Marie Stopes Uganda Jobs 2021 – 2 Fresher Laboratory Technicians

Marie Stopes Uganda Jobs 2021

Job Title: 2 Fresher Laboratory Technicians – Marie Stopes Uganda Jobs 2021

Organization: Marie Stopes Uganda

Duty Station: Various

Reports to: Hospital Manager

 

 

Marie Stopes Uganda Profile

Marie Stopes International exists to bring quality family planning and reproductive healthcare to the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people. We’ve been delivering family planning, safe abortion, and maternal health services for over 35 years. Millions of women worldwide turn to us for help each year, whether in limiting the size of their families, or avoiding dangerous complications in pregnancy or unsafe abortion.

 

 

Job Profile

Reporting to and working with the Hospital Manager, the Laboratory Technician’s main role is to maintain the high clinical standards expected by MSI and actively work to promote the clinic and contribute to improved financial performance.

It is particularly important that the post holder is able to sustain a close and collaborative partnership with operational staff in the support office and field, so that project deliverables remain a focus of operational activities. This post holder will be able to work productively with the Research, Monitoring & Evaluation, Operations and Social Franchising teams to ensure that programme activities serve the indicators in MSU’s M&E framework.

 

 

Roles and Responsibilities:

Client care
• Provide comprehensive laboratory services to centre clients.
• Taking necessary steps to ensure that all centre clients are treated with sensitivity, respect, and consideration.

• Promptly refer clients to the Centre Manager if complaints are raised

Supplies Management:
• In liaison with the Centre Manager, ensures that adequate, but not excessive stocks are maintained.
• Ensure that Lab stock cards are up-dated regularly.
• Ensures that appropriate spare equipment (e.g. bulbs for microscope, slides, test tubes) is maintained at the centre to avoid inconveniencing clients.
• Ensure that the Centre Manager is alerted in a timely manner of expiring reagents to allow for timely notice to Support Office and transfer to another centre for usage.

Technical Excellence:
• Based on laboratory request form and recorded client notes, be able to conduct and report on the tests such as: Blood slide for malaria, film commentary, Urinalysis, Microscopy (stool, urine, HVS swabs), occult blood (stool), white cell count, blood grouping, clotting time, ESR, widal tests, VDRL/RPR, HB, Gram Stain, Brucella test, HCG test, Sickling Test, blood sugar, semen analysis, sputum AAFB, HIV rapid tests AND any other relevant tests.
• Ensure that the highest standards of laboratory services are provided to clients as per AMREF, MOH and MSI guidelines.
• Take responsibility and ensure that their laboratory comply with Infection Prevention Guidelines i.e.
a. Correct and orderly storage of reagents and supplies
b. Correct and timely decontamination procedures in place and implemented at all times
c. Correct medical waste management (sorting out general waste and, contaminated waste and sharps correctly)
d. Disposable gloves are worn at appropriate times by the Laboratory Technician

e. Clean and tidy laboratory is including all equipment such as microscope, centrifuge, and fridge, bench-top /sink area at all times.
• Ensure the reagents are correctly transported and stored (including maintenance of cold chain for refrigerated reagents)
• Ensure a warm and attractive laboratory environment for clients.
• Ensure that the laboratory is clean, neat and tidy at all times.

Record Keeping and Reporting:
• Ensure that laboratory test orders and results for company clients are properly recorded on the claim forms.
• Ensure that the laboratory test orders and results for all other clients are clearly and properly recorded
• Ensure that the laboratory registers are correctly and neatly completed (MSU clients, VCT & Outside Contract Work etc)
• Ensure that timely monthly laboratory reports are forwarded to the Centre Manager.
• Monitor fridge temperature and record the figures (temperature inside fridge) on a daily basis
• Timely and accurate recording and submission of results to medical staff and Centre Manager accordingly.

Budgetary control:
In liaison with the Centre Manager:
• Takes responsibility for costs in the laboratory to be contained within the approved annual budget.
• Strives for income from laboratory services to meet or exceed budgeted targets, including providing contract laboratory services for non MSU clients to improve sustainability of laboratory service provision.
Promotional Activities:
• Community Outreach: The laboratory technician shall participate on community outreach activities as directed by the Centre Manager. This may include mobile VCT services, and other networking activities.
• Promotion: Fully participates on planned promotional activities as required and directed by the Centre Manager.
Team development:
• Working in consultation with the Centre Manager towards the centre targets set by the organisation
• Perform any other duties as required by the Centre Manager. (Team work)
Professional and Ethical Conduct:
• MSU laboratory technicians are expected to observe the relevant code of conduct for allied health professionals in Uganda in regard to professional and ethical conduct.
• All laboratory services provided must be with the highest standard and safety to clients and staff.

• Takes responsibility for costs in the laboratory to be contained within the approved annual budget.
• Strives for income from laboratory services to meet or exceed budgeted targets, including providing contract laboratory services for non MSU clients to improve sustainability of laboratory service provision.

Promotional Activities:
• Community Outreach: The laboratory technician shall participate on community outreach activities as directed by the Centre Manager. This may include mobile VCT services, and other networking activities.

 

 

Minimum Qualifications for Marie Stopes Uganda Jobs 2021

• Diploma in Medical Laboratory Techniques from a recognized institution
• Full registration with Allied Health Professionals Council

Skills/Experience:
• Ability to perform laboratory procedures efficiently and effectively to AMREF, and MOH standards
• Knowledge of Family Planning
• Ability to work in deadline driven/results orientated atmospheres
• Strong people management skills

• Keen to pursue personal development
• Strong commitment to the goal and vision of MSU
• Results driven
• Pro choice
• Initiative: Thinking ahead and taking action to make the most of opportunities by finding the optimum solution
In this role, you must predict quality issues that might arise and plan to address them
You will take initiative with your team and across the CMT to realise efficiencies and impact

 

 

How To Apply for Marie Stopes Uganda Jobs 2021

To apply for the positions, Please submit your application and CV to jobs@mariestopes.or.ug 

Deadline: 15th April 2021

 

 

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