O level Jobs – Laboratory Cleaner/Runner (2 Positions) NGO Careers at Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)

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General Summary

Responsible for cleaning and maintaining laboratory and office facilities.  Prepares tea for staff and visitors as directed by the supervisor.   Assists with moving supplies and equipment as needed. Couriers samples, reports and messages from clinics and projects to the laboratory in a timely manner. Follows all biohazard precautions as instructed when transporting specimensResponsible for cleaning and maintaining laboratory and office facilities.  Prepares tea for staff and visitors as directed by the supervisor.      Assists with moving supplies and equipment as needed. Couriers samples, reports and messages from clinics and projects to the laboratory in a timely manner. Follows all biohazard precautions as instructed when transporting specimens Responsible for cleaning and maintaining laboratory and office facilities.  Prepares tea for staff and visitors as directed by the supervisor.  Assists with moving supplies and equipment as needed. Couriers samples, reports and messages from clinics and projects to the laboratory in a timely manner. Follows all biohazard precautions as instructed when transporting specimens.

Key Responsibilities

  • Cleans the laboratory and office areas as instructed by the laboratory supervisor.  Cleaning to include windows, floors, office desktops, walls, refrigerators.
  • Removes trash and infectious waste materials following laboratory safety guidelines.
  • Cleans freezer and storage areas as directed by the laboratory supervisor or laboratory support technician.
  • Maintains cleaning items in an appropriate manner.
  • Notifies laboratory support Supervisor when cleaning supplies are low.
  • Assists with moving and storing inventory items and equipment as needed.
  • Cleans and maintains teapots, flasks, tea (and all the other equipment used in preparation and serving of tea or food).  Keeps tea/food service items secure.
  • Collects and delivers samples, reports, messages and any other materials as needed between clinics and projects to the laboratory.
  • Checks all requisition and sample identification for adherence to current laboratory procedures before accepting samples for transport.
  • Follows biohazard and safety instructions for transporting biological samples.
  • Assists with moving and storing inventory items and equipment as needed.
  • Attends all regular staff meetings.
  • Carries out any other duties as assigned by the Laboratory Supervisor and laboratory management.

Safety

  • Follows all laboratory procedures including safety guidelines, the use of personal protective equipment and awareness of blood-borne pathogens.
  • Maintains a clean and safe work environment.

General

  • Meets or exceeds continuing education requirements for position.
  • Demonstrates a cooperative attitude in relationships with co-workers and other personnel.
  • Meets or exceeds quality assurance levels of the laboratory and collaboration.
  • Maintains confidentiality of patients, patient results and project operations.
  • Serves as an effective representative to physicians, nurses, counsellors and visitors in a courteous and empathic manner.
  • Follows laboratory and collaboration polices.

Uses all facilities and supplies with care and in a cost-effective manner.

Person Specification

Uganda Certificate of Education (Ordinary Level) and one year working experience is preferred. Computer literacy with working knowledge of MS Office Software (such as Word, Excel, Power Point…etc.) is an added advantage.

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