Junior Laboratory Technologist – Washington Medical Center (WMC) Vacancy Announcement

Washington Medical Center (WMC) Vacancy Announcement, March 17, 2023





Job Overview

Organization: Washington Medical Center (WMC)

Position: Junior Laboratory Technologist

Employment: Full time

Location: Addis Ababa

Experience Level: Junior Level (1 year)

Salary: Attractive

Number of Positions: 10

Date of Announcement: March 17, 2023

Deadline: March 26, 2023



Washington Medical Center (WMC) is a specialized secondary care health facility managed and staffed by Ethiopian, American and other visiting doctors who are committed to provide quality & affordable health care for residents of Addis Ababa including the international community.

The company is owned and managed by a group of physicians who have decades of experience in healthcare service and management with training and exposure to western standard healthcare and training.

The medical center is born as a result of the shareholders’ deep understanding of the demand for high quality healthcare service in Ethiopia and their deep commitment to contribute what they can towards meeting that. It opened its doors for service in January 2015. It has since become one of the best and the biggest medical centers operating in Addis Ababa serving more than 120,000 patients in just five years.

Currently, the center is primarily an internal medicine specialty center which provides a 24hours service using US and Ethiopian trained doctors. Sub-specialty services of internal medicine such as cardiology, neurology, nephrology, hematology, oncology, endocrinology, infectious diseases and travel medicine are among other disciplines for which the consultant physicians are available. The center will continue to mobilize competent doctors from Ethiopia and abroad to join hands to expand its service even further. The medical center would also be a multi-specialty service center before being upgraded to a full blown tertiary care hospital and medical school.


Job Description

Key activities & duties
  • Studies blood cells, their numbers, and morphology using a microscopic technique
  • Analyze test results and enters findings in computer
  • Perform blood group, type, and compatibility tests for transfusion purposes
  • Troubleshoot, diagnose and repair any issues with the equipment used in the laboratory
  • Perform radiographic procedures at a technically acceptable level
  • Maintain quality assurance of the laboratory by performing proficiency testing
  • Reduce the potential for liability by following established practices and procedures for completing x-rays as requested by the physician
  •   Perform radiographic procedures at a technically acceptable level
  • Ensure proper disposal of waste.
  • Provide instructions for proper specimen collection to patients (AFB, UA)
  • Notifies laboratory supervisor of significant problems related to specimen or test orders.
  • Ensure all critical results have been called and documented by workstations.
  • Record results in the log book.
  • Perform laboratory tasks following department policy.
  • Records observation, measurements, and reports results.
  • Medical laboratory technologists perform a variety of laboratory tests and procedures to assist physicians in diagnosing, monitoring, treating and preventing disease.
  • Examine body fluids and tissues for abnormal chemical levels, cells or bacteria.
  • Prepare tissue for microscopic examination by pathologists.
  • Determine blood type for transfusions.
  • Operates and maintains sophisticated instruments and equipment used in the division, is able to properly set up, calibrate, maintain, operate and shut down such instruments.


Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Medical Laboratory Technology or related field of study
  • A minimum of one- two years of hand on experience is an advantage
  • Ability to identify work priorities and efficiently manage own workload
  • Methodical approach to tasks with good dexterity
  • the ability to learn specific, practical techniques and apply this knowledge to solve technical problems
  • good hand-eye coordination, to use technical equipment with accuracy
  • the ability to maintain and calibrate technical equipment
  • time management skills to work on several different projects at once
  • flexibility for working with and providing support to a number of people
  • teamwork skills and patience
  • attention to detail
  • excellent record-keeping skills and basic maths and computing


How to Apply

Qualified applicants can apply through the link: https://ethiotalent.com/job-detail/51

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