An IT Systems Analyst (Medical Pathology Laboratories and Clinics) 12 Months Fixed Term Contract vacancy is available at our Client, Wits Health Consortium in Parktown, Johannesburg – Gauteng.


Wits Health Consortium (Pty) Limited (“WHC”) is a wholly-owned Company of the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg (South Africa) under its Faculty of Health Sciences. WHC provides Faculty with a legal framework within which to operate the research and other activities necessary to support its academic objectives. In addition, WHC offers a range of products and services to the Academics conducting these activities in order to assist with the management thereof

Main purpose of the job

  • To assist with either upgrading or creating a roadmap for a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS), or an equivalent electronic resulting system
  • The incumbent will be required to perform an initial LIMS/electronic laboratory resulting GAP analysis for each African country identified by Wits Health Consortium, then collaboratively propose and/or implement and support an appropriate solution into that country
  • The ideal incumbent should be creative in their functional and technical strategy towards a proposed resulting system as each country varies in its level of connectivity sophistication and thus a one solution fits all may not apply


  • DMMH, Wits Medical School, Parktown

Key performance areas

  • Foster close relationships with the various Ministries of Health, in-country partners and other relevant stakeholders in order to allow for close collaboration to ensure high-quality viral load test resulting within each country
  • Compile functional requirements, technical specifications and designs to ensure that programs are aligned to and address the needs in each country
  • Ensure those system solutions are developed in line with technical specifications to ensure that solutions meet business requirements
  • Ensure that all relevant technical documentation and training notes are created, distributed and stored appropriately
  • Develop system implementation plans and project manage the implementation of systems
  • Create test cases and test solutions to ensure that required standards and objectives are met
  • Provide training to relevant stakeholders to ensure that they understand and achieve optimal system utilization
  • Monitor and evaluate the LIMS/electronic resulting system in order to ensure accurate data reporting

Required minimum education and training

  • BTech Degree/ National Diploma in Biomedical Sciences or equivalent medical qualification is essential
  • IT qualification, minimum A+ is essential
  • Business Analysis qualification is advantageous
  • Experience in Medical Pathology laboratories and Clinics

Desirable additional education, work experience and personal abilities

  • Good understanding of the clinic- laboratory interface and value chain
  • Good understanding of systems development life cycle methodology
  • Takes ownership of and resolves very complex IT problems in a way that demonstrates balanced judgment
  • The ability to develop creative solutions to LIMS and laboratory resulting within appropriate time frames
  • Must be results-driven by displaying a strong tenacity, sense of urgency and drive to see things through to successful conclusions
  • Must be able to work collaboratively, and frequently initiate and pursue professional relationships, with Ministries of Health and in-country partners
  • Maintain awareness of developments in the rapidly moving IT industry and quickly apply this knowledge, if need be
  • Have the ability to anticipate problems and identify, advise or implement a new and unique way to ensure high-quality service levels

Required minimum work experience

  • 2-4 years of IT system support experience is required


  • Only if you do meet the minimum job requirements and experienceas mentioned above, you may submit a detailed updated CV – Please Apply Online
  • Please take note that the applicants who do not adhere to the above criteria will not be considered for the respective position.
  • The closing date for all applications is 24 May 2021.
  • Wits Health Consortium will only respond to shortlisted candidates.
  • Candidates who have not been contacted within two weeks of the closing date can consider their applications to be unsuccessful.
  • In accordance with our Employment Equity goals and plan, preference will be given to suitable applicants from designated groups as defined in the Employment Equity Act 55 of 1998 and subsequent amendments thereto.

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