Medecins Sans Frontieres Laboratory Technician Jobs in Nigeria

Medecins Sans Frontieres Laboratory Technician Jobs in Nigeria



Medecins Sans Frontieres is a private, international organisation. The organisation is made up mainly of doctors and health sector workers and is also open to all other professions which might help in achieving its aims.


Médecins Sans Frontières provides assistance to populations in distress, to victims of natural or man-made disasters and to victims of armed conflict. They do so irrespective of race, religion, creed or political convictions.


Responsibilities


  • According to medical prescription, preparing and performing clinical exams/tests with appropriate techniques and following MSF protocols and procedures. This function includes, among others:
  • Taking blood, vaginal and urethral samples.
  • Centrifuging blood and urine samples.
    Performing laboratory exams (serology, hematology, biochemistry, bacteriology or parasitological, according to context of the mission).
  • Ensuring proper reporting and registration of the sample results in order to keep a written track of activity and give information to the relevant persons, ensuring confidentiality.
  • Taking care, manage and organize efficiently the laboratory material/equipment:
  • Perform cleaning and minor maintenance for biomedical equipment used. Following the user manual and protocols and alert supervisor in case of malfunctioning
  • Applying hygiene and safety protocols, doing daily cleaning /maintenance, sterilization, washing general glassware after procedures are done.
  • Ensuring proper sample waste disposal according to MSF protocols and highest safety standards.
  • Supplying orders, do stock, storage conditions follow-up, keep inventory.
  • Keeping organized the data collection system of laboratory results and all information generated from the analysis done.
  • Reporting all relevant information linked to the activity in the laboratory to the line manager, especially the loss/robbery/damage of laboratory equipment or medicines.
  • Performing minor maintenance and cleaning of the biomedical equipment following user manual and protocols. Alerting the supervisor in case of malfunctioning of any device.List item


    Requirements


  • Performing blood transfusion procedures (TTIs screening, donor bleeding, crossmatch and blood bank management according to MSF standards and protocols)
  • Performing context specific laboratory exams with the use of following equipment: PIMA CD4, Sysmex blood analyser and spectrometer.
  • Teaching other health professionals on how to do point of care tests including Hb, Blood glucose, urinalysis and malaria RDTs, and the bedside verification test)
  • Make the rounds in the morning and evening rooms for the collection of blood in the tubes, blades in order to carry out the requested examinations.
  • Ensure
    that the results of the laboratory exams are returned to the ward and given to the health care staff.
  • Active participation in organized medical meetings.
  • Preparing and packing samples for epidemiological or clinical investigations in referral laboratories and document all the tests in appropriate tools
  • Assist the laboratory supervisor in the collection of laboratory data as needed and report any emergency findings when it occurs to the PMR.
  • Carry out his job with respect to MSF principles and patient confidentiality
  • Note: This list of activities is not exhaustive, MSF may ask you to perform other tasks according to the needs of the context
  • Education: Essential Laboratory Technician diploma /degree.
  • Experience: Minimum two years working experience essential.
  • Languages: Mission language (English) desirable and local language (Hausa) essential.
  • Knowledge: Essential computer literacy (word, excel and internet)
  • Competencies: Results, teamwork, flexibility, commitment, service


    How to Apply


    Interested and qualified candidates should submit soft copy of their Application, including Cover Letter, Resume and copy of relevant Certificates and NYSC certificate/Exemption Letters to: Msfocb-ebonyi-hrmanager@brussels.msf.org Application Closing Date 15th May, 2019.

    Or

    Send their Hard copy to:

    MSF Belgium Human Resources Office,
    Block D 33 Liberation Estate,
    Abakaliki - Ebonyi State.


    Note

    MSF is an equal opportunity employer, both men and women are encouraged to apply.
    Only short-listed candidates will be notified and invited for interview; MSF Belgium takes this opportunity to thank all potential candidates for their application.

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