Laboratory Scientist – Masvingo & Bulawayo (Part-time) : PSI - Population Services International in Zimbabwe PSI - Population Services International in Zimbabwe



Job Summary


Who we are
With over 45 years of experience working in over 50 countries, Population Services International (PSI) is the world’s leading non-profit social marketing organization. PSI is reimagining healthcare, by putting the consumer at the center, and wherever possible – bringing care to the front door. We are working to fix market failures, shape future health markets, and shift policy and funding to better support consumer empowered healthcare.
There are over 7,000 “PSI’ers” around the world. We are a diverse group of entrepreneurial development professionals with a wide range of backgrounds and experiences — all with unique skills that we bring to the critically important work that we do. PSI/Z seeks qualified candidates to fill the positions below:

Purpose of Job
To carry out high quality routine and specialised laboratory testing services so as to produce accurate and reliable clinical results used in patient diagnosis, treatment, and management.

In return, PSI/Z offers competitive remuneration, commensurate with qualifications and experience. PSI is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals regardless of gender identity or expression, race, religion, national origin, or disability.

Duties and Responsibilities


Your contribution
• Performs laboratory tests, records patients and Quality Control (QC) results and transcribes to appropriate reports.
• Coordinates work schedules (Routine Tests and Specialised tests) for diagnosis and prognosis to include HIV testing, monitoring of ART patients and other studies conducted by PSI according to the (SOPs)
• Recognizes and resolves instrument and or assay failures, acting as internal technical advisor for instrument troubleshooting on the laboratory’s equipment.
• Carries out corrective actions for patient and QC results as directed by the HTC Manager.
• Assists other laboratory staff members in daily workflow, to include, but not limited to prioritizing specimens, specimen storage, and assay resulting and reporting.
• Judiciously uses laboratory resources, to include, but not limited to instrument reagents, QC material, and equipment.
• Maintains accurate reagent and asset inventory and assists in the training of other technical employees.
• Assists in supervision of laboratory safety issues, including medical waste management and disposal.
• Participates in the development and implementation of ISO 15189 Quality Management System.
• Mentors new staff by conducting orientation/training; or cross-train each other.
• Compiles weekly, monthly, and quarterly laboratory reports as required.
• Participates actively in Site Improvement through Monitoring (SIMS) and quarterly Data Quality Audits (DQAs)
• Any other duties as assigned by Site Manager.

Qualifications and Experience


What are we looking for?
• Degree in Medical Laboratory Sciences
• Minimum three years as a Medical Laboratory Scientist in a hospital or research environment.
• Ability to run automated and manual lab equipment.
• Registered with Medical Laboratory and Clinical Scientists Council of Zimbabwe

How to Apply


Detailed CV and a Cover Letter clearly highlighting the job title on the subject line should be sent not later than June 24, 2021, to recruitment@psi.org.zw .Please note applications are being accepted on a rolling basis. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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