Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Chief Technologist - Hematology Coagulation - Sidra Medical Research Center - Qatar

Working with the Operations Manager Blood Sciences, the Chief Technologist - Hematology and Coagulation will oversee the commissioning of the relevant sections including the commissioning of equipment, IT systems, recruitment, on-boarding and training of staff, and preparing policies and procedures in accordance with CAP-ISO15189 and JCI.

The Chief Technologist - Hematology and Coagulation will be part of a team of Biomedical Scientists/Technologists delivering high quality services in the specialty of Hematology and Coagulation and will have operational oversight within the department.  S/he will be the professional lead in their area responsible for providing expert advice to service users.

    Bachelors degree in Biomedical Sciences/Clinical laboratories.
    At least 5 years experience in a large ISO-15189 accredited hospital environment as a Chief Technologist/Technologist II in Hematology and Coagulation in North America or equivalent in UK, Republic of Ireland, EU States, South Africa, Australia or New Zealand.
    Recent experience in LIMS build for Hematology and Coagulation
    Experience in staff management.
    Experience in evaluating new technologies.
    Experience in commissioning new equipment and services.
    MT (USA)+ Specialty (ASCP) or HPC/FIBMS (UK) or equivalent.
    Knowledge of ISO 15189/CPA/CAP/JCI standards and guidelines
    Proficient in MS Office applications.
    Demonstrated ability in conducting meetings and making presentations
    Fluency in written and spoken English.

    Provides professional and scientific management for the services within portfolio.
    Works with the Quality Manager to develop systems to deliver quality services which satisfy CAP-ISO15189 and JCI standards.
    Develops and implements robust systems for risk assessment for all activities within the department.
    Identifies resource requirements and informs the Operations Manager Blood Sciences.
    Ensures areas under direct management comply with hospital Health and Safety Policies, and works with technical staff to cascade changes affecting the laboratory Health and Safety Strategy.
    Ensures the provision of appropriate staff training and development.
    Ensures that all audit items are documented, any conclusion presented and remedial action implemented as appropriate.
    Ensures the continued provision of an effective 24/7 service where appropriate.
    Co-ordinates research and development undertaken in discussion with clinicians and scientists within the department.
    Uses department IT systems as appropriate to gather, analyse and present statistics and data for management, clinical or financial purposes.
    Performs analytical and clinical audits as necessary to support the hospital audit programme, and CAP-ISO15189 and JCI accreditation.
    Oversees and participates in the validation of results as appropriate.
    Develops common working practices within the disciplines and standardisation of methods and SOPs where appropriate.
    Interprets highly complex clinical information to ensure the appropriate tests are carried out.
    Investigates and takes action to resolve the problems with analytical methods and equipment.
    Discusses and plans amendments and enhancements to the service and implements agreed plans.
    Communicates with colleagues within the department on a range of extremely complex subjects and co-operates and consults with medical, scientific and clerical staff throughout Clinical Laboratories.

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