Job Summary :
Working with the Laboratory supervisor and the Technologist II, the Technologist I Pathology Sciences (Molecular Infectious Diseases Laboratory) assists in the validation of all equipment and processes within the laboratory, preparation of policies and procedures in accordance with CAP-
ISO15189 and JCI, and training of staff as appropriate to the expertise and experience of the post-holder. In a fully operational laboratory , the Technologist I -
Pathology Sciences performs a broad range of technical and analytical work with a high level of individual skill and judgment, under minimal supervision.
The post holder is required to observe and maintain a high standard of laboratory health, safety and risk procedures; and works to departmental Standard Operating Procedures, and current professional standards.
The Technologist I is actively involved in the laboratories continuing professional development program, preparing and delivering presentations to a range of staff, attending internal and external lectures, and undertaking additional training courses as required.
The Technologist I - Pathology Sciences is part of a team of Biomedical Scientists / Technologists delivering high quality services in their specialty.
The Technologist I - Pathology Sciences will be required to work and rotate on 24 hours shifts and weekends.
Key Roles & Responsibilities :
Performs a wide range of standard and complex technical roles within the section, involving a variety of molecular tests on different platforms
Interprets results obtained from above and prepares test reports for checking and verification by senior staff
Liaises with Technologist II and Laboratory Supervisor 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
Maintain the cleanliness of the laboratory including work surfaces, biosafety hoods and equipment according to the standard operating procedures
Maintains storage of clinical specimens, nucleic acid extracts and reference and control materials
Maintains co-operation between the sections and between disciplines by regular communication with other Technologists and senior staff
Responsible for ensuring adequate stocks of reagents and consumables are available for the efficient running of the service
In liaison with the Technologist II and the Laboratory Supervisor, 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
Actively involved in the external quality assurance schemes that the department subscribes to
Uses Laboratory Information System for specimen login, record assay specific parameters, stock records, generate test reports, generate workload statistics and run queries.
Assess quality of data according to defined criteria
Carries out corrective action as advised when the quality control procedures fail
Assists in ensuring achievement of and maintaining CAP and 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 the implementation of new methodologies under the direction of the Technologist II and Laboratory Supervisor
Participates in research and development as directed by the Technologist II and the Laboratory Supervisor
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.
Essential Requirements :
Bachelor’s degree in Biological science, Medical Laboratory sciences, Medical Technology or other relevant program
2+ years relevant experience in a diagnostic molecular laboratory
Experience / understanding of LIS operations
Experience in validation of new equipment and services
Professional License in the country of origin
Competent in broad range of molecular techniques and methodologies
Knowledge / understanding of ISO15189 / CPA / CAP / JCI standards and guidelines
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
Meet the requirement for licensure by the Qatari’s Supreme Council of Health which includes a prometric exam
Evidence of Continuing Professional Development
Fluency in written and spoken English