National Health Laboratory Service
  • Post Date: Mar 2, 2022
  • Apply Before : Mar 4, 2022
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Job Details

  • Qualifications Bachelor Degree
  • Industry Health
  • Reference REFERENCE NUMBER: NICD0222/002-04
  • Enquiries
    Azia Nxumalo @ 011 555 0581
  • Where to submit application
  • Notes
    To direct the operations of the Parasitology Reference Laboratory within the framework of a quality system. To ensure that the reference diagnostic and surveillance/research output is delivered in accordance with the principles of good laboratory practice and to provide a professional consultative service to clinicians and other centre stakeholders. To promote appropriate and cost effective utilisation of laboratory services so as to facilitate optimization of patient management and the public health objectives of the centre. To contribute to training and research outputs.

Job Description

Key Job Responsibilities Service ?Responsible for management of the Parasitology Reference Laboratory and supervision of laboratory staff in collaboration with the laboratory manager ?Contribute to the strategy of the centre as a member of the centre management team ?Responsible for implementation of short and longer term laboratory surveillance and research projects ?Provide expert advice to all internal and external customers in order to resolve clinical, reference diagnostic and infection outbreak-related queries and concerns in a professional and timely manner and respond to complaints about any aspect of the pathology service output in a professional and timely manner to promote sound customer relations ?Provide input into changes and improvement to SOPs ?Contribute to the adherence and compliance to quality systems in the centre to comply with SANAS requirements and ensure continuous quality improvement ?Comply with the principles of good laboratory practice, full SANAS accreditation requirements and relevant legislation ?Validate new instruments/tests for laboratory or national programmes. Teaching and Training ?Teach and train pathology staff (Registrars, Scientists, Technologists, Technicians) and other healthcare workers ?Work with the team to coordinate teaching modules ?Contribute to the departmental CPD-accredited programmes ?Be involved in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching. Research and surveillance ?Seek external funding for surveillance and research ?Responsible to design, implement and report on relevant surveillance programmes at a national and international level in collaboration with centre epidemiologists ?Conduct infection outbreak investigations in collaboration with centre epidemiologists and advise on appropriate reference laboratory investigations ?Conduct research in order to contribute to publications and other technical/scientific outputs and towards translation of policy and service ?Collaborate with other departments/organisations at a national and international level and represent the NICD on national and international working groups/committees. Minimum requirements and Key Competencies ?Medical degree plus FCPath or MMed in microbiology or clinical pathology (essential) ?MSc or PhD in clinical microbiology or a related field (desirable) ? Registration with the HPCSA as a pathologist in microbiology or clinical pathology (Independent practice category) ?At least 3 years’ experience as pathologist consultant; at least 1 year of laboratory management experience ?Successfully supervised undergraduate and/or postgraduate students (BSc-Hons, MSc, MMed, PhD) ?Evidence of peer recognition such as invitations to national conferences/ working groups and to review manuscripts for journals ?Interest in medical parasitology, microscopy and histopathology would be an advantage ?Active as a co?investigator/collaborator on research projects ? Familiar with laboratory safety procedures ?Working knowledge in medical conditions, in particular clinical pathological correlation ?Principles of analytical methodology ?Laboratory quality assurance processes ?Method validation including statistical calculations ?Familiar with the principles of applied research methodology with evidence of at least 3-5 peer reviewed publications in clinical microbiology ?Practical laboratory techniques where relevant ?Computer literacy ?Communication skills ?Presentation skills ?Analytical and diagnosing ?Problem solving.

National Health Laboratory Service
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