AFENET Senior Laboratory Technologist Jobs in Uganda

AFENET Senior Laboratory Technologist Jobs in Uganda

Job Description

Vacancy title:
Senior Laboratory Technologist

Type: Full Time , Industry: Nonprofit, and NGO , Category: Health Professionals

Jobs at:

African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET)

Deadline of this Job:
20th December 2019

Duty Station:
Within Uganda , Butabika , East Africa


Salary: Not Disclosed

Job Details:

The African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET) is a not for profit, networking alliance and service organization that brings together field epidemiology training programs (FETPs) across Africa working side by side with Ministries of Health, regional and international partners.

AFENET works to strengthen epidemiology and disease surveillance capabilities of African countries that are critical to meeting the requirements of the lntegrated Disease Surveillance and Response (IDSR) strategy and the international Health Regulations (IHR).

We look forward to fill the three positions with highly qualified and experienced persons. The recruitment shall be done by AFENET through this advert as well as secondment of the suitable and qualified personnel to the Ministry of Health.

Position: Senior Laboratory Technologist/ Senior Lab Manager-Peripheral Lab Supervision

Reports to: Laboratory Director

Supervises: None

No. of vacancies: (01)

Duty Station: CPHIL/UNHLS - Butabika

Job summary:

The Job will provide technical support supervision to peripheral laboratories; liaise with various stakeholders to ensure supervision of the routine patient diagnosis and treatment; handle customer complaints in line with stipulated standards; establish processes needed for Quality management systems and maintain quality results among others..

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate with Laboratory managers, Regional Laboratory Focal Persons, District Laboratory Focal Persons(DlFPs) and Hub coordinators to ensure supervision of the routine patient diagnosis and treatment at hubs, Gene Xpert sites, public and private testing sites
  • Work with implementing partners (lPs) to ensure that health facilities adhere to the testing algorithm/Standards
  • Supervise equipment maintenance to ensure optimal equipment performance
  • Ensuring timely resolution of customer complaints as per the EID/ Viral Load standards
  • Analyzing field quality indicators trends tor EID and Viral load Laboratories to inform the program on how efficient the EID and Viral Load Laboratories are working
  • Ensuring that processes needed for Quality management systems are established, implemented and maintained according to standards ln the hubs and Gene Xpert sites including public and private testing sites
  • Support testing sites to aevetop oranaara upetunng and other quality
  • Supervise the safety of laboratory personnel, patients, staff and the public enforcement of procedures for handling hazardous materials; maintain a well-organized and hygienic lab environment that promotes lab safety practices at hubs, Gene Xpert, Public and Private testing sites
  • Supervise the medical laboratory supply chain system at the peripheral labs by checking stock to determine inventory level, anticipating needed supplies and expediting orders for supplies
  • Supervise laboratory productivity by monitoring workload of functional areas, identifying peak and slack periods; advising operational or staffing adiustrnents at the hubs, Gene Xpert sites, public and private testing sites.
  • Maintain quality results by participating in the hospital quality assurance program; consulting with pathologists; performing proficiency surveys; reviewing quality control and quality assurance programs; making adjustments in policy and procedures; generating reports; maintaining records.
  • Support the medical laboratory information system by identifying information needs and problems; recommending improvements; establishing priorities; testing; writing user manuals; training employees; maintaining security and confidentiality.
  • Implement new programs, tests, methods, instrumentation, and procedures by investigating alternatives; preparing proposals and monitoring progress in the hubs, Gene Xpert sites, public and private testing sites
  • Resolve problems by consulting with pathologists, other laboratory managers, technical coordinators, laboratory directors, physicians, nurses, and other health care professionals; attending committee meetings in the hubs, Gene Xpert sites, public and private testing sites.

    Educational Requirements

  • Diploma/Bachelor's degree in Medical Laboratory Science, Additional training in Management, Logistics or Administrations At least 3 years hands on experience as a Laboratory Manager tor both public and private laboratories is desirable

    Essential Skills

  • Should demonstrate practical experience in management and supervision of multiple laboratories
  • Should have hands on experience in key current testing technologies and basic machine maintenance and trouble shooting skills.
  • Should demonstrate experience and knowledge of the operation of the hub system and the laboratory network In Uganda
  • Should have undergone National TOT trainings, supervision, mentoring and coaching for key HlV Laboratory testing programs /EMTCT Viral Load, EID and TB

    Job Qualifications: Not Specified

    Job Experience Requirements: 3 years

    Job application procedure

    Benefit: All positions carry competitive remuneration.

    Interested candidates should submit their Application Letters detailing their uxporloncos and skills, Curriculum Vitae, copies of relevant academic documents and 3 references to: The Human Resource Office, African Field Epidemilogy Network (AFENET).
    Email: by Friday, December 20, 2019

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