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Laboratory Information Management Officers-Data Officers at Ministry of Health

Vision A Healthy, productive and globally competitive nation Mission To build a progressive, responsive and sustainable health care system for accelerated attainment of the highest standard of health to all Kenyans Goal Attaining equitable, affordable, accessible and quality health care for all Mandate Health policy Health regulation National referral Health facilities Capacity building and Technical assistance to Counties Core Values Professionalism Ethics Integrity Accountability Partnership and collaboration

No of Positions: 108

Overview

The Ministry of Health is seeking to recruit 54 Laboratory information management officers who will be responsible for managing testing data in the 25 laboratories affiliated to the MoH. The officers will report directly to the managers in respective laboratories.

Minimum requirements

  • Reception and preparation of samples for testing and their digital indexing into relevant data bases
  • To keep records on sample flows from reception to result
  • To accurately enter patient metadata into COVID-19 data bases and link them with laboratory data generated.
  • To collate, clean, curate and analyze data in all COVID-19 databases before their release to patients/health centers and to the National COVID data center
  • To develop, curate and maintain hardcopy and digital databases related to sample testing and archival of primary samples and biological materials generated in the laboratories through testing
  • To validate, Interpret and collate results using established algorithms and the transmit these results for rely the patient and to the National data center
  • To keep an inventory of laboratory reagent and materials needs, use and requests.
  • Development, improvement and updating laboratory Standard Operating Procedures related to data management
  • To liaise with the laboratory technologists and the laboratory in charge in timely release of results to the right recipients
  • Liaise with the logistics and liaison officers in tracking laboratory reagent needs and consumption rates.
  • Perform any other duty assigned by the laboratory head

Key Responsibilities

  • Sufficient knowledge on molecular testing and identification of errors in molecular data
  • Sufficient knowledge in management of laboratory results and their dissemination
  • Sufficient knowledge in data management packages such as ODK, Epicollect, etc.
  • Competence in computer packages including MS excel, word and PowerPoint
  • Sufficient knowledge in basic data management and analysis platforms such as MS excel, STATA, R, INSTAT.
  • Previous attachment, internship or employment in a molecular biology laboratory conducting PCR, ELIZA and related tests is an added advantage.

Scope of work

  • Accurately entered metadata accompanying samples submitted to the testing laboratory
  • Updated and curated Data bases of testing laboratories
  • Data synthesized and prepared in the right formats for analysis and dissemination to various stakeholders.
  • Testing results submitted to patients and/or health centers in a timely manner
  • Results submitted to the National COVID-19 data collating center

Terms of employment

6 months contract

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