Job Title : Medical Laboratory Technician
Under direction, the Medical Lab Technician performs a range of specified laboratory tests for use in clinical assessments, diagnosis and treatment of diseases and / or other specified medical conditions
S / He also maintains the laboratory facilities & equipment to agreed or communicated standards and maintains / updates clients’ records.
Main Duties and Responsibilities
Clinical Duties :
Collect and prepare samples from patients.
Perform basic assigned tests in a timely fashion according to set Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). Prepare required reagents, media, solutions and stains following established formulas and techniques.
Organize work by sorting specimens, matching work orders with specimen labels, checking and logging specimens correctly & accurately.
Arrange reports for collection, distribution or dispatch / delivery or send to patients via email on request / instruction
Present test results and reports to senior laboratory staff when requested / required.
Provide technical support to senior Laboratory Staff of the Unit
Report any obstacles to the efficient operations of the Lab to the Lab Focal Person and / or such as problems with quality control and / or instrumentation, shortage of reagents, risk management concerns or computer problems.
Ensures Quality Control and Quality Assurance procedures are followed.
Responsible for ongoing enhancement of professional competency by participating in quality monitoring, improvement programs, appropriate education and training and for documenting such participation.
Perform all duties and responsibilities promptly in a professional, empathetic manner with an understanding of and respect for patients’ rights
Admin Duties :
Collect and compile requests of reagents from the Lab; review them against the Unit’s stock.
Conduct of weekly check on needed and / or expired reagents & consumables inventory; submits report to the Laboratory Supervisor / Focal Person for appropriate action.
Monitor and register Lab. Refrigerator(s) / Room temperatures to ensure correct levels.
Perform preventative maintenance and / or daily cleaning of laboratory equipment, work areas and nondisposable apparatus
Conduct and / or supervise the cleaning of instruments and work-benches; keeping work surfaces clean and orderly at all times.
Perform other related duties as directed by the Branch’s Lab. Supervisor / Manager or senior lab staff as required.
Education, Qualifications & Experience
OND in Medical Laboratory Technology.
1 - 2 years post-completion experience
Personal Attributes & Physical Demands
Should be able to multi-task; capable of handling several issues at the same time to deliver results and meet desired deadlines.