Theatre Assistant job at International Rescue Committee

International Rescue Committee

Theatre Assistant job Post

Location:  Jobs in Uganda 2021 - 2022

Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 01

Deadline: 03 September 2022

Hiring Organization: International Rescue Committee

Job Details:

Requisition ID: req29931
Job Title: Theatre Assistant
Sector: Health
Employment Category: Regular
Employment Type: Full-Time
Compensation: UGX 0 
Location: Lamwo, Uganda

Job Description
Founded in 1933, the International Rescue Committee ( is a world leader in relief, rehabilitation and post-conflict development services for those uprooted or affected by violent conflict and oppression. The IRC is currently working in over 40 countries around the world, addressing both the immediate and lifesaving needs of conflict affected people in emergencies and the reconstruction needs of post-conflict societies.
The IRC began programming in northern Uganda in 1998 in response to mass displacement and devastation brought by the Lord’s Resistance Army war. In 2002, the IRC expanded to the remote, conflict-affected region of Karamoja and in 2011, began working with refugees in Kampala. Monitoring the influx of South Sudanese refugees at the end of 2015, the IRC began scaling up its response to refugees arriving in the West Nile region. By promoting durable solutions that deliver on the interdependent aims of saving lives, strengthening institutions, and supporting social cohesion, the IRC in Uganda is laying the building blocks for long-term stability and development –bringing people from harm to home. The IRC currently works in 9 districts in Uganda, including Kitgum, Lamwo, Kyegegwa, Moroto, Amudat, Yumbe, Arua, Kasese and Kampala.
The IRC is currently implementing health and nutrition program in West Nile and Acholi sub regions with focus on providing primary health care services to refugees and host communities.

Job Overview:
The Theatre Assistant is responsible for preparing and sterilizing theatre equipment, instruments and surfaces according to hygiene standards and procedures to ensure high quality of care and safe environment for the patients and fellow health workers

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Strictly apply all specific sterilization and hygiene protocols and security rules, proactively seek advice and clarification from the anesthetic officer about the specific protocols to follow in each specific case.
• Sterilize all surgical equipment and instruments and prepare surgical trolleys for the operation
• Assist the surgical team before, during and after the operation as required.
• Assist in preparing patients for surgery, explaining procedures, and transporting patients between ward and operating room.
• Scrub, mask, and gown the surgical team.
• Pass surgical instruments to surgeon, cut sutures, apply dressing, and prepare specimens for laboratory analysis.
• Dispose of surgical wastes safely in accordance with IPC protocols and procedures.
• Ensure biomedical equipment is in good working condition by using in accordance with the user manual, perform cleaning and minor maintenance and alert supervisor in case of malfunction.
• Ensure that medical practice is conducted with the highest level of integrity and ethics according to professional and IRC code of conduct.
• Forecasting and ordering for theatre supplies in conjunction with the rest of the theatre team.
• Any other responsibilities as maybe assigned by the supervisor.

• At least a certificate in theatre techniques (assistance) training
• Must be registered with the allied health practitioner’s council
• Must have a valid practicing license
• At least two (2) years of relevant experience
• A good command of the English language
• Ability to maintain the highest degree of discretion and confidentiality.
• Must be detail-oriented and able to work independently with minimal supervision.
• Excellent organizational, communication and time management skills.
• Honest, reliable and trustworthy.
• Willing to adhere to and implement the IRC rules.
• Good inter-personal interpersonal.

Professional Standards:
The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.
Please note, applications will be reviewed on rolling basis & deadline for submission is September 03rd, 2022.

Application procedure

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Date Posted: 2022-08-24