Laboratory Assistant

at Kaliro District Service Commission
Location Kampala, Uganda
Date Posted January 14, 2020
Category Healthcare
Job Type FULL_TIME
Currency UGX

Description

Job Title : Laboratory Assistant
Salary Scale : U7
Reports To : Laboratory Technician/Laboratory Technologist
Responsible For : Laboratory Attendant
Job Purpose
To carry out basic laboratory tests for diagnosis of diseases.
Key Outputs
i. Laboratory reagents and stains prepared for routine investigations;
ii. Laboratory tests done, analyzed and results submitted to Senior Laboratory Assistant;
iii. Safety and quality assurance practices for laboratories observed;
iv. Laboratory equipment regularly cleaned and serviced;
v. Daily and periodic activity reports compiled and submitted;
vi. Disposal of laboratory waste done; and
vii. Supplies for Laboratories requisitioned and accounted for.
Key Functions
i. Preparing laboratory reagents and stains for routine investigations;
ii. Carrying out basic laboratory tests and submit reports to Laboratory Technician/Technologist;
iii. Observing safety and quality assurance practices in laboratories;
iv. Cleaning the laboratory equipment regularly;
v. Requisitioning necessary supplies for laboratory work and keeping record of stock;
vi. Participating in research activities;
vii. Compiling and submitting daily and periodic laboratory reports;
viii. Safely dispose of Laboratory wastes;

Skills

Concern for quality and standards of Laboratory services;
Result orientation;
Ethics and integrity;
Communicating effectively; and
Time management.

Education Requirements

Must have a Certificate in Medical Laboratory Techniques from a recognized Training Institution.
Must be registered and licensed with the Allied Health Professionals Council.