Laboratory Scientist Job in Nigeria

 Myrtle Management Consultants Limited - Our client is recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Laboratory Scientist 

Location: Port Harcourt, Rivers



Employment Type: Full Time

Company Description

  • Our client is seeking a highly motivated and detail-oriented Medical Laboratory Scientist who performs test procedures in a clinical laboratory and conveys the results to the physician or designee in an accurate and timely manner for patient diagnosis and treatment
  • The qualified Lab  Scientist / Technician is expected to undertake a variety of laboratory procedures of technical nature.
  • You will be handling sensitive equipment to analyze samples or substances and conduct tests reporting findings to a laboratory manager.
  • The ideal candidate will have experience in working under possibly hazardous conditions (e.g. pathogens or chemicals).
  • He/She will be well-trained to maintain safety conditions and will be passionate for doing work that makes things move forward.
  • The goal is to optimize lab procedures and succeed in producing reliable and important results that can be used to make a difference.

Responsibilities
Technical responsibilities:

  • Performs all aspects of pre-analytic workflow appropriate for the specific laboratory section to ensure orders are entered correctly, specimens collected are appropriate for the test ordered and are correctly processed/transported.
  • Verifies order where necessary
  • Verifies non-patient information (e.g., collection time) according to established protocol.
  • Handles unresolved orders, troubleshoots where needed.
  • Verifies with physicians and/or nurses prior to laboratory information system (LIS) order entry to resolve unclear, duplicate or otherwise ambiguous orders.
  • Verifies specimens for add-on tests are available and acceptable and generates add-on test orders.
  • Recognizes when fraud and abuse compliance issues require adjustments to the test order

Collecting, receiving and processing of specimens:

  • Verifies specimens are correctly and completely labeled upon receipt. Evaluates specimens for appropriateness and takes necessary corrective action. Appropriately documents unacceptable specimens and proper notifications as needed.
  • Prioritizes specimen processing based on established priorities.
  • Aliquots specimens according to established protocols.
  • Performs all aspects of analytical testing appropriate for the specific laboratory section, following established written protocols and standard operating procedures (SOP)

Maintains test system integrity:

  • Performs preventive maintenance on instruments/equipment in a timely fashion according to defined schedule.
  • Verifies reagents and supplies meet defined acceptability criteria upon receipt and prior to use; takes action to ensure unacceptable items are removed from use.
  • Ensures that sufficient reagents and supplies necessary for test performance are available. Notifies senior staff when minimum inventory level is encountered.
  • Performs and records all necessary quality control (QC) required for test system performance.
  • Evaluates QC results and takes necessary corrective actions according to established protocol.

Performs specimen preparation:

  • Performs any necessary pretest specimen preparation according to protocols (e.g., microbiology plating, cell cultures, filtering, extraction, separation, elution, absorption, etc.)
  • Transfers or ships specimens to approved testing locations according to SOPs
  • Performs tests:
  • Prioritizes testing based on assignment or established priorities, completes testing within defined turn-around-times (TAT).
  • Recognizes the need for and follows any age-specific protocols
  • Responds effectively to changes in the workflow by coordinating a simultaneous series of tests when needed or adjusting work to incorporate STAT tests or fluctuations in work volume.
  • Monitors daily workflow and priorities to assure meeting service levels.

Performs technical review and interpretation:

  • Reviews results for completeness, correctness, and consistency within defined test system
  • Evaluates test results/reactions and provides accurate interpretations as appropriate to include correlation with, and integration of, other patient data as necessary.
  • Performs visual interpretation/identifications as appropriate.
  • Recognizes unusual test results/interpretations and completes indicated reflex testing or other follow-up actions.
  • Follows established notification protocols for critical values, phone/fax/e-mail results requests, abnormalities.

Troubleshoots and solves problems:

  • Recognizes test system performance problems and takes necessary corrective actions
  • Recognizes when unresolved problems need to be escalated and takes necessary follow-up action.
  • Prints pending logs and follows-up to ensure pending tests are completed or cancelled when appropriate.
  • Post-test specimen storage:
  • Stores specimens and related materials (blood, slides, tissues, etc.) according to protocols for location and duration.
  • Retrieves specimen and related materials when needed

Post-analytical responsibilities:

  • Performs all aspects of the post-analytical workflow appropriate for the specific laboratory section to ensure accurate results are reported within established time frames, specimens are retained appropriately, test results and/or current status are available upon inquiry, and billed charges are correct for testing performed.
  • Verifies and reports results:
  • Verifies results according to procedure.
  • Performs computer functions necessary for releasing results.
  • Generates written reports according to established protocol.
  • Reviews electronic or printed reports when applicable, recognizes problems and escalates according to protocol.

Amends reports:

  • Corrects erroneous reports and amends reports according to procedure
  • Responds to inquiries:
  • Responds to requests for information according to established protocol for confidentiality and release of information
  • Recognizes when unresolved inquiries need to be escalated and takes action
  • Stores documents and records:
  • Stores documents and records according to established protocol.

Charge capture/billing:

  • Performs billing and/or enter credits for tests and services when applicable.
  • Recognizes billing problems and escalates accordingly

Universal responsibilities:
Ensures quality of operations:

  • Follows written standard operating procedures (SOP).
  • Operates instruments/equipment according to protocol.
  • Uses computers according to established protocol; follows downtime procedures as required.
  • Performs required quality system responsibilities
  • Meets proficiency and competency standards of the department.
  • Participates in the training of new employees and students
  • Performs operational review of new SOPs.
  • Participates in new test development, validations and implementation.
  • Attends at least one personal development session per year
  • Performs other duties as assigned, or as needed, to ensure continued quality operations

Ensures safety of operations:

  • Follows all required safety procedures, uses personal protective equipment (PPE) appropriate for tasks performed.
  • Maintains cleans and organized work area

Provides service excellence:

  • Answers telephone when needed, using NM telephone etiquette
  • Maintains patient confidentiality including protected health information (PHI)
  • Assists patients, visitors and other contacts whenever need occurs

Qualifications
Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Medical Technology, Medical Laboratory Science, Clinical Laboratory Science, Chemistry, Biology, or Allied Health qualifying the applicant to take the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) certification examination.
  • General Certification for role 

Application Closing Date
30th July, 2024.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online