Assistant Technical Officer
FHI 360
Nigeria
2h ago
source : Indev Jobs

Basic Function :

The ATO Laboratory Services will be responsible for providing technical assistance and supporting laboratory services to project supported health facilities in Boki and Etung LGAs.

S / he will be responsible for health diagnostic service delivery.

Duties and responsibilities :

  • Works as part of a multidisciplinary team to provide high quality patient care.
  • Process specimens, conduct testing and report test results with constant attention to detail and excellence in quality.
  • Operates laboratory instruments and equipment.
  • Keep organized records of specimens, tests, instrument logs, and technical analyses according to written instructions.
  • Adheres to the relevant Code of conduct and Ethics
  • Conduct and document appropriate quality control and assurance procedures.
  • Assist with quality assurance and performance improvement activities.
  • Performs non-routine analysis when given direction.
  • Works with technical support and M&E teams to collect appropriate baseline data over the life of the project
  • Compiles and submits periodic reports
  • Ensures and establishes adequate infection prevention and control standards are always maintained across all supported facilities.
  • Build capacity of GoN at local government level for improved service delivery
  • Performs any other duties as may be assigned
  • Knowledge, Skills & Attributes :

  • Knowledge of Quality Assurance and Quality Control.
  • Knowledge of Laboratory Equipment and techniques for the following categories of assays
  • Sensitivity to cultural differences and understanding of the social, political and ethical issues in the community.
  • Ability to work well with others and to develop and maintain compatibility among project staff, subcontractors, consultants and recipients of assistance.
  • Ability to manage tight deadlines and deliver high volumes of work with minimal supervision.
  • High degree of proficiency in written and spoken English and any of the local languages.
  • Well-developed computer skills.
  • Knowledge of advanced laboratory procedures, diagnosis and management related to care and treatment.
  • Ability to travel within Nigeria 25% time.
  • Qualifications and Requirements :
  • BSc in Laboratory sciences or related field with 1-3 years post national youth service experience in provision of laboratory support.
  • Certification of license to practice as a medical laboratory scientist is required.
  • Familiarity with Nigerian public sector health system and NGOs and CBOs highly desirable.
  • Previous experience working in a humanitarian crisis is highly desirable.
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