Medical Laboratory Technician

at Qatar Charity
Published April 3, 2022
Location Buur-Hakaba, Somalia
Category Health Care  
Job Type Full Time  

Description

About Qatar Charity

 

Qatar Charity (QC) is a leading Gulf-origin nongovernmental organization dedicated to carrying out humanitarian and development programs to fight global poverty by working in partnership with vulnerable communities regardless of faith, race, gender, or political beliefs. Qatar Charity enables people to survive, recover and rebuild their lives while also empowering them to become self-sufficient through practical knowledge, focused expertise, and innovative solutions. QC has been maintaining an active presence in Somali since 2007 through its field office in Mogadishu. It has a portfolio of programs focusing on both humanitarian and development sectors.

 

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

 

Qatar Charity Somalia is seeking a qualified and highly motivated person who can lead a health project team in Somalia under the direction of a Medical doctor, and the medical laboratory will closely work with the health team in Buur-Hakaba.

 

Major Responsibilities:

 

Organizes work by matching computer orders with specimen labeling; sorting specimens; checking to label; logging specimens; arranging reports for delivery; keeping work surfaces clean and orderly.

Maintains quality results by running standards and controls, verifying equipment function through routine equipment maintenance and advanced troubleshooting; calibrating equipment utilizing approved testing procedures; monitoring quality control measures and protocols.

Identifies and communicates abnormal patient conditions by alerting supervisory personnel, the pathologist, the patient-physician, or nurse; reporting mandated information to the public health department or other designated officials.

Chemistry - provides test results for patient diagnosis and treatment by operating chemistry equipment; performing hand chemistries.

Hematology - provides test results for patient diagnosis and treatment by operating hematology, urinalysis, and coagulation equipment; performing manual methods of differentials.

Microbiology - provides physicians with information for the treatment of patient infection by performing technical procedures for the identification or susceptibility of bacteria, parasites, fungi, and mycobacteria.

Contributes to a safe and secure environment for patients, visitors, physicians, and co-workers by following established standards and procedures; complying with legal regulations.

Maintains patient confidence by keeping laboratory information confidential.

Serves and protects the hospital community by adhering to professional standards, hospital policies and procedures, federal, state, and local requirements.

Developing and determining the best collection methods for specific patients, such as infants or elderly patients.

Preparing areas where blood will be drawn and ensuring the area is safe and clean after blood is drawn.

Collecting blood samples and labeling the vials with the patients' names and dates.

Transporting blood samples to the laboratory for testing.

Ensuring proper packaging and storage for the preservation of blood for donations.

Checking patients for health issues like diseases, bacteria, and cholesterol, monitoring vital signs, and checking blood pressure and heart rate.

Keeping your phlebotomy cart or station well-organized and following infection control and sanitation standards.

Answering patients' questions on collection techniques and providing additional resources if requested.

Remaining friendly, courteous, and sympathetic and keeping patients calm during blood collections.

Preparing and cleaning the laboratory area, maintaining inventory, preparing blood samples for various tests and procedures, and possibly centrifuging blood samples.

Qualification and skills

 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Medical Laboratory.

 

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in the same role required.

 

  • Knowledge of proper handling techniques and disposal policies.

 

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills to calm anxious patients.

 

  • The ability to work in a fast-paced environment.

 

  • Strong attention to detail, organizational skills, and good handwriting skills.

 

Qualities

 

o Ability to work to a high standard in a complex environment and to motivate staff to achieve.

 

o Ability to work with minimum supervision

 

o Flexible and willing to work additional hours to ensure that the required results are delivered.

 

o High level of reliability, objectivity, and honesty

 

o Qualified residents and locals in Buur-Hakaba are highly encouraged.

 

o Qualified Women are highly encouraged.

 

How to apply

Application process.

 

For the interested candidates please send your CV and application, and Please write Application for Medical Laboratory in the title.

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