Data Manager Job Placement – Mengo Hospital

Organization: Mengo Hospital
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Deputy Medical Director – Administration   
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 Data Manager will manage the hospital data by ensuring security of electronic information and implement systems that offer efficient analysis, storage and documentation of the records.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Spearhead the development of the data management, medical records and information policy of the hospital
  • Supervise and train staff /subordinates on how to collect data manage it and promote high quality service
  • Liaise with medical /nursing staff to conduct quality assessment of data on all wards
  • Carry out periodic auditing of the data and data systems
  • Produce complete, accurate, consistent data and reports as may be required
  • Streamline data collection and analysis procedures to ensure fast access to metrics
  • Participate in research/data review meetings where necessary
  • Compile the weekly, monthly and quarterly HMIS reports and ensure timely submission to the District Health Information Systems, MOH, CDC
  • Draw plans and budgets for maintenance and updates of the data information systems
  • Provide technical support on the utilization of the different databases namely OPEN MRS, EPI INFO
  • Manage the hospital medical records unit
  • Ensure availability of patient information only to authorized persons or clients as per the existing Hospital policy

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Data Manager job opportunity should preferably hold a Bachelor’s degree in Statistics, Business Statistics, Computer Science, or the equivalent from a recognized institution
  • At least three years of experience in data management/analysis preferably in a clinical research setting.
  • Experience in using relational databases such as SPSS, ACCESS, STATA, EPI INFO, SQL databases, in database modeling
  • Excellent organizational skills i.e. team management, Customer Service, attention to detail, proactive self-starter, critical thinker, confidentiality of medical records
  • Ability to extrapolate conclusions from large data sets
  • Advanced MS-Excel Skills,
  • Ability to work in respect of internal guidelines, GCP, Standard Operating Procedures and study protocols strong interest in clinical research
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should submit their application letters with updated CVs, copies of academic/training certificates and testimonials, professional membership certificates indicating three (3) referees with their valid contacts/email addresses addressed to:
P.O. Box 7161, Kampala. Uganda
E-mail to: 
Deadline: Friday 19th January 2018 by 5:00 pm

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