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Saturday, August 01, 2020

Medical Laboratory Scientist Job at Cedarcrest Hospitals

Cedarcrest Hospitals / Cedarcrest Orthopaedic Clinics Ltd is a modern specialist medical care centre located in the heart of Abuja, Nigeria’s blossoming capital. It was established in January 2008 with the aim of providing a high standard of local healthcare that is comparable with what obtains in other more developed parts of the world. 

The Role

  • Reporting to the Head of Laboratory Department, the Medical Laboratory Scientist will be responsible for using laboratory equipment to study and analyze various samples and specimens, to search for abnormalities and determine their causes, while maintaining lab safety protocols and documenting findings in lab systems. The incumbent will collaborate with other lab staff and may work with potentially dangerous viruses and bacteria.
  • Some of the duties of the Medical Laboratory Scientist includes performing complex tests on patient samples using sophisticated laboratory equipment, executing standardized tests such as bacteriological, chemical, and microscopic examination. Establishing quality assurance programs to monitor and ensure the accuracy of test results.

Responsibilities

  • The medical Laboratory Scientist executes a range of standardized microscopic, chemical and bacteriological test including nucleic acid extraction from pathogenic cultures, RT-PCR and qPCR analyses.
  • They take part in collecting samples which includes collecting urine, blood and other samples. They also counsel patients on pre-test requirements and answer questions related to testing.
  • The Laboratory Scientists also assess the validity of a result that are obtained, preserves proper records of the results and makes a report of results. Make sure that the testing method used follows established quality control procedure and assists with the preparation of laboratory reports.
  • Organizes and maintains reagents and equipment's. They perform maintenance on equipment's in the laboratory and keeps laboratory in a clean and organized condition.
  • To make use of the laboratory computer systems to place testing data, generate reports of testing results and search for test results for physicians.
  • Planning, setting up and undertaking controlled experiments and trials.
  • To maintain and follow Good Laboratory Practices.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor in Medical Laboratory Science
  • Good Team Player
  • Experience in molecular laboratory testing
  • Good Interpersonal Skills
  • 3+ years proven experience as a Laboratory Scientist
  • Computer knowledge is mandatory
  • Ability to work under pressure

Special Conditions

  • Employment is contingent on passing a medical screening conducted by the hospital
  • Employee will be subject to various testing including but not limited to drug and medical testing throughout the tenure of their employment
  • Knowledge of workflow processes.
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and Cover Letter to: careers@cedarcresthospitals.com using Position Title and Code as the subject of their email application.

Deadline: August 10th, 2020

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