Laboratory in-Charge Job in Nairobi, Kenya


Our client a re-known Hospital in Nairobi targeting the urban poor communities is in the process of increasing its service delivery effectiveness.

This has necessitated the need to urgently hire a Laboratory In-charge whose details are described below.

Vacant Position: Laboratory in-Charge

Reporting: Medical Officer in-Charge

Liaison: Medical Doctors, Clinical officers, Nurses, Radiology and Records team, Pharmacy

Job Summary: The position is responsible for planning, coordinating, implementing and assuming responsibility and accountability for the provision of efficient, speedy, and accurate laboratory services (tests and procedures) to assist in diagnosing, monitoring, and treating patients.

It is also responsible for investigation of new procedures, and quality control of laboratory services. Under the general guidance of the Medical Officer in-charge, the incumbent will ensure compliance with all relevant regulatory guidelines, standards and protocols relating to laboratory services.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide effective management to the day-to-day operations of the laboratory.
  • Provide line management and professional leadership to the laboratory services team, and ensure that effective and efficient administrative support is provided for laboratory services.
  • Ensure compliance with policies, operating/administrative procedures, and systems established for the laboratory.
  • Ensure delivery of comprehensive and good quality laboratory services to patients by all laboratory staff.
  • Ensure effective coordination with the clinical services team for effective management of patient treatment process.
  • Ensure that all laboratory staff contribute to maintenance of a safe environment, comply with infection control standards, keep good sanitation, and effective management of waste disposal.
  • Ensure that laboratory is supplied with adequate supplies and consumables to facilitate its service delivery effectively.
  • Ensure that laboratory staff maintain effective client service.
  • Ensure that data from the laboratory is handled confidentially at all times.
  • Promote initiatives that support delivery of quality laboratory services by the Hospital.
  • Ensure that equipment, machines, and tools being used for laboratory services are in working and serviceable condition and are kept clean and tidy at all times.
  • Facilitate regular departmental team meetings to promote communication and information sharing, discuss performance standards and compliance, staffing, monitor general trends in patient complaints and other concerns and/or developments.
  • Ensure that laboratory staff understand and promote emergency and evacuation procedures in line with relevant regulations and/or requirements.
  • Draw up, manage and monitor the budget for Laboratory Department in consultation with the Medical Officer in-Charge and the Administrator.
  • Conduct analysis, interpret and provide reports on specimens as required by the clinical staff. Establish systems that ensure quality control/assurance and accuracy of laboratory results
  • Conduct outreach laboratory services to support the Hospital’s medical outreach activities
  • Promote a work environment that promotes harmonious work relationships, team work and nurture and keep a committed and highly motivated laboratory staff.
  • Manage the orientation and induction of new laboratory staff.
  • Maintain an effective performance management process for laboratory staff.
  • Identify and deal with issues of poor performance, complaints, grievances and disciplinary actions in accordance with the Hospital’s human resource policies and procedures.
  • Foster teamwork among supervised staff and with staff from other units/departments in the Hospital.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • KCSE with a minimum grade C, Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology
  • At least four (4) years’ experience in a similar position
  • Registered with the Kenya Medical Laboratory Technologist and Technicians Board.
  • MUST be diligent, honest and responsible
  • High level of integrity and a professional attitude.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Must be a good team player
  • Strong analytical skills, attention to details, and high level of accuracy.
  • Demonstrated strong leadership skills and ability to maintain high morale among staff
  • Good spoken and written English and Kiswahili.
  • Good colour and form perception (to study blood cells, etc.)
  • Working knowledge of computer application packages
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates are invited to submit their cover letter and detailed CV to, clearly stating the job you are applying for in the Email subject.

Indicate your current & expected Gross salary in the CV.

Closing date for application is 20th June, 2018

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Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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Nairobi, Kenya

Nairobi County

Health and Medical
Updated: June 14, 2018 — 2:15 pm