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Laboratory Technician

--EHA Clinics Limited--

  

Job Title

Laboratory Technician                         

Department


Division


Reports to

Lab


EHA Clinics


Practice and Quality Assurance Manager 

Based in

Kano & Abuja 

Who we are: EHA Clinics, a subsidiary of eHealth Africa,  is a chain of clinics spread across Nigeria that provides innovative and technology-driven healthcare to the population. EHA Clinics currently boasts of three Clinics located in Abuja and Kano and is working to expand to other parts of Nigeria. EHA Clinics uses state of the art equipment to bridge the gap in the provision of high quality diagnostics and healthcare through routine services (general consultations, laboratory investigations, pharmaceuticals, annual medical checks, child wellness checks, ultrasonography...etc) and specialized services (telemedicine, medical evacuation, home care, dental care, ophthalmology and radiology).

 

Within every clinic location, EHA Clinics simultaneously implements a Community Health Program which utilizes an innovative financing mechanism to promote universal health coverage and access for the low-income, uninsured and underserved population through a low-cost, pro-poor prepayment scheme.  These Programs form the basis of care EHA Clinics provide, catering to different cadres of the population based on economic profiles.

 

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.