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  • Posted: Jun 5, 2024
    Deadline: Jun 18, 2024
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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 Technician - Abuja

    Reports to: Laboratory Scientist

    Job Summary:

    Provide laboratory support to AHF 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 CD4 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 times.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Provides basic laboratory services for CD4 tests and other tests as required.
    • Participates in planning and supporting supervision activities for the laboratory function for all sites under his/her purview.
    • Supports laboratory services provision and ensures standard, and current practices are in place for maintaining high quality laboratory services and maximizing the use of all resources.
    • Ensures compliance and implementation of laboratory protocols for all HIV Medics involved with the medical laboratory function.
    • Coordinates with all laboratory vendors (outside contractors), and the sites to ensure that the process of handling patient samples and delivery of results is efficient and effective.
    • Conducts quality control checks and maintenance for the Partec CD4 machine in all labs and other laboratory tests performed within the laboratories.
    • Participates in the development and replication of the AHF Nigeria laboratory protocols and practices at all affiliated healthcare centers.
    • Participates in inventory control management for laboratory supplies and reagents under his/her sites.
    • Ensures the compilation of monthly laboratory inventory at the Healthcare Centers.
    • 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.
    • Possess current knowledge of best practices in HIV/AIDS laboratory management.
    • Proficiency in computer operations.

    Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

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

    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 Friday 18th June, 2024.

    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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