AFENET Health Health Informatics Specialist Jobs in Uganda

AFENET Health Health Informatics Specialist Jobs in Uganda

Position:
  • Health Informatics Specialist
    No. of vacancies: 01
    Duty Station:
  • 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.

    Benefits:
  • A competitive remuneration

    Application Process
  • 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: sec@afenet.net 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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