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Laboratory Assistant

Kiryandongo (Uganda)

  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: Kiryandongo (Uganda)
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Biology and Chemistry
    • Administrative support
  • Closing Date:

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Carry out routine and specialized laboratory investigations for the diagnosis, treatment, and control of diseases.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Collect, receive, evaluate and process various biological specimen for analysis.
  • Perform laboratory tests accurately and in a timely manner to produce reliable test results.
  • Review and verify test results, confirm panic values and abnormal results before release to clinicians.
  • Maintain and keep updated records of all laboratory samples and results transported collected, investigations and procedures performed, and results generated and delivered.
  • Correctly operate equipment/instruments, perform routine function checks, troubleshoot if unacceptable and document corrective actions taken when test systems deviate from established specifications.
  • Maintain a safe and tidy work area and follow safety procedures.
  • Adhere to the laboratory’s quality control policies and document procedural calibrations and maintenance activities.
  • Participate in External Quality Assessment schemes and ensure proficiency test panels are handled in the same manner as routine (patient) samples.
  • Order supplies, update stock cards and maintain an inventory of all equipment and reagents.
  • Promptly report and document all laboratory-related accidents (injuries and exposures) and unsafe conditions to the immediate supervisor.
  • Participate in laboratory departmental meetings, trainings, supervisions, orientations and audits as may be required. Undertake such work as permitted to you effectively and efficiently, in compliance with approved guidelines.
  • Work flexible hours according to the laboratory requirements, as decided by management.
  • Effectively communicate in a friendly, helpful and non-prejudicial manner in your dealings with laboratory customers.
  • Observe privacy and maintain confidentiality on matters pertaining to patients and staff and must only be discussed in the course of your duty.
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