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Fresh Job at AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), 10th October, 2019

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AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) is an international not-for-profit NGO, with its Headquarters based in Los Angeles, California. AIDS Healthcare Foundation is registered in Nigeria as Foundation for AIDS Care Prevention and Advocacy in Nigeria but Collectively referred to as AHF-Nigeria. AHF-Nigeria works in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Health to provide free HIV/AIDS services; HIV prevention and treatment (ART), capacity building and advocacy in resource-constrained settings.

AHF-Nigeria currently operates in 6 states including; Benue, Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nasarawa, Kogi,Cross River, Anambra and supports over 69 clinic sites country wide. The organization now seeks to hire a highly competent, dynamic and hardworking person to fill the position below:

 

Job Title: Laboratory Scientist

Location: Abuja
Job Type: Regular full time
Reports to: Laboratory Services Manager

Job Summary

  • Provide laboratory support to AHF supported sites and monitor adherence to standard laboratory protocols and guidelines.
  • Involved in training, support supervision, mentorship, and team building exercises for laboratory staff.
  • Directly supervises laboratory technicians and other lab personnel on routine lab assays, demonstrates experience in viral load sample management, automated and semi-automated equipment handling and use (running the Cyflow for CD4+, Chemistry and Hematology machines).
  • Ensures quality management system in the lab and implementation of laboratory services in line with approved QC/QA protocols at supported healthcare centers.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provides routine and basic laboratory services for PLHIV attending the health facilities as required;
  • Supports laboratory services provision, ensures standard, and current practices are in place for maintaining high quality laboratory services including calibration, standardization and maintenance of automated or semi-automated instruments following established procedures.
  • Participate in EQA and proficiency testing activities
  • Support in ensuring compliance and implementation of laboratory protocols for all lab technicians and assistance involved with the lab function; including maximizing the use of available resources.
  • Coordinates with all laboratory vendors (external contractors) and supported sites to ensure that the process of handling patient samples and delivery of results is efficient and effective,
  • Participates in the development and replication of the AHF Nigeria laboratory protocols and practices at all affiliated healthcare centers.
  • Validates and reports, results of assays performed, delivers patients reports according to times indicated in policy and collection manual and ensuring strict adherence to safety procedures.
  • Participates in identifying training needs, capacity building, mentorship and team building exercises for laboratory staff;
  • Participates in inventory control management for laboratory supplies and reagents under AHF Nigeria for all supported sites;
  • Ensures the compilation of monthly laboratory inventory at the supported Healthcare Centers.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Requirements
Education and Experience:

  • BMLS, AMLSCN
  • Experience with handling fully or semi-automated machines a must;
  • A minimum of three years of experience in a similar position.
  • Must poses a valid license to practice as a Medical laboratory scientist.

Communication Skills:

  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals;
  • Ability to write reports and speak effectively before groups of employees or as the case may be.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations :

  • Duly registered with the Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria and hold a current annual practicing license.

Other Skills and Abilities:

  • Must be able to travel 30-50% of the time;
  • Sensitive to ethics and confidentiality of HIV/AIDS client issues;
  • Possess current knowledge of best practices in HIV/AIDS laboratory management,
  • Ability to prepare reports, provide team leadership and guidance.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Proficiency in computer operations.

Job Title: Laboratory Technician

Location: Abuja
Reports to: Laboratory  Scientist

Job Summary

  • Provide laboratory support to AHE supported sites and adhere to standard laboratory protocols and guidelines in the country program.
  • Participate in training and supportive visit and team building exercises for laboratory staff, Directly supports HIV Medics running laboratory investigations which includes handling the Partec CD4+ counter, PIMA POC GD4 counter, fully or semi-automated Chemistry and Haematology analyzers, viral load sample management and ensuring the quality of routine lab assays and general laboratory services is maintained at all time.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provides routine and basic laboratory services for PLHIV attending the health facilities as required;
  • Participate in EOA and proficiency testing activities
  • Take care, manage and organize efficiently the laboratory material/equipment
  • Reports, results of assays performed, delivers patients reports according to times indicated in policy and collection manual and ensuring strict adherence to safely procedures.
  • Report all relevant information linked to the laboratory activities to the line supervisor/manager
  • Report inventory control management for laboratory supplies and reagents under AHF Nigeria for supported site
  • Ensures the compilation of monthly laboratory inventory at the supported Healthcare Centers.
  • Ensure the lab equipment and materials are working optimally
  • Ensuring proper sample waste disposal according to protocols and highest safely standards.
  • Ensure proper reporting and registration of patient results in order to keep a written track of activity and ensuring confidentiality
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Requirements
Education and Experience:

  • MLT
  • Experience with handling fully or semi-automated machines a must;
  • A minimum of three years of experience in a similar position.
  • Must poses a valid license to practice as a Medical Laboratory Technician.

Communication Skills:

  • Ability to write reports and communicate effectively, Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
  • Must be duly registered with the Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria and hold a current annual practicing license,

Other Skills and Abilities:

  • Sensitive to ethics and confidentiality of HIV/AIDS client issues;
  • Possess current knowledge of best practices in HIV/AIDS laboratory management,
  • Teachable and easy to adapt to new innovations
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Proficiency in computer operations.

Deadline: 5pm; 18th October, 2019.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should submit their Application (Cover Letter and CV) to: globalhr.africa@aidshealth.org Kindly indicate the position and the location you are applying for as the subject of your e-mail.

Note

  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted, Also, your application document must be saved in your full name.
  • AIDS Healthcare Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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