About the program
Sahaj Sansthan in partnership with Ansh (https://www.ansh.health/) is piloting a model to deliver kangaroo care in a scalable cost effective manner.
Through the program we aim to save newborn lives by building healthcare capacity in India to deliver high-quality care for newborns.
Kangaroo Care involves
• Ensuring skin to skin contact and effective Kangaroo mother care
• Monitoring baby for danger signs
• Optimal breastfeeding of baby for weight gain
For this purpose a kangaroo care ward will be established in the district
hospital to provide specific care and counselling to eligible new borns and their families.
Key responsibilities in program
• Establishment of Kangaroo care ward in hospital
• Counselling families to provide KMC often and safely.
• Breastfeeding and expressed breastmilk (EBM) feeding counselling for those babies identified in screening. Counselling of families to feed LBW babies according to their needs. Typically, this means feeding breastmilk 10 times in a 24-hour period.
• Training families to weigh their babies, take their temperatures, and recognize danger signs.
• Providing supplies for LBW baby care, such as KMC wrap, caps etc.
• Encouraging families to stay in the hospital’s KMC program until the pediatrician clears them for discharge
• Following up with families of LBW infants who have left the hospital through phone calls.
• Encouraging families of babies who display the danger signs to seek appropriate care.
• Helping mothers who display danger signs to seek appropriate care at correct referral unit
• Procurement and set up of Kangaroo Care ward with support of program lead
• Supporting recruitment of nursing staff to act as dedicated kangaroo care and breastfeeding assistants
• Set up referral systems for low birth weight newborns
• Set up processes to improve identification of low birth weight newborns in need of care
• Provide onboarding and ongoing handholding to nurses
• Training of hospital staff and ASHA workers for Kangaroo card and associated follow up of baby after discharge
• Managing a team of nurses to meet program deliverables; including and not limited to planning shift roster, reviewing progress
• Ensure highest quality of care and counselling by nurses
• Disseminating guidelines, standards of practice, protocols and other tools to improve quality of care
• Developing presentations, program notes, status update for internal and external meetings; rendering support in donor reporting
• Collecting and analyzing data for sharing with Government officials to inform actions to be taken at facilities.
• Providing regular updates to district hospital nodal and coordinate for better program outcomes
• Joint plan with CEO/ program lead to evaluate gaps and improve program processes
• Documenting best practices and developing plans to incorporate the learnings in program
• Ensure rigorous record keeping and follow up of patients after discharge
• Provide counselling and monitoring through phone calls, ensuring kangaroo care and Breast feeding adherence and identifying newborns in stress.
• BSc / MSc nursing from a recognized institute with experience in working in child health programs
• Excellent knowledge on Facility based new born care, referral processes and related data indicators
• 2-3 years experience of working in a hospital setting and coordinating with senior doctors and hospital staff
• Knowledge of Ms word, Excel and Gmail
• Ability to communicate information in a clear, respectful, and timely manner
• Have self initiative and ability to plan and execute their work independently
• Demonstrated leadership, communication, networking, and presentation capabilities
• Willingness to learn and generate new ideas
Contract:- 6 months, renewal likely based on performance of program
Salary :- Based on industry standard
To apply please fill form https://forms.gle/uCfkc68NGsq1rTQi9
Applications will be reviewed on rolling basis till position is filled