Responsibility & Authority
01 Must be available 5 days a week to provide psychological help to susceptible and DR-TB patients
02 Must counsel and treat patients in concordance with WHO and NTP guidelines i.e. is cannot advise actions which are in conflict with the guidelines.
03 Must not alter any treatment regimen without prior discussion with clinical team and then approval for clinical team leader (Naseem Salahuddin)
04 Maintain and complete documentation on each patient under his/her treatment
05 Report issues with a patient to program, clinical and field team
06 Facilitate referral to psychiatric facility for hospitalization
07 Conduct FGD with patients who are smear and culture negative to ensure compliance with treatment
08 Baseline intake meeting with all DR-TB patients at the time of enrollment
09 Follow-up with each patient once every two months at the time of their follow-up visit
10 Follow strict data confidentiality protocols
11 Follow strict infection control protocols during counseling sessions
12 Conduct field visits to other implementation partner sites for counseling of patients or visiting special cases who may not be able to come to IH e.g. Hyderabad/Kotri.
13 Develop tools for uniformly for M&E etc.
14 Assignments/tasks provided through Management.