Laboratory Superitendent




Type : Jobs
Date : August 19, 2022
Location : Nairobi

Avenue Hospital was founded in 1995 for the purpose of managing the outpatient department at the Hospital, and to extend medical services to corporate clientele through an innovative concept of Managed Healthcare.

Key Responsibilities

  • Be involved in people management in coordination with the HR department
  • Ensure the unit has all the required resources for effective and efficient work
  • Timely and accurate billing of laboratory services.

Stock management:

  • Do monthly stock takes of lab supplies and submit a stock take and short expiry report to the Hospital Manager.
  • Timely ordering and receiving of stock from the supplier to prevent stock outs
  • Proper storage of lab supplies.
  • Kits validation and evaluation to determine diagnostic accuracy, analytical sensitivity, and analytical specificity (performance characteristics)
  • Ensure that Avenue corporate governance policies are adhered to.
  • Prevent, detect and report any fraud or criminal activity
  • Fully implement audit recommendations and attain satisfactory ratings in subsequent audits,
  • Review and act on quality indicator reports (IQC &EQA)
  • Follow laid down Lab Board approved rules for medical lab profession and adhere to Government and respective professional standards of care and treatment of patients.
  • Ensure timely response to emergencies.
  • Carrying out tests based on outlined SOPs & policies.
  • Ensure all sentinel incidents/events are recorded and reported to the Hospital Manager within 24 hours using the provided tools.
  • Ensure that the fridge temperatures and ambient temperature and humidity are charted twice daily, and any error reported to the Hospital Manager.
  • Ensure timely escalation of any urgent out of stock items to the Head of Laboratory Operations.
  • Ensure that any issue pertaining quality is escalated to the Head of Laboratory Operations.
  • Infection control.
  • Maintain and enforce infection control standards when carrying out lab tests.
  • There is proper disposal of medical waste
  • Equipment and other laboratory surfaces are properly disinfected with the right disinfectants
  • Client satisfaction; Ensure client satisfaction through high quality of service, effective communication, prompt feedback and escalation of any unresolved issues to the Hospital Manager.
  • Ensure adequate knowledge of all Avenue policies, procedures and systems as outlined in the HRMIS.
  • Prevention of lab related errors by following the laid down policies and procedures on sample handling during pre-analytical, analytical, and post-analytical phases of testing.
  • Maintain client/patient privacy and confidentiality at all times

Person Specification

  • Diploma in Medical Laboratory Sciences or related discipline.
  • Valid practicing license from Kenya Medical Laboratory Technicians and Technologists Board.
  • 5 years’ work experience.

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