FV Hospital Cooperates With Quality Control Centre for Medical Laboratory, Ministry of Health, University of Medicine and Pharmacy at HCMC to Organize Laboratory Quality Management Online Training Course: Personal Management – Staff Competency Assessment

From August the 26th to the 31st, 2020, FV’s Laboratory Department will cooperate with the Quality Control Centre for Medical Laboratory, Ministry of Health, and the University of Medicine and Pharmacy at Ho Chi Minh City (QCC – Quality Control Center) to organize the laboratory quality management online training course: Personal Management – Staff competency Assessment. The course includes speakers such as Mr Friend Maviza, Laboratory Department Manager of FV Hospital and Dr Vu Quang Huy, Director of Quality Control Centre for Medical Laboratory, as well as other speakers.

This course is designed to support a specific target audience. These include medical staff from the Department of Health, directors of units/hospitals, leaders of laboratory teams/departments, hospital quality management specialists, laboratory staff, or individuals who want to gain detailed knowledge about laboratory quality management.

The course is developed to specifically support participants to learn how to:

  • Identify Laboratory Quality Management System elements and understand the importance of Personal Management in the Quality Management System;
  • Analyse and understand specific requirements for positions, from qualifications, degrees, training, experience, to skills;
  • Build a Human Resource Management Process;
  • Organize training, checking, and the yearly competency evaluation of new staff;
  • Create job descriptions for Quality Management Staff and Technical Staff;
  • Develop organization charts, goals and quality plans as well as leadership meetings.

The course will start from the 26th to 31st of August, 2020, from 13:30 to 16:30, and the schedule for the course will be over 24 periods, which is broken down into 6 sessions with 4 periods per session.

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The testing quality and the analytical performance of FV’s Laboratory Department have been compared and evaluated to meet international standards, making it comparable to all major laboratories in the world. FV’s Laboratory Department has achieved ISO 15189:2012 certification by the Vietnam Laboratory System (VILAS) and also received a level 6 SIGMA VP certification by Westgard QC, the quality measurement organization, in 2019, illustrating the high standards FV abides by for quality. Together, with an international standard PCR system, FV’s Laboratory Department is fully confident in its ability to measure and perform testing.

Moreover, FV’s Laboratory Department is one of the members who participate with QCC in implementing the direction of Deputy Minister of Health Nguyen Truong Son to build a system of reference laboratories according to the model of IFCC (International Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine). This is achieved through international conferences provided by the Ministry of Health.

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Mr Friend Maviza graduated from Zimbabwe University with a General Diploma Medical Laboratory Technology Degree, in 1997, and Specialist Diploma in Immunology, in 2000. In 2008, he went into post-graduate study, obtaining a Master’s Degree in Medical Laboratory Science in 2009 from Massey University.

Since graduating, Mr Friend Maviza has acquired 10 years of specialized experience in working in his field before joining FV. This started when he became a Senior Laboratory Scientist at the New Zealand Blood Services (2004–2007); going on to work at the Counties Manukau District Health Board, New Zealand (2007-2011); the Laboratory Manager, Norwest Private Hospital, New Zealand (2011–2012); and the Transfusion Manager, RCPA Quality Assurance Programs (2013–2015).

From 2016 until now, Mr Friend Maviza works as the Head of Laboratory & Blood Bank at FV Hospital.

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