Assistant Lab Manager – TB Ref No. AT/LB/12/01/2021

Reports to Lab Operations Manager. The incumbent is responsible for the management of personnel and the entire quality system of the microbiology and TB laboratories as well as oversee/monitor daily operational needs of department. He/she will be responsible for processing clinical specimens for the detection of bacteria and Mycobacteria using broad spectrum of microbiological tools: light and fluorescent microscopy; culture systems (solid culture and fully automated liquid culture systems for TB); classical and molecular technology-based culture identification systems, drug susceptibility testing.

Main duties

  • Performs a variety of microbiological procedures to cultivate, isolate and identify microorganisms from clinical specimens and other specimens.
  • Conducts routine and specialized microbiological procedures as required.
  • Prepares solutions, reagents, culture media, equipment, apparatus and accessories and other supplies needed at the lab.
  • Ensures that all equipment and apparatus used in all tests and analysis are cleaned and sterilized after microbiological analysis, calibrated, and maintained
  • Prepares microbiological media.
  • Performs serological and antigen/antibody tests as may be required
  • Acquire and maintain an in-depth knowledge of standard operating procedures and safety regulations related to every procedure in TB laboratory
  • Submit updated monthly laboratory functional report, including issues identified and remedial actions provided
  • Conduct monthly inventory of reagents and other supplies and equipment essential to laboratory operation.
  • Responsible for writing, reviewing or updating all existing policies, procedures and logs and ensure only current policies, procedures and logs are available and in use
  • Prepares and maintains technical reports on results of analyses conducted
  • Conducts training for new and existing employees as required
  • Manages staff competency at the bench and ensure that all testing Techs are competent at all times and maintain an updated competency database
  • Monitor staffs adherence to ALL policies and procedures.
  • Prepares and maintains complete and accurate records of reagents or media using established procedures, formulas, stock solutions and fixed volume measuring devices.
  • Forecast, quantify and track procurement of reagents and consumables for the department.
  • Closely monitor TAT for all tests in respective labs

Qualifications

  • Full Grade 12 Certificate
  • At least a degree in Biomedical Sciences or equivalent.
  • At least 6 years of working experience in a clinical microbiology lab and TB Lab within a well-established QMS. At least 2 years of the 7 years must be at management level.
  • Proficiency in the operation of automated microbiology and TB equipment will be preferred
  • Registration with Health Professions Council of Zambia and Possession of a Valid Practicing License is a requirement
  • Internal audit training by a reputable QMS regulatory organization is an added advantage.

Method of Application

Suitably qualified candidates are invited to apply; however only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Please send application letter and detailed CV quoting Reference Number and day-time telephone number to CIDRZ but the letter should be addressed to;

CIDRZ Human Resources Director,

PO Box 34681,

Lusaka.

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NOTE: Hard copy applications will NOT be accept

Application deadline
28 Jan 12:22
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