Laboratory Technologist

at Bliss Healthcare (view profile)
Published February 12, 2024
Expires March 4, 2024
Location Kakuma, Kenya
Category Health and Medical  
Job Type Full-time  


Core Responsibilities

  • Collect, process, and handle blood and/or other biological specimens according to established procedures; instructs patients in the proper collection of samples
  • Performs a variety of clinical laboratory tests in the areas of hematology, microbiology, clinical chemistry, and urinalysis, as assigned; conducts quantitative and qualitative chemical analyses of body fluids such as blood, urine and perform blood counts using microscope as outlined on SOPs, Manuals and Policies
  • Perform quality control on test results, ensuring validity and accuracy
  • Performs calibration and troubleshooting on testing systems and instruments to ensure adherence to established standards of accuracy
  • Keep records and reports on results according to established procedures
  • Practices safety, environmental, and/or infection control methods
  • Orientation of new staff
  • Participate in CMEs and quarterly assessment tests
  • Timely and accurate billing of laboratory services
  • Department report submission (weekly and monthly reports)
  • Stock management and monthly submission of stock report with explained variances
  • Review and act on quality indicator reports (IQC, EQA/interlaboratory comparison, TAT, sample rejection)
  • Document CAPA on all non-conformities
  • Follow laid down Lab Board approved rules for medical lab profession and adhere to Government and respective professional standards of care and treatment of patients
  • Participate in conducting technical training programs organized by the Laboratory Quality Manager or Centre Manager
  • Ensure timely response to emergencies
  • Ensure all sentinel incidents/events are recorded and reported to the Center Manager within 24 hours using the provided tools
  • Ensure that the fridge temperatures and ambient temperature and humidity are charted twice daily, and any error reported to the Center Manager
  • Ensure timely escalation of any urgent out of stock items to the Laboratory Quality Manager
  • Ensure that any issue pertaining quality is escalated to the Laboratory Quality Manager
  • Client satisfaction; Ensure client satisfaction through high quality of service, effective communication, prompt feedback and escalation of any unresolved issues to the Center Manager.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Diploma/ BSC in Medical Laboratory Sciences or related disciplines
  • Valid practicing license from Kenya Medical Laboratory Technicians and Technologists Board.


  • 2 +years’ work experience.

Technical skills/Leadership competencies

  • Proficiency in computer application packages
  • Able to use, maintain and troubleshoot laboratory equipment
  • Effective communication both oral and written
  • Attention to details
  • Systematically manage work and workplace
  • Demonstrate leadership and organizational competence
  • Uphold ethics and professionalism
  • Ability to maintain quality, safety, and/or infection control standards.
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