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Medical Laboratory Training Professional

Statut : Comblé
Organisation : Coady International Institute
Acronyme : COADY
Type : Organisme non gouvernemental
Mandat : Established by St. Francis Xavier University in 1959,and named for Rev. Dr. Moses Coady, the Coady Institute works with innovative people and organizations to create effective and practical solutions to reduce global poverty and injustice. Coady accomplishes this through education, action partnerships, and initiatives to help young Canadians become active global citizens.
Adresse : P.O. Box 5000
Antigonish, Nova Scotia,
B2G 2L4
FAX: (902) 867-3907
Veuillez visiter le site Internet de l'organisation offrant ce stage pour connaître ses exigences avant de lui envoyer votre curriculum vitae.
Personne ressource : J. Hugh Landry
Courriel : hlandry@stfx.ca
Pays : Rwanda
Ville : Kigali
Secteur : Santé
Description du stage : The "Tutorial Assistant" will be placed in the Medical Laboratory Science Department of the Kigali Health Institute. The placement will support the ongoing training operations of the Laboratory Department of KHI. The Department is one among a number of KHI departments which trains undergraduate students to work in medical professions. The intern's work will support KHI staff in teaching administration and lab work that will support their efforts to train 160 "Medical Laboratory Science" students. To supplement the theoretical study, the students are required to undertake field practicum in medical laboratories of referral hospitals. Upon completion of studies, graduates will be employed in hospital laboratories in Rwanda.

In Canada
Coady's Youth in Partnership program has two Canada-based components: a four week pre- departure orientation (including workshops designed to prepare the associate for living and working overseas) and an educational program (for which a certificate is awarded).

Pre-Departure Orientation: The educational component, working as joint participants with development professionals from across the global south, allow the youth associate to become more familiar with the philosophy of development, the principles of adult education and community-driven development. It also enables the associates to learn directly from the experience of Southern development leaders. The workshops guide the associates in their preparation for the overseas component of the program. Associates learn to compile research related their placement countries and organizations as well as the specific issues that are central to their overseas job description. The workshops include counselling and training related to gender, environment and HIV/AIDS as well as practical approaches to living and working in a Southern country environment. The responsibilities of the associates during this component are: to live cooperatively together in a residential training setting; to attend and participate fully all educational and workshop sessions; to research and document their placement country and organization and build a portfolio related to the overseas job description; to participate in one-on-one counselling sessions with the Youth Programs Coordinator and to develop links with a Canada-based mentor who will be available by email and telephone to provide advice related to the overseas work. The orientation period for this placement will also include specific discussions with Xtending Hope / Coady staff who will provide an overview of all of the partnership work undertaken with KHI to date and the specific achievements in the Lab Department.

Re-entry Program. Following the overseas component of the internship, the associate is required to participate in a two-week re-entry program in Canada. The re-entry program assists the youth associate to reflect on their experience, to de-brief and to share their experiences with other Canadians. The program also includes an opportunity to develop career and job search skills. Associates are required to prepare substantive reports of their achievements relative to their job descriptions, prepare a press release, engage in job search activities, to participate and present their experience in at least one public forum, and to participate fully and openly in debriefing exercises with their colleagues as well as on a one-on-one basis with the Youth Programs Coordinator. They are also required to prepare written evaluations of each component of the internship program, to participate in group evaluation discussions and to provide a critical assessment of their individual placement.

The "Tutorial Assistant" will report to the Head of the Medical Laboratory Science Department. The Youth Associate's overall responsibilities will relate to support for instruction of MLS students at KHI as part of the Lab Department team. The Youth Associate's specific responsibilities will include:
Working with a KHI Lab Department instructor to deliver a 60-hour anatomy and physiology course to second year students;
Assist KHI Lab Department staff in planning the 2007-08 academic year programming and activities;
Development of laboratory report forms for data collection purposes;
Proof reading Lab Department curriculum;
Assist with laboratory administration;
Act as the liaison between KHI as an institution and Coady Institute / Xtending Hope to plan and implement future programming activities.
This placement is suitable for graduates with an interest in laboratory science and with a basic background / experience working in a laboratory environment with responsibilities as a lab instructor. Applicants should possess excellent writing skills, proof-reading experience and effective interpersonal communication skills.
Organisation d'accueil : Kigali Health Institute
Détails au sujet de l'organisation d'accueil : KHI is an institution of higher education established in June 1996 by the Rwandan Ministry of Health in collaboration with the Ministry of Education to solve the problem of inadequate health personnel both in quality and quantity. Its goal is to improve the quality of health for the individuals, families and communities by providing qualified health personnel at the operational and managerial levels.