11 Mar 2021

Medical Laboratory Technician at Medical Teams International Tanzania

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Job Description


Job Description

MEDICAL LABORATORY TECHNICIAN (1)        Medical Teams International Tanzania

Department Programs
Reports to Direct:   Medical Officer Technical: NA
Location Nyarugusu camp
Workdays & Hours Monday-Sunday, 40-45/week as per duty roster. May include weekends, night shifts and public holidays
 
Supervises Direct: NA Technical: NA

 

 

Medical Teams International Calling

Daring to love like Jesus, we boldly break barriers to health and restore wholeness in a hurting world.

 

JOB SUMMARY

Responsible for the daily operations of the laboratory department including performing routine lab investigations, maintaining inventory of laboratory supplies and providing direct supervision to the Laboratory Assistant. Ensure security and hygiene measures are respected at all times.

 

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Collect samples, including performing phlebotomy and conducting home visits to patients unable to travel to health facility, and conduct routine laboratory investigations for patients.
  • Interpret laboratory results, communicate findings to clinicians and file reports while ensuring confidentiality.
  • Process specimens to be sent to outside laboratories and do follow up as required.
  • Maintain quality control of specimen samples.
  • Ensure hygiene and sterilization criteria, including universal precautions, are met; manage waste as per good laboratory practices.
  • Ensure biomedical equipment is in good working order by using in accordance with user manual and protocols, perform cleaning and minor maintenance and alert supervisor in case of malfunctioning.
  • Responsible for departmental materials management including requisition and ensuring appropriate consumption to maintain departmental inventory levels.
  • Develop and conduct CMEs for medical staff as required.
  • Ensure that medical practices are conducted with the highest level of integrity and ethics according to professional and MTI Code of Conduct
  • Ensure direct reports have clear objectives, receive mentorship and participate in capacity building opportunities.
  • Conduct performance evaluations and enforce disciplinary procedures as per MTI policy.
  • Support safeguarding of program participants and employees through promoting an environment of awareness and upholding the code of conduct provisions of Medical Teams Protection from Sexual Exploitation & Abuse, Child & Vulnerable Adult protection, and harassment-free workplace policies.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

EDUCATION, LICENSES, & CERTIFICATIONS

  • Diploma in Medical Laboratory Science is required
  • Registered with Health Laboratory Technologists’ Council (HLT C) Tanzania
  • Valid practicing license is required.
  • Additional qualifications in Laboratory Management is an added advantage

EXPERIENCE

  • Minimum 2 years of experience in a similar role is required.
  • Completed internship.
  • Experience working with an international NGO is an added advantage.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

KNOWLEDGE

  • Thorough knowledge of laboratory practices
  • Knowledge of how to operate standard laboratory equipment.
  • Knowledge of hygiene management and IPC protocol

SKILLS

  • Skilled in performing routine laboratory investigations and interpreting results.
  • Skilled in developing and conducting trainings.
  • Good communication skills, with good command of written and spoken English.
  • Skilled at using Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook and stand

ABILITIES

  • Analytical with attention to detail
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality of patient information and test results.
  • Ability to support MTI Calling and adhere to the MTI Code of Conduct

PHYSICAL CONDITIONS

This position requires work at health facilities located in remote areas with very basic living conditions.

NOTE: The above job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by staff assigned to this job.  It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of staff in this position.  Duties, responsibilities and skills are also subject to change based on the changing needs of the job, department or organization. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by Medical Teams International as the requirements of the job change.

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Method of Application

All interested applicants who meet the criteria should email their application letter and CV in either PDF or Word only, including three work related referee to: [email protected]

Indicate your expected salary, current/previous salary, and notice period at the bottom of your CV.

Indicate clearly the position applied for in the subject line” Laboratory Technician”.

Application Deadline: 23rd of March 2021 at 1700HRS.  






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