Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Futures Group Clinical Consultant Job in Kenya

Position: Clinical Consultant
Reports To: HMIS Chief of Party
Project Description:
Established in 1971, Futures Group develops and delivers innovative, locally relevant, evidence-based solutions to improve the health and well- being of people around the world. 
We have assisted governmental and nongovernmental agencies, foundations, and the private sector by designing, implementing and evaluating programs in HIV, sexual and reproductive health, population and family planning, maternal and child health, infectious diseases, and gender. 
Futures Group has deep expertise in policy and advocacy, research and strategic information, health markets and private sector engagement, modeling and economic analysis, patient monitoring and management/HMIS, strategic consulting, and program management.

Futures Group provides HMIS support to the Government of Kenya (GoK) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 
Under a new contract, the Futures team provides a range of technical assistance including: support for the continued development and implementation of the national HMIS strategy; improving information flow to guide policy and program decisions; facilitating interoperability between disparate HMIS including specific efforts to harmonize and integrate laboratory, pharmacy, and electronic medical records (EMR) sub-systems; and developing a data warehouse.
The clinical consultant located in Kenya will advise and provide technical expertise to the Chief of Party, and the broader project team. 
The individual will provide guidance and clinical expertise to aid the team in laboratory, disease selection and pharmacy drug mapping during the EMR roll out. 
The clinical consultant must possess clinical knowledge in mapping the national accredited pharmacy list with laboratory tests. 
The work requires innovation, often with very little guidance. 
This work is very technical in nature and knowledge is specialized. 
The individual must be familiar with the Kenyan health environment and would be required for the most accurate mappings in both laboratory and pharmacy. 
The successful consultant must be ready to take up the task soonest possible.
Minimum Qualifications, Skills and Knowledge:
  • A trained Medical Doctor with Postgraduate education, with extensive health facility-anchored skills both as a doctor and as a health informatics expert.
  • Experience on Comprehensive HIV/AIDS Care and Treatment Programs (ART)
  • Understanding of public health information systems in Kenya, including EMRs.
  • A minimum of 3- 5 years in the development of software systems, testing, solution implementation and training with particular emphasis to health informatics
  • IQCare knowledge/or experience preferred
  • Experience working with the Ministry of Health, experience with EMRs desired but not required
  • Experience in LOINC for laboratories systems, ICD10, HL7, and drug mapping is an added advantage
Essential Functions:
  • Map the current set of laboratory tests found in EMR systems including IQCare with the LOINC code
  • Map the current set of HIV diseases found in various EMR systems with the ICD10 code
  • Map the current set of pharmaceuticals found in EMR systems with the pharmacy national drug code
Additional Information
Equipment to be used: General office equipment; Computers
Physical demands: N/A
Must be available for domestic and international travel for up to 30% of the time. 
All applications for this position should be submitted online at via the Careers page by September 19, 2012.
Futures Group provides equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status.


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