Medical-Laboratory-Technician

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Introduction

Qualifications Pack –Medical Laboratory Technician
SECTOR: HEALTH
SUB-SECTOR: Allied Health & Paramedics
OCCUPATION: Medical Laboratory Technician
REFERENCE ID: HSS/ Q 0301
Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT): also referred to as Clinical Laboratory
Science professionals, Medical Technologists and Medical Laboratory Scientists

Brief Job Description: The Medical laboratory technician perform complex tests
for diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease. These professionals are
responsible for supporting and assisting doctors/ scientists in their day-to-day
working in a variety of roles. They function as the main support to biomedical
scientists in pathology laboratories.

Personal Attributes: This job requires the MLT to work in association with
doctors, pathologists and scientists. Essential attributes include empathy,
orientation to detail, dexterity, critical thinking, persistence and ability to work
in stressful environment.

Medical Laboratory Technician

Qualifications Pack For Medical Laboratory Technician

Qualifications Pack Code

HSS / Q 0301

Job Role

Medical Laboratory Technician

Credits(NVEQF/NVQF/NSQF)

4

Version number

1

Industry

Health

Drafted on

12/05/13

Sub-sector

Allied Health & Paramedics

Last reviewed on

22/05/13

Occupation

Medical Laboratory Technician

Next review date

22/05/15

Correctly collect, transport, receive, accept or reject and store blood /urine/stool and tissue samples

Conduct analysis of body fluids/ samples

Maintain, operate and clean laboratory equipment

Provide technical information about test results

Prepare and document medical tests and clinical results

Establish and monitor quality assurance programs

Conduct research under guidance

Assist in fine needle aspiration cytology

Ensure availability of medical and diagnostic supplies

Act within the limits of one’s competence and authority

Work effectively with others

Manage work to meet requirements

Maintain a safe, healthy, and secure working environment

Practice Code of conduct while performing duties

Follow biomedical waste disposal protocols

Follow infection control policies and procedures