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Kampala, Uganda



November 27, 2023 at 2:00:00 PM

About the Organisation

The URC is a family of Christians who meet in local churches across England, Scotland and Wales, part of the worldwide family of Reformed Churches, a group of more than 70 million Christians. The URC has around 37,000 members in about 1,250 congregations with more than 600 ministers.

Job Title

Electronic Medical Records consultant job at University Research Co., LLC

Job Description

URC is seeking an experienced Electronic Medical Records Consultants for Acholi and Karamoja for the USAID Uganda Health Activity (UHA), a five-year program. The purpose of UHA is to support the Government of Uganda’s (GOU’s) efforts to increase the survival and well-being of vulnerable populations and improve overall health system resilience in seven priority regions. The program will strengthen the quality and availability of MNCH, FP/RH, nutrition, and facility-level WASH services as well as health systems at the regional-, district-, facility-, and community-levels.
USAID UHA has taken on the role to support EMR (Electronic Medical Records) and point of care (POC) in its supported facilities between July-September 2023. This includes expansion of POC to all earmarked facilities, maintaining the existing hardware, operationalizing POC, troubleshoot and provide mentorship to facility staff. EMR POC comprises of 5 points of care in a standard facility and to which all these points must be connected to communicate to a central server that is hosting EMR within the facility. Therefore, each point requires a computer/laptop/tab with all its accessories i.e., Keyboard, mouse power source and access to power. For timely and continuous EMR support at regional level we need 2 (EMR consultants) in each regional offices to support the transitional process and for continuity of the service for the period of 2 Months (August to September)

Duties and Responsibilities

EMR consultants' role objective:

  • To support and participate in data entry, extraction, and report generation.

  • To provide continuous support to facility teams in relation to EMR.

  • To troubleshoot Local Area Network (LAN) in case of poor connectivity.

  • To troubleshoot EMR at regional level.

  • To provide support for computer maintenance and keeping software up to date.

  • To provide weekly report on the status of EMR within the specified region.

  • To routinely perform database backup for EMR data at all supported facilities.

  • To install operating system upgrades, enhancements, fixes and patches as provided.

  • To install supported software packages supplied as may be required.

Specific deliverables of the EMR consultant include the following:

  • EMR backlog and data entry for selected facilities.

  • Provide mentorship for report generation and extraction from EMR.

  • Troubleshoot EMR at regional level.

  • Perform database backup and keep them in a secure place.

  • Software upgrades for the EMR and operating system (OS).

  • Provide weekly status report for EMR.

  • Provide status EMR reports on a weekly basis.

  • Provide Status reports for the EMR computers on a weekly basis.

  • Provide backup reports.

  • Produce periodic reports showcasing the functionality of EMR.

  • Perform any other duties as and when assigned by supervisor.

  • Deliverables:

  • Comprehensive report detailing the performance of EMR and POC (both the baseline and end report).

  • All assigned EMR and POC active facilities fully running.

  • Database backups for the specified period done biweekly.

  • All EMR up to date and the operating system.

Qualifications and Competencies

Required Experience and Qualifications

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in information technology, information systems, or Computer Science.

  • A minimum of two years working in a similar capacity with a reputable organization

  • Experience working with USAID funded programs, NGO and/or in a development context is an added advantage.

  • Ability to work with most recent versions of Microsoft packages. Possession of a personal laptop is a must.

  • Flexibility to travel within the region of assignment as and when required.

  • Read to start immediately.

How to Apply

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