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SIDRA4755 - Technologist II – XM & Blood Issue

Department: Pathology Div
Division: Pathology Dept
Contract Type: Full Time
Closing Date: 28-Feb-2019
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

Once fully operational by mid-2018, Sidra Medicine will handle 275,000 outpatient appointments, 11,000 procedures, 100,000 emergency attendances and deliver over 9,000 babies per year, adding capacity to a rapidly growing population and delivering world-class specialist care.

The hospital will include 10 operating theatres, 400 beds, 100 percent single rooms with a private bathroom, a birthing center and an emergency department.

Department Profile: 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 that include Chemistry, Hematology, Coagulation and Blood Transfusion.  Microbiology and Immunology that also includes molecular pathology. Anatomical Pathology including cytopathology, histology and pathology genetics, Wireless Point of Care testing (POCT) and a 24/7 Phlebotomy services.  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.
Job Summary: The Technologist II - XM & Blood Issue assists in the commissioning of the relevant sections.  This involves the commissioning of equipment, IT systems, recruitment, on-boarding and training of staff, preparing policies and procedures in accordance with CAP-ISO15189 and JCI.  The Technologist II - XM & Blood Issue will be part of a team of Biomedical Scientists/Technologists delivering high quality services in their specialty and will have operational oversight of a team within the department.   Provides professional support in the area of specialty to the Supervisor.
Key Roles & Responsibilities:
  • Provides specialist technical advice on specimen handling to clinicians, surgeons and nursing staff

  • Organizes, supervises and participates in the work of the section

  • Actively supervises other BMS staff within their section to ensure an efficient throughput of work

  • Assists the Supervisor in the implementation of management decisions affecting the sections

  • Maintains co-operation between the sections and between disciplines by regular communication with other section leads and senior staff

  • Leads by good example in order to motivate staff to create high quality work, interest and contribution

  • Actively participates in the technical work of the section

  • In liaison with the Supervisor, ensures adequate stocks of reagents and consumables are available for the efficient running of the service

  • Uses LIS to generate workload statistics and run queries

  • Answers enquiries and communicates patient results to clinicians, surgeons and nursing staff both internally and externally

  • In liaison with the Supervisor, provides technical advice on, and assists in the selection of, new equipment

  • Monitors and advises on the use of reagents and consumables in the section

  • 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

  • Participates in the external quality assurance schemes that the department subscribes to. Monitors, records and reports back results, participating in discussion to rectify areas of concern if necessary

  • Carries out corrective action when the quality control procedures fail

  • Assists in ensuring and maintaining CPA-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 the section for which they are responsible in methodologies, principles and procedures by way of tutorials, presentations and seminars

    Updates, reviews and implements new methodologies in the section under the direction of the Supervisor

  • Participates in research and development as directed by the Supervisor

  • Adheres to Sidra’s standards as they appear in the Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest policies

  • Adheres to and promotes Sidra’s Values

In view of the evolving needs and opportunities within Sidra, this position may be required to perform other duties as assigned and reporting relationships may vary.

Essential Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Biomedical Sciences/Clinical Laboratories or other relevant program
  • 5+ years of relevant experience in Transfusion Medicine/Blood Bank including;

    • Stock management

    • Modifying and issuing blood components

    • Investigation of transfusion reactions

    • Red cell antibody identification

  • Licensed and/or certified by an accredited licensure body in the home country

  • Knowledge of ISO15189/CAP/ JCI and AABB standards and guidelines

  • Experience in team management

  • Experience in evaluating new technologies

  • Demonstrated ability in conducting meetings and making presentations

  • Excellent communications skills both written and oral

  • 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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