Laboratory Technologist – Mater Hospital

  • Full Time
  • Nairobi

Website The Mater Hospital


The Mater Hospital was opened in 1962 by the Sisters of Mercy, a Catholic Order of Nuns originating from Ireland, three years after registering themselves as the Registered Trustees of an entity under the Perpetual Succession Act (the succeeding legislation after independence). The “Sisters of Mercy” first set up a 60 bed general hospital to cater mainly for the poor, indigenous Kenyans, with the primary mission being general healthcare. The colonial authorities granted 12 acres of land in a swampy, mosquito-infested area, which has since become the Industrial Area of Nairobi. In 1970, a 60-bed maternity ward was opened with antenatal, postnatal and immunization clinics attached in order to upgrade the quality of maternity healthcare available to the poorer segments of the Nairobi population.
Position Summary
Analyse samples and release accurate results within reasonable time to guide the Doctors on proper diagnosis and treatment
Main Duties

Receiving histology specimens and recording them in histology / cytology register
Analyze patient’s specimen and give results within acceptable TAT
Performing histology tissue processing procedures as per the SOPs: i.e. grossing, sectioning, embedding and staining
Assist pathologist in gross examination of the tissues
Preparation of different stains used in histology as per the SOP
Perform quality controls to monitor bias and performance for the Department
Report faulty equipment to the Laboratory Manager
Maintaining accurate tissue and slide records and storage for easier retrieval
Monitor reagents and supplies to ensure the section has enough supplies and utilization is within the budgetary allocation
Assist in any other laboratory sections when called upon
Assist in training new staffs and students on internship
Liaise with Laboratory Manager on new laboratory procedures to ensure that the laboratory is abreast with fast developing technology
Market services offered in the department

Required Qualifications for the Position

Holder of HND or BSC in medical laboratory sciences
Must have current KMLTTB license
Minimum 3 years of experience in a busy Histopathology Department
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Keen on detail with high degree of accuracy
Computer literate

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