25 May 2017

13 Entry Level Data Jobs - Medical Records Officer – EMR at Makerere University Walter Reed Project (MUWRP)

Organisation: Makerere University Walter Reed Project (MUWRP)
Duty Station:  Uganda
Reports to: Senior Data Entry Specialist
Position Number: MUWRP/10/17

About US:
The Makerere University Walter Reed Project (MUWRP) is a non-profit HIV research program that was established in 2002 as a result of a memorandum of understanding between Makerere University and The Henry M. Jackson foundation for Advancement of Military Medicine Inc. of USA (HJF). The primary purpose of MUWRP is to develop, evaluate and provide interventions to mitigate disease threats of public health importance to Uganda.

Job Summary: The Medical Records Officer – EMR will work closely with health unit staffs at MUWRP supported health facilities to ensure continued entry of quality data in source documents. The incumbent will help update registers, ART cards and other source documents at the health units.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Ensure HMIS tools are used correctly at all services points following MOH/PEPFAR standards.
  • Ensure that all registers are updated.
  • Capture Program data- PWP, LTFU, Hub data, OVC, SMC, Care and treatment data from static and outreach sites into the MUWRP electronic data bases
  • The incumbent will ensure compilation of facility HMIS/PEPFAR report.
  • Ensure that all data collected from community based activities is recorded in facility M&E tools.
  • Send real-time feedback and support to service points on accuracy, completeness and timeliness of data collected.
  • Enter Program data into electronic data bases to support data back and program tracking
  • Ensure that all medical records are archived as per SOPs.
  • Participate in preparations of quarterly data review meetings
  • Actively participate in CQI activities.
  • The incumbent will also document ANC, ART, TB, EID and SMC follow-up rates.
  • Ensure timely delivery of facility CRFs to the Data Management Centre.
  • Support facility to develop and implement SOPs for release of medical records and ensure confidentiality of all medical records.
  • Ensure availability and use of up-to-date HMIS tools and monitor stock levels

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the Medical Records Officer – EMR job opportunity should hold a Diploma in Records Management
  • One year of experience in a health setting with knowledge of managing medical records data.
  • Computer applications knowledge is desirable.
  • Ability to work with people and work under pressure.
  • Willing to work and live in rural settings.
  • Able to travel on water
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to communicate in English and Luganda.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should download the application form, download here, attach it together with application letters, CVs, Photocopies of academic qualifications and three professional referees. The position number (Check top of advert) and preferred location should clearly be stated in the application letter.

Please send applications to:

The HR and Administration Manager,
Makerere University Walter Reed Project,
Plot 42 Nakasero Road.,
P.O. Box 16524 Kampala. Uganda

Deadline: 29th May 2017

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