Summary

Consolidating and standardising of numerous handbooks thoughout the country in our organisation to one National Handbook.

Services

Evaluation Of Liquid Based Cytology (Lbc) And Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) Platforms For Cytology

Work History

Regional and National NHLS

From September 2009

Date: From Sep 2009 to date
KPA:
* Liaise with Department of Health DOH client on Cytology matters, to ensure efficient service provision as determined by Regional and National NHLS programme objectives
* Analyse data for future projections, liaise and report regional service-delivery trends and challenges pertaining to implementation of objectives of the national cervical screening programme, and recommendations to patient management.
* Train the DOH programme coordinators to interpret NHLS data.
* Train Professional & Assistant Nurses the correct procedure to collect adequate Pap smears.
* Represent the unit at regional and national meetings.
* Advise Cytology Laboratories on how to manage Turn - around - times TAT for customer satisfaction.
* Liaise with NHLS laboratories, Academic Heads, Expert Committee and Clients / Clinicians in the area of Cytology and review client surveys to ensure efficient continuity of services
* Coordinate the standardization of Cytology systems.
* Audit other Cytology Laboratories for Accreditation
* Ensure the assessment and evaluation of new technologies are completed.

* Evaluation of equipment for Cytology
o Distribution of collection material and how to collect material
o Performing Cytology tests(LBC) on new platforms following Supplier's SOP
o Interpretation results.
o Writing reports on the validity of the platforms evaluated.

ISO Guide

Senior Cytotechnologist

Braamfontein Laboratory

Johannesburg
Date: From 01 Mar 1987 to 28 Feb 1999 12 years
KPA
Receiving, preparation, staining of all types of Cytology specimens.
Screening & diagnosis of gynaecological & non-gynaecological work including fine needle aspirates FNA
Collection, Preparation, Staining and rendering of tentative diagnosis of Fine Needle Aspirates on site.
Training students and technical staff in Cytology speciality.
Checking of abnormal smears.
Enter and authorise diagnostic reports.
Continuous Professional Development activities

ISO Guide

Laboratory Manager, Braamfontein Laboratory, NHLS

Braamfontein Laboratory

March 1999 - August 2009

KPA
• General Management of staff, stock management & operational budgets of the unit. Responsible for all aspects of Accreditation of Cytology Laboratory including but not limited to writing of Laboratory Quality Manual, Standard operating Procedures and all other aspects regarding accreditation and maintaining of quality standards.

• Monitor / manage /audit the External Quality Assurance Program EQA and Internal Quality Control IQC systems.
• Screening & diagnosis of gynaecological & non-gynaecological work including fine needle aspirates FNA
• Collection, Preparation, Staining and rendering of tentative diagnosis of Fine Needle Aspirates FNA on site.
• Checking of abnormal cervical smears.
• Training students and technical staff in Cytology speciality.
Provide Customer Service to DOH to meet customer needs & continuous improving customer care service

Cytotechnologist

Private Laboratory

February 1986 - February 1987

Cytotechnologist

Chris Hani Baragwanath Laboratory

January 1979 - January 1986

KPA
Receiving, preparation, staining of all types of Cytology specimens.
Screening & diagnosis of gynaecological & non-gynaecological work including fine needle aspirates FNA
Checking abnormal smears.
Enter and authorise diagnostic reports
Continuous Professional Development activities

Regional Cytology Coordinator

National Health Laboratory Service

NHLS,
Northern and Gauteng Regions 4 years

Qualifications & Certifications

Auditing Peninsula University of Technology on behalf of HPCSA

Project Management

Rand Afrikaans University RAU

Management Advancement Programme

Wits Business School

Social Science

UNISA

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