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Laboratory Technologist (AIDS Healthcare Foundation) - AHF Zimbabwe

Location: Mutare, Harare & Gweru
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AHF is an international humanitarian organization operating in Zimbabwe, collaborating with the Ministry of Health & Child Care to create centres of excellence in health. AHF is looking for a Laboratory Technologist (3 - Mutare, Harare, Gweru).

Position summary

The AHF Laboratory Technologist will work under the direct supervision of the medical officer and gets technical support from lab scientists from the centres of excellence. The position is critical to ensure efficient day-to-day running of laboratory testing within the clinic.

Duties And Responsibilities

Description & main responsibilities

  • Perform daily general laboratory procedures including cleaning, blood collection, waste disposal, reception of specimens, logging and quality control
  • Perform routine laboratory tests and point of care tests in accordance with the Standard operating procedures
  • Preparation of samples and reagents for the various laboratory tests including Flow Cytometry Chemistry, Haematology, Microbiology and Virology; Ensure all client information is documented accurately on laboratory samples and on accompanying documents
  • To participate in the implementation of quality control and safety procedures and to conduct all laboratory tests in a safe and responsible manner
  • Knowledge of HIV / AIDS and related medical and patient and patient care issues and concerns; To ensure that laboratory data obtained is of good quality and is reliable and to assist in the preparation of laboratory reports
  • Ensure all lab results are delivered in time and are recorded in the necessary databases for future reference
  • To participate in stock management, balancing inventories, stock count and preparation of orders to ensure uninterrupted supplies of consumables
  • Receive, check and file results
  • Ensure prevention of medico hazards by complying with biosafety standards and infection control standards
  • Package and dispatch specimens to referral laboratories
  • Assumes additional responsibilities as necessary (i.e attendance at all assigned committees).

Qualifications And Experience

Qualifications

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
  • The requirements listed here are representative of the knowledge, skill, and / or ability required
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions
  • He / She must have a Diploma / Certificate as a State certified Medical Laboratory Technologist, have an Open Practicing Certificate and current registration with the Medical Laboratory and Clinical Scientist Council of Zimbabwe
  • The laboratory Technologist must be sensitive to patient population and issues surrounding HIV / AIDS
  • He / she should have the ability to prioritize tasks in a rapidly changing environment.
  • Computer Skills:
  • Proficiency in MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint is an added advantage.

How To Apply

To apply

Interested candidates should send their applications to globalhr.africa@aidshealth.org with a subject line Laboratory Technologist - AHF Zimbabwe. Please indicate your preferred location. The closing date is 4 April 2022. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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