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FHI 360 International Lab Technician NGO Jobs in Kenya

Laboratory Technician Job Responsibilities

  • Serve as laboratory quality management system and service delivery improvement mentor in selected health facilities within the region
  • Offer onsite face-to-face laboratory staff mentorship and training on documentation and SOPs, sample management and collection techniques, sample packaging, sample referral systems, quality assurance, results handling, biosafety and waste management
  • Liaise with facility Medical Superintendent, clinicians, laboratory staff and nurses to establish and strengthen the laboratory-clinical services interface.
  • Promote safe blood transfusion practices and blood safety through technical assistance in adaption of developed policies, standards and guidelines and training of laboratory staff
  • Work in collaboration with the county laboratory coordinators, laboratory in-charges and facility managers to strengthen laboratory networking to ensure efficient testing for TB, HIV rapid, HIV viral load, EID PCR and OIs and acceptable turn-around times for these testing.
  • Support the development of laboratory policies, strategic plans, management and monitoring tools both at the county and facility level to improve services as may be required from time to time
  • Offer technical advice on laboratory commodities forecasting, ordering, re-stocking and stores management to eliminate stock outs.
  • Provide technical assistance for equipment including validation, calibration, certification and routine servicing to ensure efficient operation and minimal test interruptions
  • Spearhead efficient implementation
    of both facility and project action plans as required.
  • Assist with the preparation of project progress reports and tracking project progress.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications for the Laboratory Technician Job

  • Working knowledge of quality assurance systems including pertinent national and international regulations and guidance. This knowledge to include direct experience implementing SLMTA/SLIPTA.
  • Proven capability and direct experience in clinical and research laboratory functions and services, including in resource constrained settings.
  • Proven capability and direct experience in conducting HIV and TB diagnostics.
  • Resourceful and creative thinker with the ability to develop simple and efficient solutions and recommendations.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, particularly diplomacy.
  • Good in both written and spoken English and report writing.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; FHI 360 International Lab Technician NGO Jobs in Kenya

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