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SIDRA4902 - Technologist I - Histopathology and Morgue

Department: Pathology Div
Division: Pathology Dept
Contract Type: Full Time
Closing Date: 17-Aug-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:

The department of Pathology is a professional service that provides a full range of diagnostic testing and interpretations and serves additional functions including academic training and teaching.  The hospital-based laboratory will provide diagnostic testing in Anatomical Pathology including cytopathology, histology and surgical pathology.  Blood Sciences that include Chemistry, Hematology, Coagulation and Blood Transfusion. Microbiology and Virology that also includes bacteriology, mycology, mycobacteriology, parasitology, virology, serology and molecular pathology.  HLA and Cytogenetics, Point of care testing (POCT) and a 24/7 Phlebotomy services.

The department of Pathology is accredited by College of American Pathologists and are seeking ISO 15189 as well as Joint Commission International accreditation.  The department is supported by Cerner Millennium as part of an enterprise wide CIS and will incorporate ward-based electronic testing, wireless and RFID technologies in Phlebotomy, as well as digital pathology.

Job Summary: Working with the Laboratory Supervisor and the Technologist II, the Technologist I – Histopathology and Morgue (Anatomical Pathology) assists in the validation of all equipment and processes within the laboratory, preparation of policies and procedures in accordance with CAP-ISO15189 and JCI, and training of staff in specific techniques, as appropriate to the expertise and experience of the post-holder. The Technologist I – Histopathology and Morgue (Anatomical Pathology) performs a broad range of technical and analytical work with a high level of individual skill and judgment, under minimal supervision. The post holder is required to observe and maintain a high standard of laboratory health, safety and risk procedures; and works to departmental Standard Operating Procedures, and current professional standards. The Technologist I is actively involved in the laboratories CPD program, preparing and delivering presentations to a range of staff, attending internal and external lectures, and undertaking additional training courses as required. The Technologist I – Histopathology and Morgue (Anatomical Pathology) is part of a team of Biomedical Scientists/Technologists delivering high quality services in their specialty.
Key Roles & Responsibilities:
    • Performs a wide range of standard and complex technical roles within the section, to include both Anatomical Pathology (Histopathology) and Mortuary (Autopsy Room) methodologies.

    • Analyses and performs small biopsy grossing, embedding, microtomy and cryotomy, H&E staining, Special Stains, Immunohistochemistry and in situ Hybridization and other technologies as applicable.

    • Evaluates and interprets results obtained from the above and prepares work for verification by senior staff.

    • Liaises with Technologist II and Laboratory Supervisor on appropriateness of tests, results and additional testing as required.

    • Monitors, records and reports back results, participating in discussion to rectify areas of concern if necessary.

    • Maintains co-operation between the sections and between disciplines by regular communication with other Technologist I grade and senior staff.

    • Responsible for ensuring adequate stocks of reagents and consumables are available within their designated area, for the efficient running of the service.

    • In liaison with the Technologist II and the Laboratory Supervisor, provides technical advice on, and assists in the selection / validation of new equipment.

    • Responsible 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.

    • Uses LIS to generate workload statistics and run queries.  Assesses quality of data according to defined criteria

    • Is actively involved in the external quality assurance schemes that the department subscribes to.

    • Performs corrective action as advised when the quality control procedures fail.

    • Works as part of a team to ensure achievement and maintenance of CAP-ISO15189 standards in the section.

    • Ensures policies and procedures for the sections are adhered to.

    • Performs training (theoretical and practical) of technical staff and students in methodologies, principles and procedures by way of tutorials, presentations and seminars.

    • Participates in the implementation of new methodologies under the direction of the Technologist II and Laboratory Supervisor.

    • Participates in research and development as directed by the Technologist II and the Laboratory Supervisor.

    • Undertakes training, and achieves competency in technical procedures from other disciplines to ensure appropriate cross-sectional cover can be maintained throughout the department.

    • Complies with all laboratory health and safety procedures and policies including the cultural and health and safety issues with regards to working in the mortuary.

    • 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:
  • BSc (Hons) in Biomedical Science, BMedLabSc, BMLSc or other relevant program (4 year Degree) 
  • 2+ years’ experience in a diagnostic Anatomical Pathology Laboratory (Diagnostic Histopathology)
  • Experience / understanding of LIS operations
  • License from country of origin
  • Must obtain Supreme Council of Health License.
  • Knowledge / understanding of ISO15189/CPA/CAP/ JCI standards and guidelines
  • Competent in a broad range of Anatomical Pathology / Histopathology techniques
  • Thorough practical knowledge of Anatomical Pathology / Histopathology techniques
  • Experience in small biopsy grossing, embedding, microtomy and cryotomy, H&E staining, Special Stains, Immunohistochemistry and in situ Hybridization
  • Thorough familiarity with tissue processors, microtomes, staining automated instruments and other essential laboratory equipment
  • Ability to work as part of team, but also independently with minimal supervision
  • Respects, and relates well to people from varied backgrounds, diverse world views, and is sensitive to group difference
  • Seeks feedback and applies learning to achieve personal and organizational growth and improvement
  • Shares technical knowledge appropriate to own role and is active in professional networks while developing and maintaining technical practice and capability
  • Uses research to ensure evidence based practice and encourages innovation by creating an environment conductive to new ideas and approaches
  • Understands and builds strategic relationships and networks where appropriate
  • Using a system perspective, applies analytical tools to seek alternatives and solve problems
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Excellent communications skills both written and oral
  • Ability to adapt efficiently to changing working patterns
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite
  • Candidates must be successful in the Prometrics exam – Technologist - in country of origin prior to submission of resignation and issue of Visa
  • 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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