LABORATORY TECHNICIAN

LABORATORY TECHNICIAN ( LAUTOKA  AND LABASA HOSPITALS – 1 POSITION EACH)

Overall Purpose: To ensure strong performance of the TB treatment components under the consolidated Rounds 8 and 9 Grant, the Project Officer is required:

To provide professional advice and support to the management on all responsibilities for supporting laboratory operations, performing maintenance functions and completing non-technical routine laboratory tests and procedures for effective Mycobacterium interventions.  The officer is also required to perform other laboratory and pathology duties assigned to the unit.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

Essential

  • A Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology is essential or a degree in Medical Laboratory Science majoring in Microbiology;
  • A certificate in AFB Microscopy would be an added advantage;
  • The incumbent is assigned to P J Twomey Hospital and to provide capacity building opportunities to counterparts;
  • This position requires a person with Microbiology skills specializing in AFB Microscopy, a broader knowledge of TB/Leprosy lab works and research capabilities, good reports and ability to work without supervision;
  • A minimum knowledge of Managing Procurement Supply;
  • A knowledge of packaging and transportation/ Shippers of Infectious Substances, GMOs and Dry Ice according to IATA regulation;
  • Willingness to try new innovative ways of improving the section;
  • A responsible individual who can be a team player – teamwork;
  • Possess a good communication skills both oral & written;
  • Basic computer literacy in MS Word, Excel applications.

Salary: Approx. FJD $1,800 gross per month                  Start date: By 1 May 2010


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