Medical Laboratory Technician

MINUSCA - Mission intégrée pour la stabilisation en République centrafricaine

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Application deadline in 4 days: Wednesday 12 May 2021

Contract

This is a UNV International Specialist contract. This kind of contract is known as International UN Volunteer. It is normally internationally recruited only. More about UNV International Specialist contracts.

Eligibility criteria

Minimum age: 25 years old. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.

Description of task

Under the overall direction of the MINUSCA Medical Officer/ Chief Medical Officer, the UNV Laboratory Technician will perform the following tasks:

Provide technical support to the Medical Officer:

• Manages the UNOE laboratory to ensure smooth operation of the day-to-day functions.

• Regularly maintains all laboratory equipment following the technical specifications of the manufacturers of the equipment.

• Provides fast and efficient resolution for all problems related to laboratory performance.

• Ensures proper reporting of problems to the manufactures' customer service.

• Ensures effective communication and coordination with maintenance technicians and prompt facilitation of an on-site service if needed.

• Ensures safe handling of bio-hazardous materials in compliance with international standards and practices.

• Draws blood samples applying international sterilization and bio safety standards.

• Conducts various tests.

• Supports Medical Doctors, Nurses and other medical personnel.

• Carries out accurate blood tests for complete blood count – Hematology, clinical chemistry and serology etc. and also handles tests for urinalysis, stool parasitology providing results to the doctor for further action.

• Ensures cleanliness of all glassware, work counters and other apparatus.

• Collects and labels urine, stool and sputum samples for different tests following international bio safety standards.

• Performs all laboratory tests as requested by the Medical Doctor in a prompt and professional manner.

• Autoclaves and sterilizes instruments and containers following international standards of bio safety.

• Assists in organization and implementation of health promotion/monitoring program.

• Performs diagnostic and screening laboratory tests using the available equipment and instruments.

• Releases reports of tests to the Medical Doctor in a timely manner ensuring confidentiality.

• In close coordination with the Medical Doctors, assists with voluntary confidential counselling and testing (VCCT) program, following international standards and guidelines.

• Ensures that results for patients using VCCT services are managed in a confidential and timely manner.

• Ensures appropriate disposal of hazardous material following international bio safety standards in coordination with the Medical Doctor, Nurses and Pharmacist.

Inventory and Administration:

• Maintains records and inventory.

• Ensures proper management of agents’ stock; oversees and ensures an inventory of laboratory supplies are replenished.

• Keeps records of all work done in the laboratory and provides statistical reports in regard to laboratory activities.

• Compiles on a monthly basis a report on all tests done including inventory of laboratory stock, chemical and reagents to ensure adequate supplies at all times.

• Periodically maintains the number of all patients examined.

• Is responsible for organizing and supervising GS staff.

• Prepares laboratory SOPs, contributes to other Medical Service Section SOPs as needed.

• Perform other duties as deemed necessary by the CMO or designated authority.

Qualifications/Requirements

Required degree level:

Technical/Vocational diploma

Education - Additional Comments:

Degree level: Medical Laboratory Technician Diploma or University degree in the relevant medical area is required. National Registration and License are essential.

Type of Degree: A fully registered Medical Laboratory Technician a Diploma or University degree in the relevant medical area is required.

Required experience:

60 Months

Experience remark:

Years of work experience: At least 5 to 8 years of progressively responsible experience in medical matters. Hands-on experience, particularly in support of peacekeeping or a related field mission is desirable. The minimum years of relevant experience is reduced to 3 to 5 years for candidates who possess a first level university degree.

Also required:

- Ability to write in a clear and concise manner and to communicate orally effectively;

- Proficiency in MS Office applications (Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint);

- Knowledge of electronic medical records is desirable;

- Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team of international and national personnel.

Language skills:

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
  • French(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge

Area of expertise:

Medical laboratory testing, Healthcare administration, Inventory, asset and warehouse management

Area of expertise details:

Knowledge of electronic medical records is desirable.

Driving license:

Yes

Competencies values:

Adaptability and Flexibility, Building Trust, Client Orientation, Communication, Judgement and Decision-making, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Self-Management, Technological Awareness, Working in Teams

Application procedure:

* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool?

Please first register your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup. Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink. Lastly, select the special call to which you would like to apply.

* Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool?

Please first update your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profile. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call to which you would like to apply.

Application deadline: 12-05-2021

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