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Are you looking for Medical jobs in Uganda 2024? If yes, then you might be interested in Laboratory Technician job at Medical Teams International Uganda

Kampala, Uganda

Full-time

Deadline: 

June 20, 2024 at 2:00:00 PM

About the Organisation

In our broken world, so many people are suffering. They are pushed to the margins and forgotten. Men, women and children are persecuted and left without homes. They are hurting, sick and in crisis.

God calls us to love the vulnerable, to dare to love like Jesus. He uses us to provide people in crisis with protection and care.

We work to restore health as the first step to restoring hope. Because every person deserves the chance for a better life.

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Job Title

Laboratory Technician job at Medical Teams International Uganda

Job Description

Medical Teams International is a faith-based not for profit health relief and development organization with a Calling “Daring to love like Jesus, we boldly break barriers to health and restore wholeness in a hurting world.” MTI-UG has operations in West Nile and South western Uganda. We provide Comprehensive Primary Health Care, Reproductive Health, HIV/AIDS and Nutrition.
Job Summary: The Laboratory Technician will be responsible for the daily operations of the laboratory department including performing routine lab investigations, maintaining inventory of laboratory supplies and providing direct supervision to the Laboratory Assistant. Ensure security and hygiene measures are respected at all times.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Collect samples, including performing phlebotomy and conducting home visits to patients unable to travel to health facility, and conduct routine laboratory investigations for patients

  • Interpret laboratory results, communicate findings to clinicians and file reports while ensuring confidentiality

  • Process specimens to be sent to outside laboratories and do follow up as required

  • Maintain quality control of specimen samples

  • Ensure hygiene and sterilization criteria, including universal precautions, are met; manage waste as per good laboratory practices

  • Ensure biomedical equipment is in good working order by using in accordance with user manual and protocols, perform cleaning and minor maintenance and alert supervisor in case of malfunction in

  • Responsible for departmental materials management including requisition and ensuring appropriate consumption to maintain departmental inventory levels

  • Develop and conduct CMEs for medical staff as required

  • Ensure that medical practices are conducted with the highest level of integrity and ethics according to professional and MTI Code of Conduct

  • Ensure direct reports have clear objectives, receive mentorship and participate in capacity building opportunities

  • Conduct performance evaluations and enforce disciplinary procedures as per MTI policy

Other duties as assigned

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Qualifications and Competencies

  • Diploma in Medical Laboratory Science is required

  • Registration with Allied Health Professionals Council is required

  • Valid practicing license is required

  • Additional qualifications in Laboratory Management is an added advantage

  • Minimum 2 years of experience in a similar role is required

  • Experience working with an international NGO is an added advantage

  • Thorough knowledge of laboratory practices

  • Knowledge of how to operate standard laboratory equipment

  • Knowledge of hygiene management and IPC protocol

  • Skilled in performing routine laboratory investigations and interpreting results

  • Skilled in developing and conducting trainings

  • Good communication skills, with good command of written and spoken English

  • Skilled at using Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook and stand

  • Analytical with attention to detail

  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality of patient information and test results

  • Ability to support MTI Calling and adhere to the MTI Code of Conduct

  • Physical Conditions: This position requires work at health facilities located in remote areas with very basic living conditions.

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How to Apply

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