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Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Laboratory Assistant Job at USAID - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Laboratory Assistant [ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Nonprofit, and NGO , Category: Health care ]

Jobs at: USAID

Deadline of this Job:
19TH July 2019
Duty Station:
Within Uganda , Kampala , East Africa

Summary
Date Posted: Monday, July 01, 2019 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed

JOB DETAILS:
BACKGROUND
The USAID funded Regional Health Integration to Enhance Services-North, Lango Project (RHITES-N, Lango) is operating in the nine districts of the Lango sub-region of northern Uganda (Alebtong, Amolatar, Apac, Dokolo, Kole, Kwania, Lira, Otuke and Oyam). RHITES-N, Lango will increase the effective use of sustainable health services in the region. The Project is led by John Snow, Inc. in partnership with African Medical and Research Foundation (Amref), Doctors with Africa (CUAMM), The Medical Concierge Group (TMCG) and another Option. The project will contribute to measurable improvements in key Ugandan national health indicators (HIV; tuberculosis [TB]; malaria, maternal, newborn, and child health [MNCH]; family planning [FP]; water, sanitation, and hygiene [WASH]; and nutrition).
The USAID RHITES-N, Lango Project, in partnership with Ministry of Health, Apac District Local Government wishes to recruit the under listed staff to support Apac Hospital to run ART clinic. The successful applicants will be recruited on contract basis and will be remunerated according to the Government of Uganda pay scales.
JOB TITLE: LABORATORY ASSISTANT
SALARY SCALE: U7
REPORTS TO: Senior Laboratory Assistant
RESPONSIBLE FOR: None
LOCATION: Apac Hospital
JOB PURPOSE:
To carry-out basic laboratory tests for diagnosis of diseases..

Job Responsibilities:
• Preparing laboratory reagents and stains for routine investigations.
• Carrying out basic laboratory tests and submits reports to Clinicians.
• Observing safety and quality assurance practices in laboratories.
• Cleaning and servicing the laboratory equipment regularly.
• Requisitioning necessary supplies for laboratory work and keeping record of stock.
• Participating in research activities.
• Compiling and submitting daily and periodic laboratory reports.
Key Outputs:
• Laboratory reagents and stains prepared for routine investigations.
• Laboratory tests done, analyzed and results submitted.
• Safety and quality assurance practices for laboratories observed.
• Laboratory equipment regularly cleaned and serviced.
• Daily and periodic activity reports compiled and submitted.
• Disposal of laboratory waste done.

Job Skills: Not Specified

Job Qualifications:
• Must have a Certifi cate in Medical Laboratory Techniques or its equivalent from a recognized Institution.
• Must be registered with the Allied Health Professionals Council.
• Must have a minimum of 1 years’ experience in the same field

Job Education Requirements: Not Specified
Job Experience Requirements: Not Specified

Job application procedure
Application Procedure
Interested candidates who meet the above requirements, should send their applications and CV addressed to the Secretary, District Service Commission, Apac District Local Government, P.O. Box 1, Apac, Uganda or have it hand delivered not later than July 19, 2019.

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