Biomedical Scientist

  • Contract
  • Ndola, Zambia
  • Applications have closed

MARY BEGG HEALTH SERVICES

PURPOSE OF THE ROLE

At MBHS, the Biomedical Scientist will closely with the medical and nursing team to provide a safe, efficient and quality laboratory service that supports prompt patient diagnosis.

The Biomedical Scientist carries out his/her duties consistently, ethically and in line with international standards and evidence based diagnostic practices. He/She will provide accurate information for patient diagnosis and treatment by delivering a high-quality laboratory analysis service including Clinical Chemistry, Hematology, Serology, Immunology, Medical Microbiology,  Medical Parasitology and other Pathological studies.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Biomedical Scientist will investigate tissue and body fluid samples to diagnose disease and monitor the treatment of patients.
Be responsible in reporting adverse events affecting patients in your care to the clinic/hospital manager
Responsible for maintaining required cold chain regulations
Responsible for monitoring expiry dates on all reagents and chemicals
Responsible for maintaining adequate stock levels and maintaining minimum/maximum levels
Ensure that the Infection Control Policy is followed at all times.
Compile monthly reports on test statistics of the laboratory to management
Will ensure all proficiency testing is done and submitted in a timely manner to the external quality assurance laboratory
Providing technical advice to those requesting information about the choice of tests, the use of the laboratory service and the interpretation of laboratory data
Will be responsible for implementing any changes resulting from corrective action investigations
Will be responsible for identifying and controlling nonconformities in the section.
Will champion inter and as well as intra laboratory quality assurance tests and programs on site
Will make sure that the laboratory complies and passes the end of cycle EQAs
Will ensure equipment planned preventative maintenance (PPM) is done on laboratory equipment.
Will ensure the site laboratory complies with the MBCC Standards and HPCZ set standards of good laboratory practice.
Will be responsible for reviewing and updating the turnaround times of the laboratory.
Will ensure records of Proficiency testing, maintenance, calibration/daily controls, SOP files are up to date and filed smartly and properly
Ensures that patients billing is accurately performed from the laboratory
To be familiar with all relevant MBCC policies and procedures relevant to the laboratory.

Experience and Educational Requirements

Must have a Degree in Biomedical Sciences
Must have a current registration and practice license with the Health Professions Council of Zambia (HPCZ)
2 – 3 years work experience in a similar role in fast paced environment
Computer literacy


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