Kenya Job: IRC, Laboratory Technologist

Kenya Job: IRC, Laboratory Technologist

Posted: Feb 21, 2017

Employment as Laboratory Technologist at IRC

Working under the guidance and supervision of the Senior Laboratory Technologist


Laboratory Technologist Job Responsibilities

Program management:

  • Perform Laboratory investigations as per clinician’s request and ensure accurate, reliable and timely results.
  • Maintain order and smooth flow of patients.
  • Supervise the Kenyan and refugee incentive staff.
  • Participate in in-service training and regular on bench refresher courses for Kenyan and refugee staff.
  • Ensure that all relevant records are updated and maintained.
  • Monitor and supervise proper usage of laboratory reagents.
  • Maintain Laboratory machines in good order- cleaning and covering after use.
  • Ensure general laboratory cleanliness is maintained.
  • Report any unusual statistics or observations to the laboratory in-charge.

Ensure SOP’S are used at all times.

  • Ensuring safety procedures in the laboratory are maintained.
  • Preparing of stains, reagents and solutions necessary for all lab tests.
  • Participate in the department planning and forecasting of laboratory supplies.

Human Resource Management

  • Monitoring and supervision of the laboratory incentive staff; to ensure that work is done properly and efficiently.
  • Routinely monitor incentive staff performance according to their job description.
  • With the HR field office review personnel issues and concerns of incentive laboratory staff and assist with determining and implementing solutions
  • Conduct regular training sessions (OJT and refresher trainings) for refugee staff.

Communication and Reporting

  • Ensure all laboratory reports are done on time and sent to HIS, CSM and other offices as may be indicated.
  • Notify your supervisor and CSM on all investigations above the positive threshold.
  • Report any laboratory incidents to the senior lab technologist.

Required Qualifications for the Laboratory Technologist Job

  • Diploma in medical laboratory sciences.
  • MUST be registered by KMLTTB
  • At least 2 years experience working in a busy Microbiology laboratory
  • Computer literate
  • Team player and cultural sensitivity is required.
  • Ability to work in hardship areas (Previous experience in a Camp setting will be an added advantage).
  • Fluency in Turkana/Somali will be an added advantage
  • Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

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