Laboratory Technologist Job October

Marie Stopes

  • Kenya
  • Permanent
  • Full-time
  • 3 months ago
  • Apply easily
Laboratory Technologist Job, Current Laboratory Technologist Jobs In Kenya

Job Title: Laboratory Technologist,

Location: Centre,

Reporting to: Centre Manager,

Responsibilities
  • Perform routine laboratory test procedures as outlined in the MSK laboratory standard operating procedure manuals and report test results
  • Perform and adhere to daily quality assurance and quality control procedures in performing all testing
  • Correlate clinical information and/or previous lab results and report discrepancies to supervisors and other appropriate personnel. Consult with superiors or senior clinicians when no pre-set criteria for decision- making is available before taking action
  • Collect and direct the collection of specimens with rigid attention to proper patient identification, priority status and hospital and laboratory safety and infection control policies for clinical testing
  • Maintain and operate lab equipment; be able to detect malfunctions as they occur by review of results. Troubleshoot the problem with vendor representative and raise the requests for repairs
  • Provide recommendation on new tests to introduce to the clinic based on market research results
  • Follow protocol for running and documenting control values
  • Collect, evaluate, and report quality management data in order to monitor and improve laboratory performance
  • Work closely with all laboratory personnel to ensure timely client service and accurate test results
  • Maintain open communication with supervisors, doctors, and fellow employees to ensure optimal operation of department. Communicate pertinent information to other members of the health care team in a clinically relevant time frame to enhance the lab’s contribution to patient care
  • Write and update laboratory procedures under supervision as required by quality teams
  • Liaise with the Quality Assurance team to report any clinical incidences and seek support where intervention is required
  • Documentation – Properly and accurately documents/charts observations and other data related to the clinical condition of the patient, and ensures proper records are maintained of the same
  • Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies. This should be done in Liaison with the Center manager to ensure the lab is always covered while away
  • Confidentiality – Preserve and protect patient and client confidentiality in all situations and with all documentation
  • Maintain safe and clean working environment by complying with safety procedures, rules, and regulations
  • Protect patients and employees by adhering to infection control policies and protocols
  • Correctly dispose of bio-hazardous materials, labelling and handling of all materials
  • Adhere and adapt to organizational goals, objectives, and standards of performance, policies and procedures
  • Ensure that all relevant practicing licenses are up to date and copies maintained in the personal files in the facilities
  • Any other duties that maybe assigned by the line manager
Qualifications
  • Minimum Diploma in Medical Laboratory Sciences from a recognised institution.
  • Valid License from Kenya Medical Laboratory Technicians and Technologists Board
  • Minimum of two (2) years post training experience in the same position
  • Capable of performing tests in all clinical laboratory sections: bacteriology, immunohematology, chemistry, haematology, parasitology, serology and urinalysis
  • Fully aware of quality control protocols
  • Fully conversant on Infection prevention and control
How to apply

Suitable and qualified candidates should email one document combining an application letter and CV to pd@mariestopes.or.ke on or before October 22, 2020. The subject of the email should read Laboratory Technologist. Do not attach certificates and testimonials. Marie Stopes Kenya is an equal opportunity employer and does not ask for fees at any stage of the recruitment process. Successful candidates must abide by MSI's Antifraud & Bribery Policy and Safeguarding Policy, including protection of children and vulnerable adults.

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