Technologist I - PCR
Sidra Medical and Research Center
Doha, Qatar
منذ 2 يوم

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
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