Doh Kzn Vacancies – District information officer

Website KwaZulu-Natal Department of Health

Job Responsibilities:

  • Conduct on site in-service trainings and support visits to facilities under King Cetshwayo District.
  • Oversee the security of information and data by adhering to information storage and safeguarding policies.
  • Assist facilities with development of quality improvement plans for information management and ensure their implementation thereof.
  • Contribute constructively and critically to appropriate policy development and implementation in the district based on sound and verified data information.
  • Provide technical and information advice and guidance to users to maximize available computer, equipment and information.
  • Provide support and capacity building to various teams of health workers.
  • Compile both summary and comprehensive health data and information reports on the status of health service delivery.
  • Participate in district, sub-district and institutional information management or performance review meetings.
  • Perform other duties assigned by immediate supervisor or other senior managers.
  • Participate in quality improvement programmes initiatives and reviews.
  • Develop enabling models of data collection to deal with non-submission of important health data.
  • Ensure availability of information management guidelines in all the facilities under King Cetshwayo District.

Job Requirements:

  • Ability to work in a team and provide health professionals with data support system relevant to service delivery.
  • Working knowledge of PHC data analysis, compilation, collection, coordination and interpretation including TB electronic and manual register management.
  • Advance computer literacy: MS Office Software Applications.
  • Working knowledge and understanding of the district information systems as well as the ability to manage the decentralized data process.
  • Working knowledge of how to conduct health data surveys, sampling methods, interview techniques and scientific report writing.
  • Knowledge of legal prescripts regulating Public Service, Health Management and Information Management.

Qualification & Experience:

  • Degree or Diploma in Information Technology or Information Management.
  • Valid Drivers’ Licence.
  • A minimum of 3 years appropriate/recognizable working experience in Technical / Scientific Health Data Management at a supervisory level.
  • Matric Certificate or Grade 12 (Senior Certificate).

Job Details:

Company: KwaZulu-Natal Department of Health

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Richards Bay, KwaZulu-Natal, SA

Application Deadline: N/A

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