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SENIOR PRINCIPAL MEDICAL LABORATORY TECHNOLOGIST, JOB GROUP KNH 6 (1 POST)
An officer at this level will be responsible to the Head of Department Laboratory Medicine in provision of medical laboratory services in the hospital.
Duties and Responsibilities
a) Oversee medical laboratory teams in budget planning and financial management.
b) Oversee review of health policies, strategies and guidelines at the department.
c) Oversee implementation of hospital programs in the Laboratory Medicine Department
d) Coordinate medical laboratory research and dissemination of findings;
e) Oversee capacity development including guiding, training, mentoring and coaching of staff in the respective specialties;
f) Lead committees as assigned by HOD or other appointing authority
g) Coordinate implementation of ISO 15189:2012 standards and guidelines within the department
h) Oversee monitoring and evaluation of health policies, strategies and guidelines
i) Implement contingency plan to ensure that essential services are available during emergency situations.
j) Ensure Implementation of a safe laboratory environment in compliance with good practice and applicable requirements.
k) Oversee the implementation of the Kenya Medical Laboratory Technicians and Technologists Board Act, CAP 253A of1999.
l) Ensure the implementation of biosafety and bio security practices in medical laboratory services;
m) Coordinate staff performance management and development in Laboratory Services
Qualifications and Experience
a) Masters of Science degree in any of the following disciplines; Medical Parasitology and Entomology, Medical Entomology, Clinical Chemistry, Haematology, Blood Transfusion Science, Medical Microbiology, Medical
Bacteriology, Virology, Mycology, Clinical Cytology, Histopathology, Immunology, Epidemiology, Public Health (Epidemiology), Infectious Disease Diagnosis, Laboratory Management, Molecular Sciences or equivalent
qualification from an institution recognized by the Kenya Medical Laboratory Technicians and Technologists Board.
b) Bachelor’s Degree in Medical Laboratory Sciences in any of the following disciplines; or equivalent qualification from an institution recognized by the Kenya Medical Laboratory Technicians and Technologists Board.
c) Minimum work experience of eight (8) years relevant work experience with not less than three (3) years as a Principal Medical Laboratory Technologist, Job Group KNH6 or comparable position.
d) Registration Certificate issued by the Kenya Medical Laboratory Technicians and Technologists Board (KMLTTB).
e) Valid practicing license from Kenya Medical Laboratory Technicians and Technologists Board.
f) Certificate in Management Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution.
g) Proficiency in Computer Applications.
h) Fulfilled the requirements of Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010.
Method of Application
All those Interested in the above positions and meet the minimum requirements are requested to download and fill the application form. The application form together with a detailed C.V. indicating qualifications, experience, current responsibilities, copies of testimonials and certificates must be submitted on or 12th October 2021 to the address below:
The Chief Executive Officer
Kenyatta National Hospital
P.O Box 20723-00202
“Kenyatta National Hospital is an equal opportunity employer and qualified candidates with disabilities are encouraged to apply”.
(A) Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and must present the following documents during the interview:-
- A certificate of good conduct from the National Police Service
- EACC Clearance
- Credit Reference Bureau Clearance
- HELB Compliance
- KRA Tax Compliance
“Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification”.