Health Information Officer

Posted by Ministry of Health & Social Services

Job Title: Health Information Officer

Location: Brades, Montserrat
Salary: Included
Expiry Date: Friday, November 26, 2021
Posted by Ministry of Health & Social Services

The Government of Montserrat is inviting applications from suitably qualified persons for the post of Health Information Officer in the Ministry of Health and Social Services.

Job Purpose

To support the efficient management of Health Information within the Ministry of Health and Social Services within the framework of medical, administrative, ethical, legal regulations in Montserrat.

Main Responsibilities include:

File, retrieve, assemble and analyse medical records of patients admitted, discharged or seen in outpatient facilities.

Select and assign numeric codes to morbidity and mortality data, using a medical classification system.

Liaise with heads of sections, medical officers and nursing staff for the collection and compilation of statistical reports.

Prepare material for cross references of records, tabulate simple data from medical records, and prepare statistical reports.

Design systems for storing and transmitting medical records.

Ensure confidentiality and accessibility of health records for both inpatients and out patients.

Book appointments for outpatient clinics and assist with the logistics of the Visiting Specialist Programme.

Assist in the coordination and development of policies, programmes and plans related to health information.

Manage the movement of files to and from wards, clinics and as requested by doctors.

File birth reports to the Registrar of the High Court.

Maintain Master Patient Indexes and other other indexes according to established procedures.

Ensure the security and authorized release of health information.

Provide clerical services as required.

Supervise the clerical officer within the Department.

Collect revenue in the absence of the clerical officer.

Provide coverage in the absence of the Senior Health Information Officer.

Terms of Appointment

Appointment will be made on a permanent basis. 


Person Specification/Key Skills Requirements (Qualifications, Experience and Interpersonal):

  • Associate degree in Health Information Management/Diploma in Health Informatics.
  • Training in ICD-10 coding.
  • Knowledge in Disease Surveillance and control.
  • Computer applications (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Access).
  • Computer literate.
  • Proficient in the use of health statistical applications, databases, Microsoft Office.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work effectively with staff at all levels.
  • Able to share knowledge with staff at all levels and support change and improvement.
  • Be conscientious, confidential, flexible, honest, accurate, and factual.
  • Time management skills.
  • Organizational skills.
  • Basic supervisory skills.

Remuneration Package

Basic Salary

The salary scale for the post is R28-22, that is, EC$41,760 to $50,976 per annum (taxable).


Application forms can be obtained from the Government of Montserrat’s website at (click on ‘Jobs with the Government of Montserrat’) or by contacting the Human Resources Management Unit, Brades, Montserrat by e-mail to or by telephone at (+664) 491-2365/2444 or by fax at (+664) 491-6234.

To apply send your completed application form or curriculum vitae with a recent police certificate/record and a cover letter with the names of at least two referees to the Human Resources Management Unit by Friday November 26, 2021.