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17-449: Volunteer Laboratory Technologists: HRU
Country:Dominica
Department:Global Strategies
  
Essential Job Duties/Scope of Work:

International Medical Corps is a global, humanitarian, nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs.

Established in 1984 by volunteer doctors and nurses, International Medical Corps is a private, voluntary, nonpolitical, nonsectarian organization. Its mission is to improve the quality of life through health interventions and related activities that build local capacity in underserved communities worldwide. By offering training and health care to local populations and medical assistance to people at highest risk, and with the flexibility to respond rapidly to emergency situations, International Medical Corps rehabilitates devastated health care systems and helps bring them back to self-reliance.

International Medical Corps is a ‘first-responder’ both to natural and man-made disasters and has a mandate of working in remote locations.  The organization has a comprehensive security management policy and plan in place and committed to do everything possible within its remit to ensure safety and security.  Notwithstanding, the mandate and programming choices of International Medical Corps require staff with a high degree of resilience, sound judgment, the ability to move fast, and the willingness to travel and work in unstable situations and harsh conditions.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function with or without reasonable accommodation.  The duties and responsibilities listed are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all inclusive.

  • Analyze body fluids, such as blood, urine, and tissue samples, and record normal or abnormal findings
  • Study blood samples for use in transfusions by identifying the number of cells, the cell morphology or the blood group, blood type, and compatibility with other blood types
  • Operate sophisticated laboratory equipment, such as microscopes and cell counters and ensure quality controls
  • Use automated equipment and computerized instruments capable of performing a number of tests at the same time
  • Log data from medical tests and enter results into a patient’s medical record
  • Discuss results and findings of laboratory tests and procedures with physicians
  • Supervise or train medical laboratory technicians when necessary
  • Ability to conduct tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance as well as performing routine maintenance on equipment, determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed and basic troubleshooting
  • Ability to comply with laboratory safety procedures and possesses adequate knowledge of instrumentation, theory, and application of new and existing tests
  • Ensure no stockouts of lab reagents and other required laboratory commodities
  • Maintains positive working relationship with other medical staff and personnel and uses positive interpersonal skills to educate/support lab customers and promote success of team members
 

Compliance & Ethics:  Promotes and encourages a culture of compliance and ethics throughout International Medical Corps. As applicable to the position, maintains a clear understanding of International Medical Corps’ and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards.  Conducts work with the highest level of integrity.

 

Qualifications:

Essential Skills and Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Medical Technology or Life Sciences.
  • Familiarity with international humanitarian operations, coordination structures, and the mandates of donors, UN agencies, and NGOs preferred;
  • Knowledge and experiences of budget preparation and management preferred;
  • Profound cross-cultural awareness and insight into health care issues;
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions independently following consultative processes;
  • Proficient in computer applications, especially with MS Word and MS Excel, MS PowerPoint;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English required; working knowledge of Spanish is desirable;
  • Must be able to demonstrate cross-cultural awareness and maintain a positive working relationship with clients and colleagues with professionalism and integrity;
  • Demonstrated skills in creative problem solving particularly in limited resource settings;
  • Experience in managing, training and motivating multiethnic and multicultural teams in high pressure environments;
  • Adheres to International Medical Corp’s Code of Conduct and security regulations

International Medical Corps is proud to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or status as a veteran.