Laboratory Scientist – Benin at Marie Stopes International

Marie Stopes International Organisation Nigeria (MSION) is a result-oriented Social Business, which uses modern management and marketing techniques to provide reproductive health care and allied services. MSION’s goal is to meet the needs of underserved Nigerians and dramatically improve access and use of a range of reproductive health services. MSION is part of Marie Stopes International’s Global Partnership which is in over 37 countries worldwide.   The core responsibility of these posts is to use your:■ initiative ■ energy ■ persistence ■ results orientation ■ drive ■ integrity ■ enthusiasm ■ commitment to personal developmentTo further MSI’s partnership mission: enabling individuals to have children by choice, not chance.Key Responsibilities:Partnership and network buildingEncourage a commitment to accommodating clients' special needs such as flexibility of working hours.Maintain strict privacy and confidentiality to generate demand for MSN services.Have a public relations and promotional role with colleagues, NHS and the general publicTimely collate and submit Laboratory reports to the centre team.Monitor monthly client numbers and income generated and in collaboration with the centre teams make appropriate recommendations to meet income to cost targets.Laboratory Scientist rolesWelcoming, friendly, professional and efficient atmosphere for all clients and visitor in the laboratory to ensure client satisfaction at all times.Maintaining laboratory equipment (including calibration) in a proper working condition and prompt report of any malfunction to the center coordinator. Keep record of stock, perform forecasts and ensure reagents and other laboratory consumable do not fall below minimum level Perform regular Quality control on laboratory reagents after supply and before use Ensure specimen are obtained in the appropriate mannerProvide timely and accurate resultEnsure cervical smear specimens are stored and packaged correctly for transportation to the approved cytology/pathology laboratoryMaintain accurate records of all tests performed and the result of such testsKeep abreast with and ensure that MSN complies with latest developments in laboratory testing protocol in NigeriaAssist to provide counselling on core MSN Clinical services in the Laboratory.Carry out any other lawful duties assigned by the Centre Coordinator.Make proper use of available information systems in MSI to facilitate service delivery & trainingsCommunication and AdministrationEnsure formal communications with the various health partners are properly documentedFollow up on all clients’ complaints relating to any of the MSN services and make recommendations.Able to sign off on a lab results and take responsibility when there is an error in diagnosisLiaise appropriately with the Council of Medical Laboratory Sciences of Nigeria and other relevant regulatory bodies during routine or periodic visits and assessments for QC standardsAgreementMarie Stopes International Organisation Nigeria (MSION) is an equal opportunities employer.

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