Histo Technologist

Scanlab Nakuru

Job Summary

A leading diagnostics provider is seeking to recruit for the position of Histo technologist.

  • Minimum Qualification: Diploma
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 2 years

Job Description/Requirements

Number of posts: 1

Location: ScanLab Nakuru (Nakuru county)

Industry: Health sector (Medical laboratory)

The ideal candidate MUST be registered with KMLTTB and have a valid 2021 practice license & have at least 2 years relevant working experience in a busy environment.

Job Duties Include:

  • Performs routine tissue embedding, microtomy and staining following established procedures.
  • Perform immunohistochemistry staining with manual and automated methods as per established laboratory procedures.
  • Prepares reagents following established procedures.
  • Grossing of histopathology specimens with assistance of the surgical pathologist
  • Prepare cytology samples, such as Papanicolaou (PAP) smear, body fluids and fine needle aspirations (FNAs), to detect abnormal conditions
  • Assist the pathologist or other physicians to collect cell samples such as by fine needle aspiration (FNA) biopsies.
  • Maintains documentation of workload volume and appropriate records as required by the department, company and various regulatory agencies.
  • Maintains an up to date block files and slide archival system
  • Maintains accuracy with correct patient tissue on appropriate assigned slides.
  • Performs special staining procedures offered in histology and cytology
  • Researches, troubleshoots and resolves inquiries or problems within the laboratory
  • Development, annual review and updating of standard operating procedures established in the laboratory
  • Performs reagent QC on routinely used reagents and troubleshoots reagent and instrument failures.
  • Develops stain troubleshooting skills and develops trouble shooting skills.
  • Assists with other non-technical duties within the laboratory as requested by the supervisor/manager to meet immediate needs of laboratory.
  • Performs routine maintenance on laboratory equipment in designated area. This includes cleaning equipment, minor troubleshooting and reporting any irregularities in operation to supervisor/manager.
  • Maintains appropriate records as required by laboratory, company and various regulatory agencies.
  • Communicate urgent/critical tests results and maintain appropriate documentation
  • Adheres to the laboratory’s safety policies.
  • Maintains adequate stock of working supplies, notifies team leader or supervisor of shortage.
  • Helps with inventory procedures.
  • Participates in required continued education activities.
  • Additional duties as assigned.


  • Applicants for the position must have a Certificate in histotechnology/Higher Diploma in Histology /Cytology and Diploma in Medical Laboratory Sciences from a recognized institution.
  • S/he must have two (2) years relevant working experience and must be registered by the Kenya Medical Laboratory Technologists and Technician Board
  • Ability to work independently in a team environment
  • Strong ability to problem-solve
  • Attention to detail
  • Good communication skills
  • Proficient in computers and IT

To apply for this position, please send your current detailed CV (must have 3 professional referees including a current or former supervisor), KMLTTB registration certificate, 2021 KMLTTB license, current & expected salary ONLY to hr@scanlabkenya.com by close of business 18th January 2021.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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