Laboratory Technologist

A Reputable Health Care Firm

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A Reputable Health Care Firm seeks the services of a Laboratory Technologist

 

Job Title: Laboratory Technologist

 

Job Location: Adenta, Greater Accra

 

Reports To: Laboratory In-Charge

 

Job Summary

  • To undertake and supervise the efficient processing, analysis, interpretation and reporting of results of laboratory tests on specimens received in the Laboratory department to support clinical technical services in the provision of good patient care

 

Job Description

  • Perform tests and procedures as laid down in Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and train others on the job
  • Undertake analytical tasks within tight turnaround times 
  • Assist in departmental stock control schemes:
  • Ensure adequate stock of chemicals, reagents and consumables
  • Keep stock records as required
  • Accurately and safely use and carry out routine maintenance and performance checks on equipment and report faults to Unit head
  • Follow prescribed procedures to exercise a personal duty of care maintaining laboratory equipment and facilities in good order

Use laboratory computer system to:

  • Input requests and match patient records as appropriate
  • Input results and generate printed reports
  • Generate worksheet (lists)
  • oUndertake the efficient processing of specimens using SOPs together with specialist knowledge concerning various pathological specimens
  • Carry out appropriate tests to confirm the identity of micro-organisms
  • Carry out appropriate antimicrobial sensitivity tests
  • With the assistance of a Medical Laboratory Technologist (Biomedical Scientist), Use a range of automated equipment and manual techniques to detect antibodies or antigens from blood samples and clinical specimens
  • Carry out assays using analyzers, to detect the levels of antibiotics in the blood of patients and to understand the significance and implications of the results obtained
  • Undertake any other duties or responsibilities as may be directed by the head of facility
  • Make use of Laboratory Information Management Systems (where available) for data management in accordance with authorized protocols

Health and Safety Responsibilities

  • Ensures personal safety as well as that of other staff working within the office
  • Promotes adherence to health and safety policies, guidelines and protocols across the Hospital
  • Follow SOPS and guidelines at all times for the safe handling, processing, packaging, storage, preservation and transportation of pathological specimens
  • Adhere to safe working practices at all times within Containment facilities
  • Report any laboratory accident or spillage of hazardous substances in accordance with standard protocols

Quality Assurance Responsibilities

  • Ensures quality assurance systems are in place for monitoring quality and for investigating incidents and complaints in the department/unit
  • Acts as a role model in quality improvement, offering advice and support to others
  • Keeps up-to-date with quality developments relevant to area of work and related
  • Comply with and supervise junior staff on all controls on disinfections and keep relevant records as appropriate
  • Assist in data collection for quality control audits on the operations of the laboratory unit
  • Take part in quality monitoring schemes such as: measuring temperature of refrigerators, freezers and incubators
  • Using and recording performance of controls in tests and assays
  • Recording batch numbers of kits
  • Completing information on worksheets so that audit trails for specimen examination and test performance can be achieved

Departmental Relations/Communications

  • Maintains contacts with all departmental heads/colleagues on all administrative matters
  • Participates and makes contributions at staff meetings
  • Participates in multi-professional meetings and conferences as required

External Relations 

  • Maintains contacts with Ministries, Agencies and other government and quasi-government Departments 

Responsibility for Assets/Tools

  • Has responsibility for maintenance of confidential information

 

Qualification and Requirements

  • A minimum of a First Degree in the Applied Sciences - BSc. Medical Laboratory Technol
  • At least Five (5) years working experience in similar Position

Technical Knowledge

  • General knowledge and practical analytical skills in Microbiology, Hematology/Blood Transfusion, Chemical Pathology, & Histopathology/Cytology
  • Ability to manage complex laboratory techniques and handle complex equipment
  • Knowledge of Health and Safety and Quality Assurance Issues

Personality

  • Trustworthiness – ability to conduct self in a manner which elicits trust, respect and confidence of the workforce
  • Ability to relate to people at all levels
  • High level integrity
  • Ability to organize workload and work under pressure to meet tight deadlines
  • Demonstrated ability to work on own initiative

Other Relevant Information

The post holder must at all times:

  • Adhere to the Code of Professional Conduct and Disciplinary Procedure
  • Adhere  strictly to the provisions of the Patient’s Charter care setting
  • Understand the Hospital’s administrative set up and policies
  • Have knowledge of Quality Assurance Issues

Summary

Company

A Reputable Health Care Firm

Job Level

Experienced (Non-Manager)

Location

Greater Accra Region

Specialization

Healthcare / Pharmaceutical

Job Type

Full-Time

Minimum Qualification

Degree

Preferred Years of Experience

5 - 7 years

Application Deadline

2 weeks from now