Lancet Vacancies – Medical Scientist

Website Lancet Laboratories

Job Description:

Analyses laboratory samples in order to provide results for medical practitioners to diagnose treat and prevent diseases.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Performs investigations into and resolution of customer complaints to ensure a positive image of the organisation by clients and patients and to promote the services of Lancet laboratories.
  • Teaches and trains laboratory personnel, interns and students, medical colleagues and associated health workers in laboratory techniques, processes and systems, if assigned by laboratory manager and deemed competent.
  • Oversees the maintenance and calibration of the equipment used in the laboratory to ensure that it is operating efficiently and providing accurate results. This includes ensuring that instrument maintenance and quality control results are recorded as well as trouble shooting.
  • Attends in-service 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.
  • Ensures the implementation of service levels and quality standards in accordance with standard operating procedures and service level agreements.
  • Assists the Medical Scientist with overseeing and monitoring equipment maintenance, asset management, procurement of goods and staff overtime expenditure to ensure the most effective utilisation of resources, optimisation of stock levels and reduction of costs at all times.
  • Performs diagnostic testing procedures on instrumentation, analyses results in one or more sections of a laboratory and interacts with pathologists on technical matters to provide all relevant data that may pertain to the prevention, diagnosis or treatment of diseases.
  • Assists the Medical Scientist to ensure a safe working environment in accordance with relevant legislation and all safety protocols. This includes the on-going maintenance of quality control standards, adherence to infection control measures, correct disposal of bio-hazardous waste and project management (as per delegated responsibilities) of the preparation process for internal and external quality control audits.
  • Assists the Medical Scientist to ensure that incidents and instrument failures are reported by laboratory staff, thereby ensuring compliance with relevant organisational policy and laboratory standard operating procedures.

Job Requirements:

  • Ability to work in a pressured environment
  • Confidentiality / Sensitivity
  • Planning and organising
  • Accuracy
  • Problem solving
  • Attention To Detail
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Hand-eye co-ordination

Qualification & Experience:

  • 3 to 5 years relevant experience
  • BSC Honors degree
  • Anatomy, physiology and medical terminology relevant to medical pathology
  • Registration in relevant discipline with HPCSA
  • Laboratory standards operating procedures and processes

Job Details:

Company: Lancet Laboratories

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Johannesburg, Gauteng, SA

Application Deadline: N/A

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