Earn 550 US Dollars as Quality Assurance Coordinator GHC Fellow – Mengo Hospital

Organisation: Global
Health Corps (GHC)
Placement Organisation:
Mengo Hospital
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Salary: Monthly Stipend
of 550 dollars per month
About GHC:
Global Health Corps pairs
intelligent and passionate fellows with organizations that require new thinking
and innovative solutions. We provide these young leaders with the tools to
remain connected after their fellowship year finishes, deepening their ability
to enact change through heightened skills and strong partnerships. We currently
place fellows in Burundi, Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, the United States, and
Zambia.
About US:
Mengo Hospital was founded in
1897 in Kampala, and is the oldest hospital in Uganda. It currently serves as
an urban community hospital that provides modern medical care. Mengo Hospital
provides comprehensive care including radiology, obstetrics, dentistry,
orthopedics, and surgery. Additionally, Mengo Hospital provides critical
training and education to health professional through its various programs in
midwifery and nursing, health sciences, and laboratory technology. Mengo
Hospital also has a dedicated research and development team that works to find
new solutions to health issues in Uganda.
Job Summary: The Quality
Assurance Coordinator will be primarily responsible for conducting hospital
reviews and developing patient care protocols. The fellow will coordinate
performance reviews, document best practices and lessons learned, and
continuously suggest improvements in patient care protocols. Additionally, the
Quality Assurance Coordinator will monitor the implementation of systems and
strategies for managing quality improvement (QI) initiatives impacting core
clinical processes and critical patient care functions in line with Ministry of
Health (MoH) policy for continuous quality improvement (CQI).
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • In
    charge of developing hospital quality improvement strategy and budget
  • Develop
    and monitor the implementation of CQI work plans and manage the CQI budget
  • Establish
    and train functional departmental quality improvement teams
  • Implement
    continuous quality improvement initiatives in accordance with the guidance
    from the Health Sector Quality Improvement Framework and Strategic Plan
    (2010/11 – 2014/15)
  • Manage
    quarterly quality improvement planning to set CQI targets and projects for
    the hospital and performance review meetings by QI teams in different
    departments
  • Develop
    and strengthen the system for monitoring quarterly quality assessment
    exercises in the hospital, monthly investigations of incidents by QI
    teams, and the feedback process from QI teams in line with MoH guidelines
    for QI
  • Build
    the capacity of Mengo Hospital health professionals in CQI to promote QI
    awareness through trainings, mentorships and support supervision in line
    with the CQI training manual of MoH
  • Carry
    out operational CQI research based on documented lessons learned and
    organize periodic workshops for key stakeholders to share experiences in
    line with research guidelines
  • Analyze
    clinical audits and data to direct prioritization of quality improvement
    initiatives
  • Analyze
    client satisfaction surveys to inform the design of content and care
    processes
  • Design
    tools for monitoring and evaluation and create systems for data collection
    and entry
  • Plan,
    organize and coordinate quality audits in the hospital
  • Ensure
    appropriate maintenance and continuous review of process and policy
    documents
  • Write
    regular reports on hospital QI initiatives
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    GHC fellow should have a Clinical background (MBCHB, BScN or RN) with
    additional training in quality improvement/management in health care
    setting, health services management or public health
  • Possess
    a background in statistics or other data gathering methods
  • Strong
    research background, including data analysis and reporting writing skills
  • Wide
    experience and/or understanding of patient care processes, quality/process
    improvement or total quality management (at least three years)
  • Possess
    the ability to assume responsibility with limited supervision, exercise
    initiative and judgment and make decisions within the scope of assigned
    responsibility
  • Data
    analysis and report writing experience
  • Ability
    to be self-motivated and take initiative
Job Terms and Conditions:
Fellows will be provided with housing, health insurance and a living stipend of
$550/month. Additionally, fellows will receive an award of $1500 upon
successful completion of the fellowship year. Flights to and from the placement
site and all other costs associated with GHC programming are included,
including $600 in professional development funds. Housing will be arranged in
Mengo, Kampala.
Note: The living stipend
and completion award may be paid out in USD or local currency, as determined by
the placement organization.
How to Apply:
All applicants who desire to be
placed by the Global Health Corps in the aforementioned organization should
express interest by clearly following the instructions at the web page below.
Deadline: 2nd February, 2016
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