Medical Laboratory Scientist – Bulawayo Laboratory

Job Description

  • 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.

Candidate Requirements

  • Degree in Medical Laboratory Sciences
  • 1-year post graduate internship experience
  • Valid Practicing Certificate with the Medical Laboratory and Clinical Scientist Council of Zimbabwe

Applications Closed

The position is closed from applications.