Kenyatta University Hospital - Senior Laboratory Technologists Jobs in Kenya

Kenyatta University Hospital - Senior Laboratory Technologists Jobs in Kenya

Kenyatta University Teaching, Referral & Research Hospital (KUTRRH) is seeking to recruit highly transformative and dynamic self-driven individuals with a high degree of integrity, result oriented, demonstrable professionalism, competence and impeccable capability to fill the following positions within its staff establishment:

Kenyatta University Hospital - Senior Laboratory Technologists Jobs in Kenya

Senior Laboratory Technologist (DCSSLT/KUTRRH/7)

1. Background Information

Kenyatta University Teaching, Research and Referral Hospital (KUTRRH)

Department: Clinical Services
Section/Unit: Laboratory Services
Job Title: Senior Laboratory Technologist
Reports to: Chief Laboratory Technologist
Direct Reports:
Laboratory Technologist
Laboratory Scientist

2. Purpose of the Job

Reporting to the Chief Medical Laboratory Technologist, the Senior Medical Laboratory Technologist job exists to provide general laboratory services to patients in the hospital; provide clinical research and training, and advise the hospital and public on the same at KUTRRH.

3. Main Duties and Responsibilities of the Job:

  • Train and ensure that all laboratory staff, interns and students deployed in
    laboratory are qualified for the work they are allocated for quality service delivery in the hospital.
  • Ensure that the laboratory is clean and in the required condition in order to provide conducive working environment for quality laboratory service delivery in the hospital.
  • Formulate, review and amend laboratory safety policies and procedures in
    collaboration with the pathologists and sensitize the same to other laboratory staff in the hospital.
  • Implement the required laboratory safety standards enshrined in Laboratory Standard Operating Procedures in the hospital.
  • Receive patients referred to the laboratory for diagnosis and schedule their
    medical test and other laboratory procedures by other laboratory technologists in the hospital.
  • Perform advanced medical tests and other diagnostic procedures in order to diagnose complex medical conditions in the laboratory of the hospital.
  • Conduct confirmatory tests and other diagnostic procedures in order to confirm
    the finding of junior laboratory staff in the laboratory of the hospital.
  • Perform occasional chemical tests, laboratory machines and equipment test,and that
    any necessary adjustments are effected for evaluation and quality control purposes
    and release of products in the hospital.
  • Identify and dispose any expired or unusable laboratory materials in accordance to
    the established safety and security policies, procedures and processes in the hospital.
  • Ensure proper handling, storage and management of laboratory equipment, materials and records in the laboratory of the hospital.
  • Establish and maintain laboratory operating systems for implementinglaboratory
    programmes, projects and activities in the laboratory of the hospital.
  • Implement continuing training and development of laboratory staff in the hospital
    for continuous quality and timely services delivery to patients in the hospital.
  • Supervise, guide and mentor junior laboratory staff, interns and student,together
    with their work in the laboratory of hospital.
  • Provide clinical research and training in Medical Laboratory Sciences and technology to students in the laboratory unit of the hospital.

    4. Qualifications Knowledge and Skills:

    Minimum level of academic qualifications required to perform effectively in the role:

    a) Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science from a recognized institution
    b) Higher Diploma in Medical Laboratory Sciences from a recognized institution

    Professional qualification required to effectively perform in the role:

    a) Must be registered with the Kenya Medical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians Council.

    Minimum level of knowledge required for the job:
    a) Computer literate
    b) Knowledge of relevant legislations
    c) Knowledge of professional standards
    d) Proven track record of clinical research and training in a reputable institution

    Soft skills required for the job:

    a) Communication skills
    b) Leadership skills
    c) Analytical skills
    d) Observation skills
    e) Organizational skills
    f) Team building skills

    5. Relevant Work Experience Required:

    Minimum number of years of experience the jobholder is required to have to be appointed
    to the position:

    At least five years working experience as a Medical Laboratory Technologist in a reputable

    The deadline for the receipt of all applications is Monday 5th August 2019

    If your background and competencies match the specifications of any of these posts, please send your;

    1. Application Letter,
    2. Curriculum Vitae and
    3. Filled Application Form

    ONLY via email to

    Or hard copies can be addressed to:

    The Chief Executive Officer
    Kenyatta University Teaching, Referral & Research Hospital
    P.O Box 7674 – 00100 GPO
    Nairobi Kenya

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