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Sep 26, 2017

Access Afya Medical Laboratory Technologist Job in Kenya

The Organization: Access Afya is a social enterprise working to change the healthcare delivery system in Kenya. 

We are creating a network of high-tech micro-clinics that provide consultations, information, on-site diagnostics, and authentic medication directly in Nairobi’s informal settlements. 

Too often, people are not getting care when they need it because their options are expensive, inconvenient, or low quality. 

Our model makes it possible for our patients to seek care early by bringing health workers and supplies directly to the people who need it the most.

Are you passionate about improving care? 

Are you ready to spend your days working in tough and tiring environments? 

De you enjoy talking to your patients? 

Do you think access to quality healthcare is everyone’s right? 

If so, we want you to join us.

Job Summary: We are hiring a medical laboratory technologist to serve at the Lab Superintendent role.  

This candidate is required to proficiently analyze medical samples in the laboratory and follow standard MLS methodologies. 

He/she should also keep accurate records that meet the requirements of the accreditation bodies and regulatory bodies.

Key Responsibilities
  • Processes all tests at our Hub clinic laboratory as per laboratory guidelines and protocols.
  • Keep thorough records of activities performed in the laboratory.
  • Inspect and analyze in-coming supplies to the laboratory to ensure that the laboratory only receives the best quality supplies.
  • Oversees and maintains lab quality standards at all spoke clinic
  • Inducts and trains regularly clinical staff on Laboratory methods
  • Leads laboratory’s management reviews, quality evaluations; offer suggestions, feedbacks or any information that will assist the laboratory to continually improve.
  • Evaluate, compile and present results of analysis for easy interpretation by patients.
  • Manage laboratory equipment as per the prevailing protocols. This covers observing servicing schedules, Quality controls, safe use, storage and disposal of hazardous chemicals so as to prevent injuries to personnel as well as prevent damage to equipment, facilities and to safeguard the environment.
  • Monitor the requirements of the laboratory and proactively request needed supplies, research new lab options, and recommend upgrades.
  • Maintain a clean and safe work environment, and take pride in your clinic.
Access Afya’s micro-clinics are lean and compact spaces. 

In addition to running our lab, you will be interacting with the community and our patients. This includes:
  • Welcoming and registering clients as they walk in.
  • Assisting when necessary with patient follow-up calls and coordination.
  • Participate in outreach events in the community.
  • Talk to patients and communicate their wants, needs, compliments, and complaints to the whole Access Afya team.
Skills and Experience
  • Computer Literacy
  • Diploma or degree in medical laboratory sciences with over 5 years of experience
  • Proficient in laboratory operations.
  • Registered with Kenya Medical Laboratory Technicians & Technologist Board
General: An attractive remuneration package commensurate with the role will be offered to the successful candidate.

If interested, kindly email your CV, letter of interest, expected salary and earliest start date if given the opportunity. 

Send your details to [email protected]

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