AIDS Healthcare Foundation

Laboratory Technician - Rwanda

Rwanda-Kigali
Req No
2017-6613
Category
Healthcare
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

 

Job summary:

To provide laboratory oversight in all sites and adherence to standard laboratory protocols in the health care facilities and Community Based Organisations(CBOs) . Ensure accurate and timely monthly reporting of laboratory services. Maintain patient confidentiality. Maintain safe working environment in the labs. Involve in training, support supervision, mentorship and team building exercises for laboratory staff. Directly supervises laboratory Assistants and staff operating equipment in the laboratory. Ensure that high quality of laboratory services is maintained at the healthcare center.

 

Essential duties and responsibilities:

 

  • Participates in planning and overseeing support supervision activities for the laboratory function for all sites and partners including community based HIV testing.
  • Provides basic laboratory services for HIV testing and routine monitoring of HIV  patients
  • Oversees laboratory services provision and ensures standard and current practices are in place for maintaining high quality laboratory services and maximizing the use of all resources.
  • Ensures compliance and implementation of laboratory protocols for all lab technicians and staff involved with the lab function.
  • Coordinates with all laboratory vendors( outside contractors) and the sites to ensure that the process of handling patient samples and delivery of results is efficient and effective
  • Conducts quality control checks and maintenance for all automated and semi- automated equipment in the laboratory and other laboratory tests performed within the facility.
  • Participates in the development and replication of the AHF laboratory protocols and practices at all affiliated healthcare centers.
  • Participates in training, mentorship and team building exercises for other laboratory staff.
  • Participates in inventory control management for laboratory supplies and reagents at the health care site
  • Ensures the compilation of monthly laboratory inventory at the Healthcare Centers.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Education and experience:

  • Diploma in Medical Laboratory Sciences
  • A minimum of three years of experience in a similar position.

 

Core competencies

        

  • Proven willingness and ability to coach and direct others
  • Effective time management skills
  • Computer literacy required
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Effective problem solving skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team or independently when required

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