Technologist I - Pathology Genetics
Sidra Medical and Research Center
Doha, Qatar
منذ 26 يوم

Job Summary :

  • The Technologist I - Pathology Genetics performs DNA / RNA diagnostic experiments that involve among others : Sanger Sequencing;
  • Fragment analyses on capillary electrophoresis i.e. for Fragile X syndrome, MLPA etc ; Real-time PCR; Microarray analyses Affymetrix, Illumina platforms or both .

  • Willingness to become involved in interpreting sequencing, fragment analyses, real-time PCR, microarray and NGS data after receiving proper training is highly desirable;
  • The Technologist I - Pathology Genetics 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 in specific techniques as appropriate to the expertise and experience of the post-

    holder. The Technologist I - Pathology Genetics performs a broad range of technical and analytical work with a high level of individual skill and judgment, under minimal supervision.

    The incumbent 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 Pathology Genetics is actively involved in the laboratory’s 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 Genetics is part of a team of Biomedical Scientists / Technologists delivering high quality services in their specialty.

    Key Roles & Responsibilities :

  • Actively participates in the technical and analytical work of the section
  • Liaises with Technologist II and Supervisor Pathology Genetics on appropriateness of tests, results and additional testing as required
  • Monitors, records and reports back results, participates in discussions to rectify areas of concern if necessary
  • Maintains co-operation between the sections and between disciplines by regular communication with other Technologist I grade and Senior staff
  • In liaison with the Technologist II and Supervisor Pathology Genetics, ensures adequate stocks of reagents and consumables are available for the efficient running of the service
  • In liaison with the Technologist II and the Supervisor 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. Assesses 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 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 Supervisor Pathology Genetics
  • Determines acceptability of specimens and / or blood or blood components, performs laboratory tests and communicates critical results in accordance with laboratory policy for assigned section and / or obtains and records results for laboratory tests according to established procedures within established TAT as delegated by the Service Chief - Pathology
  • Recognizes normal, abnormal, critical test results. Differentiates and resolves instrument and / or unexpected test results
  • Understands and adheres to process improvement principles and processes, for example, following standard work and maintaining a robust inventory concept in work area realizing that all processes are driven by the needs of the customer
  • Initiates, performs, reviews and troubleshoots quality control of reagents and test systems
  • Responsible for maintaining all clinical competencies required in section and performs in accordance with laboratory policy to provide accurate test results, slides, photographs and / or documents
  • Operates and performs daily preventive maintenance of equipment according to written procedures and documents; reports equipment malfunctions and requests service as necessary
  • Communicates with physicians, nurses, or other requestors by telephone, computer or other method that ensure confidentiality
  • Respects, and relates well to people from varied backgrounds, diverse world views, and is sensitive to group differences
  • Participates in research and development as directed by the Technologist II and the Supervisor Pathology-Genetics
  • Adheres to Sidra’s standards as they appear in the Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest policies
  • Ensures that work is carried out in accordance with departmental policies.
  • Adheres to Sidra policy and infection control principles and standards to minimize patient risk and ensure high quality patient care
  • Adheres to and promotes Sidra’s Values
  • 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
  • Meet the requirement for licensure by Qatar Supreme Council of Health which includes a prometric exam
  • Licensed and / or certified by an accredited licensure body in the home country
  • Participation in Continual Professional Development / Education
  • Competent in broad range of technical processes in the general laboratory
  • Competent in several sections such as Chemistry, Hematology, Coagulation, Urinalysis and Blood Transfusion
  • Knowledge / understanding of ISO15189 / CPA / CAP / JCI standards and guidelines
  • Able to work as part of team, but also independently with minimal supervision
  • Required to participate in the 24 / 7 service provision of the laboratory, including weekends and holidays
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Excellent communications skills both written and oral
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite
  • Fluency in written and spoken English
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