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Laboratory Technician at eHealth Systems Africa

eHealth Africa is focused on improving healthcare by creating effective ways to implement reliable health information management systems. We have developed eHealth and mHealth solutions that can be rapidly deployed to manage patient information, streamline clinical procedures, and provide data and analysis on health program outcomes. Accurate health data will provide NGO’s, hospitals, and donor agencies with access to timely health system indicators needed to evaluate their health interventions and respond to critical public health needs. We bring about positive change by harnessing the potential of technology, valuing the power and knowledge of local people, and maintaining a sharp focus on the health worker. To help close the gap in access to health care we have developed and share a depth of expertise in:

eHealth and mHealth software and solutions
Technology Infrastructure
Training and capacity building for sustainable health systems
Research and data analysis
Project Management
eHealth Africa works closely with health NGOs in order to provide them with technology solutions that will enhance their on-going and new health programs. We also strive to work with state and government officials to manage large scale implementations at health facilities across the country.

eHealth and Information Systems Africa, Inc. is a California, USA Public Service Corporation. We have offices based in California, USA, and Kano, Nigeria.Department: Lab
Division: EHA Clinics
Reports to: Practice and Quality Assurance Manager

Summary of Job


The Laboratory technician will be expected to provide first-class services by applying skills and scientific knowledge to support accurate medical diagnoses and the wellbeing of our patients.
In this role, you will perform a variety of laboratory tests and procedures to assist in diagnosing, monitoring, treating and preventing disease.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Other duties may be assigned.


Laboratory Technician Duties:


Perform phlebotomy on adults and children
Ability to perform laboratory investigations while adhering strictly to the SOP
Knowledge of laboratory sample transportation and preservation/storage
Operate and manage automatic hematology and chemistry analyzers, pipettes, thermometers, balances, and other lab apparatus.
Ensure to maintain a clean work floor and dispose of waste appropriately.
Conduct group responsibilities accurately and on time.
Maintain and update laboratory checklists regularly
Label, sort and check specimens and organize all information into the computer system
Serve as a resource for all members of the staff, which includes answering questions when asked and participating in any educational opportunities as they arise
Create a safe environment for everybody by keeping work areas clean and ensuring none of the medical equipment becomes contaminated
Provide assistance in various functions of the laboratory
Proficiency in performing laboratory inventory.
Ensure to maintain equipment properly
Proficient in microbiology techniques such as streaking, susceptibility measurements, etc
Good knowledge of parasite identification and proficiency in microscopy
Perform quality control on various laboratory equipment


Patient & Family Education/Support:


Provide emotional support and measures to alleviate fear and anxiety.
Assess patient and family readiness and identifying learning needs.
Lead/encourage multidisciplinary approach for patient’s discharge.
Develop and implement the teaching plan utilizing patient education manual.
Document patient and family education.
Participate in voluntary community health activities to promote, maintain and restore health and prevent diseases.
Adheres to Policies and Procedures.
Adheres to EHA Clinics Code of Conduct as well as ethical standards of the field.


Customer Service Requirements:


Must have excellent customer service skills and communication skills
Must be able to plan and perform daily activities in an organized manner.
Must be kind, compassionate, dedicated and patient.
Must have the ability to handle different kinds of emotions as well as manage on the job stress.
Must be focused, very detailed and be creative in making decisions.
Must be physically and mentally stable to  handle extended shifts as well as mental pressure and traumatic events.
Must be able to review, analyze and respond to different situations they encounter daily.
Must be able to think critically in adapting to change, judging situations and taking appropriate decisions.


Professional Development:


EHA Clinics requires all staff to keep their knowledge and skills up to date
S/he is expected to continue to learn throughout their career at EHA Clinics through continuing professional development (CPD). The professional body relating to specialist areas will have information on the type of CPD to be carried out and how much should be completed each year.


Key Areas of Note


Ensure continuing education, training and development is undertaken to meet clinical governance guidelines for Continuing Professional Development and a Personal Development Plan.
Keep up to date with relevant medical research, technology, and evidence-based medical practice by attending continuing education courses and professional meetings, reading journals, etc.
Perform a variety of research and analysis tasks associated with improvement of clinical care, medical diagnosis, and treatment where appropriate.
Audit of clinical practice and review of relevant literature.
Research unusual symptoms and treatment options, through consultation with physicians and other medical specialists.
Provide literature reviews and the like; review, analyze and determine the significance of a variety of diagnostic test results


Work Experience


Minimum 3 years working experience in a Medical Laboratory, Clinic or hospital.


Qualifications & Training:


A minimum Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT) from an accredited School of Health Technology.
Candidate must possess a Certification from the Associate of the Institute of Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria (AMLSCN)
Candidate must possess a current practising license.
Relevant Certification will be an added advantage.


Key Skills and Attributes:


Computer literacy
Excellent Communication
Working Under Pressure
Humane, Empathetic and Supportive Bedside Manner
Leadership and Teamwork
Problem solving and Initiative
Time Management and Organization
Attention to Detail


Salary


Competitive salary scale based on improvements from the CONMESS and CONHESS salary structures as well as surveys from top private hospitals in Nigeria. Salary is negotiable but performance-based. Base salary constitutes 70%, while 30% is a bonus based on predefined individual performance indicators and monthly organizational performance.


Other Benefits
The following benefits are available with this offer of employment:


Health Insurance: EHA Clinics will cover medical expenses for yourself, your spouse and up to two dependents. Further details are contained in the Nigeria Addendum to the EHA Clinics Employee Handbook.  
Group Life Assurance: EHA Clinics provides life insurance for you as our employee. This insurance is payable in the event of your death. The effective date of coverage will be upon successful completion of your probationary period.
Group & Personal Accident: EHA Clinics provides Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance (ADD) for you as our employee. AD&D covers death by accidental means (rather than natural causes) and dismemberment. The effective date of coverage is your hire date.
Pension: EHA Clinics supports employee retirement preparation and investment by paying a 10% pension contribution on top of the statutory pension contribution of 8% that is already factored into your salary.
Annual Leave: You are entitled to 21 days paid annual leave accrued at 1.75 days/month. Employees may begin scheduling leave with their direct supervisor upon successful completion of their probationary period.








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