Job Vacancy For Laboratory Advisor / Officer At Ghana Health Service

The National AIDS/STI Control programme of the Ghana Health Service invites applications from suitably qualified candidates, as per the detailed person specification indicated below for appointment.

Job Purpose:

•   Provide training for laboratory. personnel on routine laboratory. tests and assist in provision of special services in clinical and reference/diagnostics arrears as may be directed.
•   Document and keep accurate records (log) and maintain good clinical laboratory practice
•   Provide a high standard of technical service as a member of the health care team to assist in effective delivery of patient care
•   Ensure equipment in the laboratories are well maintained to the standards required by the GHS and by relevant legislation
•   Implement quality assurance (QA) measures of technical procedures
•   Assist in research, evaluation of new techniques and laboratory audits
•   Monitors storage ,usage and stock of test kits and reagent for timely reporting
•   Plans, prepares procurement and distribution schedules of laboratory commodities as required
•   Assist the surveillance unit in all surveys and support development of survey protocols and provide necessary training
•   Collaborate with units in laboratory component of all training's
•   Perform any other related official duties that may be assigned

The compensation package is very competitive.

Qualification Required & Experience

•   Should possess a first degree in medical laboratory technology. Advanced degree in Microbiology or Public Health may be an added advantage
•   Should have worked in a reputable hospital or laboratory for at least 5 years
•   Must have considerable knowledge and experience in laboratory management
•   Should be conversant with relevant ISO standards and CLSI guidelines for laboratories
•   Should be conversant with stringent laboratory quality assurance procedures and processes
•   Be a team player, have effective communication skills (both written and oral)
•   Ability to carry out duties independently and effectively
•   Should pay attention to detail and have very good analytical skills
•   Should be willing to work outside the office and travel frequently for field work

Location: Accra

How To Apply For The Job

Interested persons who meet the above requirement should submit two sets of application with the under-listed documents in A4 size envelope with the position being applied for written at the top left hand corner of the envelope:

•   Application letter
•   Detailed curriculum vitae with names, address and telephone numbers of at least two (2) referees
•   Copies of academic and professional certificates

Applications should be delivered by hand or express mail to:

The Director (HRD)
Ghana Health Service
Private Mail Bag
Ministries- Accra

Closing Date: 06 January, 2016