Centre For Health Solutions Kenya
Centre for Health Solutions – Kenya (CHS), in partnership with the County Government of Nyeri, is seeking to employ the services of motivated and proactive individuals to fill the following vacancy in the Ministry of Health (MoH)/CHS Tegemeza Plus Project, which supports and strengthens HIV/AIDS services in Nyeri County.
Position: Medical Laboratory Technologists (4 positions)
Location: Nyeri County
The Laboratory Technologist is responsible for coordinating laboratory activities required for HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment services
Performs 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
Correlating clinical information and/or previous lab results and report discrepancies to supervisors and other appropriate personnel.
Collecting and directing 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
Interprets test results and documents appropriately
Writing and updating laboratory procedures as required.
Set up, clean and maintain laboratory equipment, including carrying out daily temperature checks
Develop, standardize, evaluate, and modify procedures, techniques and tests used in the analysis of specimens and in medical laboratory experiments.
Preserves and protects patient and client confidentiality in all situations and with all documentation.
Follows protocol for running and documenting control values
Collects, evaluates, and reports quality management data in order to monitor and improve laboratory performance.
Do reagent quantification, forecasting and timely reporting
Maintains 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 and Requirements
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
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.
Applications should include the following
Cover letter and current CV with names and telephone contacts of at least three (3) referees
Copies of academic and professional certificates
Photocopy of ID
Interested applicants who meet the minimum criteria are invited to email their applications clearly indicating the job title as the subject line by 5.00PM on or before Thursday, June 21, 2018.
Centre for Health Solutions-Kenya is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews. Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification