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  • Posted: Jan 7, 2021
    Deadline: Jan 18, 2021
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    Scanlab Kenya- Our facility was established with the aim of bringing ultra modern diagnostic solutions closer to the people in Kitengela and its environs. Today, we offer the highest standards of medical services to people in Kitengela as well as Kajiado and Machakos. We also serve hospitals in Kitengela, Machakos, Mlolongo and Syokimau who come to seek our ...
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    Histo Technologist

    Industry: Health sector (Medical laboratory)

    A leading diagnostics provider is seeking to recruit for the position of Histo technologist.

    The ideal candidate MUST be registered with KMLTTB and have a valid 2021 practice license & have at least 2 years relevant working experience in a busy environment.

    Job Duties Include:

    • Performs routine tissue embedding, microtomy and staining following established procedures.
    • Perform immunohistochemistry staining with manual and automated methods as per established laboratory procedures.
    • Prepares reagents following established procedures.
    • Grossing of histopathology specimens with assistance of the surgical pathologist
    • Prepare cytology samples, such as Papanicolaou (PAP) smear, body fluids and fine needle aspirations (FNAs), to detect abnormal conditions
    • Assist the pathologist or other physicians to collect cell samples such as by fine needle aspiration (FNA) biopsies.
    • Maintains documentation of workload volume and appropriate records as required by the department, company and various regulatory agencies.
    • Maintains an up to date block files and slide archival system
    • Maintains accuracy with correct patient tissue on appropriate assigned slides.
    • Performs special staining procedures offered in histology and cytology
    • Researches, troubleshoots and resolves inquiries or problems within the laboratory
    • Development, annual review and updating of standard operating procedures established in the laboratory
    • Performs reagent QC on routinely used reagents and troubleshoots reagent and instrument failures.
    • Develops stain troubleshooting skills and develops trouble shooting skills.
    • Assists with other non-technical duties within the laboratory as requested by the supervisor/manager to meet immediate needs of laboratory.
    • Performs routine maintenance on laboratory equipment in designated area. This includes cleaning equipment, minor troubleshooting and reporting any irregularities in operation to supervisor/manager.
    • Maintains appropriate records as required by laboratory, company and various regulatory agencies.
    • Communicate urgent/critical tests results and maintain appropriate documentation
    • Adheres to the laboratory’s safety policies.
    • Maintains adequate stock of working supplies, notifies team leader or supervisor of shortage.
    • Helps with inventory procedures.
    • Participates in required continued education activities.
    • Additional duties as assigned.


    • Applicants for the position must have a Certificate in histotechnology/Higher Diploma in Histology /Cytology and Diploma in Medical Laboratory Sciences from a recognized institution.
    • S/he must have two (2) years relevant working experience and must be registered by the Kenya Medical Laboratory Technologists and Technician Board
    • Ability to work independently in a team environment
    • Strong ability to problem-solve
    • Attention to detail
    • Good communication skills
    • Proficient in computers and IT

    Method of Application

    To apply for this position, please send your current detailed CV (must have 3 professional referees including a current or former supervisor), KMLTTB registration certificate, 2021 KMLTTB license, current & expected salary ONLY to by close of business 18th January 2021.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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