Job Openings Laboratory Technician

About the job Laboratory Technician

About the company

At Ilara Health, we equip a network of small, peri-urban healthcare providers with life-saving and essential diagnostic tools to improve the quality of medical care across sub-Saharan Africa. As informal businesses, these clinics and pharmacies lack access to the traditional financial services that SMEs use to support their growth. Through access to state-of-the-art diagnostic services and smart financing options, Ilara Health connects these small businesses to revenue-generating diagnostic assets that enable them to develop their business and improve the quality of care they provide to their patients.

About the role

The lab technologist is accountable for supervising the laboratory, running the laboratory operations, as well as other responsibilities of the laboratory manager position that may be assigned from time to time by the Lab Manager.

Duties and responsibilities

These responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Ensure proper device installation and functioning, by setting up and maintaining an excellent QC/QA system;

  • Ensure that laboratory devices are kept clean, calibrated, and fully functional;

  • Ensure the lab stocks the right amount of reagents and consumables, the inventory is updated weekly, and stock for reagents and consumables is replenished timely;

  • Ensure the lab specimens are correctly received, labeled, registered, and stored;

  • Ensure the correct and timely use of the Lab Management System to collect all necessary patients’ data and referrals;

  • Perform the laboratory diagnostic tests as per SOP and ensure all payments are correctly received;

  • Keep the lab and surrounding areas (i.e., phlebotomy room, waiting bay, toilet, area outside the clinic) clean and fully operational;

  • Collaborate to expand the lab referral system to increase lab growth;

  • Work with the team members to provide effective solutions to support business and quality objectives;

  • Advice and assist the team with innovative projects in the field of diagnostics and healthcare;

  • Ensure all the laboratory regulatory requirements are met.


Must-Haves & Cultural Fit

  • Ensure the utmost accurate results are provided to the patients to support medics in decision making;

  • Promote a culture of continuous learning, growth, and improvement for the lab;

  • Be proactive and a team player;

  • Ensure smooth communication with the team.