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Laboratory Assistant

Rakai Health Sciences Program

This is a Full-time position in Rakai posted March 22, 2022.

Rakai Health Sciences Program Jobs in Rakai Laboratory Assistant Carreer opportunities in Rakai vacancies in Rakai Health Sciences Program at Rakai

# Job Description

Rakai Health Sciences Program RHSP is a collaborative bio – medical research
and service delivery organization. RHSP strives to improve the quality of life
of the local population through a combination of community-based research,
curative services and prevention strategies in the districts of South-central

The field Laboratory Assistant is responsible for conducting all field
laboratory activities i.e sample management and use of point of care POC
diagnostics. Lab field work is mainly done in RCCS and the ART mini laboratory
but may done at any other site.

• Perform Rapid diagnostics test for but not limited to malaria,
toxoplasmosis, serum crag, HBV, syphilis, HIV, HB, CD4.
• Ensure quality laboratory test results by following the appropriate testing
• Maintain POC lab equipment in good working condition by performing and
documenting the required maintenance procedures and following usage
• Maintain the integrity of samples by adhering to set sample handling
procedures, including sample storage recommendations.
• Ensure proper documentation and retrieval of lab results and any other data
by using the correct forms and writing eligibly.
• Maintain correct records by following up on assigned trouble shooting to
• Be knowledgeable of all RHSP policies and procedures and take note of
changes/amendments as well as new guidelines as communicated by senior
• Ensure proper use of lab supplies by filling the required logistics records
when supplied with an item as well as use of consumption logs.
• Participate in relevant proficiency test programs.
• Comply with safety procedures in the daily execution of laboratory tasks.
• Dispose off waste as per guideline and keep the workspace tidy
• Ensure safe custody and appropriate usage of all RHSP assets under your
• Perform any other role as assigned by the supervisor.

• Minimum academic qualifications: Cerificate in Medical Laboratory Assistant
• Registration with Allied Health Professionals Council with Annual practicing
• GCLP and GCP certificates and other development trainings.
• At least 2 years’ experience working in a medical or research laboratory.
• Ability to interact productively and work in a team environment.
• Self-motivated, innovative, and capable of meeting deadlines.
• Willingness to travel and provide care services at selected health
facilities and outreaches.
• Willingness to work and live in rural areas is required.

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Applications: All interested candidates possessing the above attributes can
send their; applications including a cover letter, updated CV with 3 referees,
and copies of academic qualifications/certificates In one PDF/ Word
document, addressed to the HR Manager to **** . Kindly indicate
the job title in the subject line of the email. Only online applications will
be considered. Deadline for Submission: Thursday 31st March 2022 Only short-
listed candidates will be contacted. Any form of lobbying and canvassing will
lead to disqualification

Rakai Health Sciences Program Jobs in Rakai Laboratory Assistant Carreer opportunities in Rakai vacancies in Rakai Health Sciences Program at Rakai

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