Several Entry Level Health Information Assistant Jobs – International Rescue Committee (IRC)
Organisation: International Rescue Committee (IRC)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Monitoring and Evaluation Officer
The International Rescue Committee helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their future. It was created by Albert Einstein more than 80 years and has been working in Uganda since 1998. It has particularly working in the conflict zones where tens of thousands of people have been kills and over 1.6 million displaced. Following a peace agreement in 2006, Ugandans are returning home and looking to rebuild their lives. The IRC is there to protect women and children from violence and exploitation by fostering a safe environment and encouraging education, and is supporting farmers and small businesses, and helping communities promote peace and long-term development.
Job Summary: The Health Information Assistant Volunteer will be based in the field-Health Facility and shall be responsible for providing smooth flow and access to information through records management for action and decision making.
S/he will record data, provide guidance on data recording, compilation, use, reporting and management. S/he will produce and submit Periodic health activity reports.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
- Ensure the use of standard MoH/Donor data tools and reporting Forms
- Facilitate smooth flow and access to information through records management for action and decision making.
- Guidance on data recording, use, reporting and management.
- Periodic reports submitted.
- Ensure availability and use of Standard/revised HIMS/HIS data tools at all departments of the health facility.
- Providing guidance on use of the HIMS/HIS data tools to ensure completeness, consistency, and correctness in filling the registers.
- Register all patients, classify/tally and summarize the data according to the acceptable reporting formats.
- Promptly provide data on notifiable/integrated disease surveillance and response.
- Prepare and timely submit daily, weekly and monthly data from all facility departments for making reports.
- Provide feedback to the facility staff on health service provision for decision making.
- Enter data into the electronic database.
- Imparting knowledge and skills to staff by organizing CME sessions, mentor- ships and review meetings on data management.
- Participate in capacity building activities (Training, Orientations, Mentorship, meetings etc).
- Adhering to Professional Code of Conduct and Ethics.
- Perform any other duties as assigned by the supervisor.
- Key Working Relationships:
- Position Reports to: Monitoring and Evaluation Officer
- Position directly supervises: None
- Internal contacts: Health Facility in-charge, Heads of Facility departments and staff.
- External contacts: Works with the Health Sub-district facility in-charges and other IPs.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
- The applicant for the International Rescue Committee (IRC) Health Information Assistant job must hold a Diploma or certificate in Medical records and Health Management Information System from a recognized, licensed and accredited institution with at least one year of progressive experience in health record management –Essential.
- Applied Knowledge in use of HIMS/HIS data tools.
- Good Computer skills including Ms Excel and Word
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
- Minimum 1 year work experience in a busy health setting.
- Ability to completely record, accurately compile and Produce timely reports.
- Good communication and interpersonal skills.
- Ability to work in hardship areas (previous experience in a camp setting will be an added advantage).
- Flexible and able to work with team in a dynamic and diverse environment.
- Language Skills: Good standard of spoken and written English Language. Ability to speak any of the languages spoken in South Sudan is an added advantage.
How to Apply:
All candidates should apply online at the link below.
Deadline: 3rd April 2020