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SIDRA3767 - Physician Hematopathologist

Department: Hematopathology Div
Division: Pathology Dept
Contract Type: Full Time
Closing Date: 31-Dec-2018
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


The Department of Pathology provides diagnostic laboratory, point of care, and transfusion 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 service duties, the Department participates in basic and clinical research related to human disease, and provides teaching to medical undergraduates, residents and fellows in partnership with WCMC-Q. The Division of Hematopathology within the Department of Pathology specializes in providing diagnostic hematopathology and transfusion services under the umbrella of Pathology.

Job Summary:

The hematopathologist reports directly to the Division Chief of Hematopathology, and through the Division Chief to the Chair of Pathology. The hematopathologist represents his or her Division within the Department of Pathology, within Sidra and externally to provide, advance, and promote excellence in the investigation and diagnosis of pediatric and/or maternal hematologic diseases; and to plan and direct the educational activities, research and diagnostic test development in the Division. The primary responsibilities of the hematopathologist are the provision of laboratory service; diagnostic testing, test interpretation, communication with medical staff, quality control and assurance; participation in the management of the Division; teaching at various levels; basic and applied research; sharing responsibility for all aspects of laboratory functions including diagnostic testing, maintaining quality assurance programs, and training of laboratory staff, residents and fellows within the Division.

Key Role Accountabilities:


  • Assists and supports the Division Chief and the Department Chair in the development and implementation of the vision, strategic direction, and growth of the Division of Hematopathology as well the Department of Pathology


    Clinical and Technical

  • Medical oversight of clinical hematopathology diagnostics and, if consistent with training and experience, transfusion medicine
  • Medical oversight of quality assurance and management of the clinical hematopathology laboratory in association with the laboratory manager, supervisors and bench technologists
  • Consultation and advice regarding the appropriate investigation of pediatric and maternal patients suspected of diseases of the hematolic system, including both inherited and acquired conditions
  • Interpretation of results from laboratory tests for diagnosis and management of hematologic conditions in pediatric and maternal patients
  • Consultation and advice regarding the appropriate utilization of hematopathological and transfusion-related tests by Sidra clinicians and monitoring of areas of over- and under-utilization
  • Assisting clinicians in development of test algorithms for diagnosis of complex hematological disorders



  • Education of medical students and postgraduate trainees in the Department of Pathology and graduate/postgraduate programs at Sidra
  • Informal and formal education in the clinical laboratory setting, seminars, and rounds
  • Updating physicians of new developments and trends in diagnostic hematopathology
  • Initiation and implementation of continuing education programs for laboratory technologists within the Division of Hematopathology (e.g. rounds, invited seminars, symposia, teleconferences)
  • Training of research students and fellows in both the basic and R&D laboratories


          Research & Diagnostic Test Development

  • Basic and applied clinically relevant research in the area of hematopathology in collaboration with internal and external scientists and clinicians
  • Seeking external funding to support basic and applied research activities
  • Continuing efforts to improve existing diagnostic methods, replace outdated technology, evaluate new technology, and implement new research findings in diagnostic hematopathology
  • In collaboration with Sidra clinicians, perform clinical research projects that address specific and important questions in the diagnosis and management of pediatric and maternal patients



  • Participation in committees relevant to the Department of Pathology and the Division of Hematopathology within Sidra as directed by the Department Chair and/or Division Chief.
  • Assist in establishment of standards for delivery of diagnostic and consultative services in hematopathology and transfusion
  • Assist in the management of the Division technologists
  • Assist in coordination of fellow/resident/medical student education within the Division
  • Determination of the range and scope of hematopathological and transfusion-related testing in consultation with Sidra clinicians
  • Assist in establishment and monitoring of quality improvement and utilization review
  • Continuous review of the hematopathology testing menu offered by the core laboratory in order to identify obsolete tests and areas where introduction of new or improved testing is warranted

Continuous review of instrumentation in the core laboratory with a view to update and upgrade the testing technology utilized in the Division to achieve improved workflow as well as cost effectiveness



  • MD (or equivalent) or PhD in relevant life science


  • 3+ years clinical experience in an academic North American, UK or Australian medical institution focusing on the laboratory diagnosis and monitoring of hematologic  disorders.


  • Valid professional License in the country of origin or country of practice in the specialty area

  • Board Certification or its equivalent from an accredited Western Board

  • Eligible for licensure as a Pediatric Pathologist in the State of Qatar


  • Specific clinical and technical skill in hematopathology

  • Proficiency in academic immunopathology, including clinical or basic research and/or teaching

  • Fluency in written and spoken English

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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