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Laboratory Technologists and Database Administrator Jobs in Kenya – Aga Khan Hospital, Kisumu



Category: General Jobs in Kenya
Posted: Mar 20, 2014

The Aga Khan Hospital, Kisumu is an institution of the Aga Khan Health Service, Kenya which is an agency of the Aga Khan Development Network.
The hospital is part of a network of health facilities in East Africa which include: Clinics, Aga Khan Hospital Mombasa, Aga Khan Hospital Dar es salaam and Aga Khan University Hospital Nairobi.
It provides medical care to the population of western Kenya region and works with leading clinicians in the country in the management of complex cases.

The Aga Khan Hospital, Kisumu has attained acknowledgment of its quality by achieving ISO 9001:2008 accreditation, ISO 15189:2007 accreditation for laboratory services and is moving towards Joint Commission International Accreditation.

The Aga Khan Hospital, Kisumu has also expanded its services to Kisii, Kakamega, Busia, Kisumu, Bungoma, Kericho and Kitale Counties. It is now expanding its services in Homa – Bay County and is seeking qualified candidates for the following positions:

Laboratory Technologist
 

1 Position Migori
1 Position Nyamira

Overall Responsibility:: Reporting to the Laboratory Technologist in – charge, the successful candidate will perform phlebotomy, prepare documentation, maintain sample processing records and ensure timely performance of laboratory investigations and dispatch of results.

Key Result Areas

  • Phlebotomy.
  • Laboratory testing.
  • Sample referral for outsourced testing.
  • Timely release of results for tests done in – house and outsourced.
  • Efficient use of laboratory resources.
  • Compliance with Health and Safety requirements in the laboratory by maintaining high standards of hygiene and general cleanliness in the work area.
  • Compliance with SANAS requirements for ISO 15189:2007 accreditation, JCIA requirements and local regulations.
Requirements
  • Diploma in Medical Laboratory Sciences from a recognized institution.
  • Minimum two years working experience in a busy medical laboratory.
  • Excellent knowledge of laboratory operations and procedures.
  • Knowledge and experience in hematology, biochemistry and microbiology.
  • Ability to write and review SOPs.
  • Excellent computer skills and ability to work with minimum supervision.
  • Knowledge and experience in ISO 15189 Standard is desirable.
  • Possession of a Phlebotomy certificate will be an added advantage.
  • Registration with the Kenya Medical Laboratory Technicians and Technologists Board with a current practice license is mandatory.
Database Administrator
1 Position Kisumu

Responsibilities

  • Maintain oracle database to support applications.
  • Ensure database security and performance.
  • Recommend and document ways of integrating application systems to archive optimal results.
  • Implement relevant system upgrades and new installations.
  • Recommend and implement necessary tools that enhance system performance, integrity and administration.
  • Ensure availability of databases backups as per set policies.
  • Perform regular database maintenance to ensure optimum performance and data integrity.
  • Identify application initiatives, which can be created for better efficiency and process controls within the organization.
  • Understand the business requirements and be part of team to implement in house / Third party software.
  • Ensure smooth running of the in-house developed/ Third party software.
  • Write simple and complex SQL queries.
  • Develop reports in crystal.
  • Undertake any other IT initiatives identified by management.
Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science/Business Information Systems.
  • Certified Oracle Database Administrator.
  • Minimum 2 years experience in supporting Oracle databases.
  • Proficiency in MS word and MS excel.
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational and customer service skills and be able to work with minimum supervision.
  • Previous working experience in a hospital environment is preferable.
Applications including detailed curriculum vitae, names and contacts of three referees, current and expected salary details should be forwarded by 29th March, 2014 to:

The Human Resources Department
Aga Khan Hospital, Kisumu
P.O. Box 530-40100
Kisumu

E-mail: [email protected]
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