13 July 2016

2 Laboratory Technologist Non-profit Vacancies - TASO Uganda

Organisation: The AIDS Support Organization (TASO Uganda)
Duty Station: Jinja and Soroti, Uganda
VA No.: TASO-2016-HR/5
Reports to: Medical Coordinator

About US:
The AIDS Support Organization (TASO Uganda) is an organisation contributing to a process of preventing HIV infection, restoring hope and improving the quality of Life of persons, families and communities affected by HIV infection and disease.

Job Summary: The Laboratory Technologist will manage sample processing and testing on all the samples received in accordance with set policies and standards with ability to operate all various types of laboratory equipment.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Participate in center work plans and budgets
  • List the items and reagents needed to achieve the planned activities
  • Testing samples for CD4, Hematology, clinical chemistry, microbiology and other routine tests as may be requested including carrying out of proficiency testing
  • Observe QA/QC while performing all laboratory procedures with high maintenance of laboratory equipments.
  • Request for laboratory supplies and participating in inventory and stock taking
  • Reading fridge and room temperatures and charting them in addition to preparation of working reagents where necessary
  • Prepare the patient for sampling
  • Collect the right sample from the right patient at the right time
  • Carry out the test procedures correctly, accurately and timely
  • Record and report results according to  SOPs
  • List topics of relevance
  • Identify target group
  • Identify teaching aids
  • Participate in EQA and IQA
  • Monitor and interpret QC date to benefit the laboratory
  • Keep record of QC data as per procedures and
  • Fill and maintain QC logs
  • Carry out client interviews
  • Participate in writing and updating SOPs
  • Make specifications of required HIV test kits and other laboratory supplies and reagents to be procured, and carry out verifications of the supplies and reagents delivered
  • Monitor inventory levels and order materials and supplies in accordance with established TASO policies and procedures
  • Monitor  the usage of laboratory supplies
  • Properly and accurately use of PPE
  • Participate in writing a safety manual
  • Follow laboratory safety guidelines
  • Ensure safe disposal of laboratory waste
  • Maintain a clean and safe working environment
  • Keep record of all incidences in the laboratory
  • Demarcate  emergency exits
  • Follow standard laboratory formulas and procedures including safety guidelines, the use of personal protective equipment and awareness of blood- borne pathogens as emphasized by the Uganda National Laboratory Policy
  • Monitor the functionality of laboratory equipment and ensure that they are in good working condition
  • Maintain quality assurance and control in the laboratory
  • Maintain security of laboratory specimens and samples
  • Carry out mentorship of lower cadre, stand ins and student attatchees
  • Keep abreast with the current laboratory techniques and protocols
  • In service laboratory training
  • Carry out and document proficiency testing
  • Develop a career development plan
  • Keep record of every professional award achieved
  • Carry mentorship to in-service laboratory personnel attached to the site
  • Participate in laboratory improvement program in the laboratory
  • Document all activities carried out using relevant MOH tools
  • Make and submit periodic reports to the Medical Coordinator and to the Laboratory Services Specialist

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The Laboratory Technologist must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Medical Laboratory Technology with a bias in either clinical chemistry, Microbiology and Hematology. GCLP and CLP training will be an added advantage.
  • At least three years of laboratory work experience in HIV research based organization is required and registered with the AHPC
  • Special Knowledge of clinical laboratory practices
  • Working knowledge of laboratory diagnosis techniques
  • Basic facts about HIV/AIDS
  • HIV/AIDS Care policies and procedures
  • Ability to perform complete range of laboratory functions is required
  • Laboratory Technology skills
  • Good computer skills
  • Stores management skills
  • Good counselling skills
  • High degree of integrity and confidentiality
  • Empathy
  • Patience 
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates are invited to send an application letter, resume, copies of academic certificates, testimonials and three referees.
All interested Candidates MUST attach a fully filled Application Form, download here, or pick it from any TASO Centre and register in the applications book.

Note: Please firmly staple your papers together only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Please forward your applications to:                     
The Director, Human Resource & Administration,
P.O. Box 10443,                                                      
Kampala. Uganda
OR Hand deliver your application to TASO HQ level II, located at Old Mulago Hospital

OR Apply Online -> Click Here

Deadline: 22nd July, 2016.

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