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February 11 till
February 29

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UN Clinic Laboratory Technician

Under the supervision of the UN Clinic Health Manager or his/her nominee and within delegated authority, the Laboratory Technician will be responsible for the following duties.

The Objective of the United Nations (UN) Clinic is to provide primary clinical care and occupational health services to all locally and internationally recruited personnel of the UN Common System and their recognized dependents. Dedicated, effective primary health, occupational health and emergency medical services may mitigate negative outcomes of trauma, injuries and health complications providing better chances for saving lives as well as for faster and better recovery.

The UN Clinic in Accra is part of the UN Common Services of the UN Country Team in Ghana and is administered by UNDP Ghana. The clinic operates under the overall coordination of the UN Resident Coordinator for Ghana and is managed by the UN Health Manager for Ghana.

The technical supervision of the Health Manager and the medical personnel in the field and the performance evaluation will be executed by the UN Medical Director or his nominee. To ensure this, UNDP should grant access to the Division of Healthcare Management, Occupational Safety and Health (DHMOSH) in HQ for its performance appraisal report as needed.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the UN Clinic Health Manager or his/her nominee and within delegated authority, the Laboratory Technician will be responsible for the following duties.

Laboratory Testing:

Attend to the UN Clinic laboratory to ensure smooth operation of the day-to-day functions.
Performs all laboratory tests (including hematology, chemistry and microbiology tests) as requested by the UN Clinic Physician in a prompt and professional manner
Draws blood samples applying international sterilization and bio safety standards.
Autoclave and sterilize the instruments and containers following international standard of bio safety.

Laboratory management:

Ensure that the laboratory test reports are managed in a timely, promptly, and confidential manner.
Ensure regular maintenance of all laboratory equipment following the technical specifications of the equipment manufacturers.
Promptly address issues with regards to quality of laboratory testing and maintenance to ensure the best quality of tdiagnostic services.

Healthcare quality and patient safety standards:

Collects and labels relevant test samples for different tests following international bio safety standards.
Ensure safe handling and safe disposal of all waste bio-hazardous materials in compliance with the international standards and practices.
Support the UN Health Manager in elaborating SOPs to comply with UN Healthcare and Patient Safety Standards as needed..

Lead for waste management:

Ensure appropriate disposal of hazardous material following international standards of bio safety in coordination with the UN Health manager, Doctors and Nurse.

Health promotion:

Participate in planning, organizing and implementing preventive health services as well as health promotion activities at the UN Clinic.
Support education of staff members and families during health campaigns
Plan for conducting external laboratory tests for UN staff when required.

Administrative duties:

Keep written record of laboratory assests and protocols
Recommend procurement of laboratory supplies and equipment and ensure that inventory is kept updated.
Keep records of all work done in the laboratory and provide statistical reports regarding laboratory activities.
Participate in the preparedness and response to cooperate protocols such as business continuity plans, contingency plans, etc.
General:

Performs other related duties as required.
4. Institutional Arrangement

The Laboratory Technician performs his/her duties under the immediate supervision of the UN Health Manager for Ghana with regards to technical matters only and the overall supervision of the UN Resident Coordinator for all administrative matters. See attached organogram

Competencies

Core
Achieve Results:
LEVEL 1: Plans and monitors own work, pays attention to details, delivers quality work by deadline.

Think Innovatively:
LEVEL 1: Open to creative ideas/known risks, is pragmatic problem solver, makes improvements.

Learn Continuously:
LEVEL 1: Open minded and curious, shares knowledge, learns from mistakes, asks for feedback

Adapt with Agility:
LEVEL 1: Adapts to change, constructively handles ambiguity/uncertainty, is flexible

Act with Determination:
LEVEL 1: Shows drive and motivation, able to deliver calmly in face of adversity, confident

Engage and Partner:
LEVEL 1: Demonstrates compassion/understanding towards others, forms positive relationships

Enable Diversity and Inclusion:
LEVEL 1: Appreciate/respect differences, aware of unconscious bias, confront discrimination

Cross-Functional & Technical competencies (insert up to 7 competencies) Min. Education requirements
A Senior High School Certificate is required.
Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology is required.
National registration and license are a requirement.
Experience:
Minimum 5 years of continuous clinical experience in laboratory sciences in a multicultural environment

Required skills
Proficiency in carrying out hematology, chemical pathology and microbiology tests is required.
Work experience in the United Nations or other international organizations is an added advantage.
Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.) is required.
Desired skills in addition to the competencies covered in the Competencies section
Procurement of laboratory equipment, consumables, and reagents
Respond to health emergencies.
Health waste management
Provision of support for the management of chronic cardiovascular diseases especially hypertension and diabetes
Required Language(s)
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat.
Fluency in oral and written English is required.
Knowledge of either Twi or Ga is desirable.
Professional Certificates
National registration and license are a requirement

Disclaimer

Under US immigration law, acceptance of a staff position with UNDP, an international organization, may have significant implications for US Permanent Residents. UNDP advises applicants for all professional level posts that they must relinquish their US Permanent Resident status and accept a G-4 visa, or have submitted a valid application for US citizenship prior to commencement of employment.

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