Kenya Red Cross Society Lab Technologist Job

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Kenya Red Cross Society is a leading humanitarian organization sustainably promoting the wellbeing, health and resilience of communities in Kenya.  The Society is seeking a qualified candidate to fill the following positions:

Position Title:  Laboratory Technologist (1 Post)

Location : Kalobeyei

Reporting To : Laboratory Technologist In Charge

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.

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 candidates who meet the above qualifications should apply strictly through  https://www.redcross.or.ke/careers  to reach us not later than  11 th  April 2022 ; Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Job disclaimer and notification:

Kenya Red Cross Society is an equal opportunity employer and does not charge / accept any amount or security deposit from job seekers during the selection process or while inviting candidates for an interview.