Laboratory Technician

Website Partners In Health (PIH)

DESCRIPTION

 

Position overview:

The medical Laboratory technician will work closely with other existing MOH lab personnel at PIH supported facilities to improve service by establishing and implementing a Laboratory Quality Management System (LQMS) through on-site mentorship. As part of PIH’s commitment to helping, strengthen existing health system, PIH though its partnership with the MOH intends to expand the scope of laboratory services at the PIH supported facilities to include clinical laboratory services (Hematology/Blood bank & Chemistry).

Under the direction of the laboratory supervisor or designated supervisory staff, the medical laboratory technician performs routine laboratory testing and instrument related duties in a timely manner for patient care, and implementing Quality management system.

Job functions/Duties

  • Perform routine laboratory testing in the various sections of the lab following SOPs
  • Provides bench training on new and existing test techniques to lab personnel & students plus coordinate continuous education sessions
  • Confirms abnormal results, resolves specimen & testing discrepancies and institutes appropriate follow-up measures for unusual results with input from supervisor.
  • Assumes Quality officer role that includes ensuring QC is performed, recorded, documentation of incidents, corrective & preventive actions.
  • Work with lab supervisor & PIH lab manager to mentor & coach the lab personnel on the implementation of LQMS using the SLIPTA checklist as a reference framework.
  • Ensure calibration, user maintenance & preventive maintenance of instruments & equipment is performed
  • Ensures completion of tests as per set Turn-around-Time and reconciliation of pending test reports is done in a timely manner
  • Facilitates troubleshooting for technical & analytical problems that may occur in the laboratory
  • Work with supervisor to monitor, review and analyze QC data, QA information to determine reliability & acceptability of patient results
  • Compiles and submits monthly laboratory reports as required or requested by supervisor.

Responsibilities

  • Knows the informal policies, procedures and practices necessary to conduct the normal function of a specific section, unit, or work area. Is aware of the role of the position and its potential impact on the working unit
  • Carries out duties and responsibilities with limited supervision. Makes decisions and establishes work priorities on essentially procedure-oriented operations.
  • Exchanges routine information in an appropriate manner requiring good oral and written communication skills.

Certification:

Required: MUST be fully registered and licensed by The Board of Licensure & Accreditation of the Liberia Association of Medical Laboratory Technologists.

Commitment to Prevention of Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Sexual Harassment:

At Partners in Health, we are committed to ensuring that those who benefit from our work- including our patients, families and community members – as well as our staff are treated with dignity and respect and protected from sexual exploitation, abuse and sexual harassment. A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Partner in Health’s PSEAH policy. Partner in Health will request information from applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment.

Organizational Profile

Partners In Health (PIH) is an international health organization relentlessly committed to improving the health of the poor and marginalized. PIH partners with local governments to build local capacity and works closely with impoverished communities to deliver high-quality health care, address the root causes of illness, train providers, advance research, and advocate for global policy change.

PIH currently has implementation programs in Haiti, Rwanda, Lesotho, Liberia, Kazakhstan, Malawi, Peru, Mexico, Russia, Sierra Leone and Navajo Nation. Through our partnership with Harvard Medical School and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, we support a wide range of programs in dozens of other countries around the world.

Partners In Health (PIH) is committed to the fundamental principle of equal opportunity and equal treatment for every prospective and current employee. It is the policy of PIH not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, religion, creed, disability, sex and gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law. PIH works in and with a number of governments in and outside the U.S., and to the extent applicable, this statement is intended to incorporate the prohibition of any unlawful discrimination covered by applicable laws in such countries, states and municipalities.

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