The Medical Laboratory Technician III plays a crucial role in the detection, diagnosis, and treatment of disease by performing routine tests used in the diagnosis and treatment of disease. He/she would identify bacteria, parasites and other microorganisms; analyze the chemical content of fluids; match blood for transfusions, test for drug levels, prepare specimens for examination, count cells and look for abnormal cells. The incumbent would be required to supervise and train laboratory personnel, as well as provide technical support as required. The MLT III oversees many activities in the various specialized sectors of Medical Laboratory Technology and assists with continuous quality improvement, including quality assurance and control and equipment maintenance.
Work is performed using automated equipment and instruments capable of performing a number of tests simultaneously, as well as using microscopes, cell counters and other sophisticated laboratory equipment. Results are then analysed and relayed to physicians.
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