OFFICE OF THE CHIEF OPERATIONS OFFICER

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES

LABORATORY TECHNICIAN (CONTRACT POSITION)

VACANCY NO: COO/HS01/2024

Duties: Successful candidates will be expected to: (i) assist the medical laboratory scientist by initiating budget needs for supplies and ensuring laboratory stock availability ; (ii) plan and manage the utilization of laboratory equipment and supplies as per set protocols; (iii) Prepare, handles, stores and transport specimens and samples for testing (iv) analyze samples in house or at other designated partner laboratories; (v) review all laboratory results before dispatch and reports critical test results (vi) develop educational materials for the UB community on laboratory tests and monitoring  (vii) Implement safety guidelines and procedures (viii) Supervise subordinates and monitors their progress through the performance management system (ix) prepare reports on services provided (x)laboratory data/information management (xi) and attend to any other duties as assigned by the supervisor

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Requirements: Candidates should have: (i) Diploma or High National Diploma in Medical Laboratory or equivalent (ii) Relevant Bachelor’s degree will be an added advantage. (iii) At least three (3) years’ experience working in a Medical Laboratory or working in a District and or National Referral Hospital (iv) Registration with Botswana Health Professions Council

Qualities: Strong organizational, interpersonal, oral and written communication. Ability to work effectively with students, staff and family members, Ability to work independently to manage multiple priorities, Computer literacy.

Remuneration: The University offers a competitive salary and benefits commensurate with experience and qualifications.

How to apply: Applicants are to address the stated qualification and provide other information to assist the University determine their suitability for the position. They should also quote the vacancy number of the post applied for, provide current CVs (including telephone, fax and e-mail), certified copies of educational certificates and transcripts, three (3) reference letters and send complete documentation to: The Human Resources Manager, Appointments and Administration, University of Botswana, Private Bag UB 0022, Gaborone, Botswana; Telephone: (267) 355 2040/2048/5731; Fax (267) 397 4796.

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Applicants should inform their referees to: (i) Quote the Vacancy number and position applied for and (ii) submit their references directly to the above address, before the stipulated closing date.

Hand delivered applications should be submitted to Block 108 office 205 (108/205). NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

 

Closing date: 14 February 2024