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Mobile phlebotomist (Nairobi)

Antara Health

Antara Health

Nairobi County, Kenya
Posted on Thursday, November 30, 2023
Responsibilities:
- Provide information & instruction to patients on how to provide urine, oral and blood specimens
- Proper labeling of specimens, completion of requisitions and all other needed information
- Prepare specimens and requisition forms, including packaging of the specimens into biohazard bags for shipping
- Ensure samples are shipped to the lab in the appropriate amount of time and maintain supporting records/manifests
- Ensure specimen disposal is carried out in accordance with management protocols of biohazards
- Complete accurately requisition forms and assist with all missing information requests when needed
- Confirm reports generated by laboratory for specimens are processed and facilitate inquiries to laboratory
- Define and ensure that Antara’s guidelines and protocols for managing sample collection and management are current and strictly followed
- Ensure that proper inventory management of lab supplies and other items is carried out regularly (including stock-takes)
- Countercheck and verify patient information, insurance details and diagnostic test information is correct for each patient for whom testing is being carried out
- Thorough knowledge of all processes and will act as liaison between clinic and laboratory
- Accurately enter patient test data in Antara’s systems for proper documentation
- Dispatch, collect point-of-care (POC) data including height and weight, & POC tests
- Educate beneficiaries on proper usage of devices
- Collect and dispatch medicine, marketing materials, others in a timely way
- Support with administrative tasks where needed both in-field and at the office
- Safeguard Antara Health assets, including the medical equipment and the vehicles
- Drive vehicle (e/motorbike or other) carefully, and in compliance with the law
- Contribute to design of logistics workflows, tasks, dashboards

Requirements:
- At least 3 years’ working experience in a laboratory
- Registered and have an active license with the The Kenya Medical Laboratory Technicians and Technologists Board (KMLTTB)
- Have phlebotomy certification from an accredited institution; medical laboratory course would be an added advantage
- Licensed to operate a motorcycle (A3 license)
- Strong written and verbal communication skills in at least English and Kiswahili
- Strong interpersonal skills
- Computer skills
- Strong work ethic and able to work independently

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