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Are you looking for Medical jobs in Uganda 2024? If yes, then you might be interested in Cluster Diagnostic Technical Officers job at Baylor College of Medicine Children’s Foundation

Kampala, Uganda

Full-time

Deadline: 

March 8, 2024 at 2:00:00 PM

About the Organisation

Baylor College of Medicine Children’s Foundation-Uganda (Baylor – Uganda) is a child health, not – for – profit NGO committed to delivering high quality, high impact and highly ethical paediatrics and family HIV&AIDS prevention, care and treatment services, health professional training and clinical research in Uganda. It is affiliated to Baylor College of Medicine International Paediatric AIDS Initiative (BIPAI) based at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, Texas, USA. It emerged from a technical capacity building support and partnership between BIPAI, Mulago Hospital Paediatric Infectious Diseases clinic (PIDC) and Makerere University Department of Paediatrics and Child health in August 2003. PIDC existed since 1988 as a Mulago hospital clinic offering Paediatric HIV&AIDS services. In November 2004, PIDC was officially initiated into the BIPAI network at their annual networking meeting in Gaborone, Botswana. In 2005, BIPAI signed memoranda of understanding with Ministry of Health, Mulago Hospital and Makerere University Department of Paediatrics and child health to support the expansion of paediatric and adolescent HIV services in Uganda. It was then that Baylor College of Medicine Children’s Foundation – Uganda (Baylor – Uganda) was formed and registered as a Non-Government Organization.

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Job Title

Cluster Diagnostic Technical Officers job at Baylor College of Medicine Children’s Foundation

Job Description

The cluster Diagnostic Technical Officers will primarily provide day-to-day microbiology diagnostics technical assistance to AMR surveillance site laboratories to improve the detection, generation, quality and use of data at the subnational level and across sectors (human, animal and environmental health sectors).

Duties and Responsibilities

Technical Support

  • Strengthen microbiology laboratory testing capacity by facilitating on-the-job training on diagnostic bacteriology and AMR surveillance protocols including specimen processing, culture interpretation, pathogen identification, antibiotic susceptibility testing, reporting and isolate management/referral.

  • Enhance microbiology laboratory internal quality control, EQA and quality management systems, integrating biosafety, and biosecurity within routine laboratory activities in line with up-to-date standards and guidelines.

  • Support microbiology equipment and supply chain management to avert interruption in testing services.

  • Strengthen procedures and practices for media production and management/storage

  • Improve the interface between laboratory and clinical staff/prescribers to promote rational use of antibiotics.

  • Improve data management and quality assurance, including preparation of monthly reports/quarterly laboratory/AMR surveillance reports.

  • Support the development/review of laboratory SOPs. Tools in line with up-to-date guidelines /standards.


Technical capacity building (training and mentorship)

  • Support AMR surveillance site laboratories in implementing and maintaining a diagnostic stewardship program.

  • Support AMR surveillance site laboratories implement and Action Plans/quality improvement initiatives/projects to address gaps detected during baseline/follow-up assessments.

  • Support the development and implementation of site plans, including aspects of sustainability.

  • Assist laboratories in implementing and maintaining the laboratory’s Quality Management System, towards international accreditation.

  • Contribute to laboratory management reviews and clinic-laboratory interface meetings


Coordination, communication, and collaboration

  • Promote/foster good communication and teamwork.

  • Maintain communication within AMR surveillance sites, with national diagnostic network, across sectors (health, animal, and environmental health) and collaborating partners.

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Qualifications and Competencies

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Biomedical Laboratory Technology or equivalent with at least three years experience in diagnostic microbiology.

  • 3 Years Relevant Experience

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How to Apply

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