Lab Assistant job at Infectious Diseases Institute

General Summary
To carry out basic laboratory tests for diagnosis of diseases with focus on Gene Xpert testing and other HIV/AIDS related tests.

Key Responsibilities
• Preparing laboratory reagents and stains for routine investigations;
• Conduct Gene Xpert tests and reporting at the supported facility

• Carry out basic laboratory tests and submit reports to Laboratory Technicians/Technologists;

• Observe safety and quality assurance practices in laboratories;
• Cleaning laboratory equipment regularly;
• Requisitioning necessary supplies for laboratory work and keeping records of stock;
• Participating in SLIPTA activities;
• Supporting EQA activities in relation to HIV DTS, TB, Gene Xpert and CD4;
• Compiling and submitting daily and periodic laboratory reports;
• Ensure Safe disposal of Laboratory wastes;

Academic Qualification
• Certificate in Medical Laboratory techniques

Specific Experience
• At least two years of working in a clinical setting/ facility, preferably in an HIV/AIDS setting.
• Additional experience in logistics management of ART commodities

• Computer Knowledge and skills, as well as good presentation and report writing skills

• Communication skills and ability to speak local languages is an added advantage
• HIV Counseling and Interpersonal skills

Person Specification
• Must have a Certificate in Medical Laboratory Techniques from a recognized Training Institution.
• Must be registered and licensed with the Allied Health Professionals Council.

• Concern for quality and standards of Laboratory services;
• Result orientation;
• Communicating effectively; and
• Good Time management
Willingness to work and live in rural areas is required.

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 24

Level of Education: Professional Certificate

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