AFENET Health Health Informatics Specialist Jobs in Uganda
AFENET Health Health Informatics Specialist Jobs in UgandaPosition:Health Informatics Specialist
No. of vacancies: 01
Ministry of Health
Major Duties and Responsibilities
Provide technical and strategic assistance to Ministry of Health to assure that information systems and other eHealth activities are implemented in line with the eHealth policy and strategy.
Participate in and coordinate ongoing information system application testing, implementation, and evaluation with project teams across Ministry of Health.
Designs workflows and processes for data management and then translate systems requirements into applications prototypes; plan and design systems and applications architecture.
Participate in evaluation of the adoption of automated information systems(s) to accommodate special and complex needs of Ministry of Health.
Work with vendors, IT professionals, and public health program areas to develop system requirements and plan, develop, and maintain health information systems.
Establish appropriate data security provisions and protocols to enable access to and maintenance of public health data and personal health information.
Monitor and evaluate electronic operation processes and practices for quality and effectiveness and makes recommendations for improvement.
Anticipate the impact that new or modified software will have on existing standards and systems, workforce, and public health programs, and makes recommendations for solutions.
Provide or arrange for technical assistance and/or training for system users.
Conduct literature reviews, and prepares informatics models, frameworks, or summary documents as needed.
Prepare presentation, communications materials, press releases, and other media-related materials as regards to digital health implementation.
Work with stakeholders for eHealth issues to advance agency goals and objectives and identify areas of collaboration with partners to support eHealth policy and strategy implementation.
Ensure consistency with, leverage, and seek to influence as appropriate, national standards and certification initiatives to achieve interoperability.
Support use of informatics practices to integrate clinical health, environmental health, and population health data to improve priority community level health outcomes.
Advise on health information vocabularies and data standards (e.g. HL7, ICD, LOINC and SNOMED codes) Information system design, development and management.
Provides recommendations to senior leadership, as requested, to support decisions on information systems requirements and procurement.
Carry out any duties as assigned by supervisor
Required Academic Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in Health Informatics, health Science, clinical science, Public Policy or Health Policy, Health Information Sciences, or closely related field .
Master's degree in public health informatics, health informatics or a related field and four (4) years of experience in informatics including demonstrated experience in public health practice.
Experience and knowledge:
Uganda's healthcare systems and practices, Strategies for achieving effective data acquisition, management, quality, storage, use, and application to address population health needs.
Applicable laws, statues, and policies regarding health information including security, privacy, and management of confidential data.
Public health reporting, information system standards, and public health data for Uganda Workflow engineering and Informatics project/product portfolio management.
Information Technology Life cycle and information system design.
Data collection and use methodologies, including survey research, registry operations, usability studies, focus groups, and interview data collection and analysis.
A competitive remuneration
Interested candidates should submit their Application Letters detailing their experiences and skills, Curriculum Vitae, copies of relevant academic documents and 3 references online to: The Human Resource Office, African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET) via Email: email@example.com on Friday, 15th February 2019 by close of business (East Africa Time).
Only successful candidates shall be contacted for an interview.
Note: More details about these positions can be obtained from our website: www.afenet.net
For more information and job application details, see; AFENET Health Health Informatics Specialist Jobs in Uganda
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