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Job Summary

Ensure the laboratory is efficiently managed to ensure quality and timely collection, testing and release of results to all clients

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Senior level
  • Experience Length: 3 years

Job Description

  1. Lead the development, implementation  and review of medical Standard Operating Procedures for the Department
  2. Oversee the operation of the laboratory through supervision of laboratory personnel:
  3. Perform medical technologist duties in support of the laboratory clinical tests and evaluate new clinical laboratory procedures, equipment, and supplies where necessary.
  4. Plan and conduct experiments and procedures to devise solutions to testing problems and to evaluate published methods and techniques for incorporation into the laboratory.
  5. Recommend use/purchase based on such factors as efficiency, cost effectiveness, reliability and performance by comparing new methods to those already in use, evaluating differences statistically and determining overall suitability.
  6. Ensure that adequate review and approval of all laboratory results. Monitor the maintenance of instruments and equipment, ensuring that maintenance is performed in accordance with applicability standards.
  7. Develop programs of instruction in such areas as safety, quality assurance, and chemical hygiene and conduct required in-service training sessions.
  8. Instruct laboratory personnel on theoretical and practical aspects of medical technology and in unique handling and testing procedures.
  9. Develop, review, upgrade and implement published procedures, including the definition of reference values and acceptable ranges, and interpret quality control results.
  10. Verify correct instrument operation using established protocols and quality control checks.
  11. Identify the cause of common problems and makes simple adjustments. Conduct quality control procedures on equipment, reagents and products, and maintain proper records for quality control reports.
  12. Identify and manage control samples for use within the various sections of the laboratory.
  13. Ensure correct specimen collection and handling and proper specimen preparation procedures are followed prior to shipment to reference laboratories.
  14. Troubleshoot tests kits and/or equipment to determine reasons for any unacceptable performance or results
  15. Ensure there are no delays in collection of samples and release of results both in Outpatient and Inpatient units
  16. Ensure the Laboratory is optimally stocked at all times to avoid any stock outs
  17. Lead the Laboratory department achieve local and international quality management and quality accreditation standards
  18. Training and supervision of students and interns
  19. Ensure use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) for all laboratory staff
  20. Ensure use of official dress code including lab coats.
  21. Leverage on ICT use in all purchase, handling and distribution processes
  22. Develop and monitor laboratory quality indicators.
  23. Oversee quality improvement processes in the laboratory
  24. Prepare departmental rotas and leave plans
  25. Ensure the laboratory is adequately staffed and covered
  26. Monitor industry standards and periodically recommend tests that should be included or excluded from the laboratory
  27. Prepare and present laboratory performance/ progress reports
  28. Conducting performance appraisals for all laboratory staff
  29. Any other duties as may be assigned to you from time to time.

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