Senior Laboratory Technologist

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Health Care, Science and Technology
Addis Ababa 
Career Level:
Senior Level (5+ years experience)
Employment Type:
Full time

Job Description

Position Summary:

Under overall supervision of Laboratory Manager and direct supervision of Laboratory Supervisor, employee performs a wide range of procedures in all general areas of the laboratory including chemistry, serology, parasitology, microbiology procedure and related.

I. Specimen Collection, Handling, and Processing:

  • Receives specimens from wards, phlebotomy room or obtains specimens directly from patient. 
  • Process specimens including receiving, sorting, accessioning and storing.
  • Follows established procedures when processing specimens for analysis.
  • Aliquot specimens properly as needed.
  • Store specimens in proper place and temperature; discard specimens that exceed retention time.
  • Ensure proper disposal of waste. 
  • Provide instructions for proper specimen collection to patients (AFB, UA)
  • ·Notifies laboratory supervisor of significant problems related to specimen or test orders.

II. Test Performance:

  • Performs a variety of laboratory tests in accordance with established procedure for diagnosis and treatment of patient.
  • Prepares reagents properly, minimizes wastes, and considers cost-effectiveness in the use of supplies.
  • Notifies Laboratory Supervisor of problems occurring during the test performance that would affect patient test results.

III. Test Result Reporting:

  • Verifies patient reports produced within laboratory are accurate and timely.
  • Ensure all critical results have been called and documented by workstations.
  • Record results in the log book.

IV. Instrument Related Responsibility:

  • Ensures proper functioning of instruments before release of patient results.
  • Perform routine preventative maintenance of equipment as scheduled and documented. 
  • Notifies Laboratory Supervisor of instrument malfunction.

V. Purchasing and Inventory control:
  • Participates in the inventory control program to ensure appropriate levels of supplies within the department.
  • Utilizes all supplies and equipment in an appropriate and cost effective, efficient manner.

Job Requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree in Medical Laboratory Technology with professional renewed license as Medical Laboratory Technologist approved by Food, Medicine and Health Care Administration and Control Authority of Ethiopia.

Work Experience:   

  • 5 years and above relevant experience.

Required Competencies and Knowledge:

  • Certified in Quality training is preferable.

How to Apply

  • Only candidates meeting the required qualifications are invited to send their application letter, updated CV and credentials via  [email protected]
  • Please mention " Senior Laboratory Technologist"  in the subject line of your email, candidates who do not follow the application instruction will not be considered.
  • Due to the large volume of applications, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
  • N.B. Candidates are encouraged to only apply online.

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