Laboratory Scientist

Job Title

Laboratory Scientist

Department


Reports to

Laboratory and Diagnostics


Laboratory Manager

Based in

Sangotedo, Lagos



Job Grades and Salary

 

Lower Limit

Mid-Point

Upper Limit

B3

#1,937,381.41

#2,726,090.20

#3,835,882.67

B4

#2,340,230.40

#3,292,939.18

#4,633,496.12

 

Annual Salary Ranges

* Initial offers are based on years of experience and demonstrable skills.  Offers typically start in the lower-mid range. Further salary increases and career progression is based upon performance within EHA Clinics. 

Who we are

EHA Clinics is a world-class comprehensive health care service provider located in Nigeria. We aim to bridge the gap between patients and healthcare services in any setting: the clinic, the home, or through innovative online and mobile solutions. All of our clinics are equipped with the latest healthcare technologies, and the most dedicated team of healthcare professionals, providing a unique range of patient-centric services.


Our services:

  • Medical Services

  • Research and Informatics

  • Pharmacy

  • Laboratory & Diagnostics

  • Community Health (REACH Program)

  • Telehealth and Telemedicine

 

EHA Clinics Kano is the first primary healthcare clinic in sub-Saharan Africa to be accredited by JCI for ambulatory care. And its laboratory has been awarded the ISO certification by SANAS ISO 15189/2012.

 

Purpose of the position 

The Laboratory Scientist will be expected to provide first-class services by applying skills and scientific knowledge to support accurate medical diagnosis 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.

 

What you’ll do 

The Laboratory Scientist will support EHA Clinics Laboratory & Diagnostics department predominantly to

  • Collect and analyze body fluids, tissue and other substances to determine normal or abnormal findings.

  • Operate sophisticated equipment and instruments to identify the results. Both technicians and technologists perform tests and procedures that physicians or other healthcare personnel order.

  • Maintain quality results by running standards and controls, verifying equipment function through routine equipment maintenance and advanced troubleshooting; calibrating equipment utilizing approved testing procedures; monitoring quality control measures and protocols.

  • Identify and communicate abnormal results by alerting supervisory personnel, the patient physician, or nurse.

  • Identify the presence or quantity of drugs of abuse, therapeutic drugs, and toxic substances by operating toxicology instrumentation and performing manual methods for the performance of drug screens, blood alcohol levels, and carbon monoxide levels (Toxicology).

  • Provide test results for patient diagnosis and treatment by operating chemistry equipment; performing hand chemistries (Chemistry).

  • Provide test results for patient diagnosis and treatment by operating hematology, urinalysis, and coagulation equipment, performing manual methods of differentials (Hematology).

  • Provide test results for patient diagnosis and treatment by operating equipment such as the gamma counter, spectrophotometer, densitometer, and through methods such as radioimmunoassay, enzyme immunoassay, and serological testing (Immunology).

  • Provide physicians with information for the treatment of patient infection by performing technical procedures for the identification or susceptibility of bacteria, parasites, fungi, and mycobacteria (Microbiology).

  • Ensure the patient of receiving compatible blood/blood components by completing blood typing, antibody screening, compatibility testing, and antibody identification procedures (Blood bank).

  • Assure future retrieval of patient transfusion information by preparing patient packets and maintaining blood bank database (Blood bank).

  • Organize work by matching computer orders with specimen labeling; sorting specimens; checking labeling; logging specimens; arranging reports for delivery, and keeping work surfaces clean and orderly.

  • Use a Lab Information Management System for specimen tracking, results entry, and reporting.

  • Contribute to a safe and secure environment for patients, visitors, physicians, and co-workers by following established standards and procedures, and complying with legal regulations.

  • Maintain patient confidence by keeping laboratory information confidential.

  • Serve and protect the Diagnostic firm by adhering to professional standards, laboratory policies and procedures, federal, state, and local requirements, and other pre-specified standards.

  • Enhance laboratory services and laboratory reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.

  • Provide emotional support and measures to alleviate fear and anxiety.

  • Assess patient and family readiness and identify learning needs.

  • Lead/encourage multidisciplinary approach for patient’s discharge.

  • Develop and implement the teaching plan utilising the patient education manual.

  • Document patient and family education.

  • Participate in voluntary community health activities to promote, maintain and restore health and prevent diseases.

  • Adhere to Policies and Procedures.

  • Adhere to EHA Clinics Code of Conduct as well as ethical standards of the field.

 

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 the 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.

Requirements

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required to successfully perform this job.

  • Minimum qualification of Bachelor of  Science degree in laboratory science from an accredited university.

  • Up-to-date complete registration and practicing licence

  • Certification from the Association of the Institute of Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria (AMLSCN)

  • At least 1-4 years of experience in a medical laboratory, hospital or clinic.

  • Relevant medical laboratory certification will be an added advantage.

  • Completion of compulsory internship and national service (NYSC) or exemption.

 

Key Skills and Attributes

  • Hold 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

 

Required Documents

You are required to upload a CV/resume, cover letter, degree certificate, MLSCN License, NYSC certificate of completion or exemption.

Work Environment 

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, but can become louder at times due to group discussions or activities. EHA Clinics is a tobacco-free environment. 

Above all

We believe strongly in our mission and our core values, and our teams are most successful when they do also.

 

Mission Statement

We are on a mission to deliver quality health care that is accessible, effective, and affordable. By leveraging technology and an exceptional team, we provide a superior experience, improved outcomes, and reduced pricing for our individual, family, and business members.

 

Core Values
CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE:  We deliver ever-increasing value and convenience to our customers and ensure they are treated with the utmost respect and service regardless of income or social status.

 

QUALITY: We strive to improve our customers' health, families, and community. We will continuously improve our quality to provide health care services according to the best available science.

 

SAFETY: We ensure our staff are trained to perform their duties safely and reduce the spread of infections. Our facilities and processes are designed to ensure maximum safety for our customers.

 

STAFF ENGAGEMENT: We invest in the well-being, training, and development of our staff.

 

FINANCIAL STEWARDSHIP: We work to reduce waste and maximize value to our customers, investors, and partners.

Other Benefits

The following benefits are available with this offer of employment:

 

  • Healthcare: EHA Clinics will cover medical expenses for yourself, your spouse, and up to four (4) children under 21 years of age, or parents who are dependents of the employee (a total of 6 enrollees including the Primary) and supplemental health care coverage up to a cumulative maximum of N3,000,000 per household (a total of 6 enrollees including the Primary) in any twelve (12) calendar months.

  • Group Life Assurance: EHA Clinics provides life insurance for team members. This insurance is payable in the event of your death. The effective date of coverage will be upon the 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 of paid annual leave (based on full-time work schedule).

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