Laboratory Technologist at 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

Fax: (+255) (0)22 2150875


Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Applications Close: Friday 12th February 2016

Source: The Guardian 9th February, 2016

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