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Job Title: Laboratory Scientist

Company: AIDS Healthcare Foundation

Location: Nigeria

Job Type: Full Time

Qualification: BA/BSc/HND

Job Field: Medical/ Health/ Safety


Los Angeles-based AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) is a global organization providing cutting-edge medicine and advocacy to more than 200,000 patients in 28 countries. AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) is in Nigeria AHF-Nigeiia collaborates with the Federal Governments of Nigeria and other partner institutions, to provide technical assistance to these key stakeholders to deliver quality and comprehensive HIV/AIDS treatment, Care and Support, HIV counseling, and testing, Prevention, Nutrition and Psychosocial services to people living with HIV/AIDS.


To meet the above needs, the Program wishes to recruit dynamic, skilled, committed, self-driven and results oriented candidate to fill in the position above:


Job Summary:

-    To provide laboratory oversight in AHF site and adherence to standard laboratory protocols in the country program. Involved in training, support supervision, mentorship and team building exercises for other lab staff.

-    Directly supervises laboratory technicians and other lab staff in running the Partec CD4, hematology and chemistry machines.

-    Ensures that high quality of laboratory services is maintained at all AHF supported healthcare centers within your jurisdiction.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

-    Participates in planning, overseeing and supervising activities for the laboratory function for the site.

-    Performs basic laboratory assays CD4 tests, Hematology and Chemistry as well as other tests as required.

-    Oversees 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, and support other affiliated labs staff, lab technicians, assistants and HIV Medics involved with the lab 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.

-    Performs quality control checks and maintenance for the Partec CD4 machine In the lab, and other laboratory tests performed within the labs.

-    Participates in the development and replication of the AHF Nigeria laboratory protocols and practices at all affiliated healthcare centres; promoting quality of service based on timeless in reporting result

-    Participate in training, membership and team building exercise for laboratory staff.

-    Participate in inventory control management for laboratory supplies and regents under AHF Nigeria for supported site.

-    Participate in EQA proficiency testing activities.

-    Ensures the compilation of monthly laboratory inventory at the Healthcare Centres.

-    Other duties as assigned.


Education and Competencies:

-    BMLS Medical Laboratory Science; AIMLS

-    A minimum of two years of experience in a similar position.

-    Experience with CD4, hematology and chemistry systems.

-    High analytical skills, quality control and basic knowledge of HIV laboratory monitoring.

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