Jobs in Uganda - Laboratory Technologist Job at Medical Teams International

Laboratory Technologist Job Post

Location:  Jobs in Uganda 2021 - 2022

Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 01

Deadline: 26 May 2021

Hiring Organization: Medical Teams International

Job Details:

Job Summary: Responsible for overseeing laboratory services of all regional health facilities, including planning, staffing, budgeting and quality assurance activities.
Job Location: Adjumani

Job Responsibilities:
• Plan, direct, budget, coordinate, monitor and evaluate laboratory services at health facilities
• Collect samples, including performing phlebotomy, 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, 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 laboratory equipment are secure and well maintained with proper inventory
• Participate in the budget planning process and is held accountable for allocated resources, including laboratory equipment and materials
• Institutes and coordinates quality assurance for laboratories across all regional health facilities
• Develop and conduct CMEs for medical staff as required
• Compiles and submits reports according to schedule
• 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; provide learning and development opportunities for all regional laboratory staff
• Conduct performance evaluations and enforce disciplinary procedures as per MTI policy
• Other duties as assigned

Education, Experience, Licenses and Certifications
• Bachelor’s Degree in Medical Laboratory Technology or its equivalent 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 laboratory planning and management is required
• Experience working with an international NGO is an added advantage

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
• In-depth knowledge of laboratory management best practices
• In-depth knowledge of laboratory practices
• In-depth knowledge of how to operate standard laboratory equipment
• Knowledge of hygiene management and IPC protocol
• Skilled in training, capacity building and enforcing quality assurance
• Skilled in budgeting and planning
• Skilled in performing routine laboratory investigations and interpreting results
• Good communication skills, with good command of written and spoken English
• Skilled at using Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook and stand
• Keen interest in mentorship of staff under supervision
• 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.

NOTE: The above job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by staff assigned to this job. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of staff in this position. Duties, responsibilities and skills are also subject to change based on the changing needs of the job, department or organization. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by Medical Teams International as the requirements of the job change.

Application procedure

1. Interested applicants who meet the minimum criteria should visit the  above to apply. Please include at least 3work related referees on your CV preferably people who have worked with you in your current role and previous and understand your competence and conduct.
2. Only online applications will be accepted. Your application will only be reviewed if you have fulfilled all the requirements and system application procedures.Pleasenotethatifyourapplicationissuccessfullyreceived,youwillreceiveanemailconfirmingthereceiptofyourapplicationandinformingyouofthenextstep.Ensurethatallrequiredfieldsmarkedwith*arefilledbeforesubmittingyourapplication.
3. Medical Teams International does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, Shortlisting, interview meeting, processing, reference verification, training or any other fees)
4. Medical Teams International will not be responsible for such fraudulent correspondence or any loss of money or theft which may result from anyone engaging in any fraudulent recruitment activity.
5. Medical Teams International is an equal opportunity employer.

Date Posted: 2021-05-20




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