3 Fresher Records Officer Jobs - Mengo Hospital

Organization: Mengo Hospital
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Data Manager

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 professionals 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 Records Officer will mainly be responsible for providing administrative support to the Medical Records department/section in day to day operations pertaining to release of patient information.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Tasked with the retrieval of patient’s files for scheduled appointments and their delivery throughout the hospital.
  • Collect cleared patient files from the wards / departments
  • Keenly review medical records for completeness
  • Assemble records into standard order, and file records to designated areas according to applicable numeric filing systems.
  • Update all files received from the ward into the records' register.
  • The incumbent will also maintain the continuity of work within the records department by documenting and communicating with the line managers on irregularities and continuing needs.
  • The incumbent will quickly respond to requests for information from files in accordance with established policies and procedures
  • Tasked with utilizing the facility automated software system to enter medical data
  • Maintaining the confidentially of all medical records
  • Providing technical expertise in identifying potential issues pertaining to medical records

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate should preferably hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Library and Information Systems or in Records and Archives Management from a recognized Institution. A Certificate in Medical Records is an added advantage
  • A minimum of three years of relevant working experience in the same position/role in a reputable organization
  • Computer skills and ability to use computerized Patient Administration Systems
  • Highly analytical, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Keen attention to detail

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should submit their application letters attached with a CV, copies of academic/training certificates and testimonials, professional membership certificates indicating three (3) referees and a reliable e-mail /telephone contact, addressed to:

Medical Director,
Mengo Hospital,
P.O. Box 7161, Kampala. Uganda

Deadline: 30th June 2017 by 5:00pm

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