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Laboratory Technician

Imvepi (Uganda)

  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: Imvepi (Uganda)
  • Grade: Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • Biology and Chemistry
    • Technology, Electronics and Mechanics
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Requisition ID: req8126

Job Title: Laboratory Technician

Sector: Health

Employment Category: Regular

Employment Type: Full-Time

Open to Expatriates: No

Location: Imvepi, Uganda

Job Description

BACKGROUND:

Founded in 1933, the International Rescue Committee is a world leader in relief, rehabilitation and post-conflict development services for those uprooted or affected by violent conflict and oppression. The IRC is currently working in over 25 countries around the world, addressing both the immediate and lifesaving needs of conflict affected people in emergencies and the reconstruction needs of post-conflict societies. 

The IRC has been working in Uganda since 1998 supporting IDPs, refugees and local communities. IRC Uganda has it country office in Kampala and regional offices in Kitgum Moroto, and Yumbe. The current program portfolio includes health, protection and rule of law, women’s protection and empowerment, and economic recovery and development programming

Main purpose of the job: Ensuring deliver of high quality and efficient clinical services to clients at IRC ensuring that high standards are adhered to in assessments, handling of emergencies, treatment and administration of medicines.

Key Result Areas: Quality health care for clients

Duties and responsibilities;

  • Carry out weekly and emergency home visits & hospital visits.
  • Provide information to clients to reduce their vulnerability to diseases and infections through health education
  • Attend to clients and prescribe drugs where necessary
  • Participate in client referral and transfer process as need arises
  • Dispense drugs and other medical items to clients where necessary
  • Participate in HIV awareness and sensitization in the communities
  • Train health workers from communities and other institutions
  • Participate in the drawing and implementation of work plans forthe clinic
  • Promote the vision, mission and the values of IRC as expressed in the policies, regulations & guidelines of the Organisation.
  • Ensure health, safety, and security in your area of operation
  • Undertake any other duties that may be reasonably expected fromyour supervisors

           The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct.  These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability.  In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.

Deadline for receiving applications is February 19th,2020


Qualifications

Academic Qualifications Required: CERTIFICATE of enrolled nurse Nurse, midwife,

Should be registered with relevant professionalbody.

Other Job-related Training Required

  • HIV/AIDS care and management
  • Counselling

Minimum Experience: 1 year in a similar post

Specialized Knowledge Required

  • National treatment guidelines
  • Integrity
  • Empathetic
  • Emotional Control

Key Skills Required

  • Counselling skills
  • Communication skills
  • Clinical skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Team  building skills

Other Necessary Qualities/Attributes

  • Patience


 

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