Medical Laboratory Technician (12 Months Fixed Term Contract) Wits Rhi
Main purpose of the job:To perform on-site laboratory processes and ensure efficient workflow of the onsite laboratoryLocation:Wits RHI 7 Esselen Street, Hillbrow, Research Centre - JohannesburgOn the 3rd and 4th FloorKey performance areas:Perform and document all lab testing as per GCLP, SOPs, and Protocol requirements under the supervision of a medical technologistCo-ordinate all daily lab activities to ensure work is completed within the required turnaround time (TAT)Ship samples to outsourced laboratoriesFollow up on DCF and Final reports within TATDistribute laboratory results to doctors nurses/site coordinators effectively and timeouslyPerform all in-house storage using the LDMS system if requiredPerform laboratory equipment maintenance, lab decontamination, and temperature surveillance in the onsite laboratoryPerform backup duties at other Wits RHI on-site labs when requested to do soPerform troubleshooting activities as and when required and ensure communication with the lab manager/supervisor Medical TechnologistEnsure equipment maintenance is performed as per maintenance schedules and SOPsMonitor and control stock levels and ensure sufficient stock is available such that lab activities are not adversely affectedTimeous and logical filing of all laboratory recordsDemonstrate cost consciousness, and assist in meeting budgetary targetsRepresent the on-site Laboratory in meetings as required by managementCommunicate with the study team, suppliers, lab manager, or other stakeholders in a professional and effective mannerComply with Good Clinical Practice (GCP), Protocol requirements, and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) in all lab duties, processes/activitiesVerify the accuracy of data in source documentation and accuracy of transcription from source data to Case Report Forms (CRF) as neededEnsure errors on source documents e.g. CRF are corrected, initialed, and datedSupport the timely transmission/data faxing of relevant Case Report Forms following QC activity (as needed)Ensure completion of corrective action of internal and external QC reports and monitoring reviewsPerform Quality control procedures as lab SOPS and LQMPEffectively communicate/report all quality challenges to the lab managerEnsure conformance to the External Quality Assurance programIdentify and communicate trends in the quality of lab testing or control proceduresAttend to audit reports and effectively implement corrective action and future preventative measuresAssist with the development of new lab documentsEnsure lab documentation filing is up to date and audit-ready throughout the studyPrepare lab reports as requested eg monthly reports, lab closeout reports, audit closeout reports, etc.Required minimum education and training:Technicians Certificate in Medical TechnologyHealth Professions Council of South Africa (Medical Technician)Required minimum work experience:Minimum 2 years experience as a Medical Technician post-certificationDesirable additional education, work experience, and personal abilities:Good Clinical Laboratory Practice (GCLP) and Good Clinical Practice (GCP) courses, IATA training, Health and Safety training, First Aid training, knowledge of accreditation bodies e.g. SANASExperience working in a diagnostic and research laboratoryAttention to detail, ability to work under pressure, good administration skills including report writingAble to work independently within minimal supervision and in a multidisciplinary teamComputer skills, working knowledge of LDMS / similar Laboratory information systems, presentation skills would also be advantageousTO APPLY:Only if you do meet the minimum job requirements and experience as mentioned above, you may submit a detailed updated CV.Please Apply Online and complete your registration on Ditto Hire (our application tracking system) to enable and protect you as a candidate to accept the new POPIA terms and conditions. This will then create your permanent profile with which you can apply for all jobs as advertised by AJ PERSONNEL. However, you may remove your profile from AJ PERSONNEL when you are no longer in the job market.AJ Personnel is fully POPIA Compliant.Please take note that the applicants who do not adhere to the above criteria will not be considered for the respective position.The closing date for all applications: 26 April .Wits Health Consortium will only respond to shortlisted candidates.Candidates who have not been contacted within two weeks of the closing date can consider their applications to be unsuccessful.Note WHC, in accordance with their Employment Equity goals and plan, will give preference to suitable applicants from designated groups as defined in the Employment Equity Act 55 of and subsequent amendments thereto.PLEASE NOTE: Our Client, WHC - RHI, maintains mandatory Covid-19 requirements, and as such only Covid-19 vaccinated incumbents will be considered for positions.Please note:AJ Personnel is only responsible for advertising the advertisement on behalf of their client Wits Health Consortium.AJ Personnel does not have any salary or other information regarding the position.