Job Purpose: Prepare slices of body tissue for examination by pathologists and performing complex procedures for processing body tissue and make judgments concerning the quality of results.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Responsible for processing all specimens received in the Histology laboratory under minimal supervision.
  2. Providing independent judgment in selection of methodologies utilized in processing tissue specimens and in solving routine problems.
  3. Contribute to the overall efficiency of the laboratory or pathology practice in a cost effective manner by performing a variety of tasks, consisting primarily of preparing and Histological processing of all surgical pathology specimens in preparation for pathologist review and diagnosis.
  4. Receive all histology specimens and process them using various methodologies, complex machinery and staining systems.
  5. Responsible for appropriately staining the slides whether with routine, special or immunohistochemical stains.
  6. Responsible for labeling, entering and tracking the progress of the specimens until they reach the Pathologist for diagnosis.
  7. Responsible for the maintenance of the histology area by maintaining inventory and supplies, cleaning and organizing of work stations, disposal of biological waste, adherence to all compliance and operational procedures.
  8. Documentation as per CAP guidelines, communication with pathologists and troubleshooting equipment malfunctions.
  9. Determines appropriate handling and tissue processing for specimens, and priorities on requested procedures.
  10. Utilizes appropriate equipment with precision for all histological protocols.
  11. Performs complex staining techniques and demonstrates competency with immunohistochemical procedures.
  12. Performs computer data entry, recall, and labeling on complex pathology networks
  13. Performs routine preventative maintenance, cleaning, and minor adjustments on all histopathology lab equipment.
  14. Prepares and examines solutions for contamination, impurities, or instability.
  15. Examines microscopically all stained slides and controls to determine accuracy of the last test and make modifications to the procedures as needed.
  16. Retrieves and stores specimens properly for long term storage.
  17. Assists in maintaining accreditation standards, to include all check sheets and quality control information sheets.
  18. Maintains archived Histological slides and blocks.
  19. Assists in the ordering of laboratory supplies to maintain proper inventory.
  20. Knowledgeable of all lab procedures and specimen submission requirements.
  21. Understand and use proper safety practices.
  22. Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Experience

  •  Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science (BMLS) or Bachelor of Biomedical Laboratory Technology (BBLT) with a Certificate in Histo-technology
  • Three (3) years’ of experience in a clinical histopathology lab.
  • Experience using laboratory equipment such as complex machinery and staining systems.
  • Experience calculating lab results and data using math and analytical skills.
  • Experience using MS Word and Excel. Preferred experience will include developing reports, spreadsheets, and databases using the mentioned software programs.
  • Experience with medical terminology, human anatomy and physiology.

Application Procedure

Candidates that have relevant experience, meet the above criteria and have what it takes to excel in the above position, should submit their applications, Curriculum vitae and academic certificates to the Human Resource Manager in hard copy at the HR Office on the 2nd Floor of the Hospital Not later than Tuesday 26th April 2022.

Nakasero Hospital provides an equal opportunity for all qualified persons and does not discriminate against any applicant for employment because of race, ethnicity, tribe, national origin, ancestry, religion, disability, gender, sexual orientation or any other protected status.

Canvassing or lobbying by an applicant directly or indirectly in connection with any appointment shall disqualify the applicant.

Nakasero Hospital does not offer any positions without an interview and never asks candidates for money.  If you are asked for money, we strongly recommend that you do not respond and do not send money or personal information.

Nakasero Hospital does not offer any positions without an interview and never asks candidates for money.  If you are asked for money, we strongly recommend that you do not respond and do not send money or personal information.

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