WW6077 - Volunteering opportunity in Tuvalu - Princess Margaret Hospital - Funafuti, Tuvalu


An exciting opportunity exists in Tuvalu for the improvement of the Hospital Information System (HIS) at the Princess Margaret Hospital.

The Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH), is located on the main island of Funafuti. The hospital provides primary and secondary care services for patients from Funafuti and those referred from the outer rural islands. In the outer islands there are clinics manned by nurses who provide primary care and preventive services. Patients needing clinical care that cannot be offered at the PMH are referred to bigger overseas hospitals through the Tuvalu Medical Treatment Scheme. Health services are all provided by the public service as there is no private sector.

Your role will involve working with the health-workforce in Tuvalu and expand the information system to also include clinical support departments and public health data. This also includes a revision in the reporting module of the system to make it more user friendly, so that reports can be generated efficiently for health planning and management purposes. For the outer island clinics, there is a consolidated monthly reporting (hard copy) system in place and this needs to be incorporated into the electronic health information system. There is a medical folder/filing system in place but it is sub-standard. You will need to support the coding/filing clerk to better maintain and manage this filing system, so medical folders are readily available for OPD and specialist clinics and hard copy (in Medical folder) and soft copy (in HIS) information complements each other. You will be required to work with the local counterpart and other hospital staff to ensure the efficient and effective use of the HIS within all areas of the hospital.

This assignment will improve and strengthen the information management of the Princess Margaret Hospital to inform decision making at all levels and improve efficiency in its service delivery.

If interested, but you would like to know more, former HIMAA President Vicki Bennett is happy to talk the position through with you. Contact Vicki on:
Email: vicki.bennett1@iinet.net.au
Ph: +61 448872799

Applications Close On: 
5 August 2017