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REQUIREMENTS : Registration with the SANC as Professional Nurse. A minimum of 8 years appropriate/ recognizable experience in nursing after registration with the SANC as Professional Nurse in General Nursing. At least 3 years of the period referred to above must be appropriate/recognizable experience at management level. Baccalaureus Degree in Nursing and a Degree in Public Administration as an advantage. Valid driver’s license (5 years old). Computer literate. Working knowledge of Hospital and PHC Information Management, District Health Information System Web based, TB/HIV INTEGRATION (Tier.net.) HPRS, IDEAL CLINIC REALISATION MAINTENANCE, Monitoring & Evaluation, use of pivots, dashboards and reports. Extensive relevant experience in management of health information within a large organization, District health information, Non facility data and data. Recommendations: Knowledge of all health programs e.g. HIV/ ADIS, TB, EP and MCWH and a full understanding of key indicators within these programs. E. Health strategy. Knowledge and understanding of the legislative framework governing the Public Service. Knowledge of data use, data triangulation and target setting as well as understanding measurements of routine data accuracy are essential. Ability to work under pressure, and should be able todeliver under tight deadlines together with willingness to work extra hours. Prepared to travel within the Free State Province. A self-starter with the ability to work under minimum/or no supervision, pay attention to detail and should have experience at managerial level. A demonstrable understanding of accountability and ability to engage at all levels of authority, be able to think analytically and contextually and have experience in conducting research and managing. Tanning skills and report writing are fundamental Good communication & interpersonal skills including patience as well as highly enthusiastic attitude. Good understanding of how the public health service functions. Collecting and recording of data. Knowledge of data security/confidentiality as well as being able to understand the Health Information policy. Excellent leadership ability, time management, conflict management, stress management, motivational skills. Knowledge Management and Research in the Public Sector is important.

DUTIES : Improve quality of health information in the Free State Province. Manage and utilization of resources in accordance with relevant directives and Legislations. Support the training of the new clinical records and HPRSN of the PHC, Co-ordinate and monitor data quality assessment Co- ordinate, conducting and capturing of Patient experience survey by institutions/ facilities. Provide in-service training, mentoring and support subordinates to execute their functions effectively and efficient. Support creation of audited trail in facilities to meet recommendation from AG. Review PIDS and NIDS for the department, Participate in data quality and data alignment workshops on behalf of the Department and implement resolution thereof. Ability to analyse data and dissemination of information. Supervisory role for human resources and project related concerns in the unit to ensure that good quality data is provided to the provincial department as well as giving feedback to all stake holders. Provide leadership and guidance to information management directorate on performance information reliability, accuracy and completeness as well as the development of data quality monitoring tools and implementation thereafter. Conduct support visit on quarterly basis to the district and facilities on aspects such as data quality and implementation of policies DHIMS and guideline and SOPs’. Lead the development and implementation of data elements and training them after. Identify and provide support to district and program managers. Design and implement training program that will improve data quality and use for the departmental staff members at all levels of care as well as performance tracking indicators. Support the directorate with planning and implementation of TB/HIV Integration (SMARTER) and DHIS 2 systems in the facilities as well as supporting preparations of district health plans in relation to information management. Analyse changes and patterns in key indicators, information management performance reports in order to make recommendations and strategies to close the gap. Implement capacity building activities to provincial, district and facility information offices in terms of data manipulation, data quality issues, records management and data element definitions and meta data. Conduct the ANC Survey for the Free State Province. Support DDC at the hospital/PHC set up and Rationalization of registers for PHC. Management together with the daily data capturing processes in institutions. Implement data sign off processes in the institutions and Reconciliation of data.ENQUIRIES : Dr Chikobvu Tel No: (051) 408 1738/ 1704

SALARY : R532 449 per annum OSD

APPLICATIONS : The Chief Executive Officer, Medpharm, P O Box 227, Bloemfontein, 9300 or hand delivered @ entrance, Bophelo House, Cnr Charlotte Maxeke and Harvey Roads, Bloemfontein

NOTE : Applications must be submitted on form Z83, obtainable from any Public Service Department or on the internet at www.gov.za/documents. The fully completed and signed form Z83 should be accompanied by a recently updated, comprehensive CV as well as recently certified copies of all qualification(s), academic records including a Senior certificate and ID-document [Driver’s license where applicable]. The certification must be within three (3) months as at the advert closing date. Non-RSA Citizens/Permanent Resident Permit Holders must attach a copy of their Permanent Residence Permits to their applications. Should you be in possession of a foreign qualification, it must be accompanied by an evaluation certificate from the South African Qualification Authority (SAQA). Applicants who do not comply with the above-mentioned requirements, as well as applications received late, will not be considered. The Department does not accept applications via fax or email. Failure to submit all the requested documents will result in the application not being considered. Correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates only. If you have not been contacted within eight (8) weeks after the closing date of this advertisement, please accept that your application was unsuccessful. Suitable candidates will be subjected to a personnel suitability check (criminal record, qualification verification and employment verification). Where applicable, candidates will be subjected to a skills/knowledge test. Successful candidates will be appointed on a probation period of 12 months. The Department reserves the right not to make any appointment(s) to the above post. The successful candidate will be expected to sign a performance agreement. The Department of Health is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer. The employment decision shall be informed by the Employment Equity Plan of the Department.

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