Biomedical Technologist



  • Ensure that the laboratory, its equipment and all laboratory services provided are maintained to a standard of professional excellence.
  • Deliver clinically competent phlebotomy services using proper technique and sterile equipment.
  • Ensure that the Infection Control Policy is followed at all times.
  • Ensure that patient confidentiality is respected and kept at all times.
  • Ensure that clinical knowledge is maintained and updated in order to perform all required duties effectively.
  • Be accessible at all times when rostered to be ‘on call’ for shift work or medical emergencies.
  • Maintain quality control checks as designated by the Laboratory Quality Assurance Manager.


  • Demonstrating caring and compassion behaviour towards patients and understand their anxieties surrounding laboratory tests.
  • Carry out sampling, testing, measuring, recording and analysing of results according to MBCC standard operating procedures.
  • Draw quality blood samples from patients using correct technique and sterile equipment.
  • Preparing specimens and samples following strict safety precautions.
  • Properly dispose of used needles in the appropriate containers.
  • Follow standard procedure with regards to needle stick injuries.
  • Responsible for accurately labelling all patient blood and bodily samples (with patient name, date of birth, date of sample collection etc.) in line with standard operating procedure.
  • Construct, maintain and operate standard laboratory equipment, for example centrifuges, titrators, pipetting machines and pH meters.
  • Receive blood from the Regional Blood Bank, test, and record accurate and detailed information prior to blood transfusion in line with national and local procedures.
  • Competent in handling and storing chemicals and reagents.
  • Responsible for maintaining required cold chain regulations.
  • Responsible for monitoring expiry dates on all reagents and chemicals.
  • Responsible for accurately completing all patient billing sheet.
  • Responsible for monitoring adequate stock levels and maintaining minimum/maximum levels.
  • Calibrate equipment by applying approved testing procedures.
  • Must serve as a technical resource by participating in staff training and answering questions from other health professionals.
  • Identify and communicate abnormal patient results by alerting the requesting doctor in a timely manner.
    Use and maintain correct personal protective equipment (PPE) such as eye protection, lab coats and gloves.
  • Promptly report any potential hazards, breakages and faults to the maintenance officer or clinic/hospital manager.
  • Read the material safety data sheets for any hazardous products that you use and follow any recommended safety precautions.
  • Contribute to a safe and secure environment for patients, healthcare professionals and co-workers by following established standards and procedures.
  • Comply with all national legal regulations.
  • Report to the Laboratory Quality Assurance Manager weekly and monthly with specific statistics and quality control testing results.
  • Maintain patient confidence by keeping laboratory information confidential at all times

Qualifications, Experience & Skills required

  • Must have a Diploma in Biomedical technology or country equivalent
  • Must be registered with the Health Professions Council of Zambia (HPCZ) and have a valid license to practice.
  • Experience with PCR/Molecular (added advantage)
  • Strong Communication. Interpersonal & Influential Skill
  • Fluent in written and spoken English
  • Fluent in local languages relevant to the local community
    Counselling Skills
  • High degree of IT literacy
  • 2 years’ experience

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