National Blood Service Zimbabwe (NBSZ)

Medical Laboratory Scientist

National Blood Service Zimbabwe (NBSZ)
Mar. 30, 2023
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Job Description

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates to fill the above mentioned post.

  • Reporting To: Blood Supply Executive Branch Team Leader.
  • Period: Five- Year Fixed Term Contract.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Processing blood into components.
  • Conducting laboratory tests and investigations on blood and/or urine samples as requested.
  • Validating and/or verifying laboratory equipment and processes.
  • Conducting on the job training for Interns and Graduate trainees.
  • Performing on call duties covering all organizational aspects and referring complex issues to the relevant department.
  • Compiling periodic (monthly. quarterly or as needed) Laboratory sectional reports for decision making.
  • Reviewing of laboratory sectional equipment and processes quality control reports.
  • Drafting and updating Standard Operating Procedures on laboratory processes for approval.
  • Handling health facility queries pertaining to blood requests/us.
  • Dispatching blood/blood components to relevant health facilities as per requests.
  • Providing advice to clinicians on additional laboratory tests and alternative blood components to use the managing medical conditions.
  • Identifying non-conformances in the laboratory processes and documenting immediate correction taken and performing corrective action.
  • Troubleshooting and resolving first line laboratory testing equipment and processes issues and reporting second line issues to Service engineers.
  • Conducting collaborative research in identified priority areas.
  • Monitoring and ordering laboratory testing reagents and consumables as per critical stock anal, report.
  • Authenticating laboratory test results (correlating with test parameters, reviewing raw data, equipment flags and other testing parameters prior to reporting of results).
  • Conducting proficiency tests as scheduled.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Sciences Honours Degree or equivalent.
  • Have at least 2 years' experience as a Medical Laboratory Scientist.
  • Registration with Medical Laboratory Clinical Scientist Council of Zimbabwe.
  • Valid practicing certificate.


How to Apply

Interested and suitably qualified candidates should email their application letters, certified academic and professional certificates and CVs to: addressed to:

The Human Capital Officer

National Blood Service Zimbabwe

P O Box A101.



NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Deadline: 30 March 2023

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