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  • Lab Technologist at Centre for Health Solutions – Kenya (CHS)

  • Posted on: 10 January, 2019 Deadline: 18 January, 2019
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  • Centre for Health Solutions – Kenya (CHS) is an indigenous, not-for-profit organisation that utilises local expertise and strategic partnerships to ensure the implementation of evidence-informed solutions and interventions to address existing and emerging public health concerns.

    CHS is currently sourcing for a high calibre, self-motivated and dynamic individual to fill the below position:

     

    Lab Technologist

     

    Overall Function

    The Laboratory Technologists responsible for coordinating laboratory activities required for HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment services

    Responsibilities

    • Perform laboratory activities required for HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment programs, including baseline and follow up laboratory investigations are carried out.
    • Conduct laboratory testing procedures as per the required SOPs
    • Correlate clinical information and/or previous lab results and report discrepancies to supervisors and other appropriate personnel.
    • Collect and direct the collection of specimens with rigid attention to proper patient identification, priority status and hospital and laboratory and laboratory safety and infection control policies for clinical testing
    • Interpret test results and documents appropriately
    • Write and update laboratory procedures as required.
    • Set up, clean and maintain laboratory equipment, including carrying out daily temperature checks
    • Develop, standardise, evaluate, and modify procedures, techniques and tests used in the analysis of specimens and in medical laboratory experiments.
    • Preserve and protect patient and client confidentiality in all situations and with all documentation.
    • Follow protocol for running and documenting control values
    • Collect, evaluate, and report quality management data in order to monitor and improve laboratory performance.
    • Do reagent quantification, forecasting and timely reporting
    • Maintain safe and clean working environment by complying with safety procedures, rules, and regulations including infection control policies and protocols.
    • Correctly disposes of bio-hazardous materials, labelling and handling of all materials.
    • Provide technical information about test results to care manager, clinical officers and patients.
    • Perform any other duties as directed by the supervisor

    Qualifications

    For appointment to the post of Laboratory Technologist, a candidate must;

    • Have a diploma in Medical Laboratory Sciences
    • Valid License from the Kenya Medical Laboratory Technicians and Technologists Board (KMLTTB)
    • At least 2 years working experience in a laboratory
    • Knowledge of laboratory Health and Safety practices
    • Experience working with MOH/County systems and personnel, donor funded projects is an added advantage
    • Good report writing and analytical skills
    • Good communication and interpersonal skills
    • Computer literacy
    • Should be self-motivated
    • Should have good interpersonal and communication skills (both verbal and written)
    • Ability to work under pressure with minimal supervision

    Successful candidates will be supervised by their respective hospital/facility health management team (HMT) from the Ministry of Health in conjunction with the CHS Program team.

    Method of Application

    Applications should include the following

    • Cover letter and current CV with names and telephone contacts of at least 3 referees
    • Copies of academic and professional certificates
    • Photocopy of ID
    • Testimonials/ Recommendation

    Interested applicants who meet the minimum criteria are invited to email their applications to vacancies@chskenya.org on or before Friday, January 18, 2019. Centre for Health Solutions-Kenya is an Equal Opportunity Employer Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews. Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

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