Laboratory Technician Job Opportunities – Sawa HealthCare Group (SHCG)

Job Title:      Laboratory Technician
Organisation: Sawa
HealthCare Group (SHCG)
Duty Station:  Old
Kampala Hospital, Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Laboratory
About US:
Sawa HealthCare Group exists to
provide affordable, accessible and quality healthcare services in the
communities we serve and to do so in a sustainable manner with the highest
level of integrity. 
Job Summary: The Laboratory
Technician provides information for patient diagnosis and treatment by
performing laboratory tests in toxicology, chemistry, hematology, immunology,
and microbiology laboratories; receiving, typing, testing, and recording blood
bank inventories.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Organizes
    work by matching computer orders with specimen labeling; sorting
    specimens; checking labeling; logging specimens; arranging reports for
    delivery; keeping work surfaces clean and orderly.
  • Maintains
    quality results by running standards and controls, verifying equipment
    function through routine equipment maintenance and advanced trouble
    shooting; calibrating equipment utilizing approved testing procedures;
    monitoring quality control measures and protocols.
  • Serves
    as technical resource by participating in staff training; answering
    questions of other professionals; participating in educational
    opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal
    networks; participating in professional organizations.
  • Identifies
    and communicates abnormal patient conditions by alerting supervisory personnel,
    the medical officer, or nurse; reporting mandated information to the
    public health department or other designated officials.
  • (toxicology)
    identifies the presence or quantity of drugs of abuse, therapeutic drugs,
    and toxic substances by operating toxicology instrumentation and
    performing manual methods for the performance of drug screens, blood
    alcohol levels, and carbon monoxide levels.
  • (chemistry)
    provides test results for patient diagnosis and treatment by operating
    chemistry equipment; performing hand chemistries.
  • (hematology)
    provides test results for patient diagnosis and treatment by operating
    hematology, urinalysis, and coagulation equipment; performing manual
    methods of differentials.
  • (immunology)
    provides test results for patient diagnosis and treatment by operating
    equipment such as the gamma counter, spectrophotometer, densitometer, and
    through methods such as radioimmunoassay, enzyme immunossay, and
    serological testing.
  • (microbiology)
    provides physician with information for treatment of patient infection by
    performing technical procedures for the identification or susceptibility
    of bacteria, parasites, fungi, and mycobacteria.
  • (blood
    bank) ensures the patient of receiving compatible blood/blood components
    by completing blood typing, antibody screening, compatibility testing, and
    antibody identification procedures.
  • (blood
    bank) assures future retrieval of patient transfusion information by
    preparing patient packets and maintaining blood bank database.
  • Supports
    and maintains a culture of safety, quality and excellent customer service.
  • Maintains
    patient confidence by keeping laboratory information confidential.
  • Serves
    and protects the hospital community by following established standards and
    procedures and complying with regulations.
  • Enhances
    laboratory services and hospital reputation by accepting ownership for
    accomplishing new and different requests.
  • Explores
    opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree in biomedical laboratory
    technology, Bachelors in medical laboratory sciences or any related
    science laboratory field.
  • Three
    years’ experience in a hospital laboratory.
  • Proficiency
    in computer packages like Microsoft excel, word and other office products.
  • Excellent
    communication, leadership and customer service skills.
  • Proof
    of registration with the appropriate professional council.
How to Apply:
All candidates who are suitably
qualified are advised to send their application and curriculum vitae to
Deadline: 12th February 2018

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