Exclusive Opportunity: NHSRC Seeks B. Pharm Professionals for Quality & Patient Safety Consultant Role with ₹1.2 Lakh Monthly Salary

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The National Health Systems Resource Centre (NHSRC) is a prominent organization in India that provides technical assistance to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. Established under the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM), NHSRC serves as a think tank and technical resource center for planning and strategies to strengthen the health care system in the country. One of its initiatives is the Regional Resource Centre for North-Eastern States (RRC-NE), which operates from Guwahati, Assam.

As Consultant, Quality & Patient Safety at regional level, the objective is to strengthen and support the Quality & Patient Safety activities in the North-Eastern States.
a. To provide technical assistance and capacity building support to the NE States for strengthening the Public Health System.
b. To support the implementation of National Quality Assurance Program (NQAP) at different levels of Public health facilities.
c. Liaisoning with the States/UTs for improving Quality of Care in Public Health System and improved Patient Safety and Satisfaction.

Name of Post

Consultant, Quality & Patient Safety

No. of Post



A. Essential:

a. MBBS/BDS/Bachelors in any stream of AYUSH/Bachelor’s in pharmacy/ B. Sc. Nursing degree from a recognized institute with postgraduate degree/diploma (2-3 years regular full-time course) in Community Medicine, Public Health, Community Nursing, Hospital Management/Administration from a recognised institute.

b. At least 2 (Two) years’ experience after post-graduation of working in Quality Assurance/Health System/Public Health.

c. Excellent communication skills – writing and verbal.

d. Proficiency in MS Office package, any computerised data analytical package is highly desirable.

B. Desirable:

a. Preference may be given to those applicants, who have directly worked on the assignments, resulting into certification/accreditation of hospitals to a recognised quality system such as NQAS, LaQshya, ISO 9001/ NABH/ JCI/ NABL. Etc. and/or Certified External NQAS/Internal NQAS/NABH/NABL Assessors.

b. Recognised Qualification in a Quality System, which may be waived off in case of deserving candidates, who have robust field experiences.

c. Experience of working in hospital administration department of a certified facilities, mentioned under para B (a) above.

Age limit

Not above 45 years (as on last date of receiving of applications).

Travel and subsistence – As per NHSRC/RRC-NE norms

The Consultant should be ready to travel extensively to State/ District/ Block/ village levels. All travels must be authorized in advance by Director, RRC-NE. The Consultant shall be reimbursed for travel as per NHSRC rules.

Reporting Requirements

The Consultant will submit monthly/applicable updated report to the Director, RRC-NE through Senior Consultant-Q&PS and Lead Consultant.


The workstation of Consultant is at RRC, NE, Guwahati. However, S/he may be required to be relocated at any of the stations in any NE States on requirement of organization.

Consultancy Period

Initially, it will be till 31st March, 2025. The first 3 months will be on probation.

Consultancy fees

The Consultant will be paid a consolidated monthly fee as per NHSRC HR policy (ranging from Rs.60,000/- to Rs.1,20,000/-).

Key Responsibilities
The incumbent will be responsible for roll out of ‘Operational Guidelines for Quality Assurance in Public Health Facilities. S/he has to take actions at various levels – Advocacy, customization of the checklists for meeting needs of states in adapting the Quality Standards & its measurement system, conduct of workshops & seminars, assisting the health facilities with gap closure action and facilitating the certification process at identified public health facilities in states.
Expected role of the incumbent is multi-dimensional and are summarised below –
i. S/he should be a team player.
ii. One of the major responsibilities of the incumbent will be to travel to states and districts and impart QA trainings. Thus, the candidate should possess the skills for imparting training, including excellent command over language (Hindi & English) – spoken & written both.
iii. Willingness to travel to states, districts, and health facilities, which may be located in ‘hard to reach’ areas.
iv. Development & review of resource material for trainings
v. Technical Assistance to states & districts in Operationalization of States and Districts Quality Assurance Units
vi. Follow up with NE States for various updates related to National Quality Assurance Program. Facilitate conducting of the Internal and External Assessments of health facilities and mentoring of the same for certification under NQAP.
vii. Review of drugs & logistics procurement system, etc.
viii. Appraisal of State PIP & various documents shared by Ministry.
ix. Drafting & Report writing
x. Any other function, as allotted by Director – RRC-NE & Sr. Consultant- Q&PS

How to apply
Candidates are requested to fill the online application correctly which is available on the NHSRC website (http://nhsrcindia.org) & RRC-NE website (www.rrcnes.gov.in ). Applications will be accepted in the prescribed online application format only.

1. Please mention the full form of all the post graduate qualifications in the application form to avoid rejection.
2. Please refrain from using abbreviations in the application form.

Last date for receiving applications – 31st October 2023.


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