Entry Level

Laboratory Assistant- Locum

Aga Khan Hospital

Kisumu

Overview


Vacancy Description

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The Aga Khan Hospital, Kisumu is an institution of the Aga Khan Health Service, Kenya, which is an Agency of the Aga Khan Development Network. The Hospital is part of a network of health facilities, which includes Hospitals and Outreach Health Facilities across East Africa. The Aga Khan Hospital, Kisumu is in an exciting growth phase and has attained acknowledgment of its quality by achieving ISO 9001:2015 certification, ISO 15189:2012 accreditation for laboratory services, Safe Care level 5 accreditation and is at advanced stage of attaining Joint Commission International Accreditation. The Aga Khan Hospital, Kisumu has Outreach Health Services at Kisii, Kakamega, Kitale, Bungoma, Kericho, Kibuye-Kisumu, West End- Kisumu, Busia, Homa – Bay, Migori, Bomet, Eldoret, Kimilili and Nyamira. The Hospital is seeking to attract interested and qualified candidates to fill the following position within the Pathology Department:

LABORATORY ASSISTANT (LOCUM)

Vacancy No: AKHK/P/PM-L/03/24

OVERALL RESPONSIBILITY

The successful candidate will support technical and administrative processes in the laboratory to ensure smooth flow of services.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Efficiently manage laboratory supplies to optimize availability, utilization, and minimize stock discrepancies.
  • Promptly issue patient results in accordance with established protocols and procedures.
  • Coordinate the dispatch of samples for external testing in a timely fashion, while maintaining accurate and upto-date records.
  • Oversee the organization and maintenance of laboratory archives and pertinent records.
  • Support microbiology efforts by preparing culture media and ensuring proper sterilization of laboratory equipment and waste disposal.
  • Carry out general administrative tasks, including front office duties and courier responsibilities, to facilitate seamless laboratory operations.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Possession of a valid Diploma in Medical Laboratory Sciences from a recognized institution in Kenya.
  • A minimum of two years of professional experience in a similar role.
  • Prior experience in an accredited laboratory will be considered a strong advantage.
  • Demonstrated organizational, problem-solving, and interpersonal abilities.

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES

  • Knowledge in commodity management.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills.
  • Problem solving skills.
  • Developed computer skills with knowledge of Word, Excel and Microsoft Outlook

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Application Guidelines

If you believe you meet the roles specifications and can clearly demonstrate your abilities for the above roles, please submit your application and curriculum vitae, details of current position, current and expected remuneration as well as email and telephone contacts of three referees whom can speak of your competence, character and integrity. 

All applications must be submitted through the e-recruitment portal to be considered and your application must be received by 5th April 2024.

“AKHS is concerned about the climate and environmental crises we face and is doing everything possible to reduce our own impact, encouraging others to do the same, and advancing understanding in this field. AKHS has set itself the task of getting as close to net-zero carbon operations as possible by 2030. We expect all staff to contribute to achieving these aims in the context of their roles”.

Please note that Aga Khan Hospital, Kisumu does not charge any fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting and medical examination).

"Aga Khan Hospital Kisumu is an equal opportunity employer".


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