Medical Lab. Scientist Job at Critical Recue International (Apply Now)


Critical Rescue International (CRI) is recruiting for Medical Laboratory Scientist in the position of a site Laboratory Technician.

Critical Rescue International (CRI) was founded in 2001 as Nigeria’s first advanced paramedic (Emergency Medical Services) company. Over the ensuing years, we have developed a strong international reputation in the areas of health information and advice, medical assistance, primary healthcare, emergency and non-emergency medical response, benefits administration, and industrial health services. 


  • This role requires a fully qualified individual with extensive laboratory experience, a thorough knowledge of current laboratory systems and procedures, and an ability to work in a somewhat austere and limited work environment. 
  • All relevant licenses and certifications must be current. 
  • The individual performing this role should be comfortable working alone with minimal supervision and be able to produce reports that areboth comprehensive and accurate. 
  • They should have the knowledge and ability to maintain and keep in good repair a variety oflaboratory technical equipment.


The following is an example list of the Laboratory Technician’s duties and responsibilities. Whilst comprehensive, the actual situational aspect of a given project, worksite or client task may add additional duties or not require all those listed below:

  • Conducts all laboratory test, screening and analysis tasks as requested by authorized medical personnel.
  • Delivers screening and test results in appropriate format to requestor.
  • Checks test result/report for validity and accuracy prior to return to requestor.
  • Assists in sample collection (to include phlebotomy, urinalysis, and stool).
  • Cognizant and knowledgeable with regards to all laboratory analysis equipment held.
  • Ensures correct calibration, servicing and maintenance of all laboratory technical equipment.
  • Resting and screening requirements required to be carried out will include, but is not limited to the following: CMP, CBC, LFT, Lipids, G6PD, Blood-match, Rapid: Malaria, Strep-A, HIV, Hep A, Hep B/C, HCV, RPR, HcG (Blood or UA) Stool O&P, C&S, cholinesterase (HAZMAT Employees).
  • Have a full understanding and ability to use all modern-generation quick and rapid test kits (Strep, HIV, Flu etc.).
  • Is particularly aware of function and use of Malaria Rapid Test kits and be able to verify positives with microscopic examination and analysis.
  • Collects DNA sample if requested and on provision of appropriate material to conduct such.
  • Conversant with the specific tests required for ‘Occupation Health Surveillance Group’ workers and the laboratory screening requirements for such, e.g., microscopic stool examination/analysis,cholinesterase, etc.
  • Immediately informs Project SMO should any infectious disease be indicated in any test or screening.
  • Conversant with the use of STAT Cup drug-screening kits and QUEST Lab, drug screen sample regulations and guidelines.
  • Prepared to assist clinical team, and client HSE/HR representatives with random drug screening collection programs.
  • Keeps appropriate records and log of all lab samples received, tests/screens conducted, results, etc.
  • Ensures such captured information is appropriately uploaded into management archive and record keeping data-bases.
  • Maintains and checks laboratory supply inventory, ordering stock requirements through the logistics department.
  • Is prepared to assist with carrying out water testing and analysis.
  • Educates clinic team in correct collection of all sample requirements and respective collection adjuncts (types of tube, quick-kits, reagent pads, slides, etc.).
  • Assists in clinical team continuous medical education (CME) by teaching other clinic personnel basic laboratory methods, analysis machinery, rapid test use, etc.
  • Additional clinical administrative duties as tasked by the PM/SMO. 


This position has no supervisory responsibilities.


  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. 
  •  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or abilities required. 


  • Fully qualified laboratory technologists/technicians with appropriate licensing and certification from country of origin.
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in laboratory work,POST NYSC experiencePrevious employment on field locations preferred.Fully conversant with current laboratory analysis equipment, both technical and ‘rapid-test’.
  • Demonstrated ability to correctly use microscopic machinery and interpret findings.Understanding and experience of ‘Culturing’ techniques and ability to interpret results and findings appropriately.
  • Working knowledge of the laboratory working activity requirements required by country of operation.


  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, and general computer & technology literacy.
  • Proficiency in the use of spreadsheets and databases.
  • Be aware of modern IT based communication methods (i.e. Skype).
  • Able to access, update, reference, and other general use of project HER system.


  • Able to work unsupervised and with proven initiative and independent operation ability.Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.
  • Ability to write comprehensive reports, both technical and procedural.
  • Ethical understanding of patient processes, data information and confidentiality.
  • Awareness and following of HIPPA/NICE rules and guidelines along with an understanding of similar processes required by Nigerian regulations.
  • Familiarity of the requirements for effective QA and QC management demands.
  • Teaching ability (does not have to be formal, but must have demonstrated an ability to impart knowledge and techniques).
  • Cognizant of modern and up-to-date medical care ethos and have a proactive, innovative, and enquiring nature with a degree of initiative and decision-making surety.


 Fully qualified laboratory technologists/technicians with appropriate licensing and certification from country of origin (Nigeria).

Method of Application

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