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SIDRA4900 - Technologist II - Microbiology

Department: Microbiology and Virology Div
Division: Pathology Dept
Contract Type: Full Time
Closing Date: 23-Jul-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

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.4
Job Summary:
The Technologist II – Microbiology 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 incumbent is part of a team of Biomedical Scientists/Technologists delivering high quality services in their specialty and has operational oversight of a team within the department. He/ She provides professional support in the area of specialty to the Supervisor.
Key Roles & Responsibilities:
    • Organizes, supervises and participates in the work of the section. Works unsupervised, but under the direction of the Supervisor - Microbiology.

    • Answers enquiries and communicates patient results to clinicians, surgeons and nursing staff both internally and external to Sidra.

    • Provides specialist technical advice on specimen handling to clinicians, surgeons and nursing staff.

    • Actively supervises other Technologist within their section to ensure an efficient throughput of work.

    • Assists the Supervisor - Microbiology in the implementation of management decisions affecting the sections, as documented above.

    • Maintains co-operation between the section and between disciplines by regular liaison with other section leads and senior staff.  This includes attendance at staff meetings.

    • 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 - Microbiology, 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.

    • In liaison with Supervisor - Microbiology, 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 - Microbiology.

    • Participates in research and development as directed by the Supervisor - Microbiology.

    • 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 or related field
  • 5+ years relevant experience
  • Experience in LIS operations.
  • ASCP Certification or equivalent.
  • Professional License in the country of origin.
  • Knowledge of ISO 15189/CAP/JCI 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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