Jul 19, 2021
Reference Id: REF13173J Company Description: You put safety first. That’s why we want you.
Safe. Smart. Sustainable. Probably not the first words you typically associate with mining. But Anglo American is not your typical mining company.
Guided by our purpose and our values, we enable both high performance and purposeful action as we aim to “re-imagine mining to improve people’s lives", delivering the metals and minerals that make modern life possible – from mobile phones to medicines.
Safety first is a way of life for us. We are unconditional about the safety, health and well-being of our colleagues, at work and at home, and about that of the communities where we work. We aim to lead the industry by investing in innovation to protect people, who are at the heart of our business. Our high performing teams take accountability for their own and others' actions, work collaboratively, and always show care and respect.
Here’s an exciting opportunity to join us.
Job Description: The Purpose of the Laboratory Director is to manage the Anglo American Global labs network, including the AA sponsored Government, Universities, and other partnership labs. The Director of the laboratory is a suitably qualified person who is legally, morally, and ethically responsible for the scope, standards, and quality of service. The Laboratory Director has the knowledge and skills in all areas of practice which includes administration, teaching and education, research, and patient care.
The Director stands responsible with the pathologists for medically useful, accurate information made available in a timely fashion to enhance medical services to patients. The Director participates in all managerial decisions and guides the operation of the laboratory ranging from selection of staff, choice of methods, purchase of equipment, quality assurance, quality control, safety, hours of operation, scheduling of staff, and utilization management.
Key Tasks include:
Medical significance, interpretation, and correlation of data. Make judgments about the medical significance of clinical laboratory data and communicate effectively in interpreting laboratory data and relating correlations to referring physicians as appropriate. Standing responsible to the Anglo Medical board through the owning the laboratory for the effective functioning of the laboratory where applicable. Define, implement, and monitor accepted standards of performance in quality control, quality assurance, and cost-effectiveness of the laboratory service and ensure that there are quality control systems and measures of the pathology and medical laboratory services designed to assure the medical reliability of laboratory data Document compliance with national or provincial utilization protocols pertaining to laboratory services. Assure that the laboratory participates effectively in the quality assurance program of the institute. Perform planning for setting goals and allocation of resources appropriate to the medical environment as well as to plan and direct research and development appropriate to the facility. Ensure there is sufficient space, equipment, and supplies within the pathology and medical laboratory services to perform the required volume of work with optimal accuracy, precision, efficiency, timeliness, and safety. Qualifications: Required: Relevant degree Required: Registered with the HPCSA (Preferably Clinical Pathology) Role-Specific Knowledge and Experience:
Previous leadership position Senior Management experience in a laboratory Advanced knowledge of Medical Pathology Proven experience working with various laboratory equipment and systems Advanced knowledge of Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) Advanced knowledge of Quality Management Systems (QMS) related to laboratories Safety:
Provides a consistent outstanding role model in relation to safety practices with a deep understanding of the importance of safety. Additional information: Who we are
We aim to lead the industry by pursuing ever safer and more responsible ways of working, demonstrating integrity and showing care and respect for people and the planet. That means we are constantly seeking new opportunities to mine and process our products sustainably, using less water, less energy and more precise extraction technologies. As the custodians of coal and other precious natural resources – diamonds (through De Beers), copper, platinum and other precious metals, iron ore and nickel – our extraordinary teams work safely and collaboratively, with the utmost consideration for local communities, our customers and the world at large.
What we offer
When you join Anglo American, you can expect to enjoy a competitive salary and benefits package. But more than this, you’ll find yourself in an environment where the opportunities for learning and growth are second to none. From technical training to leadership programmes, we bring out the best in our people. There are plenty of opportunities to move onwards and upwards too. We’re a large, successful multinational company – and we’re still growing all the time.
How we are committed to your safety
Nothing is more important to us than ensuring you return home safely after a day’s work. To make that happen, we have the most rigorous safety standards in the industry. Not only that, we’re also continually investing in new technologies – from drones to data analytics – that are helping to make mining safer.
Inclusion and Diversity
We are committed to promoting an inclusive and diverse workplace where we value and respect every colleague for who they are. We provide equality of opportunity to enable everyone to fulfill their potential.
Anglo American Platinum
Johannesburg, South Africa