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Laboratory Assistant (1 post)

Posted by: Baylor Tanzania

Posted date: 2018-May-02

Location: Mbeya

Position Summary;

To support the conduct of diagnostic and monitoring laboratory investigations associated with the diagnosis, care and treatment of family-centered pediatric HIV/AIDS care and treatment in compliance with current laboratory professional standards as per Government of Tanzania MOHSW guidelines in a safe workplace and quality assurance

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Perform phlebotomy on patients for different tests according to Good Laboratory Practices
  • Transport samples to the referral hospital laboratory in a safe and timely manner, working with the zonal referral hospital laboratory team to ensure good collaboration and laboratory quality assurance
  • Perform HIV, malaria and other associated, pediatric point-of-care screening tests according to current protocols and Good Laboratory Practices
  • Perform urine dipstick and urine pregnancy tests according to Good Laboratory Practices
  • Maintain safety, cleanliness and the highest level of infection control in the laboratory in  accordance with Good Laboratory Practices
  • Collect sample results from the referral hospital laboratory and record, disseminate, and file results in a timely and efficient manner
  • Maintain accurate laboratory data and medical records keeping in accordance with GoT MOHSW and Baylor-Tanzania standard operating procedures (SOPs) and guidelines
  • Maintain and operate Laboratory equipments according to Quality standards
  • Forecast, monitor and account for associated laboratory supplies and commodities
  • Provide specimen containers for urine, stool and sputum to patients according to the accepted laboratory practices, instructing caregivers and patients on procedures and timing related to specimen collection
  • Collect blood samples for dried blood spot (DBS) HIV testing for early infant diagnosis according to Good Laboratory Practices and GoT guidelines for testing
  • Perform and participate in laboratory logistics activities i.e. supplies forecasting and ordering, stores requisitioning, stock counting and supplies and commodities accounting in accordance with the procurement guidelines and best practices
  • Perform and participate in giving health talks as appropriate to the clients in line with Baylor Tanzania SOPs
  • Participate in outreach mentorship/support supervision activities and community outreach programmes by support the testing of clients for HIV in line with the GoT and Baylor-Tanzania best practices and guidelines

Qualifications / Skills

  • At least a diploma in a laboratory or a related course, with areas of specialization such as parasitology, haemotology, and/or immunology a plus
  • At least 3 years experience in laboratory related activities in a busy clinical environment
  • Laboratory Investigation and Systems improvement skills
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and patient counseling skills, with the ability to train others
  • Proven accuracy and efficient in maintaining laboratory documentation and reporting
  • Familiar with ISO and CLSI international laboratory standards and practices
  • Experience providing laboratory services supporting children a plus



Addressed to:
Senior Administrator, Baylor College of Medicine Children's
Foundation - Tanzania
P.O. Box 2663 Mbeya, Tanzania (FOR MBEYA POSITIONS)
Deadline for application is 23rd   May 2018
Job Title Laboratory Assistant (1 post)
Post Details
Posted By Baylor Tanzania
Start Date
Job Function
Cell Phone
Email hr(at)
Location Mbeya
Deadline 2018-May-23
Location Location -> Mbeya COE
Job Type Job Type -> Full-Time
Classification Job Classification -> Clinical