MHN Laboratory Technician, Semera, Ethiopia

Save The Children

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Posted 3 weeks ago

Job Features

Job CategoryProject Management(NGO/International Org)

MHN Laboratory Technician – ( 210006A4 )

MHNT Laboratory Technician Ethiopia Country Office

TEAM/PROGRAMME: SWAN

LOCATION: Afar Region

GRADE : 4B

POST TYPE: National

Child Safeguarding:

Level 3 – the role holder will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently (e.g. once a week or more) or intensively (e.g. four days in one month or more or overnight) because they work in country programs; or are visiting country programs; ore because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.

ROLE PURPOSE:

The position holder shall be in charge of technical quality implementation and delivery of the mobile health and Nutrition services in the assigned woreda. S/He will mainly be responsible for collection of specimen samples such as drawing blood take unrine and stool sample testing colleted samples understand how to use and maintain lab equipment uses correct methods for handling specimens apply manual and automated testing procedures cleaning and sterilizing lab area and tools daily instrument maintenance and quality control collection and interpretation of data maintenance of accurate records and reporting of data and reporting lab results verbally and via written documentation.

SCOPE OF ROLE:

Reports to: TBD

Dimensions:

Number of direct reports: NA

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:

  • Facilitate mobile health and nutrition activities through sample specimen collection like; blood drawing of patients for laboratory investigations.
  • Provide different sample testing like; blood stool urine for adult and under 5 years children.
  • Facilitate essential reagents supplies and diagnostic products for the team and the targeted health facilities(when applicable).
  • work closely with MOH staffs at Health posts Health center hospital and district level.
  • Maintain appropriate utilization and maintain of laboratory equipment.
  • Uses correct methods for handling specimens.
  • Apply manual and automated testing procedures.
  • Cleaning and sterilizing lab area and tools.
  • regulate/caliber laboratory instrument to ensure and maintain quality services.
  • Investigation and interpretationion of collected samples.
  • ensure accurate records and reporting of data and reporting lab results
  • Work closely as team with mobile health and nutrition teams and governmental health staffs in operational health facilities.
  • ensure application of national laboratory protocol through out labaoratory investigation.
  • Organize daily weekly and monthly over view and reports ofLab investications.
  • Ensure referral system and linkage between services and with the health facilities.
  • Provide technical assistance for MHNT and governmental health health staffs.
  • Participate in capacity building training and health education sessions.
  • Work any tasks assigned by the line manager and the organization.

SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (our Values in Practice)

Accountability:

  • Holds self-accountablefor making decisions managing resources efficiently achieving and role modellngSave the Children values
  • Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities – giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved

Ambition:

  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves (and their team) takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages others to do the same
  • Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children engages and motivates others
  • Future orientatedthinks strategically

Collaboration:

  • Builds and maintains effective relationships with their team colleagues members and external partners and supporters
  • Values diversity sees it as a source of competitive strength
  • Approachable good listener easy to talk to

Creativity:

  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • Willing to take disciplined risks

Integrity:

  • Honest encourages openness and transparency

Education:

Diploma/ Bachelor in medical laboratory.

Experience:

·Minimum three years working experience. Experience for NGOs is advantage.

·Experience in clinical setups is mandatory.

Skills/Ability required: .

  • Solid technical skill on laboratory sample collection sample testing and

interpretation.

  • Demonstrated skills in program planning implementation and monitoring.
  • Strong computer (Microsoft skills) and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team environment.
  • Good command in written and spoken English and Local language.
  • Good human relation skills.
  • Respect of Save the Children rules by anyone visiting the program;
  • Willingness to work under pressure and extra hours
  • Date of issue: 19/08/2021 Author: Wasse Arega

    Location: Semera

    Employee Status: Fixed Term

    Closing Date: Sep 7 2021

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    • Facilitate mobile health and nutrition activities through sample specimen collection like; blood drawing of patients for laboratory investigations.
    • Provide different sample testing like; blood stool urine for adult and under 5 years children.
    • Facilitate essential reagents supplies and diagnostic products for the team and the targeted health facilities(when applicable).
    • work closely with MOH staffs at Health posts Health center hospital and district level.
    • Maintain appropriate utilization and maintain of laboratory equipment.
    • Uses correct methods for handling specimens.
    • Apply manual and automated testing procedures.
    • Cleaning and sterilizing lab area and tools.
    • regulate/caliber laboratory instrument to ensure and maintain quality services.
    • Investigation and interpretationion of collected samples.
    • ensure accurate records and reporting of data and reporting lab results
    • Work closely as team with mobile health and nutrition teams and governmental health staffs in operational health facilities.
    • ensure application of national laboratory protocol through out labaoratory investigation.
    • Organize daily weekly and monthly over view and reports ofLab investications.
    • Ensure referral system and linkage between services and with the health facilities.
    • Provide technical assistance for MHNT and governmental health health staffs.
    • Participate in capacity building training and health education sessions.
    • Work any tasks assigned by the line manager and the organization.
    • Holds self-accountablefor making decisions managing resources efficiently achieving and role modellngSave the Children values
    • Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities – giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved
    • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves (and their team) takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages others to do the same
    • Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children engages and motivates others
    • Future orientatedthinks strategically
    • Builds and maintains effective relationships with their team colleagues members and external partners and supporters
    • Values diversity sees it as a source of competitive strength
    • Approachable good listener easy to talk to
    • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
    • Willing to take disciplined risks
    • Honest encourages openness and transparency
    • Solid technical skill on laboratory sample collection sample testing and interpretation.
    • Demonstrated skills in program planning implementation and monitoring.
    • Strong computer (Microsoft skills) and interpersonal skills.
    • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team environment.
    • Good command in written and spoken English and Local language.
    • Good human relation skills.
    • Respect of Save the Children rules by anyone visiting the program;
    • Willingness to work under pressure and extra hours

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