Computer Technologist Job at Tabitha Clinic KEMRI / CDC Program

On Wednesday, May 1st, 2013
KEMRI / CDC Research and Public Health Collaboration
Vacancy No: K43/04/2013
Program description: This program is collaboration between Kenya Medical Research Institute and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) whose mission is to conduct research and program evaluation in malaria, HIV and other diseases. 
It is within this mandate that the program has a vacancy for a Medical Records Technologist in the International Emerging Infectious Program-Tabitha Clinic.
Position: Computer Technologist III 
1 Position
MR 7
Location: Tabitha Clinic – Kibera
Reports to: Clinic Administrator
Essential Requirements: Diploma in Computer Science, Statistics or equivalent Proficiency in standard office tools will be required. A minimum of one year experience with Patient Electronic Health System.
Desirable Qualities: 
  • Attention to details and good work ethics 
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of medical records and observe good clinical practice (GCP) 
  • Good judgment in problem solving, awareness of own limitations, and strong internal motivation essential 
  • Be able to prioritize tasks and meet set deadlines. 
  • Be able to work well in a team 
  • Proficiency in excel, Access or other database applications, and internet research.
  • Hard working, diligent and ready to work in a multidisciplinary environment 
  • Excellent interpersonal, written & verbal communication skills 
  • Experience with electronic household survey data collection in Kibera. 
  • Knowledge of computer programming languages e.g. Visual Basic or SQL will be an advantage 
  • Training on Good Clinical Practice (GCP).
Responsibilities and Specific Tasks:

The Computer Technologist will report to clinic Manager and perform the following tasks;
  1. Overseeing the registration of/verification of registration information of persons enrolled in the surveillance program.
  2. Facilitating cross working relationship between the field office, data office and the clinic to ensure accurate data and timely communication.
  3. Maintain records for all non surveillance patients as well as for those missing in the database
  4. Communicate closely with clinic team to ensure priority task are completed.
  5. Deal with routine problems or issues related to the Electronic Health system that arise in the course of data handling.
  7. Work closely with the programmer to ensure that the Electronic Health system runs smoothly.
  8. Verifying and reconciling clinic visit forms received from the clinicians to ensure completion and accuracy of demographics
  9. Perform other duties as assigned
Applications are due no later than: 9th May 2013 to: 
Human Resource Manager, 
KEMRI/CDC Program, 
P.O. Box 1578, 
Or email to [email protected] 
or log into our web
Applications MUST include the following: Letter of Application (Indicate Vacancy Number) Current Curriculum Vitae with telephone number and e-mail address Three letters of reference with contact telephone numbers and e-mail addresses Copies of Certificates
Note: Applications must include copies of certificates/Transcripts. Applications without this will be disregarded.
Internal candidates interested in applying for this position are strongly advised to access an internal candidate application form available in the CDC Intranet; print and process it through the project Managers and attach it before forwarding application to HR.
The KEMRI/CDC Program is an equal opportunity employer and does not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment process including, application, interview meeting and processing of offer letter. If asked for a fee, report such a request immediately to: 0701112145
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