|Date Posted:||Aug 26, 2010|
|Closing Date:||Sep 8, 2010|
|Number of Vacancies:||1|
|Salary Range:||As per NTA salary scale policyUSD|
|Years of Experience:||5 Years|
|Contract Duration:||Not specified|
|Possibility of Contract Extension:||No|
|Contract Type:||Short Term|
|Probation Period:||1 month|
About University Reasearch Co.,LLC Health Care Improvement HCI:
The USAID-funded HCI-Afghanistan Project goal is to develop the improvement capability in the health sector in Afghanistan. URC-HCI proposes to do so through working with counterparts in the MOPH, PPHDs and NGOs providing services in order to adapt and apply the Science of Health Care Improvement, including the Improvement Collaborative Approach, to bring about significant and rapid improvement in health outcomes for patients in Afghanistan.
The Afghanistan HCI project seeks an â€œImprovement Advisor for Hospital Records and Reportingâ€ to support the HCI activities in Kabul Maternity Hospitals through improving the hospital medical records and reporting system. The incumbent reports to the HCI â€œNational Improvement Coordinatorâ€, and works closely with the Afghanistan HCI technical team for the Kabul Maternity Hospital Collaborative.
Duties & Responsibilities:
â€¢ Build consensus among MoPH partners on review and update of current patient charts, registers and forms used in Kabul Maternity Hospitals. The partners will include representatives from maternity hospitals, Reproductive Health Department, HMIS, APHI, and the hospital reform project.
â€¢ Establish a central medical records committee at MoPH
â€¢ Design reporting format and a mechanism to use the reported information for effective decision making, linking the hospitals with the MoPH relevant departments. This will take place through close coordination with the involved partners.
â€¢ Ensure the commitment of the hospitals leadership to support the continuous functionality of the medical records system inside the hospitals
â€¢ Assess the required needs for establishment of a medical records system in individual hospital and plan for its provision and installment. The URC administration personnel will be giving required support to this effort.
â€¢ Establish a functional registration, file keeping and retrieval system supported by electronic master index in individual Kabul maternity hospitals
â€¢ Provide required training for the purpose of changing knowledge, skill and attitude of the medical records staff in hospitals
â€¢ Supervise the medical records staff of the hospitals to make sure the system is functional
â€¢ Work the MoPH HMIS and RH departments to establish and maintain their link with the hospitals for the purpose of effective feedback mechanisms that is based on reported data
â€¢ Other duties relevant to health information, as assigned by his/her supervisor.
â€¢ Candidates should bring a minimum of three yearsâ€™ experience in HMIS and hospital medical records, leadership of data collection, data entry, and analysis skills. This will include strong familiarity with Afghanistan national HMIS system and reporting.
â€¢ A graduate degree in medicine is required.
â€¢ Experience in training health professionals in data collection and management is highly desirable.
â€¢ Knowledge of quality improvement and management techniques and tools desirable.
â€¢ Excellent organization skills, coordination skills, ability to work independently, team player, flexible to adapt to changing working conditions required
â€¢ Experience of work at hospitals for at least two years would be an advantage
â€¢ Proficiency in English is desired.
â€¢ Computer skills are essential, including mastery of Access.
â€¢ Experience supporting USAID-funded programs strongly preferred