Laboratory Technologist

Date Posted: April 3, 2022, 6:57 a.m.

Job Description

PURPOSE:

The overall objective of the position is to ensure smooth running of laboratory services in the hospital. He/she will also ensure accurate processing and timely dissemination of results.

 

Key Responsibilities

Coordinate day-to-day operations to ensure quality laboratory services are delivered to beneficiaries.

Provide medical laboratory diagnostic and therapeutic information, products and services by establishing specimen preparation procedures, developing and implementing analytical procedures, evaluating laboratory information and reporting results according to protocols.

Maintain medical laboratory equipment performance by establishing quality standards, developing operations, quality and troubleshooting procedures, certifying instrument performance, arranging equipment replacement, service, and repair.

Maintain medical laboratory supplies inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level, anticipating needed supplies, placing and expediting orders for supplies, verifying receipt of supplies.

Maintain medical laboratory productivity by monitoring workload of functional areas, identifying peak and slack periods, making operational adjustment.

Maintain quality results by participating in quality assurance process, performing proficiency surveys, reviewing quality control and quality assurance programs, making adjustments in policy and procedures, generating reports and maintaining records.

Maintain medical laboratory information system by identifying information needs and problems, recommending improvements, establishing priorities, testing and writing & reviewing SoPs.

Implement new programs, tests, methods, instrumentation and procedures by investigating alternatives, preparing proposals, developing and performing parallel testing and monitoring progress.

Maintain regular contact with clients suffering from various diseases to monitor their progress and response to medications by doing baseline investigations.

Organize and conduct blood drive periodically.

 

Minimum Qualifications 

Bachelor’s degree/Higher Diploma or Diploma in Laboratory field.

At least three (2)’ years practical relevant work experience as a Laboratory Technologist.

Valid and current registration with Kenya Medical Laboratory Technicians and Technologist board (KMLTTB)

 

Key Competencies 

At least 2 years working in a busy hospital set up in laboratory section.

Strong leadership, team building, conflict resolution and ability to deliver the Society’s strategic objectives.

Demonstrated proficiency and computer applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, database, email and utilization of the internet.

Should be a team player and culturally sensitive.

Strong communication skills: oral, written and presentation skills.

How To Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should make their applications to Kenya Redcross via the link Jobs at Kenya Red Cross

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