AIDS Healthcare Foundation

Laboratory Technologist

Zimbabwe-Bulawayo
Req No
2017-6539
Category
Healthcare Center Operations
Type
Regular Full-Time

Overview

AMAZING INDIVIDUALS WORKING FOR POSITIVE PEOPLE at AIDS Healthcare Foundation!

 

Does the idea of doing something that really makes a difference in people’s lives while being well-compensated intrigue you? Are you looking to work for an organization that encourages growth and success from each and every one of its employees?

 

If so, AIDS Healthcare Foundation is the place for you!

 

Founded in 1987, AIDS Healthcare Foundation is the largest specialized provider of HIV/AIDS medical care in the nation. Our mission is to provide cutting edge medicine and advocacy, regardless of ability to pay. Through our healthcare centers, pharmacies, health plan, research and other activities, AHF provides access to the latest HIV treatments for all who need them.

  

AHF’s core values are to be:

 

  • Patient-Centered
  • Value Employees
  • Respect for Diversity
  • Nimble
  • Fight for What’s Right

 

 

STILL INTERESTED? Please continue!

Responsibilities

  • Preparation of samples and reagents for the various point of care tests performed in the laboratory including CD4, Chemistry, Hematology, and Microbiology  
  • To participate in stock management, balancing inventories, stock count and preparation of orders timely.
  • Collection of laboratory data and preparation of laboratory reports.  
  • To participate in the implementation of quality control and safety procedures
  • Ensure all lab results are delivered in time and are recorded in the necessary data bases for future references.
  • Ensures all client information is documented accurately on laboratory samples and on accompanying documents.
  • Ensures uninterrupted supplies of consumables by working closely with the Pharmacist to place orders on time.
  • Assists and communicates with medical staff concerning patient care issues (e.g.: confirm sample to be taken, patient results to be retrieved).
  • Performs phlebotomy to take samples from children, babies and adults.
  • Receives, checks and files results as instructed by Medical Director and/Nurse Clinician.
  • Follows up with relevant laboratory for results if not received.
  • Ensures prevention of medico hazards by complying with biosafety standards and infection control standards.
  • Packages and dispatches specimens to the National Reference Laboratory and/or PATHCARE Laboratory
  • Assumes additional responsibilities as necessary (i.e.: attendance at all assigned committees).

Qualifications

  • Degree or Diploma certificate in Medical Laboratory Science or Biomedical Technology
  • Phlebotomy skills or experience in blood collection techniques.
  • Experience or training/certificate in laboratory procedures such as Biochemistry, Hematology and TB sputum microscopy. 
  • At least 12 months experience in a medical environment is preferred.

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