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Job Title:   Theatre Assistant

Organisation: Medical Teams International

Duty Station:  Mbarara, Uganda


About US:

Medical Teams International is a faith-based not for profit health relief and development organization with a Calling “Daring to love like Jesus, we boldly break barriers to health and restore wholeness in a hurting world.” MTI-UG has operations in West Nile and South western Uganda. We provide Comprehensive Primary Health Care, Reproductive Health, HIV/AIDS and Nutrition.


Job Summary: Responsible for sterilizing and preparing theatre equipment, instruments, and surfaces according to hygiene standards and procedures to ensure high quality of care and a safe environment for the patient


Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Strictly apply all specific sterilization and hygiene protocols and security rules; proactively seek advice and clarifications from the Anaesthetic Officer about the specific protocols or procedure to follow in each specific case
  • Sterilize all surgical instruments and equipment and prepare surgical trolleys for operation
  • Assist the surgical team before, during, and after operations as requested
  • Assist in preparing patients for surgery, explaining procedures, and transporting patients between the ward and operating room
  • Scrub, glove, mask and gown the surgical team
  • Pass surgical instruments to the surgeon, cut sutures, apply dressings and prepare specimens for laboratory analysis
  • Dispose of surgical waste safely in accordance with IPC procedures and protocol
  • Ensure biomedical equipment is in good working order by using in accordance with user manual and protocols, perform cleaning and minor maintenance, and alert supervisor in case of malfunctioning
  • Ensure that medical practices are conducted with the highest level of integrity and ethics according to professional and MTI Code of Conduct
  • Ensure direct reports have clear objectives, receive mentorship and participate in capacity building opportunities
  • Conduct performance evaluations and enforce disciplinary procedures as per MTI policy
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • A certificate in Theatre Techniques is required
  • Registration with Allied Health Professionals Council is required
  • A valid practicing license is required
  • At least two years of experience in a similar role is required
  • Experience working with an international NGO is an added advantage
  • Knowledge of instrument sterilization
  • Knowledge of infection prevention and control (IPC) protocol
  • Skilled in applying dressings and preparing specimens for laboratory analysis
  • Good communication skills, with good command of spoken English
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Physically fit with the ability to move a patient from operating table to trolley
  • Ability to take action without waiting to be told what to do
  • Ability to pay attention to details
  • Ability to follow IPC protocol
  • Ability to support MTI Calling and adhere to the MTI Code of Conduct


How to Apply:

All Interested candidates who meet the minimum criteria should apply online at the link below.


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Deadline: 26th May  2021


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