Sidra Medicine is a state of the art academic medical center that will function to the level of the highest international standards.
Its clinical focus is on the specialty care of women and children.
Sidra’s Vision is : Sidra Medicine will be a beacon of learning, discovery and exceptional care, ranked among the top medical centers in the world .
Achieving This Vision Will Encompass Three Essential Activities
World Class : Patient and Family Centered Care Health Education Biomedical Discovery
DEPARTMENT / BRANCH PROFILE : The department of Pathology is a professional service that provides a full range of diagnostic testing and interpretations and serves additional functions including academic training and teaching.
The hospital-based laboratory will provide diagnostic testing in Anatomical Pathology including cytopathology, histology and surgical pathology.
Blood Sciences that include Chemistry, Hematology, Coagulation and Blood Transfusion. Microbiology and Immunology that also includes molecular pathology.
HLA and Pathology Genetics, Point of care testing (POCT) and a 24 / 7 Phlebotomy services. The department of clinical laboratory will be CAP and ISO 15189 accredited as well as JCI.
The department is supported by the Cerner PathNET LIS as part of an enterprise wide CIS and will incorporate ward-based electronic testing, wireless and RFID technologies in Phlebotomy, as well as digital pathology.
JOB SUMMARY : The Technologist II Laboratory Genetics assists in commissioning of the relevant sections. This involves commissioning of equipment, IT systems, recruitment, on-boarding and training of staff, preparing policies and procedures in accordance with CAP-ISO15189 and JCI.
The Technologist II Laboratory Genetics is part of a team of clinical scientists and Medical technologists delivering high quality services in their specialty and has operational oversight of a team within the department.
Responsibilities also include the analysis and checking of complex results and the preparation of clinical reports, monitoring of quality indicators and service development as appropriate.
Provides professional support in the area of specialty to the Operations Manager Pathology Genetics.
Key Role Accountabilities
Actively participates in the technical and analytical work of the section, including analyzing and checking of complex results and the preparation of a wide range of clinical reports
Oversees the operations of a subsection within the Laboratory Genetics Division, responsible for the day to day running of this team
Actively supervises Technologist I staff within the section to ensure an efficient throughput of work
Leads by good example in order to motivate staff to create high quality work, interest and contribution
Assists the Operations Manager Pathology Genetics in the implementation of management decisions affecting the sections
Liaises with the Operations Manager Pathology Genetics on appropriateness of tests, results and additional testing as required
Monitors, records and reports back results, participating in discussion to rectify areas of concern if necessary
Maintains co-operation between the sections and between disciplines by regular communication with Technologists I and senior staff
In liaison with the Operations Manager Pathology Genetics, ensures adequate stocks of reagents and consumables are available for the efficient running of the service
In liaison with the Operations Manager Pathology Genetics, provides technical advice on, and assists in the selection / validation of new equipment
Takes responsibility for the maintenance and safe use of equipment within the section
Helps to ensure the provision of a high quality, cost-effective service with the emphasis on quality assurance in all aspects of the section supervised by monitoring and audit of internal quality control
Uses LIS to generate workload statistics and run queries. Assess quality of data according to defined criteria
Participates in the external quality assurance schemes that the department subscribes to
Carries out corrective action as advised when the quality control procedures fail
Assists in ensuring achievement of and maintaining CPA-ISO15189 standards in the section
Ensures policies and procedures for the sections are adhered to
Participates in the training (theoretical and practical) of technical staff in methodologies, principles and procedures by way of tutorials, presentations and seminars
Participates in research and development as directed by the Operations Manager Pathology Genetics
Adheres to Sidra’s standards as they appear in the Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest policies
In view of the evolving needs and opportunities within Sidra during this pre-operational phase, this position may be required to perform other duties as assigned and reporting relationships may vary.
QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS SELECTION CRITERIA :
Bachelor’s degree in Biological science or other relevant program
5+ years relevant experience in a CAP or ISO15189 or equivalent laboratory
Experience / understanding of LIS operations
Experience in validation of new equipment and services
Experience in team management
Certification And Licensure
Specialty (ASCP), HCPC or ACC / CMGS certificate competence in Cytogenetics, Molecular Genetics, Genetic Technology or equivalent in country of origin
Job Specific Skills And Abilities
Broad knowledge covering a range of cytogenetic, molecular cytogenetic and molecular genetic techniques. Documented proof of competency will be required.
Knowledge / understanding of ISO15189 / CPA / CAP / JCI standards and guidelines
Demonstrated experience in conducting meetings and making presentations
Able to work as part of team, but also independently with minimal supervision
Ability to work under pressure
Excellent communications skills both written and oral
Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite
Fluency in written and spoken English