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SIDRA4483 - Physician/Consultant Clinical Scientist

Department: Pathology 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

Department: The Department of Pathology is a professional service that provides a full range of diagnostic testing & interpretations and serves additional functions including academic training and teaching.  The hospital-based laboratory will provide diagnostic testing in: Blood Sciences, including Chemistry, Hematology, Coagulation and Blood Transfusion; Microbiology and Immunology, including molecular pathology;. Anatomical Pathology, including cytopathology, histology and Pathology Genetics; together with Wireless Point of Care testing (POCT) and a 24/7 Phlebotomy service.  The Department of Pathology will be CAP and ISO 15189 accredited as well as JCI.  The Department is supported by the Cerner Millennium PathNET LIS as part of an enterprise wide CIS and will incorporate ward-based electronic testing, wireless and RFID technologies in POC and Phlebotomy, as well as digital pathology.

The Junior Attending Physician is responsible for the delivery of a high quality evidence-based genetics service.  The Junior Attending Physician reviews referrals, makes recommendations to referrers, has high-level input into diagnostic testing and approaches, and is part of the senior management team of the Pathology Genetics division in the Department of Pathology.

Experience is required in inherited disease and cancer genomics, with a technical focus on next-generation sequencing platforms/software and those approaches considered appropriate for molecular/cytogenetic assays. Hands-on experience with molecular analyses in a clinical setting (pre and post-natal) are considered essential, together with reporting using data from next-generation sequencing (panel/exome/genome), PCR-based testing, and FISH/cytogenetic tests. Participation in interdisciplinary meetings and inherited disease conferences will be required, as well as teaching responsibilities.



MD (or MD equivalent) and/or MD/PhD degree and/or PhD. Completion of a residency program in Molecular Genetic Pathology and relevant Board Certification, or Fellowship of relevant College (FACMG; FCCMG; FRCPath; FRCPA; FFSc(FRCPA)


At least 5 years of post-certification/residency in clinical care or education in the relevant field from Australia or New Zealand or a North American Academic/ Health care Institution or equivalent in UK, Republic of Ireland, or other European Countries with an accredited and recognized board.

Demonstrable relevant knowledge and experience in Human Molecular Genetic Pathology.

Certification and Licensure

Valid professional License in the country of origin or country of practice.

Board Certification (or equivalent) in Human Molecular Genetic Pathology.

Job Specific Skills and Abilities:
  • Ensure the provision of timely, efficient and high quality diagnostic and consultative services in Pathology Genetics

  • Maintain contemporary best practice, personal technical expertise, medical knowledge & clinical skills.

  • Improve service efficiency

  • Ensure that the Pathology Genetics division testing supports performance of medically appropriate patient care

  • Ensure prompt communication with other relevant clinicians and health care providers

  • Ensure cooperation and liaison with clinical services or other agencies to provide diagnostic pathology data, consultation, peer review and other audit data

  • Participate in and collaborate with appropriate and relevant hospital committees and working groups, to oversee management/quality activities of the Pathology Genetics Division

  • Represent the Department of Pathology to internal and external clients or client groups, as required

  • Ensure that the Pathology Genetics division provides testing that is at the forefront of genetics in terms of range of diagnostic testing and technical equipment appropriate to a hospital of international standing

  • Maintain familiarity with new technology and procedures relevant to Human Molecular Pathology

  • Strong Medical Knowledge of established and evolving practice, Diagnostics, Therapeutics and training

  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate with varied staff efficiently

  • Actively participate in relevant accreditation programs and support their implementation as required

  • Take an active part in research and teaching programs of the department

  • Strong organizational skills

  • Customer service oriented

  • Flexibility and responsiveness to changing workloads

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite

  • 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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