WHO & NTP guidelines
• Create treatment regimens for patients DR-TB and DOTS patient in consultation with Clinical Team Leader head according to WHO and NTP guidelines
• Recording forms for DRTB and TB as required. Ensure that the entry of data is accurate.
• Write up complete progress and consultation notes on the relevant hard copy forms for follow-up and new MDRTB patients
• Write up complete progress and consultation notes on all follow-up patients seen on the HMIS
• They will report to clinical team leader for patient care, and discuss complex patients
• They will be responsible for generating timely lab testing request for follow-up and new patients according to the gudelines.
• Any decision that is different from what is documented by the NTP and the WHO guidelines will be clearly documented with reasoning for future auditing purposes and needs to be cleared by the clinical,  lab and program team leaders.
• Coordinate with Clinical Quality Assurance Officer to ensure that protocols are followed and timely reporting of issues and incidents is recorded.
• Participate in clinical meetings, make case presentations actively implement protocols at there designated sites. 
• Supervise junior MOs for ensuring quality of clinical care provision to patients.
• Responsible for compiling reporting forms for PTP Quarterly DOTS Meeting
• They may be required to attend the PTP quarterly DOTS Meeting