NHLS Learnerships 2023 – Medical Technologist

Website National Health Laboratory Service - NHLS

Job Responsibilities:

Manage blood sample collection and assess suitability for use .Prepare, stain, quality control and label blood films as per standard operating procedures .Undergo microscopist training and certification in order to accurately identify and quantitate malaria parasites .Ensure that equipment is maintained according to defined SOP, prepare reagents where applicable and perform administrative and procurement duties to ensure smooth running of the lab .Maintain safety standards in accordance with OHSA .Conduct, process and interpret tests in terms of prescribed procedures, monitoring quality at all times .Verify and report results (interpret where applicable) and ensure that reports are delivered timeously .Manage data and databases required for the efficient functioning of the project in order to meet statutory and clinical requirements .Ensure that quality services are supplied to customers by monitoring work, staff and equipment to obtain maximized outcomes .Undertakes to troubleshoot where necessary .Keep abreast with research in order to make informed decision on existing lab test and technique .Assist with training and development of peers, medical professionals and community health care to ensure the delivery of high lab service standard .Interpret laboratory findings and complete technical reports .Maintain records and documentation of test results and patient information .Operate various analytical equipment for medical microbiological tests. Monitor, calibrate and maintain devices according to relevant standards .Adhere to quality assurance policies and procedures to ensure the accuracy of laboratory results .Coach and provide technical support to all other staff as required .Liaise with healthcare providers such as nurses, clinic staff, registrars and pathologists . Assist with routine reference laboratory operations

Job Requirements:

National Diploma in Medical Technology or Biomedical Technology or Bachelor of Health Science- Biomedical Technology .HPCSA registration and Laboratory job experience would be advantageous .Working knowledge of microbiology and molecular techniques .Working knowledge of laboratory equipment .Knowledge of accreditation/quality standards and biosafety principles/procedures .Willingness and ability to travel to malaria areas within and out of South Africa .Computer skills (general and specialised) .Good communication and interpersonal skills .Good organizational and analytical skills .Writing skills .Problem solving skills .Team orientated.

Job Details:

Company: National Health Laboratory Service – NHLS

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Sandringham, Gauteng, SA

Application Deadline: N/A

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