Sample Collector at eHealth Systems Africa


eHealth Africa is focused on improving healthcare by creating effective ways to implement reliable health information management systems. We have developed eHealth and mHealth solutions that can be rapidly deployed to manage patient information, streamline clinical procedures, and provide data and analysis on health program outcomes. Accurate health data will provide NGO’s, hospitals, and donor agencies with access to timely health system indicators needed to evaluate their health interventions and respond to critical public health needs. We bring about positive change by harnessing the potential of technology, valuing the power and knowledge of local people, and maintaining a sharp focus on the health worker. To help close the gap in access to health care we have developed and share a depth of expertise in: eHealth and mHealth software and solutions Technology Infrastructure Training and capacity building for sustainable health systems Research and data analysis Project Management eHealth Africa works closely with health NGOs in order to provide them with technology solutions that will enhance their on-going and new health programs. We also strive to work with state and government officials to manage large scale implementations at health facilities across the country. eHealth and Information Systems Africa, Inc. is a California, USA Public Service Corporation. We have offices based in California, USA, and Kano, Nigeria.

Department: Operations
Division: EHA Clinics
Reports to: Manager, Operations
Duration: Six Months (with opportunities for extension)

Summary of Job

  • The Sample Collector reports to the Operations Manager of the clinic.
  • S/he will undertake all operational and clerical duties in line with her outline Job description and will be responsible for the smooth running of COVID-19 sample collection. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
To perform this job successfully, s/he must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Other duties may be assigned.

Administrative Duties:

  • Triage of patients requiring COVID-19 tests.
  • Creation of patient profile, adequate filling of triage information, and requesting lab tests on an Electronic Medical Record (EMR) system. 
  • Creation of sample labels on sample bottles
  • Collection of nasopharyngeal and oropharyngeal samples for the COVID-19 test.
  • Proper sample handling, cold chain management, and reporting to the laboratory on the number of samples collected. 
  • Ensuring sample collection logs are accurate and up to date.
  • Adheres to the EHA Clinics Code of Conduct as well as ethical standards of the field.
  • Other duties as assigned from time to time.

Patient & Family Education / Support:

  • Provide emotional support and measures to alleviate fear and anxiety.
  • Participate in voluntary community health activities to promote, maintain, and restore health and prevent diseases.
  • Adheres to Policies and Procedures.
  • Adheres to the EHA Clinics Code of Conduct as well as ethical standards of the field.

Qualifications & Training

  • A qualification from a school of health 
  • Ability to communicate appropriately in fluent English language
  • Knowledge of basic medical terminology
  • Competent use of technology and work tools
  • Basic Knowledge of Infection Prevention and Control practices.

Work Experience:

  • No prior experience required.

Customer Service Requirements:

  • Must have good customer service skills and communication skills
  • Must be able to plan and perform daily activities in an organized manner.
  • Must be kind, compassionate, dedicated, and patient.
  • Must have the ability to handle different kinds of emotions as well as manage on-the-job stress.
  • Must be physically and mentally stable to handle extended shifts as well as mental pressure.
  • Must be able to review, analyze, and respond to the different situations they encounter daily.

Desirable Requirements:

  • Previous experience collecting COVID-19 samples
  • Certification in Infection, Prevention and Control practices
  • Previous use of Electronic Medical Record (EMR) Systems.

Key Skills and Attributes:

  • Computer literacy
  • Excellent Communication
  • Working Under Pressure
  • Humane, Empathetic and Supportive
  • Leadership and Teamwork
  • Problem solving and Initiative
  • Time Management and Organization
  • Attention to Detail.

Other Benefits
The following benefits are available with this offer of employment:

  • Health Insurance: EHA Clinics will cover medical expenses for yourself, your spouse, and up to two dependents. Further details are contained in the Nigeria Addendum to the EHA Clinics Employee Handbook.  
  • Group Life Assurance: EHA Clinics provides life insurance for you as our employee. This insurance is payable in the event of your death. The effective date of coverage will be upon the successful completion of your probationary period.
  • Group & Personal Accident: EHA Clinics provides Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance (ADD) for you as our employee. AD&D covers death by accidental means (rather than natural causes) and dismemberment. The effective date of coverage is your hire date.
  • Pension: EHA Clinics supports employee retirement preparation and investment by paying a 10% pension contribution on top of the statutory pension contribution of 8% that is already factored into your salary.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified? Go to eHealth Systems Africa on www.eha.ng to apply

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