Lab Technician at Premiere Urgence Internationale (PUI)

Premiere Urgence Internationale (PUI) is a non-governmental, non-profit, non-political and non-religious international aid organization. Our teams are committed to supporting civilians’ victims of marginalization and exclusion, or hit by natural disasters, wars and economic collapses, by answering their fundamental needs. Our aim is to provide emergency relief to uprooted people in order to help them recover their dignity and regain self-sufficiency. PUI is implementing humanitarian activities in Nigeria since April 2016, supporting population with food security, nutrition and health project in Maiduguri and Borno State. PUI is now looking for its Health  team in Monguno, to fill the vacant position below: Job Title: Lab TechnicianLocation: Monguno, Borno StateSlot: 2General ObjectiveThe Laboratory Technician will carry out rapid laboratory tests to identify disease causes and provide accurate information for diagnosis and treatment of clients according to PUI guidelines.Responsabilities and TasksPrepare test kits and patients for collecting specimen including providing patient Identification Numbers, labelling specimen containers and collecting correct specimen in line with Good Laboratory Clinical Practice (GLCP).Conducting routine lab tests, correctly documenting the results and submitting the results to the requesting clinician and clients in charge of establishing rejection and acceptance criteria for laboratory testsRoutinely implement safety procedures and practices to ensure quality assurance is observed during and after testing and disposing laboratory waste to maintain healthy and safe work place needs in line with internationally acceptable laboratory safety standards.Maintain laboratory equipment conducting periodic maintenance procedures for laboratory equipment/machines as per the related service schedule including reporting any damages and malfunction.Make periodic forecasts of lab testing kits and supplies for the laboratory and prepare requisitions for the required inventory in line with health facility and procurement guidelines.Actively participate in research activities and outbreak investigations (for example epidemic outbreaks) including preparing documentation, community level specimen collection and/or blood plasma processing in line with GCLP.Compile and send daily weekly and monthly laboratory reports in line with health facility and PUI guidelines.Implement capacity building plan through training, mentorship, support supervision on lab related issues such as ANC and GBV HIV testing, quality assurance and safety practices in line with PUI Human Resource guidelines and Continuous Medical Education guidelines.Ensure that he/she maintains and updates daily consumption/utilization data and submit to the supervisor.Responsible for proposer disposal of lab waste.The tasks and responsibilities defined in this job description are non-exhaustive and can evolve depending on the project’s needs.

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