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Laboratory Manager - Kimberley

Duties:
• Manages the correct application of quality assurance processes and standard operating procedures to ensure corrective actions are taken as required
• Reviews and recommends change to standard operating procedures in order to ensure the laboratory is constantly able to provide a high quality, cost effective and safe service
• Overseeing and monitoring equipment calibration and maintenance to ensure accurate and reliable results, oversees and monitors the validation of new equipment for implementation in the laboratory
• Oversees asset management and procurement of goods to ensure the most effective utilization of resources, optimize stock levels, reduce costs and ensure availability of required stock at all times
• Generate management reports as required to monitor work and performance status of the laboratory and take corrective action when required
• Liaises with customers in order to resolve service related issues, maintain a positive image of the organization and promote the services of the laboratory
• Accountable for the implementation and maintenance of the quality system that governs the laboratory and service components of the department to ensure compliance with the principles of Good Laboratory Practice and the fulfilment of SANAS accreditation requirements
• Participates in the involvement and promotion of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) activities within the department/laboratory to contribute to staff development and in compliance with HPCSA requirements
• Contributes to the development of an annual operational budget, and monitors and controls expenses against budget in order to control costs and maximise the profitability of the lab
• Oversee the implementation and correct application of all the organizations policies and procedures to ensure compliance.
• Plans and manages the activities of staff to ensure they achieve their performance objectives and ensure the most optimal utilisation of available resources
• Ensures Training and development of staff to ensure they have the skills required by the organisation and are able to achieve their performance objectives
• Oversees the training of students to ensure comprehensive prepare
• Performs the role of a medical technologist as required as per operational needs.

Education and Skills:
• Degree/diploma in Medical Technology / Biomedical Technology / Bachelor in Health Science NQF level 6 or
• Registration with the HPCSA in a relevant discipline
• 7 (Seven) years post qualification and experience in the diagnostic laboratory
• Knowledge of usage of Laboratory Equipment
• Knowledge of Health and Safety issues in a Laboratory Environment
• Knowledge of Laboratory Procedures and Processes
• Knowledge of TQMS
• Knowledge of stock control skills.

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