- Performs, according to Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), laboratory tests in virology, chemistry, haematology, immunology, cytology, histology, and microbiology laboratories
- To undertake and assist in the efficient processing, analysis, interpretation and reporting of laboratory results.
- Maintains patient confidence by keeping laboratory information confidential.
- Implements daily work schedules/plans
- Complies with Policy guidelines and work within the prescribed quality standards for the laboratory service.
- Participates in External Quality Assessments schemes
- Participates in internal audits on laboratory quality systems
- Carries out routine maintenance and performance checks on equipment and report faults.
- Orders laboratory commodities
- Validates laboratory equipment
- Implements organisational safety guidelines and procedures
- Compiles and submit monthly statistics to the relevant authorities
- Perform other duties as may be assigned
Applied Knowledge & Skills:
- Relevant software skills such as Integrated Patient Management System
- Comprehensive knowledge of principles, concepts and industry practices and standards with analytical testing procedures and equipment.
- Strong knowledge of Good Laboratory Practices (GLP).
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Excellent organizational and analytical skills.
- Ability to analyze, interpret data and prepare reports.
Problem Solving & Impact:
- Works on assignments that are complex in nature with considerable judgment and initiative required to resolve problems and make recommendations.
- Demonstrates good judgment using select methods and techniques for obtaining solutions within defined policies and procedures.
- Decisions made generally affect own job or specific functional area.
- Has no supervisory responsibility.
- Determine methods and procedures on new assignments.
- Makes recommendations to management to improve processes and procedures.
- Typically reports to a Supervisor or Manager.
- Minimum of Diploma or High National Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology or its International Equivalent in Biology, Chemistry, Clinical Trials, Life Science, Sciences or Related Field.
- Typically requires 3-5 years of laboratory services including routine analytical analyses.
- Articulate, professional and able to communicate in a clear, positive manner with clients and staff.
- Must be able to read, write and speak fluent English; fluent in host country language as appropriate.
- Prior work experience in a non-governmental organization (NGO).
Typical Physical Demands:
- Typical office environment.
- Ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time.
- Ability to lift 5-50 lbs.
Technology to be Used:
- Personal Computer, Microsoft Office (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.), e-mail, telephone, printer, calculator, copier, cell phones, PDAs and other hand held devices.
- Less than 10%
This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.
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