4 Fresher Laboratory Assistant Job Placements – International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Organization: International
Rescue Committee (IRC)
Duty
Station:
 
Uganda
Reports To: Laboratory Technician
About
US:
The
International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian
crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at
the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and
life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At
work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity
and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads
the way from harm to home. The IRC has been working in Uganda since 1998
supporting nationals and refugees and various institutions in the country
notably the government, community based organizations, the civil society and
the private sector. The current program portfolio in Uganda includes health,
peace building, gender-based violence, economic recovery and agribusiness, and
children & youth. IRC has a country office in Kampala, a regional office in
Lamwo, Moroto, West Nile and in South western Uganda. Given the conflict
outbreak in South Sudan, IRC extended its services to Palabek refugee
settlement to support refugees being settled in Lamwo district.
Job Summary:  To carry out routine and specialized
laboratory investigations for the diagnosis, treatment and control of diseases.
.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·       Collect, receive,
evaluate and process various biological specimen for analysis.
·       Perform laboratory tests
accurately and in a timely manner to produce reliable test results.
·       Review and verify test
results, confirm panic values and abnormal results before release to
clinicians.
·       Maintain and keep
updated records of all laboratory samples and results transported collected,
investigations and procedures performed, and results generated and delivered.
·       Correctly operate
equipment/instruments, perform routine function checks, troubleshoot if
unacceptable and document corrective actions taken when test systems deviate
from established specifications.
·       Maintain a safe and tidy
work area and follow safety procedures.
·       Adhere to the
laboratory’s quality control policies and document procedural calibrations and
maintenance activities.
·       Participate in External
Quality Assessment schemes and ensure proficiency test panels are handled in
the same manner as routine (patient) samples.
·       Order supplies, update
stock cards and maintain an inventory of all equipment and reagents.
·       Promptly report and
document all laboratory-related accidents (injuries and exposures) and unsafe
conditions to the immediate supervisor.
·       Participate in
laboratory departmental meetings, trainings, supervisions, orientations and
audits as may be required.
·       Undertake such work as
permitted to you effectively and efficiently, in compliance with approved
guidelines.
·       Work flexible hours
according to the laboratory requirements, as decided by management.
·       Effectively communicate
in a friendly, helpful and non-prejudicial manner in your dealings with
laboratory customers.
·       Observe privacy and
maintain confidentiality on matters pertaining to patients and staff and must
only be discussed in the course of your duty



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       The ideal applicant
should have a Certificate in Medical Laboratory Technology from a recognizable
institution.
·       Must be registered with
Allied Health Professional Council with a valid practicing license.
·       At least 2 years’
experience working in an HIV setting.
·       Basic knowledge of
performing quality controls and quality assurance regarding HIV testing.
·       Knowledge of good
laboratory practice
·       Good written and verbal
communication or interpersonal skills is a must.
How to Apply:
Please
send filled IRC application form, cover letter, and Curriculum Vitae in ONE PDF
attachment clearly indicating the position that you have applied for to: UA
IRCJobs@rescue.org or hands
deliver to Human Resource department in IRC Lamwo Office, Located on Mission
road, Palabek Kal.
Only
shortlisted candidates will be contacted.



NB: Please
note that if you do not follow the above instructions your application will be
automatically disqualified. 
Whilst
all applications will be assessed strictly on their individual merits,
qualified Females are especially encouraged to apply. IRC is an equal
opportunity Employer.
Deadline: 27th
January 2020
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