Laboratory services in Tanzania have evolved from the first Government Clinical Laboratory, which was established at Ocean Road in Dar es Salaam in 1897 by Dr. Robert Koch, the German Bacteriologist. During the 1960s, the laboratory became the Central Pathology Laboratory (CPL) as an independent department of the Ministry of Health (MOH).
The CPL was relocated to Muhimbili National Hospital (MNH) in Dar es Salaam in 1971, after the German and Swiss Governments provided assistance for construction of new laboratory premises. Since then, Tanzania has never had a dedicated National Health Laboratory (NHL), nevertheless, in the interim, this role was assumed by the National Health Laboratory Quality Assurance and Training Centre (NHLQATC), which was constructed through Development Partner’s funds to support HIV/AIDS interventions.
LABORATORY TECHNOLOGIST II – (9 POSTS)
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- To receive, extract and record samples for laboratory examination
- To prepare laboratory equipment and chemical tests and examinations;
- To inspect and store laboratory reagents, equipment and chemicals;
- To maintain a list of laboratory equipment in the section;
- To perform laboratory examination of samples and recording results under supervision;
- To perform parasitological tests and other specialized tests in the department;
- To implement NPHL laboratory quality management system;
- To assist in the training of laboratory technologists;
- To participate in EQA scheme in parasitological tests and review results thereof;
- To analyze and provide feedback on EQA panels;
- To apply parasitological knowledge and skills in disease surveillance and quality assurance;
- To identify and address complaints, non-conformances and corrective actions;
- To recognize and respond to emergencies; and
- To perform any other duties as assigned by the Section
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
Diploma in Medical Laboratory Sciences or equivalent qualification. Applicant must be registered with Tanzania Health Laboratory Practitioners Council.
Good Computer Skills (Microsoft packages); and excellent written and oral communication skills in both English and Swahili languages.
Attractive remuneration package in accordance with the institution’s salary scale