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SIDRA4909 - Pathology Support Worker

Department: Foundational Clinical Services Management Group Dept
Division: Pathology Dept
Contract Type: Full Time
Closing Date: 24-May-2020
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/ BRANCH 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 comprehensive Cytopathology, and Anatomical Pathology. Blood Sciences including Chemistry, Hematology, Coagulation and Blood Transfusion.  Microbiology and Immunology including Molecular Pathology, Cytogenetics, and Point of care testing (POCT) and Phlebotomy services. The Department of Pathology will be ISO-15189 and JCI accredited. The Department is supported by the Cerner PathNET LIS 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. Cytopathology is characterized by complex, interpretive analytical work as reflected by dedicated CAP accreditation guidelines.
  • Primary duty is the provision of transportation of supplies, goods within and outside of the Pathology Department including daily delivery of Blood and Blood Products from HMC Blood Bank.

  • Ensures the correct storage of all goods within appropriate store areas and fridges.

  • Sorts, collects and delivers Pathology reports and mails to various areas of the hospital if required.

  • Undertakes general duties of a routine or non-routine nature.

  • Returns portering equipment to approved storage areas.

  • Checks all equipment before use and report any defects to the line manager, taking such action as may be necessary to remove the defective equipment from use until repaired.

  • Ensures effective communication and response times.

  • Undertakes training as required fulfilling this role and any further training, which will enhance both personal effectiveness and also the delivery of high standards of service.

  • Collects/delivers clean linen to appropriate designated areas.

  • Occasionally assists with the receipt, storage and onward dispatch of equipment, supplies and materials.

  • Complies with Health and Safety policies and procedures and recognize their importance.

  • Coordinates when needed with roles and functions of other members of other Logistics

           Services team.

  • Works to standard operating procedures under supervision.

  • Assists senior staff with stock control of consumables and reagents.

  • 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.






High School Degree.



2+ years of experience working in a health care environment.


Job Specific Skills and Abilities

  • Numerical skills


  • A flexible and adaptable approach to the working environment


  • Physically fit and of good health


  • Fluency in written and spoken English



Pathology Support Worker works as part of the Pathology department team and carry out a variety of tasks associated with the delivery of a high quality and efficient service that includes:

  1. The transportation of daily blood and blood products stock from HMC central blood bank.

  2. Supporting the department with the daily tasks such as reagent and consumable transfer and storage.

Undertake other general logistical duties as required by the department.
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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