Shining Hope for Communities Lab Technologist – Jobs in Kenya

Organizational Overview
Shining Hope for Communities (SHOFCO) combats extreme poverty and gender inequity in Kenya by linking tuition-free schools for girls to a set of high-value, holistic community services for the urban poor. In our model, a girls’ school becomes a portal for large-scale social change.

Through a demand-driven approach to grassroots development, our model extends beyond the schools for girls, broadening outreach by providing communities with integrated basic services through three other initiatives: health, community empowerment, and clean water and sanitation.

Position Overview
To be responsible in ensuring that SHOFCO achieves its mandate of providing the highest
attainable standard of quality health care service delivery through timely, effective and efficient
medical laboratory services.

Location: Kibera / Mathare

Reports to: Clinic Manager/ Satellite Clinic Coordinator

Key Responsibilities and Job Dimensions
Prepare the laboratory equipment and specimens for tests.
Prepare clients for specimens’ collection.
Receive, collect, label and register patients’ specimens.
Undertake quality control measures on working reagents to ensure conformity with set norms and standards.
Prepare, store and ensure availability and optimum utilization of reagents.
Document all processes and results to ensure availability of supportive information and give reports on the same.
Implement all set stock control procedures to ensure accountability.
Maintain high standards in good laboratory practice, laboratory safety, and laboratory hygiene.
Process and analyse specimens for special techniques including viral load and CD4 counts.
Write, record and verify results.
Ensure superior customer experience to all internal and external community members.
Management and maintenance scheduling of Laboratory equipment.

Academic Qualifications
Diploma in Medical Laboratory Science or an equivalent qualification from a recognised institution by KMLTTB.

Professional Qualifications
Registered member of the Kenya Medical Laboratory Technician and Technologists Board.
A certificate in computer applications from a recognised institution

Other requirements (unique/job specific)
At least 3 years’ experience in laboratory work.

Functional Skills
Examining information
Checking things
Interacting with people
Producing output

Behavioural Competencies/Attributes
Following procedures
Upholding standards
Team working
Establishing rapport
How to apply
Interested applicants should send their applications together with a detailed CV to quoting their current and expected salaries.
The Subject should clearly indicate the position being applied for.
Applications without this information will not be considered.
Shortlisting will be done on a rolling basis and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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