Laboratory Manager Job in Kenya

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Laboratory Manager Job in Kenya

Laboratory Manager

Overall Responsibility

The Laboratory Manager has the overall responsibility for the planning, coordination, evaluation, and supervision of all technical and/or operational activities to ensure everything in the laboratory is run with the highest level of integrity, safety and in an efficient manner

Key Responsibilities:

  • Plan, assign, and direct work in the laboratory; Serve as liaison with other areas as required.
  • Oversee staffing of all personnel in the laboratory; effectively maintain quality staffing by participating in interviews, hiring, training and providing staff development through performance evaluation and corrective counseling.
  • Mentor and support direct supervisees, i.e. QA Specialists and section heads in their responsibilities and functions, ensuring they receive training in supervisory skill development; Identify and implement training programs as necessary.
  • Define, coordinate, and monitor quality assurance programs and supervise activities of the Quality Assurance Specialist; Ensure quality control and compliance procedures are followed and QC reports are up to date. Oversee plans and preparations for inspections.

  • Review test performance, drive process and project management, and prepare and submit required reports to meet established deadlines.
  • Identify future laboratory needs in terms of staff, equipment, reagents and submit appropriate documentation for procurement of such.
  • Define, implement, and monitor the accepted standards of performance in quality control, quality assurance, and cost-effectiveness of the laboratory service as well as the actual delivery of those services.
  • Relate and function effectively with applicable accreditation and regulatory agencies, the medical community, and the patient population served.
  • Manage test database. Ensure departmental standard operating procedures and database accurately reflects the current processes.
  • Develop the laboratory annual budget and manage departmental costs and resources to adhere to the budget.
  • Resolve all departmental issues through proactive interactions with the laboratory stakeholders.

Job Requirements & Skills

  • A degree/ Higher diploma in Medical Laboratory Sciences.
  • Generalist laboratory background with a minimum of 4 years experience.
  • Registered by the KMLTTB
  • Excellent problem-solving, training, team-building, and mentoring abilities
  • Proficiency in computer skills

How to Apply

  • Interested candidates are to email their cover letter and detailed curriculum vitae ONLY; including names and contacts of three references, to on or before 9 th March 2023.
  • The email subject line MUST include the position title being applied for e.g., “HUMAN RESOURCE OFFICER”
  • Canvassing of any nature will lead to automatic disqualification.

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