3 Laboratory Assistant US Non-profit Jobs – AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF)

Organisation: AIDS
Healthcare Foundation (AHF)
Duty Station: 
Reports to: Laboratory
Services Coordinator
About US:
AIDS Healthcare
Foundation (AHF) is an international not for profit NGO, with its Headquarters
based in Los Angeles, California. Aids Health Care Foundation is registered in
Uganda as Aids Health Care Foundation – Uganda Cares (AHF-UC) which is
collaboration between the Uganda Ministry of Health and AIDS Healthcare
Foundation (U.S.A) to provide free HIV/AIDS services; including antiretroviral
therapy in resource constrained settings. AHF- Uganda Cares to date operates in
15 districts including; Masaka, Kampala, Rakai, Mpigi, Lyantonde, Soroti,
Lwengo, Bukomansimbi, Kalungu, Kalangala, Masindi, Amuria, Butambala, Gomba,
Serere, Hoima and Tororo supporting 32 clinic sites country wide.
Job Summary:  The Laboratory Assistant administers the
receiving, capturing and distribution of all specimens to ensure correct
information is obtained and recorded and to facilitate the speedy processing of
specimens in terms of service objectives.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Receives, labels, and sorts specimens for testing according to
    standard operating procedures;
  • Captures patient information onto the system and checks the type of
    specimen against the test required;
  • Verifies suitability of specimen for processing and rejects
    unsuitable samples in accordance with set standard operating procedures;
  • Create shipping list of samples for distribution to laboratories in
    order to ensure completeness of audit trail;
  • Administers the distribution of specimens to ensure the correct and
    prioritized channeling of specimens to the various disciplines;
  • Responsible for appropriate packaging, recording, monitoring, and of
    all outgoing referral specimens to ensure that specimens are received by
    designated laboratory, processed, and results returned in a timely;
  • Receipt and downloading of electronic referrals to correlate
    specimen received with information provided and follow up accordingly, in
    order to improve turnaround time;
  • Advises clinicians/nurses on type of samples and/or sample
    containers required to perform specific tests in order to prevent
    incorrect specimen collection;
  • Other duties may be assigned.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a Certificate in Medical Laboratory Sciences
  • Must be registered with the Allied Health Professional Council
  • A minimum of three years’ experience providing similar services in a
    reputable health facility or organization.
  • Previous hands on experience in HIV prevention, care and management
    is an added advantage
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should e-mail their applications (Cover
Letter and CV Only) to: globalhr.africa@aidshealth.org mentioning position
applied for and job location in the subject line. The email should not be
larger than 2 MB – any larger email will not be considered.
Address your hard
copy application including telephone contact details to the:
Human Resources
AIDS Healthcare
Plot 54B Kira Road,
Kampala. Uganda
Deadline: 27th September 2019
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