Fresher Data Jobs – Medical Records Officer – Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)

Records Officer
Organisation: Infectious
Diseases Institute (IDI)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Field
Office Coordinator
Vacancy Code: MROX01-
About US:
The Infectious
Diseases Institute (IDI) is an international non-profit organization which is a
partnership of infectious diseases and public health specialists. The overall
objective of the IDI is to strengthen health systems with strong emphasis on
Infectious Diseases, through Research and Capacity Development. IDI has five
operational areas through which it works to achieve its mission: Prevention,
Care and Treatment; Training, Research and Laboratory services (provided
through a partnership with the Makerere University – John Hopkins University
Core Lab) and Outreach.
Job Summary:  The Medical Records Officer will be
responsible for maintenance of up to date UgandaEMR (OpenMRS) system with all
patients’ records captured, they shall mentor district medical clerks in proper
capture and management of HMIS data collected at health facilities and
communities. They will also provide support to the field office Data Manager in
collection, entry, cleaning and analysis of data captured by the Project.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Maintain an up-to-date Electronic Database, the UgandaEMR(OpenMRS) system on site:
  • Enter all required records in electronic data base namely
  • Carry out data cleaning of all records entered
  • Extract data from the system according to data requests required.
  • Troubleshoot and maintain the electronic system
  • Support the nearby Health Facilities with Data entry into UgandaEMR
    as assigned.
Support and mentor
the health facility medical records clerks in the following:
  • Registration of all patients
  • Recording patient visits and other registration data in appropriate
    HMIS tools
  • Preparing patient files for the clinic day
  • Filing all patient files at the end of the clinic and all laboratory
    test /results.
  • Ensuring that the medical records room is orderly and all files
    accounted for
  • Ensuring completeness, consistency and accuracy of data captured in
    the HMIS
  • Timely compilation of the routine HMIS reports
  • Ensuring availability of required HMIS tools i.e. registers, forms,
    guidelines etc.
Provide assistance
to the Data Manager in the following tasks:
  • Perform data abstraction from the HMIS, EMR and other sources for
    project reporting.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) Medical Records Officer job
    placement must hold a Degree in IT, IS, Statistics, Economics, QE,
    Population Studies or any data management related field
  • At least one year of experience in data management and analysis
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Computer knowledge and Accuracy skills
  • Knowledge of Health Information Management System
  • Ability for team work
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should E-mail their updated CVs, which
should include details of email address (if any), present position, current
remuneration, Certificate/testimonials and address of three (3) Referees plus
telephone contact to the following address. Please make sure that your
application letter, updated CV and certificates are attached as one document
and indicate the Vacancy code as the subject for your email
The Senior Human
Resource Manager,
Infectious Diseases
Institute — IDI Knowledge Centre,
Makerere University
Main Campus College of Health Sciences, Makerere University,
P.O. Box 22418,
Kampala, Uganda.
Email to:
Deadline: 14th September 2018
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