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Nebbi, Uganda

Full-time

Deadline: 

November 16, 2023 at 2:00:00 PM

About the Organisation

Job Title

Lab Technologist job at Infectious Diseases Institute

Job Description

Support Lab related health system strengthening support at regional hubs. Support Lab diagnostic and monitoring activities in line with the National Health Laboratory Strategic plan/policy and Good Clinical Laboratory Practice (GLCP)

Duties and Responsibilities

Key Responsibilities

  • Perform Quality assurance procedures including daily quality control, monthly comparability tests and quarterly proficiency testing on the various tests offered at the facility in line with the laboratory quality manual and MoH Laboratory Quality Improvement Program guidelines.

  • Study and implement the periodic recommendations in regard to MoH laboratory accreditation processes in the regional HUB laboratory of operation and in the health facility. This will enhance proper functioning of the laboratory in line with the WHO AFRO SLMTA /SLIPTA accreditation standards.

  • Implement Biosafety and waste management procedures to maintain routine healthy, hygienic and safety aspects and work place needs in line with MoH Biosafety and Health Care Waste management guidelines

  • Perform specimen collection from HF patients, referral of specimens (CD4, DBS, sputum, serology and chemistry samples) and reception of referred specimens. Conduct verification and documentation/ accessioning of specimens within realistic Turn Around Times (TATs) in line with GLCP.

  • Conduct periodic (daily, weekly and monthly) maintenance procedures for laboratory equipment/machines/its parts as per service schedules and as well routinely monitor equipment and environmental temperatures in line with GLCP, MoH Laboratory SOP and equipment manuals

  • Conduct periodic forecasts of laboratory reagents and supplies, make monthly requisitions for the required inventory from HF main store. Manage the laboratory store and distribute reagents and supplies to testing points in line with HF store management procedures

  • Proficiently Perform sample processing, testing and analysis using MoH/ facility laboratory SOP’s and automated instrumentation where applicable for the respective assays while ensuring proper documentation/record keeping and timely dissemination of results to clinicians/patients according to GCLP

  • Provide technical support as a member of the laboratory Technical Assistance Team (TAT) to the staff conducting RCT at the various testing points in the HF through staff development, joint agreement and performance assessment/feedback on quality improvement interventions as per identified gaps to improve on delivery of laboratory services in the facility

  • Generate and timely forward copies of weekly, monthly and quarterly laboratory reports as per the set HF laboratory targets to supervisors, the regional laboratory coordinator and the district lab focal person according to expected MoH and IDI reporting Guidelines

  • Oversee Hub operations, sample transportation and result transmission systems under the supported field office.

  • Support processes geared towards accreditation of laboratories in the supported districts

Qualifications and Competencies

Person Specification

  • A Bachelors’ degree in Medical laboratory technology with 2-3 years of continuous laboratory work experience.

  • Active registration with the Allied Health Professional Council

  • Possess key personal competencies in customer care principles, Team, supervisory skills, Focused and observant, analytical skills, networking and communication skills, documentation and reporting, presentation and training skills, and proficient use of automated laboratory instrumentation.

  • Should have knowledge in laboratory CQI processes

  • Willingness to work and live in rural areas is required

How to Apply

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