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Laboratory Manager at Karen Hospital

The Karen Hospital is a 102 bed multispecialty Hospital in Kenya located in Karen along Karen –Langata Road, Nairobi. We offer patient focused, world class medical treatment and accord the highest standards of medical care to all our patients indiscriminately. With our State of the art amenities, equipment and our well trained staff, we are committed to delivering the most effective and most compassionate care to all our patients.

Overall Purpose

Responsible for ensuring delivery of day-to-day quality and efficient laboratory services as per the Hospitals standards.He/She will i manage overall laboratory operations; developing procedures to ensure safety, security, quality, and accuracy of results; designing and performing test procedures; analyzing requests for tests and equipment.

Key responsibilities:

  • Develop and translate Laboratory policies and procedures into daily operations.
  • Align departmental objectives to the Hospital Strategic Plan and engage staff towards achieving the objectives.
  • Develop the sections budget in liaison with the Director of Medical Services for approval by management.
  • Initiate procurement of Laboratory equipment and supplies, develop, monitor and maintain an inventory of the same.
  • Ensure operations conform to Quality Management requirements and engage activities for continuous quality improvement. Lead the Quality Assurance function, maintaining the highest standards on a day to day basis, ensuring ISO compliance is achieved.
  • Monitor departments operations &performance and prepare reports for management.
  • Participate in education and trainingof staff through Continuous Medical Education programs.
  • People Management – In charge ofmedical laboratory staff including, recruiting, selecting, orienting, andtraining employees
  • Ensures that all the Main Laboratoryand the Satellite Laboratories comply with KMLTTB Board requirements for theregistration and annual renewal licenses
  • Reviews Quality Control, Maintenance,and Equipment records for all Hospital sections of the laboratory, as well assatellites laboratories as per the requirements.

Minimum requirement:

  • Degree in Medical Laboratory Science
  • Must be registered with Kenya MedicalLaboratory Technicians and Technologist Board (KMLTTB) and have a validpracticing license
  • 8 years progressive work experience 3years of which must have been in a senior Laboratory supervisory role withexcellent technical knowledge in atleast 3 of the following areas haematology, chemistry,histology and micro-biology.
  • Training/certification in ISO/QualityManagement process
  • Must beself-motivated, energetic, able to solve problems and work in a diverselaboratory environment.
  • Excellentinterpersonal skills and ability to effectively communicate with clients.
  • Demonstratedleadership and a history of excellent attendance with the ability to workindependently.
  • Excellentorganizational, computer and record-keeping skills.

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