Medical Technologist
QuintilesIMS
Irene, Gauteng, ZAF
14d ago

Description

PURPOSE Perform a wide variety of routine and complex clinical testing procedures to obtain data for use in clinical / anatomic trials research. RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Perform routine and complex analysis of patient specimens according to standard operating procedures (SOPs). Evaluate specimen acceptability upon receipt and during the review of analysis results.
  • Evaluate validity of specimen results against the algorithms displayed by the lab computer system. Document all corrective actions taken.

    Perform secondary review of patient results when required to ensure accuracy of primary result entry.

  • Provide oversight and guidance to Medical / Histo Laboratory Technicians and / or Assistants.
  • Maintain quality control of all laboratory testing to ensure accurate and timely lab reporting.
  • Perform pending workload review periodically during the day; find pending assays and resolve outstanding work prior to the completion of testing for the day.
  • Assist in the development and writing of new Medical / Histo laboratory procedures and techniques.
  • Follow safety procedures as per laboratory SOPs.
  • Notify appropriate staff of supply shortages.
  • Participate in continuing education through self-study, attending in-services and off-site lectures and meetings. All responsibilities are essential job functions unless noted as nonessential (N).
  • Qualifications

    REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Good knowledge of the Clinical or Anatomic Pathology procedures used in the area of responsibility
  • Knowledge of Good Clinical Laboratory Practices (GCLP) and other regulatory agency standards within area of responsibility
  • Knowledge of laboratory safety and infection control procedures and practices including standard precautions and hazardous chemical handling
  • Knowledge of laboratory equipment, instrumentation and terminology used in the area of responsibility
  • Basic computer skills
  • Ability to maintain effective reporting procedures and control workflow
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, managers and clients MINIMUM REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
  • Bachelor’s degree or educational equivalent in Medical / Histo technology with relevant experience or equivalent combination of education, training and experience
  • Applicable certifications and licenses as required by country, state, and / or other regulatory bodies PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
  • Work is performed in a laboratory environment, full manual dexterity and visual acuity required
  • May be exposed to potential physical harm from hazardous chemicals, infectious diseases, blood-borne pathogens, toxic materials, toxic gases, electrical hazards, dangerous tools and equipment
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