Overseas Volunteer Professionals Request Received from User Departments
 

Overseas Volunteer Professionals Request Received from User Departments

Overseas Volunteer Professionals Request Received from User Departments


Requesting Department
DEPARTMENT OF PHARMACY SERVICES

Areas of Expertise
Clinical Pharmacy

Terms of Reference

The individual must have work experience in a large teaching hospital as a clinical pharmacist. S/he should have worked as a part of multidisciplinary team, preferably in a critical care area like ICU, NICU, CCU etc. The person is required to train our pharmacists from clinical pharmacy perspective, and should have good interpersonal communication skills. The main focus of training should be on:

  • Overview of therapeutics and clinical pharmacy practice through case presentations;
  • Therapeutic drug monitoring;
  • Tracking and investigation of ADRs;
  • Clinical drug evaluations;
  • Rational use of antibiotics;
  • Evidence based practice;
  • Specialty pharmacist.

Competencies Required (Skills and Abilities)

The individual may accompany our staff to the multidisciplinary clinical rounds

  • Good communication skills;
  • Should have command on the subject;
  • Can present topic effectively with or without PowerPoint presentation;
  • Have good teaching and interactive skills;
  • Can relate theory with practical aspects of profession.

Duration of Assignment
4 - 8 weeks

Requesting Department
PHYSIOTHERAPY & REHABILITATION SERVICES

Areas of Expertise
Respiratory Rehabilitation

Terms of Reference

With today's increased attention to physical fitness and wellness among all age groups, combined with the emphasis to manage rehabilitative care more effectively and efficiently it is essential to utilise technical advances in all programmes of rehabilitation.

Due to increase of respiratory problems in adults and paediatrics, the role of Respiratory Therapist is very vital as a part of multidisciplinary team. In order to keep Respiratory Therapist updated in recent advances in management of critical patients we need to have a person having sound and updated knowledge.

S/he will be responsible to teach assessment and management of complex conditions requiring considerable independent judgment, such as caring for patients on life support in ICUs, the management of patient with chronic asthma or emphysema, as well as emergency care to patients who are victims of a heart attack, stroke, drowning, or shock.

Competencies Required (Skills & Abilities)

  • Good knowledge of subject;
  • Good communication skills;
  • Sound clinical knowledge;
  • Previously participated in teaching activities.

Duration of Assignment
30 Days

Requesting Department
PHYSIOTHERAPY & REHABILITATION SERVICES

Areas of Expertise
Acupuncture

Terms of Reference

Acupuncture is now a days a developing field. We want to learn the basic principles and conditions that are related to it. It will be beneficial for our patients with respect to pain management.

The person will be responsible to introduce the theoretical and practical aspects. With this we will be able to start an Acupuncture clinic in our department.

  • Competencies Required (Skills & Abilities)
  • Good knowledge of subject;
  • Good communication skills;
  • Sound clinical knowledge;
  • Previously participated in teaching activities.

Duration of Assignment

30 Days

Requesting Department
PHYSIOTHERAPY & REHABILITATION SERVICES

Areas of Expertise
Cardiac Rehabilitation

Terms of Reference

With today's increased attention to physical fitness and wellness among all age groups, combined with the emphasis to manage rehabilitative care more effectively and efficiently it is essential to utilise technical advances in all programsme of rehabilitation.

As increase of cardiac surgeries and role of rehabilitation for cardiac patients, we want to learn new techniques, modalities and approaches according to international standards. We also want the person to evaluate our current practices and improve our lacking with especial reference to quality checks.

Improve our clinical expertise in this field. Start Research under supervision of experts.

Competencies Required (Skills & Abilities)
  • Good knowledge of subject;
  • Good communication skills;
  • Sound clinical knowledge;
  • Previously participated in teaching activities.

Duration of Assignment
30 Days

Requesting Department
PHYSIOTHERAPY SERVICE

Areas of Expertise
Physiotherapist

Terms of Reference

Physiotherapy department at Aga Khan University Hospital , Karachi strives to be a role model to other Physiotherapy Centres in the country by maintaining high standard of Physiotherapy.

Physiotherapy profession is developing rapidly in advance countries into one of the crucial health delivery system. There is a great upsurge and shift on to the hands on skills and specialisation.

We need to train our Physiotherapist in the management of following sub- specialties for handicap adults' and children's.

  • Sports injuries;
  • Advance rehabilitation;
  • Fitness training programme;
  • Cardiac rehabilitation.

Competencies Required (Skills & Abilities)

Experience professional who should trained our on job physiotherapist in different sub specialties regarding physiotherapy and sports injuries management, also advance training in cardiac rehabilitation.

Duration of Assignment
30 - 60 Days

Requesting Department
ADVANCE REHABILITATION SERVICES (PHYSIOTHERAPY)

Areas of Expertise
Exercise Physiologist

Terms of Reference

Assignment of exercise physiologist may be as follows:

  • Gives knowledge to develop exercise programme for frequency, intensity, and duration, with attention to any abnormal cardiovascular changes during exercise;
  • Demonstrate the ability to educate and/or counsel individuals in starting fitness and endurance programmes;
  • Guide to evaluate aerobic/anaerobic exercise capacity in rehabilitation patients;
  • Demonstrate an effective and safe aerobic and anaerobic exercise programme for normal and specific population;
  • Demonstrate a complete exercise programme for athletes/sports man;
  • Implement a specific exercise stress test protocol in healthy and unhealthy populations including an understanding of risk stratification.

Competencies Required (Skills & Abilities)

  • Sound knowledge about exercise physiology;
  • Teaching and demonstrating ability and experience;
  • Clinical experience in:
    • Exercise testing and prescription;
    • Sports biomechanics, injuries and nutrition;
    • Aerobic and anaerobic training.

Through Exercise Physiologist's training our rehabilitation staff would be able to learn more skills and techniques for dynamic monitoring and determination of maximum aerobic capacity and anaerobic threshold of rehabilitation patients during exercise and for the development of appropriate exercise programmes for patients with a variety of diagnosis.

Duration of Assignment
60 Days

Requesting Department
UROLOGY SURGERY

Areas of Expertise
Laparoscopic urology hands on training

Terms of Reference

A senior laparoscopic urologist with years of experience of Laparoscopic Urology holding internationally recognised degree.

Competencies Required (Skills & Abilities)

Expert in laparoscopic urology

Duration of Assignment
6 weeks - 6 months

Requesting Department
RESEARCH OFFICE

Areas of Expertise
Research Management

Terms of Reference

In view of the geographical spread of the University into different countries, the Overseas Volunteer Professional would be requested to advice the research office on how best within its resources, it can provide research related support to its external campuses, notably the East Africa campuses.

The volunteer would be asked to advice the office on the development of research related components in new academic programmes. The volunteer would also be requested to conduct relevant workshops for faculty and staff based on his/her area of expertise.

Competencies Required (Skills & Abilities)

The volunteer should have diversified research experience especially in respect of providing research support to campuses in different geographical locations.

Duration of Assignment
30 days

Requesting Department
EDUCATION DEVELOPMENT

Areas of Expertise
EDUCATION

Terms of Reference

  • Develop and conduct workshops in educational planning, case writing and assessment;
  • Facilitating the development of research master plan for the department;
  • Assisting the development of online testing utilising Items Response Theory;
  • Serving as a faculty resource to answer queries in education by email from faculty who has attended workshops and courses of the department;
  • Assist the development of a course leading to certification;
  • Serve as a supervisor for the action research.

Requesting Department
Planning & Development of Campuses

Areas of Expertise
Space Planning & Design

Terms of Reference

  • Space Planning and Design expertise in the following areas:
  • Day surgery facility;
  • Imaging facility in hospital;
  • Below grade car parking garage;
  • Sewerage treatment plant for hospital effluent;
  • Utility planner for big size university/teaching hospital.
  • Availability/access to the above stated TOR will be acceptable remotely also through email/conferencing

Competencies Required (Skills & Abilities)

  • Communication through emails, tele/video conferencing;
  • Hands-on-experience for planning and design;
  • Understanding/experience of developing countries would be preferred.

Duration of Assignment
30 Days

Requesting Department
Planning & Development of Campuses

Areas of Expertise
Project Execution & Management (Construction)

Terms of Reference

The following project execution and management expertise will be beneficial to the division:

  • Quantification and costing of project - Chartered quantity surveyor;
  • Project scheduling - Hands on primavera and MS Projects;
  • Project Management - Certified Project Manager.
  • Competencies Required (Skills & Abilities)
  • Good command in English and good presentation skills

Duration of Assignment
60 - 90 Days

Requesting Department
BUDGET & PLANNING

Areas of Expertise
Zero Based Budgeting

Terms of Reference

The volunteer should share, and help in the development of, detailed plans, manuals and procedures for putting into place a comprehensive system of zero based budgeting and to carry out trouble shooting during its implementation in a stipulated period of time. Specifically the individual should:

  • Review the current budgeting system at AKU;
  • Develop the revised Planning Process based on Zero Based Budgeting;
  • Ascertain the impact of Zero Based Budgeting on AKU;
  • Help in the development of a flow chart, plan with timelines, forms and other related documentations;
  • Develop the Budget Manual;
  • Give a comprehensive presentation as well to the Management of AKU covering the above items;

Provide assistance during the implementation of the Zero Based Budgeting System;

Review, evaluate and give feedback after the implantation of the system including the recommendations to improve the process further.

Competencies Required (Skills & Abilities)

  • Excellent presentation skills;
  • Sharp and focused analytical abilities;
  • Motivation towards detailed working;
  • Commitment to the cause of volunteering;
  • Could communicate in English fluently.

Duration of Assignment
1 Year

Requesting Department
COMMUNICATION

Areas of Expertise
Call Centers Operations and Management

Terms of Reference

With the extremely rapid pace of technological developments in the field of telecommunications, user expectations of the person attending to their calls has also changed. Pre-recorded machine responses are no more a novelty and are expected by the callers whenever they call a multi-national organisation. However, the calls received at AKU are of such a nature that only limited pre-recorded messages can be used. Callers expect us to provide them very personalized services. The type of help and assistance we are thus seeking is as follows:

  • Help us create unique phrases, both in English and Urdu, which would either be used as pre-recorded messages or would be spoken by the telephone operators. These phrases would of course be of international standards;
  • Help train the telephone operators be courteous and polite as well as give them a whiff of international practices in the field of telephone operations;
  • Help develop a training manual for the telephone operators;
  • Help in effectively monitoring the activities of telephone operators.

Competencies Required (Skills & Abilities)

  • Must be able to converse well both in Urdu and English;
  • Must be well aware of the Pakistani culture.

Duration of Assignment
Preferably four weeks​