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Laboratory Officer (Independent contract) based in Ratchaburi

Title:                               Laboratory Officer (Independent contract)

Location:                        Chat Pa Wai, Ratchaburi Province

Report to:                       Sr. Clinical Manager

Length of contract:        3 months (June 2021- August 2021) 

Application Deadline     7 June 2021

 

Background/IRC Summary:

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises, helping to restore health, safety, education, economic wellbeing, and power to people devastated by conflict and disaster. Founded in 1933 at the call of Albert Einstein, the IRC is at work in over 40 countries and 26 U.S. cities helping people to survive, reclaim control of their future and strengthen their communities. The IRC has been operating in Thailand since 1975 and currently provides assistance to displaced persons in Tak, Kanchanaburi, Ratchaburi and Mae Hong Son provinces.

 

Job Overview/Summary:

IRC is currently looking for a motivated individual who will responsible for providing efficient, high quality laboratory services by ongoing monitoring visits, regular feedback and trainings to camp based laboratory workers. He/she will coordinate with MOPH, Department of Medical Science, and External technical institutions such as SMRU, VCC and etc for further improvement of quality of laboratory services. He/she will conduct the monitoring of laboratory activities by using checklist, and will involve in procurement, inventory management, and maintenance of laboratory supplies and equipment. This position will be based in the IRC Cha Pa Wai office under the direct supervision of the Sr. Clinical Manager.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Conducting the trainings (initial or refresher or on the job) related to covid-19 to laboratory health care workers eg. Nasopharyngeal swab specimen collection and transportation according to urgent needs to overcome challenges, obstacles related with Covid-19 pandemic
  • Collaborate with the Surveillance and Rapid Response Teams (SRRT) and other stakeholders (Eg. DDC) for laboratory technical support in the outbreak situations during the covid-19 pandemic.
  • Provide regular visits to TH camp’s laboratory,and provide ongoing monitoring and technical oversight for laboratory services, to ensure the quality of laboratory services are maintained or improved.
  • Monitoring the ongoing quality control system and continuously undertake quality checks (internal/external) in the laboratories for existing lab tests (e.g. malaria smear, TB microscopy, Stool routine examination, and urine analysis, hematology, HIV VDRL and other tests as required) in coordination with external partners (e.g., MOPH, SMRU, local hospitals and laboratories).
  • Assess training needs of laboratory program staff, develop training plan, and provide new, refresher, and in-service trainings on a regular basis.
  • Develop work plan; monitor the progress of services to ensure quality care by using appropriate checklists. 
  • Develop laboratory manual for all laboratory tests available in camps, as a reference and in order to ensure up-to-date protocols of the new tests.
  • Ensure the laboratory records are done correctly and confidentially, and verify the weekly HIS reports, weekly Nasopharyngeal specimen collection and results report monthly progress reports submitted by laboratory team.
  • Ensure adequate and timely reporting on program activities, laboratory indicators, and donor report.
  • Oversee the inventories management, participating in regular inventory cycle count, maintenance and repair of laboratory equipment and supplies by collaboration with supply chain staffs.
  • Provide technical oversight in reviewing monthly consumption patterns, approving monthly requisition, and facilitate the urgent or regular procurement of laboratory supplies and equipment and inventory management. 
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the supervisor or program needs.

 

Deliverables:

  • Day to day support to laboratory camp bases assistant to ensure the quality of testing provided.
  • Monthly stock update for laboratory supplies and materials for monthly requisition
  • Monthly laboratory report on training, number of tests (especially NPS specimen and results) conducted are updated.
  • Weekly completion of administrative tasks as assigned by the Sr. Clinical Manager.

 

Duration of Work

The period of consultation is three (3) months (June 2021- August 2021) 

 

Terms of Payment:

The consultant shall submit an invoice and timesheet at the end of each month.

The payment of the consultant will be paid on the 7th of the following month after the required deliverables are submitted and with the approval of the IRC Sr. Clinical Manager.

 

Job Requirements:

      Education: Bachelor degree in Medical Technology

      Work Experience: Minimum 2 years working experience in laboratory services with expertise

in microscopy based laboratory tests and quality control.

Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:

  • Professional demeanours and Positive attitude
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Experience working with multicultural staff and
  • Ability to work well in a team
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to respond quickly to program needs
  • Critical thinking and time management skills
  • Experience in working with NGO is an advantage

 

Language and computer skills:

  • Computer literate, able to develop presentations and spreadsheets
  • Fluency in English, Sagaw Karen and Thai (Burmese is a plus)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          If you are interesed, pledase send your cv along with cover letter to Thailand.HR@rescue.org

Contact : Thailand.hr@rescue.org


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