Jobs in Uganda - 3 Laboratory Technician Jobs at John Snow, Inc. (JSI)

3 Laboratory Technician Posts

Location:  Jobs in Uganda 2021


Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 03

Deadline: 22 February 2021

Hiring Organization: John Snow, Inc. (JSI)

JOB DETAILS:
Usaid Regional Health Integration To Enhance Services –N, Lango
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Available Internship Position- (Medical Clinical Officers, Laboratory Technicians, Laboratory Assistants, Enrolled Comprehensive Nurse, Enrolled Midwives, Nutrition interns, Family Planning Interns, Child Health Interns)

Background:
The Regional Health integration to Enhance Services (RHITES)-North, Lango project is a Five-year contract funded by USAID and implemented by a Team of partners with JSI as the prime. The JSI team includes, Doctors with Africa CUAMM, AMREF Health Africa, Another Option, and The Medical Concierge Group (TMCG). RHITES-N, Lango is aimed at improving the use of integrated health services in the Lango Sub-region of Northern Uganda’s, strengthening the health system to sustain gains made by earlier projects, improving key population-based national health indicators and building the capacity of the district local government to carry out a sustainable and locally-driven response to the HIV epidemic, while also improving TB, Malaria, Nutrition, Maternal, Neonatal, Child and Adolescent health (MNCAH), and water sanitation and hygiene (WASH) outcomes through strengthening of existing structures and processes, improving access to and strategic use of health and nutrition information, strengthening community-health facility systems and expanding innovation through integrated health and nutrition services. Improved health services utilization at all levels of the health care system requires strong intrafacility, inter-facility and bi-directional community-facility linkages and referrals for demand creation.
Internship Overview:
USAID-RHITES-N, L Project offers internship in an effort to provide current university students, recent graduates and new professionals, from various academic fields, the opportunity to apply their knowledge to actual work experience. USAID RHITES-N, Lango Project strongly believe that Internship is an important tool in developing and retaining new and innovative talents to assist us in our continuous goal of improving health systems to empower communities. Interns will be provided with clearly defined roles and scopes of work and will be supervised by USAID RHITES-N, L staff members, health facility In-charges or in the case of external placements, a suitable member of the staff within the organization in which the intern is assigned. Supervisors of interns will be responsible for monitoring the progress of their assigned intern(s) to ensure effective learning and a positive experience for internship participants. The RHITES-N Lango youth internship program will offer internship opportunities in public/private health facilities and with CSOs implementing public health programs within Lango sub-region.
These opportunities will:
1. To enhance youth professional development and employability by creating linkages between education, training, and work and thus contributing to an improved number of human resources for health, particularly in hard-to-reach areas;
2. To provide hands-on experience to build upon skills learned in school;
3. To fulfil academic or professional registration requirements, as necessary;
4. To instill a culture of high quality life-long learning, research, positive work habits and attitudes;
5. To establish a supply mechanism of skilled staff to the public and private health sector services and programs. .

Position: Laboratory Technicians
Duty Station: Any health facilities in Lango sub region
Supervision Line: Laboratory Hub Coordinator
Duration: 6 months (Fixed) with no Extension
Available Number: 3

Position Overview: The Laboratory Technician will work with guidance and support from Laboratory Hub Coordinator to provide help in laboratory related services at the health facilities through maintaining a safe and tidy work area and follow safety procedures. Collect, receive, evaluate and process various biological specimen for analysis, perform laboratory tests accurately and in a timely manner to produce reliable test results, Review and verify test results, confirm panic values and abnormal results before release to clinicians, update records of all laboratory investigations and procedures, ensuring correctly operating equipment/instruments, perform routine function checks, troubleshoot if unacceptable and document corrective actions taken when test systems deviate from established specifications.


Summary of Internship Scope of Work:
• Carry out routine and specialized laboratory investigations for the diagnosis, treatment and control of diseases.
• Manage the laboratory sections to which you are assigned.
• Trains laboratory assistants and trainees (students) on attachments.
• Maintain a safe and tidy work area and follow safety procedures.
• Collect, receive, evaluate and process various biological specimen for analysis.
• Perform laboratory tests accurately and in a timely manner to produce reliable test results.
• Review and verify test results, confirm panic values and abnormal results before release to clinicians.
• Maintain and keep updated records of all laboratory investigations and procedures.
• Correctly operate equipment/instruments, perform routine function checks, troubleshoot if unacceptable and document corrective actions taken when test systems deviate from established specifications.
• Participate in External Quality Assessment schemes and ensure proficiency test panels are handled in the same manner as routine (patient) samples.
• Order supplies, update stock cards and maintain an inventory of all equipment and reagents.
• Participate in laboratory departmental meetings, trainings, supervisions, orientations and audits as may be required.


Minimum Qualifications: Required Experience & Qualifications
• Diploma in Medical laboratory training from a recognized Institution.
• Must have graduated within the previous 24 months. No candidates over 24 months’ post-graduation are eligible for the internship program.
• Exhibit strong verbal and written communication skills.
• MUST be a resident from any districts in Lango sub region.


Job Education Requirements: Diploma


Job Experience Requirements: None

Application procedure

Address Application Letter and CV to the Internship Coordinator USAID RHITES-N Lango, with the subject – “Applications USAID-RHITES-N L Internship Position batch 4 round 2 February 2021”. Application should be submitted in hard copy and must contain only 2 documents within 1 envelope (Application letter and your CV) and hand delivered to the USAID RHITES-N Lango Offices directly in Citadel Towers, 2nd floor of the building with security officer at office entrance. Mark on the envelop the Internship position applied for with either Internship-Clinical Officer February 2021 or Internship- Laboratory Assistant Etc. Deadline for receiving application is February 22nd 2021
Those who have already benefitted from the RHITES NORTH LANGO internship program should not apply

Date Posted: 2021-02-15

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