At Pathologists Lancet Kenya we recognize that results are achieved through attracting, developing and retaining the best people. We support the attainment of equal opportunity progress, and believe that people are the spirit to us accomplishing our strategic goals.

We offer a varied range of career opportunities within various disciplines, including phlebotomy, biomedical technology, human resources & training, finance and administration, marketing, customer relationship management, procurement, Quality Assurance & Control and information technology.

“Pathology is our core Business”

Career Opportunities

JOB TITLE: HEAD OF DEPARTMENT PCR:

JOB LOCATION: NAIROBI LABORATORY (MAIN LAB)

DATE ADVERTISED: 12th NOVEMBER 2021        

CLOSING DATE: 19th NOVEMBER 2021

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.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • – Qualification in Medical Laboratory sciences
  • – Registration as a technologist with KMLTTB with valid practicing license.
  • – Work experience in PCR is an added advantage.
  • – Acquired and working knowledge in molecular biology desired.
  • – At least 5 years experience working in a laboratory setting.

OTHER DESIRED REQUIREMENTS

– Leadership skills and ability to utilize proven employee management solutions to improve productivity and efficiency

– Team work aptitude and willingness to go the extra mile to get tasks done

– Capacity to motivate staff to work as a team.

– Good analytical and problem-solving skills

Added experience in performing special techniques/Procedures in PCR such as;

– Basic understanding of PCR and real time PCR to prepare specimens for testing and analysis,

– Scan and/or data entry of specimen and patient information

-Ensure all lab equipment is working properly and perform minor instrumentation maintenance

-Troubleshoot any specimen related issues

-Maintain a clean and safe work environment

-Complete record logs and other administrative duties as requested

-Follow all Standard Operating Procedures to ensure safety and quality standards rrequirements

-Basic computer knowledge and data entry skills

-High level of attention to detail with the ability to prioritize and multitask

-Ability to work in a fast-paced production environment and meet established turn-around times

Challenging Demands of the Job

  • Unsociable working hours and shifts in some areas;
  • Consistency in achieving stringent turnaround and performance targets in an environment that is characterized by high volume ,24/7 hour working days and no tolerance for error
  • Keeping abreast with technical knowledge and changes on the job
  • Effective leadership within a multi-disciplinary team;
  • Exposure to bio hazardous substances
  • Balancing the needs and demands of staff with management decisions
  • Client liaison (both internal and external) and maintaining a positive image of the company.

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 deputising 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 organisational 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 updated records that can be presented immediately on request thereof.
  • Adheres to professional conduct requirements in line with organisational policy and relevant professional body ethical standards.

HOW TO APPLY:

Send updated CV and copies of Academic Documents to career@lancet.co.ke

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Assessments/ background checks will be conducted on all shortlisted applicants.

All applications should reach us by 5.00pm on the closing date indicated at the top of the advert.

NB: Please indicate in the subject line of your email the Position you are applying for.

JOB TITLE: PRE-ANALYTICAL LABORATORY ADMIN (Internship):

JOB LOCATION: NAIROBI LABORATORY (MAIN LAB)

DATE ADVERTISED: 8th NOVEMBER 2021        

CLOSING DATE: 17th NOVEMBER 2021

Job Summary

Solving for logging, receiving and send away section of the pre-Analytical department to meet required service at standard level.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Diploma in any of the following disciplines: Business Administration Management, Finance and Accounting, Data Management, Health Records Management.
  • Certificate in Computer Applications from a recognized Institution
  • Should be self-motivated
  • Should have good interpersonal and communication skills (both verbal and written)
  • Ability to work under pressure with minimal supervision

Challenging Demands of the Job

  • Unsociable working hours and shifts in some areas;
  • Consistency in achieving stringent turnaround and performance targets in an environment that is characterized by high volume ,24/7 hour working days and no tolerance for error
  • Keeping abreast with technical knowledge and changes on the job
  • Effective leadership within a multi-disciplinary team;
  • Exposure to bio hazardous substances
  • Balancing the needs and demands of staff with management decisions
  • Client liaison (both internal and external) and maintaining a positive image of the company.

Key Responsibilities

  • Receives samples and confirms that information on samples correspond with data has been loaded by the “logging “section according to set standard operating procedures
  • Registers (“log”) samples on the laboratory information system (MT) and places samples into clear zip lock bags for forwarding to sample receiving section according to set standard operating procedures
  • Sorts and distributes samples and ensures the correct and prioritized channeling of specimens to various site/departments.
  • Receives samples from various depots/branches and checks waybill to confirm correctness as well as shipping lists
  • Performs basic housekeeping including suitable cleaning and preparation of equipment components according to set standard operating
  • Adheres to professional conduct requirements in line with organizational policy and relevant professional body ethical standards e.g. ensuring that QA standard requirements are met.
  • Review records for completeness, accuracy and compliance with regulations.
  • Provide a completed and neat report to HOD on daily basis.
  • Responsible for physical receiving of samples from various deport/branches and checking waybill to confirm correctness as well as shipping lists and patients correspond according to operating procedures

HOW TO APPLY:

Send updated CV and copies of Academic Documents to career@lancet.co.ke

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Assessments/ background checks will be conducted on all shortlisted applicants.

All applications should reach us by 5.00pm on the closing date indicated at the top of the advert.

NB: Please indicate in the subject line of your email the Position you are applying for.

Job Title: Medical Laboratory Technologists (Internship)

Job Location: Nairobi, Kisumu, Bungoma Laboratories

Date Advertised: Tuesday 05 OCTOBER 2021           

Closing Date: Friday 08 OCTOBER 2021

JOB SUMMARY

Performs and analyses laboratory sample in order to provide results for medical practitioners to diagnose, treat and prevent diseases.

QUALIFICATIONS

–             Diploma/Degree in Medical Laboratory sciences

–             Registration with KMLTTB

–             Current KMLTTB Practicing License

–             Experience in similar Laboratory setting is an added advantage

Challenging Demands of the Job

  • Risk of error in the job which may result in misdiagnosis or fatal contamination;
  • Unsociable working hours and shifts in some areas;
  • Cost effective utilisation of all resources;
  • Keeping abreast with technical knowledge and changes on the job;
  • Dealing with customers on issues that are not under the direct control of medical technicians but may relate for example to customer care, phlebotomy service or courier/ delivery service;
  • Effective functioning within a multi-disciplinary team;
  • Exposure to bio hazardous substances;
  • Job content and responsibilities are similar to medical technologist.

Decisions and Judgments

All procedures and processes in medical technology are undertaken according to strict standard operating procedures and within a prescribed professional scope of practice. The medical lab technologist is expected to operate within this framework, noting that he/ she must be able to operate independently within the scope of the key performance areas of this job.

Dimensions

The medical lab technologist does not have any reporting staff or budgetary responsibility.

Key Responsibilities

  • Performs diagnostic testing procedures, reviews and verifies results to provide all relevant data that may pertain to the prevention, diagnosis or treatment of diseases.
  • Records and verifies test results (under indirect/direct supervision of a registered medical technologist/pathologist) to ensure integrity of test result database on laboratory information system.
  • Assists the laboratory and/ or technical manager with overseeing and monitoring equipment maintenance, asset management and procurement of goods to ensure the most effective utilization of resources, optimization of stock levels and reduction of costs at all times.
  • Operates, maintains and calibrates the equipment used in the laboratory to ensure that it is operating efficiently and providing accurate results. This includes recording instrument maintenance and quality control results as well as recognizing and resolving problems by troubleshooting mal-functioning equipment and taking corrective action.
  • Implements sound housekeeping procedures and work effectively with others as a member of a team to ensure a safe working environment in accordance with relevant legislation and all safety protocols. This includes the on-going maintenance of quality control standards, adherence to infection control measures, correct disposal of bio-hazardous waste and participation (as per delegated responsibilities) in the preparation process for internal and external quality control audits.
  • Reports incidents, including instrument failures, problem solutions and reads documents and actions tasks on the laboratory information management system in compliance with relevant organizational policy.
  • Attends 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.
  • Performs on-site training of laboratory staff, interns, students, medical colleagues and associated health workers in laboratory techniques, processes and systems, if assigned by laboratory manager and deemed competent.
  • Adheres to professional conduct requirements in line with organizational policy and relevant professional body ethical standards.
  • Ensures proper Receiving of specimens, numbering, bench allocation and sample processing is performed as per departments requirements

HOW TO APPLY:

Send updated cv and copies of academic documents to career@lancet.co.ke

Assessments/ background checks will be conducted on all shortlisted applicants.

All applications should reach us by 5.00pm on the closing date indicated at the top of the advert.

NB: Please indicate in the subject line of your email the location you are applying for.

Job Title: Veterinary Assistant (Internship):

Job Location: Nairobi Veterinary Laboratory

Date Advertised: Tuesday 12 OCTOBER 2021           

Closing Date: Friday 15 OCTOBER 2021

JOB SUMMARY:

Analyze laboratory samples in order to provide results for veterinary practitioners to diagnose, treat and prevent diseases.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Veterinary Medicine or equivalent
  • Registration with KVB
  • Passion to pursue a career in a similar laboratory setting is an added advantage

Challenging Demands of the Job

  • Risk of error in the job which may result in misdiagnosis or fatal contamination;
  • Unsociable working hours and shifts in some areas;
  • Cost effective utilization of all resources;
  • Keeping abreast with technical knowledge and changes on the job;
  • Dealing with customers on issues that are not under the direct control of the incumbent but may relate for example to customer care or courier/ delivery service;
  • Effective functioning within a multi-disciplinary team;
  • Exposure to bio hazardous substances;
  • Job content and responsibilities are similar to veterinary technologist.

    Decisions and Judgments

All procedures and processes in veterinary laboratory technology are undertaken according to strict standard operating procedures and within a prescribed professional scope of practice. The incumbent is expected to operate within this framework, noting that he/ she must be able to operate independently within the scope of the key performance areas of this job.

Dimensions

The incumbent does not have any reporting staff or budgetary responsibility.

Key Responsibilities

  • Performs diagnostic testing procedures, reviews and verifies results to provide all relevant data that may pertain to the prevention, diagnosis or treatment of diseases.
  • Records and verifies test results (under indirect/direct supervision of a registered pathologist) to ensure integrity of test result database on laboratory information system.
  • Assists the laboratory and/ or technical manager with overseeing and monitoring equipment maintenance, asset management, procurement of goods and staff overtime expenditure to ensure the most effective utilization of resources, optimization of stock levels and reduction of costs at all times.
  • Operates, maintains and calibrates the equipment used in the laboratory to ensure that it is operating efficiently and providing accurate results. This includes recording instrument maintenance and quality control results as well as recognizing and resolving problems by troubleshooting malfunctioning equipment and taking corrective action.
  • Implements sound housekeeping procedures and work effectively with others as a member of a team to ensure a safe working environment in accordance with relevant legislation and all safety protocols. This includes the on-going maintenance of quality control standards, adherence to infection control measures, correct disposal of bio-hazardous waste and participation (as per delegated responsibilities) in the preparation process for internal and external quality control audits.
  • Reports incidents, including instrument failures, problem solutions and reads documents and actions tasks on the laboratory information management system in compliance with relevant organizational policy.
  • Attends 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.
  • Performs on-site training of laboratory staff, interns, students, medical colleagues and associated health workers in laboratory techniques, processes and systems, if assigned by laboratory manager and deemed competent.
  • Adheres to professional conduct requirements in line with organizational policy and relevant professional body ethical standards.
  • Receiving of specimens, numbering, bench allocation and sample processing is performed as per departments requirements

HOW TO APPLY:

Send updated CV and copies of Academic Documents to career@lancet.co.ke

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Assessments/ background checks will be conducted on all shortlisted applicants.

All applications should reach us by 5.00pm on the closing date indicated at the top of the advert.

NB: Please indicate in the subject line of your email the Position you are applying for.

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