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Roving Laboratory Technologist

Published on 12.11.2020


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Position : Roving Laboratory Technologist

Roving Laboratory Technologist.

Job Summary
Responsible for ensuring delivery of daily quality and efficient laboratory services as per the laid-out guidelines and policies.

Job Description

LVCT Health is an established Kenyan NGO that is renowned for its implementation of HIV and health programs at scale in Kenya. Through its vision of Healthy Empowered Communities, LVCT Health is a leader in designing and implementation of innovative HIV prevention and treatment approaches, sexual and reproductive sexual and Gender Based Violence programs reaching the most vulnerable populations. The organization works with government and other stakeholders at national and county levels.

LVCT Health has recently began implementing a CDC funded comprehensive TB/HIV prevention and treatment project in Kenya Prisons Services (KPS) across the country. The project involves delivery of TB/HIV prevention, testing, linkage and treatment services in KPS health facilities serving prisoners, KPS staff and host communities.

LVCT health seeks to fill in the following position: -

POSITION: Roving Laboratory Technologist RL/LVCT/11/2020
REPORTING To: Program Officer

Overall Purpose
Responsible for ensuring delivery of daily quality and efficient laboratory services as per the laid-out guidelines and policies. The roving laboratory technologist will manage laboratory operations in the region, developing and review procedures to ensure safety, quality, and accuracy of results in line with Good Clinical Laboratory Practices (GCLP), performing tests and reviewing results, compiling reports and managing laboratory commodity supply chain.

Roles & Responsibilities
• Provide routine laboratory services at the health facility or during outreach as required.
• Prepare work plans and budgets to guide implementation of program activities to ensure that all the targets are met within specified time periods
• Provide mentorship and on job training both to new laboratory employees and to those with identified capacity gap.
• Coordinate laboratory commodity management within the region; accountability, distribution/redistribution, timely consumption reporting and ordering.
• Perform effective laboratory networking of samples within the region to ensure quality and timely delivery to the testing laboratories (Gene xpert, Viral load and CD4).
• Perform a monthly laboratory quality indicators analysis for the facilities within the region; Turnaround Time for V.L and Cd4 (TAT), sample rejection rate and uptake.
• Promote Ministry of Health engagement with the specific County/Sub County Medical Laboratory Technologist (S/CMLT), for lab related activities e.g; Commodities/RTK allocation, Proficiency testing, Biosafety, trainings, etc.
• Reviews Quality Control, Maintenance, and Equipment records for all facilities in the region as per the requirements.
• Participate in continuous quality improvement activities at the facility
• Participate in community mobilization through development and dissemination of messages to encourage different target groups to utilize laboratory services at the health facilities and community
• Compile and submit laboratory monthly reports as required by the program.
• Participate in education and training of staff through Continuous Medical Education programs.
• Advice the national level on status of implementation, best practices, identified gaps and opportunities for program improvement.

Required profile for job ad : Roving Laboratory Technologist
  • Minimum Qualification: Diploma
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 5 years
  • Degree or a Higher National Diploma in Medical Laboratory Science.
  • Must be registered with Kenya Medical Laboratory Technicians and Technologist Board (KMLTTB) and have a valid practicing license
  • 5 years progressive work experience 3 of which must have been in a Laboratory supervisory role with excellent technical knowledge in laboratory networking.
  • Training/certification in ISO 15189 or Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) will be an added advantage.

Required Skills
• Self-motivated and able to work under minimum supervision.
• Able to work under pressure and in a diverse laboratory environment.
• Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to effectively communicate.
• Demonstrated leadership and a history of excellent problem-solving skill.
• Excellent organizational, computer and record-keeping skills.

Job criteria for job ad : Roving Laboratory Technologist
Job category :
Health and social professions
R&D, project management
Industries :
Associative activities
Health, pharmacy, hospitals, medical equipment
Employment type :
Permanent contract
Region :
Central - Coast - Eastern - Nairobi - North Eastern - Nyanza - Rift Valley - Western
Experience level :
5 to 10 years
Educational level :
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Number of Position(s) : 1

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