Laboratory Technologist at The Aga Khan Health Service

THE AGA KHAN HEALTH SERVICE
The Aga Khan Health Service in Tanzania invites applications for the following positions to be based in Arusha, Tanzania.
Job Title: Laboratory Technologist
Ensure provision of effective, efficient and quality laboratory services.

Key Responsibilities

• Receive specimens for analysis and conduct tests as per the doctor`s request.
• Analyze tests with maximum efficiency to produce quality results, carry out routine and specialized analysis of tests as per approved procedures of techniques.
• Dispatch laboratory results and/or reports to appropriate users while maintaining accurate records of tests carried out and keeping correct data entry on report forms as well as batch registers.
• Keep record of all tests carried out and enter/update data on report forms as well as batch registers.
• Keep record of all tests carried out and enter/update data on report forms as well as batch registers.
• Prepare timely and accurate test reports.
• Re-check, confirm and discuss abnormal test results with the consultant prior to dispatch then proceed to communicate all urgent and abnormal laboratory results to users with minimum delay.
• Monitor turnaround time of results and manage referral specimens to other hospitals.
• Carry out routine and preventive maintenance of laboratory equipment, trouble shoot broken down equipment, ensure routine and accurate calibration of the equipment.
• Ensure maximum utilization and appropriate stocking of reagents and consumables, maintain stock records and test consuming and expense monitoring in the section.
• Plan local & import orders with MMD in liaison with Asst. Lab. Manager & Consultant pathologist.
• Develop and review all standard operating procedures pertaining to the section as well as generic procedures and assess new analytic techniques for adaptation.
• Implement all quality control in the section while representing the section at QC and departmental level meetings.
• Observe and comply with environmental health and occupational safety measures and ensure maintenance of high standards of hygiene in the work area.
• Prepare duty Rota to ensure that the section has appropriate staff coverage at all times.
• Participate in recruitment and regular appraisal of staff as well as identifying their training and development needs.
• Develop job specifications for volunteers and attachments and monitor and develop reports of their work in the section.
• Participate in both clinical and subject audits, investigate non-compliances, identifying corrective and preventative measures and prepare summaries and draft reports from audits for the section.
• Participate in continuous medical education programmes of the department and regularly update the technologists with new and existing techniques.
• Complete any other duties as may be assigned by the department manager or consultant.

Skills, Qualifications and Experience

• Higher Diploma in Medical Laboratory technology from a recognized institute.
• 5 years experience working in a similar role.
• Registered with a recognized laboratory Medical Board.
• Kenya certification of secondary education minimum grade of C+
• Bachelor of Science is an added advantage.
• Customer service skills and leadership skills.
• Ability to work in a team.
• Attention to detail
• Neat and tidy with organizational skills
• Proficient in computers

For Application and Submission Details please send your application, an updated CV and testimonials, including the names, postal and e-mail addresses, telephone/fax numbers of two professional references, addressed to the:

Human Resources Office
Arusha Clinic,
P.O.BOX 125
DAR ES SALAAM

Fax: (+255) (0)22 2150875

Or
Email: hr.tihe@aku.edu

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Applications Close: Friday 12th February 2016

Source: The Guardian 9th February, 2016
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