The Karen Hospital – Laboratory Technologist.

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The Karen Hospital is a 102 bed multispecialty Hospital in Kenya located in Karen along Karen –Langata Road.

We offer patient focused, world class medical treatment and accord the highest standards of medical care to all our patients.

With our State of the art amenities, equipment and our well trained staff, we are committed to delivering the most effective and most compassionate care to all our patients.

Since inception in 2006, The Karen Hospital has been acclaimed for excellence in clinical care in Africa and beyond.

The Karen Hospital is ISO 9001:2015 certified for compliance with Quality Management Systems and is committed to continuous improvement in service delivery.

We are seeking to recruit a highly motivated visionary and results oriented candidate to fill in the below positions:

Laboratory Technologist

Ref No: LAB/2020/1

The Medical Laboratory Technologist provides information for diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease by conducting medical laboratory tests, procedures, experiments, and analyses.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Collect blood specimens from patients, label specimens and evaluate correct specimens for the tests requested.
  • Perform tests and sample analysis in the areas of Hematology, Immunology Histopathology/Cytology, Clinical Chemistry, and Microbiology.
  • Verify the validity of all submitted samples prior to accepting the specimen.
  • Prepare samples for storage and maintain specimen inventory.
  • Prepare peripheral blood films, and tissue specimens in readiness for reporting by the pathologists
  • Perform calibration, standardization and routine preventive maintenance on laboratory instruments such as centrifuges, microscopes, incubators, analyzers, refrigerators, freezers, in accordance with the established procedures, protocols and schedules
  • Perform Quality Control (QC) and Quality Assurance (QA) activities
  • Review all tests results for accuracy and consistency, correlating results with patients’ conditions.
  • Notify the appropriate health professional in case of Critical / Panic values or questionable results that require verification or re-collection of samples.
  • Maintain laboratory records and archiving system of patient information, equipment and tests results to comply with regulations.
  • Enter results in the laboratory information management system.
  • Assist in writing and revising of the technical procedures and manuals.
  • Maintain inventory of equipment and monitor laboratory supply levels and assist in re-ordering and inventory of supplies
  • Comply with all relevant safety and infection control policies and procedures.
  • Ensure tidiness of laboratory rooms, benches and proper housekeeping.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirement:

  • A degree / diploma in Medical Laboratory Sciences.
  • Must be registered and licensed by the Kenya Medical Laboratory Technicians and Technologists Board (KMLTTB).
  • At Least 2 years post qualification experience.
  • Ability to work under minimum supervision.
  • Ability to analyze and evaluate data critically.
  • Ability to prepare and keep budgets.
  • MUST be Computer literate
  • Familiar with Good Laboratory Practices (GLP)
  • Familiarity with the total quality process- Quality assurance, quality control processes is mandatory
  • Experience in performing common laboratory tests
  • Ability to prepare reagents, stains and media.
  • Ability to carry out grossing, sectioning of specimens
  • Ability to calibrate, operate and maintain laboratory instruments.
  • Familiarity with (Laboratory information management system) LIMS.
  • Minimum two (2) years working experience.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • At least 2 years of relevant working experience
  • Strong negotiation and customer care skills
  • Have experience working with any ERP system.

Interested candidates are requested to visit our website and apply online at https://www.karenhospital.org/about-us/ OR you can send your CV to us via email to: recruitment@karenhospital.org quoting the reference number

Deadline for submission is 9th December 2020.

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The Karen Hospital

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