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  • Posted: Sep 26, 2022
    Deadline: Oct 11, 2022
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    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:                 Lab 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 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.

    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.
    • 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 candidates should submit their application (CV and cover letter as one document) to the following email address globalhr.africa@aidshealth.org  not later than 5pm on Tuesday 11th October, 2022.

    Kindly indicate the position and the location you are applying for as the subject of your e-mail. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Also, your application document must be saved in your full name preferably in MS word or PDF format.

    AIDS Healthcare Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer!

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