Fresher Laboratory Assistant NGO Jobs – Africa Humanitarian Action (AHA)

Organization: Africa Humanitarian Action (AHA)
Duty Station: Rwamwanja Refugee Settlement, Kamwenge District, Uganda
Reports to: Laboratory Technologist
About US:
Africa
Humanitarian Action is a Non – Government Organization (NGO) operating in the
South Western Uganda in the district of Kamwenge, Nkoma Sub County Implementing
Health and Nutrition to the Congolese Refugees on behalf of UNHCR and
Government of Uganda (GoU) through Office of the Prime Minister (OPM).
Job Summary:  The Laboratory
Assistant will carry out laboratory tests to identify disease causes and
provide accurate information for diagnosis and treatment of clients.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Prepare laboratory reagents and patients for
    collecting specimen including providing patient Identification  Numbers, labeling specimen containers
    and collecting correct specimen in line with Good Laboratory Clinical
    Practice (GLCP).
  • Establishing rejection and acceptance
    criteria for laboratory tests.
  • Carrying out routine lab tests, correctly
    documenting the results and submitting the results to the requesting
    clinician and clients.
  • Routinely implement safety procedures and
    practices to ensure quality assurance is observed during and after testing
    and disposing laboratory waste to maintain healthy and safe work place
    needs in line with internationally acceptable laboratory safety standards.
  • Maintain laboratory equipment conducting
    periodic maintenance procedures for laboratory equipment/machines as per
    the related service schedule including reporting any damages and
    malfunction.
  • Make periodic forecasts of lab reagents and
    supplies for the laboratory and prepare requisitions for the required
    inventory in line with health facility and procurement guidelines.
  • Compile and send daily weekly and monthly
    laboratory reports in line with health facility and AHA guidelines.
  • Implement capacity building plan through
    training, mentorship, support supervision on lab related issues such as
    ANC HIV testing, quality assurance and safety practices in line with
    Continuous Medical Education guidelines.
  • Actively participate in research activities
    and outbreak investigations including preparing documentation, community
    level specimen collection and/or blood plasma processing in line with
    GCLP.
  • Adhere to professional code of conduct and
    ethics.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate should hold a Certificate
    in Medical laboratory technology
  • At least two years of laboratory work
    experience
  • Customer care principles,
  • Excellent inter-personal and communication
    skills
  • Good documentation and reporting skills
  • Excellent ommand of both written and spoken
    English
  • Knowledge in Kiswahili and Kinyabiwesha is an
    added advantaged.
  • Patient, understanding and of a pleasant
    character
  • Computer literacy skills with the ability to
    use Microsoft Office
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Training skills, proficient use of automated
    laboratory instrumentation
  • Commitment to the organizational values
How to Apply: 
All
suitably qualified and interested should hand deliver their applications to the
Project coordinator AHA Kyaka II/Rwamwanja or Team Leader AHA-Rwamwanja or via Email
with all relevant documents to frankinsh@gmail.com or oyetjames@yahoo.com .
Deadline: 1st February 2016

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