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  • Posted: Jul 29, 2021
    Deadline: Aug 12, 2021
  • Los Angeles-based AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF),a nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization, is a global organization providing cutting-edge medicine and advocacy to over 350,000 patients in 36 countries. We are the largest provider of HIV/AIDS medical care in the U.S. A truly independent voice in our mission to rid the world of AIDS, AHF’s opera...
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    Laboratory Scientist

    Reports to: Lad Services Manager / State Clinical Coordinator

    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 service 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 te 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.

    Education and Experience

    • Candidates should possess BMLS, AMLSCN
    • Experience with handling fully or semi-automated machines a must;
    • A minimum of three years of experience in a similar position.
    • Must posses a valid license to practice as a medical laboratory scientist.
    • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.

    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.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should submit their Application (CV and Cover Letter as one document) to: [email protected] Kindly indicate the position and the Location you are applying for as the subject of the email.

    Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Also your application document must be saved in your full name preferably in MS Word or PDF format.

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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