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Head of Department , Clinical Chemistry and Endocrinology



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2023-01-25 - 2023-02-05

About the position

Job Summary

Performs and analyses laboratory samples in order to provide results for medical practitioners to diagnose treat and prevent diseases. Assists Laboratory manager with supervision of staff under him or her and functions as per delegated responsibilities


For appointment to this post, a candidate must have;

  • Bachelor’s Degree / Higher National Diploma / Diploma in Medical Laboratory Sciences or any other equivalent qualification from an institution recognized by the Kenya Medical Laboratory Technicians and Technologists Board;
  • Registration Certificate issued by the Kenya Medical Laboratory Technicians and Technologists Board (KMLTTB)
  • 4-5 years working experience and in a supervisory position.
  • Certificate in computer application skills from a recognized institution

Key Responsibilities

  • Perform all aspects of diagnostic testing procedures, reviews and verifies results and interacts with pathologists for abnormal results in his/her department.
  • Assists the Lab manager to supervise and train staff in line with delegated responsibilities and/or deputizing requirements to ensure that operational objectives are achieved , colleagues are able to achieve their performance objectives and interns and students are trained and guided properly.
  • Ensures the implementation of service levels and quality standards in accordance with standard operating procedures and service level agreements.
  • Interacts with pathologists on technical matters to provide all relevant data that may pertain to the prevention, diagnosis or treatment of diseases.
  • Assists the Lab manager to ensure a safe working environment in accordance with relevant legislation and all safety protocols. This includes maintenance of on-going maintenance of quality control standards, adherence to infection control measures, correct disposal of bio-hazardous waste and project management (as per delegated responsibilities) of the preparation process for internal and external quality control audits.
  • Assists the Lab manager to ensure that incidents and results delays are reported by laboratory staff, thereby ensuring compliance with relevant organizational policy and laboratory standard operating procedures.
  • Ensures that departmental coverage is well outlined by preparing duty rosters which are equally distributed and acceptable by management.
  • Manages stock in his/her department to avoid stock outs.
  • Ensures that equipment’s and machine’s in his/her department are well calibrated maintained and serviced as per service level agreement.
  • Implements sound housekeeping procedures and work effectively with others as a member of a team to ensure a safe working environment in accordance with safety protocols.
  • Assists the Lab manager in preparation of internal and external (SANAS) audits by ensuring that all tests/equipment are validated and both IQC and EQA are in place for effective operation and accurate results
  • Attends in-service training and seminars and participates in continuing professional development (CPD) activities to continuously update knowledge and skills as well as comply with professional registration requirements. This includes ensuring the availability of up-to-date records that can be presented immediately on request thereof.
  • Adheres to professional conduct requirements in line with organizational policy and relevant professional body ethical standards.

How to Apply:

Interested and qualified persons are requested to make their applications attaching copies of their certificates CV and other testimonials to hr@lancet.co.ke on or before 5th February 2023 latest 5.00 pm (East African Time)

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