Medical Technologist, based in South Africa - (R1024493) in Irene, ZA at IQVIA™

Date Posted: 5/9/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Irene, ZA
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    5/9/2018
  • Job ID:
    R1024493

Job Description

Launched in 2015, Q2 Solutions is a leading global clinical trials laboratory services organization. We help biopharmaceutical, medical device and diagnostics customers improve human health through innovation that transforms science and data into actionable medical insights. Q2 Solutions is a quality driven, responsive partner with strong global experience and deep scientific and medical expertise. The Q2 Solutions joint venture was formed by IQVIA (formerly Quintiles) and Quest Diagnostics, combining the best of each parent organizations clinical trials laboratory services capabilities. To learn more, visit www.q2labsolutions.com
PURPOSE
Perform a wide variety of routine and complex clinical testing procedures to obtain data for use in clinical/anatomic trials research.
 
RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Perform routine and complex analysis of patient specimens according to standard operating procedures (SOPs). Evaluate specimen acceptability upon receipt and during the review of analysis results. Evaluate validity of specimen results against the algorithms displayed by the lab computer system. Document all corrective actions taken. Perform secondary review of patient results when required to ensure accuracy of primary result entry.
  • Provide oversight and guidance to Medical/Histo Laboratory Technicians and/or Assistants.
  • Maintain quality control of all laboratory testing to ensure accurate and timely lab reporting.
  • Perform pending workload review periodically during the day; find pending assays and resolve outstanding work prior to the completion of testing for the day.
  • Assist in the development and writing of new Medical/Histo laboratory procedures and techniques.
  • Follow safety procedures as per laboratory SOPs.
  • Notify appropriate staff of supply shortages.
  • Participate in continuing education through self-study, attending in-services and off-site lectures and meetings.
     
    All responsibilities are essential job functions unless noted as nonessential (N).


Job Requirements

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
  • Good knowledge of the Clinical or Anatomic Pathology procedures used in the area of responsibility
  • Knowledge of Good Clinical Laboratory Practices (GCLP) and other regulatory agency standards within area of responsibility
  • Knowledge of laboratory safety and infection control procedures and practices including standard precautions and hazardous chemical handling
  • Knowledge of laboratory equipment, instrumentation and terminology used in the area of responsibility
  • Basic computer skills
  • Ability to maintain effective reporting procedures and control workflow
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, managers and clients
     
    MINIMUM REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
  • Bachelor’s degree or educational equivalent in Medical/Histo technology with relevant experience or equivalent combination of education, training and experience
  • Applicable certifications and licenses as required by country, state, and/or other regulatory bodies
     
    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
  • Work is performed in a laboratory environment, full manual dexterity and visual acuity required
  • May be exposed to potential physical harm from hazardous chemicals, infectious diseases, blood-borne pathogens, toxic materials, toxic gases, electrical hazards, dangerous tools and equipment


Job ID: R1024493