Medical Technologist (Clinical Pathology)
Key Performance Areas :
Performs diagnostic testing procedures, reviews and verifies results and interacts with pathologists on technical matters to provide all relevant data that may pertain to the prevention, diagnosis or treatment of diseases.
Operates, maintains and calibrates the equipment used in the laboratory to ensure that it is operating efficiently and providing accurate results. This includes recording instrument maintenance and quality control results as well as recognising and resolving problems by troubleshooting malfunctioning equipment and taking corrective action.
Implements sound housekeeping procedures and work effectively with others as a member of a team to ensure a safe working environment in accordance with safety protocols. This includes the on-going maintenance of quality control standards, adherence to infection control measures, correct disposal of bio-hazardous waste and participation (as per delegated responsibilities) in the preparation process for internal and external audits.
Reports incidents, including instrument failures, problem solutions and reads documents and actions tasks on the laboratory information management system in compliance with relevant organisational policy.
Attends training and seminars and participates in continuing professional development (CPD) activities to continuously update knowledge and skills as well as comply with professional registration requirements. This includes ensuring the availability of up to date records that can be presented immediately on request thereof.
Performs on-site training of laboratory staff, interns, students, medical colleagues and associated health workers in laboratory techniques, processes and systems, if assigned by laboratory manager and deemed competent.
Adheres to professional conduct requirements in line with organisational policy and relevant professional body ethical standards.
Represents the organisation by applying the principles of customer care in the medical pathology field and interacts professionally and ethically with patients, clients, doctors and other hospital staff.
Minimum criteria required:
National Diploma in Biomedical Technology (including experiential training) plus a completed internship of at least 12 months in full time employment at an approved and accredited training laboratory.
Registered as a Medical Technologist with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA).
1 to 5 years working experience in a pathology laboratory environment.Understanding all Pathology test procedures and able to follow protocols
Knowledge of instrumentation and methodologies
Knowledge of quality control and troubleshooting
Interested applicants should forward a CV, copies of Matric certificate and qualifications, ID document and proof of SARS and HPCSA registration.
Closing date : 20 January 2017
All short-listed candidates will be required to undergo background checks and assessments.
Should you not receive a response within 2 weeks of the closing date, kindly consider your application unsuccessful.
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