Qualified and experienced lab technician able to work in an environment with fewer resources than in the West. Enjoy sharing your skills. Flexibility and a willingness to try new things are essential.
Join WEC’s medical team as a lab technician, to provide practical training to local Gambian staff during the rainy season (June-December). WEC’s clinic provides primary health care services including antenatal, maternity, paediatric and adult medical care. There is a small ward and a specialist HIV clinic. The lab provides a basic service including measuring Hb, malaria smears, sputum smears for TB, rapid diagnostic tests for HIV and RPR, urine albumin, and dipstick and gram stain of CSF. The lab takes blood for CD4 count, which is analysed elsewhere. Teach our lab staff how to make up stains, do malaria smears and hone their other skills. Share the gospel with patients as appropriate. Ideal for those wanting a taste of mission for three months. Do you enjoy training others? Then we need you!