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SIDRA3097 - Future Vacancy -Phlebotomist (Restricted to female applicants)

Department: Pathology Div
Division: Pathology Dept
Contract Type: Full Time
Closing Date: 30-Jun-2020
Organizational Profile:

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 Profile & Job Summary:

Department Profile

Sidra’s Department of Pathology will provide laboratory diagnostic services for Sidra Medical and Research Centre, for affiliated hospitals in Doha, and for referred-in specimens from outside of Qatar. In addition to its clinical duties, the Department will participate in basic and clinical research related to human disease, and provide teaching of medical undergraduate, resident and fellows in partnership with WCMC-Q.

Job Summary

Under the supervision of the Supervisor - POC, Specimen and Accessioning, the Phlebotomist performs a variety of venipuncture techniques involved in the collection of blood specimens from patients for laboratory procedures used in the diagnosis and treatment of disease. The Phlebotomist is part of a team of Biomedical Scientists/Technologists delivering high quality services in the specialty of Reception Services which includes the Phlebotomy and Laboratory Reception services for the hospital having operational oversight of their area within the department and provides expert advice to service users.

Key Role Accountabilities:
  • Performs a variety of routine blood drawing procedures to include venipuncture techniques using standard equipment to include vacutainer tubes and sleeves, tourniquets, syringes and butterfly needles.
  • Confers with patients to obtain information for laboratory records, explains procedures, allays fears and elicits cooperation.
  • Utilizes standard procedures for the maintenance of positive patient identification and records appropriate collection information on proper requisitions.
  • Prepares, processes, labels and stores patient specimens and samples according to departmental procedures using standard techniques and equipment, for subsequent analysis by Clinical Laboratory staff.
  • Provides technical guidance to Phlebotomy students/trainees assigned to work area.
  • Maintains inventory of supplies and re-order as required. Stocks supplies on carts and hand trays for easier transition to other locations. Performs other related duties incidental to the work described herein.
  • Responds to questions/queries and resolves problems pertaining to test requisitions, specimen requirements, test additions, priority changes (from routine to STAT and vice versa) and patient results utilizing the Lab information system or analyzing other data retrieval system.
  • Ensures quality control, quality assurance and safety.
  • Ensures that all specimen collections and processing are performed in compliance with JCI & CAP and ISO15189 guidelines.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Manager (POC, Specimen and Accessioning) and Supervisor (POC, Specimen and Accessioning).

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:

Essential

  • Vocational Diploma in Biomedical Sciences/ Clinical Laboratories
  • 2+ years as a Phlebotomy technician / Phlebotomist
  • Licensure in country of origin
  • Proficiency in English (Read, Write and Communicate)
  • Demonstrated ability to self-organize and prioritize work related tasks
  • Strong knowledge of medical \ terminology and abbreviations
  • Demonstrated knowledge of established phlebotomy procedures, practices, and protocols
  • Demonstrated ability to work under stressful conditions
  • Demonstrated ability to appropriately address irritated patients
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize and execute a variety of tasks simultaneously
  • Proficiency in common computer applications

Preferred

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Biomedical Science
  • 2+ years relevant Pediatric/ Neonatal experience
  • Experience with children with special developmental and medical needs
  • Middle East work experience
  • Specialty (ASCP) or FIBMS (UK) or equivalent as a Phlebotomist
  • Bilingual in English and Arabic
  • Knowledge about Middle East & GCC cultures and customs
Sidra’s Organizational Values:
  • Trust: Being competent; acting consistently, reliably and predictably; acting with honesty and integrity; respecting patient, employee and commercial confidentiality; delivering on commitments
  • Care: Acting with empathy, kindness and compassion; being humble; listening and responding; acting with cultural sensitivity; Caring for patients and staff
  • Teamwork: Sharing information and knowledge and learning from demonstrated expertise; being respectful, and thereby earning respect of others; acting with professionalism; leading and following; collaborating and being accessible
  • Transparency: Frequent and honest communication; open access to information for decision making; willingly acknowledge shortcomings; speaking up about concerns; publishing performance indicators
  • Innovation: Freedom to innovate; welcoming ideas and encouraging creativity; supporting talent; creating confidence; celebrating successes
  • Efficiency: Providing measurable value; using data to drive decision making; having and achieving clear goals; building processes that work; continuously improving outcomes in patient and family care
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