Right to Care Zambia
Posted Job
2 months ago

Laboratory Technologist x9 Additional Staff

ABOUT US

Right to Care is at the vanguard in supporting and delivering prevention, care, and treatment services for HIV and associated diseases. We work with government and communities to find pioneering solutions to build and strengthening public healthcare.

We embrace a strong entrepreneurial culture and focuses on innovation and the use of technology to enhance services, address skills shortages, and deliver quality healthcare outcomes. Our areas of expertise include HIV and TB care and treatment, pharmacy automation, medical male circumcision, and cervical cancer diagnosis and treatment.

Right to Care Zambia has been awarded a five (5) year project funded by the USAID through the PEPFAR mechanism. The USAID – Action HIV project aims to reduce HIV mortality, morbidity and transmission by achieving the UNAIDS and PEPFAR goal of 95/95/95 HIV treatment coverage by providing comprehensive HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment maintenance services in Luapula, Northern and Muchinga provinces of Zambia. The USAID Action HIV project will work closely with and in support of the Ministry of Health.

Minimum Required Qualifications and Experience:

Diploma in Biomedical Sciences

Minimum 2 to 3 Years Working in Medical Laboratory or Related Field

Experience in Biosafety and Biosecurity

Experience in Quality assurance and able to conduct IQA and EQA

Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.

Experience in Laboratory stock Management and ELMIS systems.

Understands ISO 15189 requirements.

Ability to Use the Point of Care Analyzers i.e GeneXpert and mPIMA.

Desirable Qualifications and Experience

BSc in Biomedical Sciences

Experience in Biosafety and Biosecurity

Experience in the utilisation of Laboratory information system (DISA)

Experience in Quality Management System by ensuring all EQA specimen reach desired facilities and Laboratories.

Member of Health Professions Council of Zambia (HPCZ)

TECHNICAL AND BEHAVIOURAL COMPETENCIES

Planning and Organizing

Excellent verbal, written communication, and great coordination skills

Teamwork

Excellent attention to detail

Research and analysis skills

Good Communications Skills

Ability to multitask

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS

Monitor and report on the implementation of eLABS by facilities using the eLABS dashboard

Monitor District and Facility inventory stock management for Laboratory equipment, Reagents, and consumables.

Ensure availability of VL and EID stationery (Plain papers, barcodes, VL and EID Registers, Job Aides and SOP’s.

Manage stock and timely request for new stock.

Ensure district courier motorbikes riders adhere to the sample tracking form and Courier schedule (Shipping List).

Create demand for HIVVL, CD4, HPV, TB, and EID sample collection at facility, district, and hub level.

Schedule Participate and report on the district technical working groups.

Processing of CD4, HIVVL, HPV, EID and TB samples using POC.

Provide detailed monthly reports on eLABS performance and availability of tracer commodities in the districts and hub.

Monitor TAT and Facility activeness for POC and sample management.

Coordinates and facilitates proficiency testing (PT) for all POC tests in the hub.

Support QMS activities in the District and Hub Laboratory.

Provide a QMS facility performance report on QMS Lab activities.

Monitoring of HIVVL and EID clinical and laboratory cascade