Medical Laboratory Scientist – Bulawayo Laboratory
Collects patient specimens which include blood, non-blood specimens and performs specialized procedures at point of contact with patients as and when necessary.
Registers patient information in Laboratory Information System (LIS) as needed.
Prepares and checks for adequacy and quality of specimens submitted for testing.
Performs and documents daily equipment function by checking and calibrating to ensure that it is operating efficiently and providing accurate results.
Runs prescribed routine and high complexity assays on manual and on automated platforms in line with Standard Operating Procedures and adhering to quality control to include IQC and proficiency testing.
Monitors test quality, accuracy, timely testing and release of results through tracking turnaround times, pending tests and updating daily work lists.
Validates test results through correlation with test parameters (e.g. Hgb/Hct, anion gap, etc.), to ensure accuracy and determine reasonableness of results prior to reporting of test results.
Reports test results via phone or electronical mail to ensure timeous dispatch of data required by health and medical professionals.
Documents quality related occurrences, immediate action taken, root cause analysis and corrective action implemented.
Participates in external quality assurance programs by conforming internal testing processes and quality against other global laboratories.
Assures that the department has adequate supply of testing materials by placing orders on time and ensuring cost-effective utilisation.
Degree in Medical Laboratory Sciences
1-year post graduate internship experience
Valid Practicing Certificate with the Medical Laboratory and Clinical Scientist Council of Zimbabwe