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Job Title: Laboratory Technician
Company: Medical Teams International
Duty Station: Adjumani, Uganda
Deadline: Open

About the Company:

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 operates in West Nile and Southwestern Uganda, providing comprehensive primary health care, reproductive health, HIV/AIDS, and nutrition services.

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. The technician will ensure that security and hygiene measures are respected at all times.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Collect samples, including performing phlebotomy and conducting home visits to patients unable to travel to the 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 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 it in accordance with the user manual and protocols, perform cleaning and minor maintenance, and alert the supervisor in case of malfunctioning.
  • Manage departmental materials, 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.

Qualifications:

  • Diploma in Medical Laboratory Science is required.
  • Registration with the 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 training.
  • Good communication skills, with a good command of written and spoken English.
  • Proficient in using Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • 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.

How to Apply:

All suitably qualified and interested applicants should apply online at the link below:

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MEDICAL TEAMS INTERNATIONAL – Jobs in Uganda
Industry: NGO
Location: Adjumani, Uganda

 

 



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