Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital Manager, Laboratory Services – Jobs in Kenya

Job Purpose:
Implementation of the Kenya Medical Laboratory Technicians and Technologists Board Act, CAP 253A of 1999, and as amended in 2000. Formulation, implementation, interpretation, and reviewing of medical laboratory policies, standards, guidelines and programmes at the hospital.
Management and coordination of medical laboratory services. Conduct diagnostic laboratory interventions in liaison with health care stakeholders. Conduct research in the field of medical laboratory services in liaison with other departments and institutions.
Provision of evidence in support of medico-legal and forensic services.
Provision of specifications, evaluation and validation of medical laboratory equipment, reagents, and chemicals. Ensure biosafety and biosecurity practices of medical laboratory services. Maintenance of medical workshop records, information, and provision of quality assurance and control in medical laboratory services.

Responsibilities:

Responsibilities for Manager Laboratory Services include:
Developing, implementing and reviewing laboratory policies, guidelines, strategies, standards and programs.
Coordinating the preparation of reagents, stains and examining specimens. Carrying out laboratory operational research.
Preparing procurement plan for laboratory requirements.
Providing specifications for the procurement of medical laboratory reagents, stains, apparatus and equipment.
Maintaining equipment for clinical testing, vector and pesticides monitoring and evaluation.
Investigating disease outbreaks in liaison with other health care providers. Archiving specimens of medical importance for reference.
Mapping and surveying of communicable, non-communicable and vector borne disease distribution.
Ensuring quality control and quality assurance procedures.
Overseeing work planning and performance management.
Preparing periodical reports.
Identifying training gaps of laboratory officers, technicians and technologists.
Recommending appropriate interventions; and
Training, coaching and mentoring of staff and students.

Minimum Requirements:

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:
Bachelor’s degree in Medical Laboratory Sciences or its equivalent qualification from an institution recognized by the Kenya Medical Laboratory Technicians and Technologists Board.
Masters in any of the following disciplines: Parasitology; Clinical Chemistry Hematology; Blood Transfusion; Virology; Bacteriology; Histopathology; Clinical Cytology; Immunology; Mycology and Epidemiology or equivalent qualification from an institution recognized by the Kenya Medical Laboratory Technicians and Technologists Board.
A minimum period of eight (8) years relevant work, with at least five (5) years’ experience in Senior Management.
Registration Certificate issued by the Kenya Medical Laboratory Technicians and Technologists Board (KMLTTB).
Valid 2022 practising license from Kenya Medical Laboratory Technicians and Technologists Board.
Leadership/ Management Course or equivalent lasting not less than six (6) weeks from a recognized institution.
Proficiency in computer applications.

Competencies
Resource management skills.
Managing performance and Driving for outcomes.
Establishing strategic directions.
Policy development.
Proficient communication skills.
Risk Management.
Technical competence.
Decision-making and problem-solving skills.
High standards of professional ethics.
Managerial and administrative skills.
Provide high-impact performance feedback
Understand multigenerational workforce trends
Maximize leadership strengths
Focus on employees’ career development needs
Clarity on responsibilities and priorities
Big picture vision
Effective delegation
Self-Awareness
How to apply
Qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send their applications, Curriculum Vitae, copies of Certificates and Testimonials, email and telephone contacts of three (3) referees, two of whom must be from your profession to the following email addresses: ceo@mtrh.go.ke and ceosoffice@mtrh.go.ke by 23rd September 2022 not later than 5.00 p.m.

Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer promoting gender, equity and diversity.
Persons with Disability (PWDs) and other Minority groups are encouraged to apply.
Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital DOES NOT charge a fee at any stage of the Recruitment Process.
Any form of canvassing shall lead to automatic disqualification and only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted for interview.

For more information and job application details, see; https://www.mtrh.go.ke/vacanciess

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