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Position Summary

Reporting to the Senior Medical Laboratory Technologist, the Phlebotomist is responsible for the safe collection of laboratory samples following laid down procedures, ensuring the suitability of test samples and the privacy of patients.

Duties and Responsibilities

i. Follows safety protocol and department procedures to the letter.
ii. Arrange workplace with equipment and supplies required for efficient collection of samples.
iii. Timely collection of blood samples and other types of specimens for laboratory.
iv. Records precise information to track samples through the testing process.
v. Timely recording and distribution of specimens to the laboratory for processing.
vi. Carefully handles and labels blood samples.
vii. Label vials with patient names and dates.
viii. Verify the identity of the patient verbally or otherwise with the sample bottle label.
ix. Generate labels for tests allocated by phlebotomy supervisor according to priority.
x. Label sample bottles with printed labels-verify with online request.
xi. Hand over the labeled bottle to the patient with instruction on method of collection.
xii. Submit a sample for testing under confirmation of receipt of the sample.
xiii. Monitor tests allocated on daily basis and follow up on samples not received.
xiv. Ensure online test results match the test requested on the manual form.
xv. Report any tests that have been canceled to the cashier to ensure that the same is canceled from the bill and the lab in charge has canceled inpatient tests from the bill.
xvi. Provide traumatic care to patients who need cannulation and intravenous medication
xvii. Initiate intravenous therapy for patients.
xviii. Give psychological care to patients in need of phlebotomy services.
xix. Maintain adequate stocks of phlebotomy supplies within the section.
xx. Attend to patients’ queries and demonstrate good public relations and customer care.
xxi. Perform and manage quality control checks for all pre-analytical processes, consumables and the environment.
xxii. Ensure the phlebotomy area is clean and request for supplies and equipment needs on a timely basis.
xxiii. Ensure segregation and proper disposal of all waste in the phlebotomy area with reference to the hospital policy on waste management.
xxiv. Any other duties as may be assigned by the Head of the Department.

Minimum Qualifications and Experience

i. Certificate in Phlebotomy or its equivalent.
ii. Diploma in Medical Laboratory Sciences is an added advantage.
iii. Proficiency in computer applications.
iv. Knowledge of relevant legislations.
v. Knowledge of professional standards.
vi. Be familiar with standards and guidelines for the collection of samples.
vii. Proficient in all phlebotomy techniques (Anatomy and physiology of the blood circulation system).
viii. At least two (2) years of working experience as a phlebotomist/phlebotomy field.

Soft Skills Required

i. Organizational skills
ii. Communication skills
iii. Observation skills
iv. Analytical skills
v. Compassionate skills
vi. Team player

If your background and competencies match the specifications of the above positions, please apply online via: OR send hard copies of your Application Letter, Curriculum Vitae, and Filled Application Form and Licence ONLY to the address below:
The Chief Executive Officer
Kenyatta University Teaching, Referral & Research Hospital
P.O. Box 7674 – 00100 GPO
Nairobi Kenya

For all applications, please indicate the subject as follows: JOB APPLICATION – [JOB REFERENCE NUMBER].

Please note that you must attach the Application Letter, CV, Filled Application Form, and license when you apply online via the portal.
The deadline for the receipt of all applications is 5th April 2022.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. All successful candidates must fulfill the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010, including;
• Certificate of good conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations
• Clearance Certificate from the Higher Education Loans Board (for University graduates only)
• Tax Compliance Certificate from the KRA
• Clearance from Ethics & Anti-Corruption Commission
• A report from an approved Credit Reference Bureau
Any form of canvassing will lead to immediate disqualification.

KUTRRH is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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