Fresher Laboratory Technician Jobs – Naguru Teenage Information and Health Centre (NTIHC)

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  • Post Date : November 21, 2021
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Job Description

Job Title:         Laboratory Technician

Organization: Naguru Teenage Information and Health Centre (NTIHC)

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Program Manager

 

About US:

Naguru Teenage Information and Health Centre (NTIHC) is the pioneer program in providing youth friendly Adolescent Sexual Reproductive Health (ASRH) services in Uganda. Established in 1994, NTIHC is a pioneer adolescent health program in Uganda positioned to provide Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (ASRHR) services, youth activities and information, primarily targeting young people of 10 -24 years old.

 

Job Summary:  The Laboratory Technician will collect samples and perform tests on body fluids and tissue to assist physicians in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

Laboratory investigations

  • Support laboratory based scientific investigations by undertaking a range of routine technical tasks and experiences.
  • Perform routine and non-routine tests and analyse investigative experiments in laboratory to support specific investigation using the appropriate technical equipment and instruments
  • Recording, analysis and interpretation of results.
  • Setting up testing, adjusting, calibrating and maintenance of Laboratory Equipment
  • Collecting and preparing samples, solutions, cultures and specimens and ensuring safe disposals of waste
  • Calculate test results, and log and report results as appropriate
  • Process specimens, diagnose conditions and release quality and timely laboratory results

Planning

  • Do advance planning of laboratory requirements including, HCT – HIV tests, RPR – Syphilis tests, MP – BS tests and Typhoid testing
  • Planning and supporting scientific investigations and experiments
  • Planning, setting up and undertaking controlled experiments and trials
  • Plan, budget and maintain adequate stock of laboratory reagents and equipments.

Requisitioning

  • Make requisitions in time for laboratory reagents
  • Ensure proper storage of all laboratory reagents, cleanliness of the stores and the general laboratory environment.
  • Liaise with the In Charge Service Delivery in order to manage and monitor laboratory requirements and ensure quality assurance

Capacity Building

  • Participate in mentoring and educating of volunteers and interns in the provision of young people friendly services
  • Keep informed of new laboratory techniques

Records maintenance

  • Design and utilize monitoring tools for laboratory requirements.
  • Maintenance of accurate records and reporting data
  • Recording and analyzing data
  • Demonstrating procedures
  • Collecting, preparing and testing samples

Quality Assurance

  • Manage and maintain laboratory equipments and reagents in accordance with laboratory standards
  • Provide technical advice on ways to improving current laboratory services
  • Refer clients for specimens to relevant partner agencies as necessary
  • Perform quality control and calibrate equipment as appropriate
  • Maintain equipment in proper working order and maintain a clean work area
  • Practice safe work habits, including complying with all safety, health, and environmental rules and regulations
  • Maintaining and calibrating cleaning and testing sterility of the equipment
  • Enforcing strict health and safety regulations
  • Staying up to date with relevant scientific developments that can improve the efficiency of lab operations

Reporting

  • Provide periodical laboratory reports as appropriate
  • Recording, analysing and writing reports, reviews and summaries on the findings of experiments and trials

Other Duties

  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned

 



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant must hold a Diploma in Laboratory Technology or any related field
  • Valid laboratory technician license
  • Experience in operating electrical and non-electrical laboratory equipment and potentially dangerous substances (flammable liquids infectious bacteria, bio hazards etc).
  • In-depth knowledge of Quality, Health, Safety & Environment (QHSE) systems , preventive measures and laboratory best practices
  • Working knowledge of Ms Office especially excel and data base system
  • Ability to work autonomously and under pressure

 

How to Apply:

All interested individuals should apply to The Executive Director, Naguru Teenage Information and Health Centre. Applications should be emailed to [email protected] prior to the closing date. Please note that hard copy submissions will NOT be accepted.

 

Deadline: 29th November 2021

 

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