Laboratory Technologist – Nairobi

Healthcare
  • Healthcare
  • Nairobi

Cerba Lancet Kenya

Laboratory Technologist – Nairobi

Applications Time: 2024-04-25 – 2024-05-02

About the Position

Are you passionate about delivering precise laboratory results that contribute to medical breakthroughs? Join us at Cerba Lancet Kenya as a Laboratory Technologist, where you’ll play a pivotal role in analyzing laboratory samples to provide accurate data for medical practitioners, aiding in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of diseases.

Qualifications

To be considered for this position, candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or Diploma in Medical Laboratory Sciences, or equivalent qualification recognized by the Kenya Medical Laboratory Technicians and Technologists Board.
  • Registration certificate issued by the Kenya Medical Laboratory Technicians and Technologists Board (KMLTTB).
  • Current KMLTTB practice license.
  • Certificate in computer application skills from a recognized institution.
  • Recent graduate from a reputable institution with internship experience in the field.

Key Responsibilities

As a Laboratory Technologist, you will be responsible for:

  • Performing all diagnostic testing procedures within your department.
  • Collaborating with team members on technical matters to provide relevant data for disease prevention, diagnosis, or treatment.
  • Ensuring a safe working environment in compliance with relevant legislation and safety protocols, including quality control standards and infection control measures.
  • Reporting incidents and result delays, ensuring compliance with organizational policies and laboratory standard operating procedures.
  • Participating in in-service training, seminars, and continuing professional development activities to update knowledge and skills.
  • Maintaining sound housekeeping procedures and adhering to professional conduct requirements and ethical standards.

Key Competencies, Skills, and Attitudes

We’re looking for candidates with the following attributes:

  • Problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Adaptability
  • Team collaboration
  • Analytical thinking
  • Attention to detail
  • Ethical behavior
  • Technical proficiency

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please send your updated CV, academic certificates, transcripts, and KMLTTB registration certificate to career@lancet.co.ke. Please indicate the position you are applying for in the subject line of your email. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Assessments/background checks will be conducted on all shortlisted applicants. All applications should reach us by 5:00 PM on the closing date indicated at the top of the advert.

NB: Cerba Lancet Kenya is committed to diversity and equal opportunity. We do not charge any application/recruitment fee, whether refundable or not. Cerba Lancet Kenya processes your personal data in order to manage your application. You have rights regarding your personal data. To learn more, please consult our Privacy Policy.


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SAMPLE COVER LETTER FOR A LABORATORY TECHNOLOGIST POSITION

Dear [Hiring Manager’s Name],

I am writing to express my interest in the Laboratory Technologist position at Cerba Lancet Kenya, as advertised. With a Bachelor’s Degree in Medical Laboratory Sciences and practical experience gained through internships, I am excited about the opportunity to contribute to your team and make a meaningful impact on healthcare outcomes.

During my education and internships, I developed strong technical skills in diagnostic testing procedures and collaborated effectively with multidisciplinary teams to provide accurate and timely results. My commitment to maintaining a safe working environment aligns with Cerba Lancet Kenya’s values, and I am eager to continue my professional development through ongoing training and learning opportunities.

I am particularly drawn to Cerba Lancet Kenya’s reputation for excellence in laboratory services and its commitment to diversity and equal opportunity. I am confident that my skills and passion for delivering quality results make me a strong candidate for this position.

Thank you for considering my application. I am looking forward to the opportunity to discuss how my background, skills, and enthusiasm can contribute to the success of Cerba Lancet Kenya’s mission.

Sincerely,

[Your Name]

HOW TO BE A SUCCESSFUL APPLICANT FOR THE LABORATORY TECHNOLOGIST POSITION

  1. Tailor your CV to highlight relevant qualifications and experiences in laboratory sciences.
  2. Showcase your problem-solving skills and adaptability in your application materials.
  3. Emphasize your communication skills and ability to collaborate effectively in a team environment.
  4. Provide clear and concise explanations of your technical proficiency and attention to detail.
  5. Demonstrate your commitment to continuing professional development through relevant certifications or training programs.
  6. Research Cerba Lancet Kenya’s values and culture to align your application with the company’s mission.
  7. Follow application instructions carefully and ensure all required documents are submitted.
  8. Prepare for potential assessments or background checks by reviewing your qualifications and experiences.
  9. Present yourself professionally in all communications with the hiring team.
  10. Express enthusiasm for the position and eagerness to contribute to Cerba Lancet Kenya’s success.

Possible Laboratory Technologist Interview Questions With Answers

  1. Can you walk us through your experience with diagnostic testing procedures in a laboratory setting?

    Answer: During my internship at [Previous Company], I performed a wide range of diagnostic tests, including [specific tests], following established protocols and ensuring accuracy and precision in my results.

  2. How do you prioritize tasks when faced with multiple deadlines in the laboratory?

    Answer: I prioritize tasks based on urgency and importance, ensuring that critical tests are completed first while maintaining attention to detail and quality standards.

  3. How do you handle situations where results are delayed or incidents occur in the laboratory?

    Answer: I believe in transparent communication and immediate reporting of any delays or incidents to relevant stakeholders, followed by swift action to address the issue and prevent recurrence.

  4. Can you provide an example of a time when you collaborated effectively with other team members to solve a technical problem?

    Answer: At [Previous Company], I worked closely with colleagues from different departments to troubleshoot an equipment malfunction, pooling our expertise to identify and resolve the issue efficiently.

  5. How do you stay updated on developments in the field of medical laboratory sciences?

    Answer: I regularly attend seminars, workshops, and continuing education courses to stay abreast of advancements in technology and best practices in laboratory medicine.

  6. Describe a challenging situation you encountered during your internship and how you resolved it.

    Answer: During my internship, I encountered a sample contamination issue that threatened result accuracy. I immediately implemented stringent contamination control measures and reviewed procedures to prevent future occurrences.

  7. What motivates you to pursue a career in medical laboratory sciences?

    Answer: I am passionate about making a difference in healthcare by providing accurate and reliable laboratory results that contribute to patient diagnosis and treatment outcomes.

  8. How do you ensure compliance with safety protocols and regulations in the laboratory?

    Answer: I adhere to established safety protocols and regulations, conduct regular safety audits, and actively participate in safety training sessions to promote a culture of safety in the laboratory.

  9. Can you discuss a time when you had to adapt to changes in laboratory procedures or protocols?

    Answer: During a software upgrade at [Previous Company], I quickly familiarized myself with the new system and adapted my workflow to ensure minimal disruption to laboratory operations.

  10. What do you consider to be the most important quality for a laboratory technologist, and how do you embody that quality?

    Answer: Attention to detail is crucial in laboratory work to ensure accuracy and precision in test results. I pay meticulous attention to every step of the testing process, double-checking procedures and results to maintain quality standards.

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