Technologist 1 - Cytopathology

Technologist 1 - Cytopathology

United for Manpower Solutions
Abu Dhabi
3 - 6 Years
Not Specified

Job Description


Job Description
Foremost Accountability:
·Complex, analytical, interpretive microscopic work; screening with ensuing diagnostic interpretation of cytopathologic cases at the primary level
General Accountabilities:
·Actively participates in the technical / cytoprepratory work of the section
·Liaises with Technologist II and Operations Manager on:
·cytopreparation, staining, testing, resulting and trouble-shooting as necessary
·inventory management of reagents and consumables
·implementation and/or validation procedures of new instruments as assigned
·Records, reports and communicates quality control outcomes; and participates in rectifying areas of concern as deemed necessary
·Maintains cooperation between the section and other pathology disciplines and personnel
·Takes responsibility for the maintenance and safe use of instruments and supplies in the section
·Ensures the provision of a high quality, cost-effective service with utmost emphasis on patient care and management
·Actively participates in the overall development of diagnostic processes and platforms
Screening-Specific Accountabilities:
·Maintains professional membership, certification and licensure as deemed necessary, and Qatar (QCHP) license to practice
·Maintains adequate knowledge of cytopathology standards of practice, and current reporting nomenclature
·Maintains adequate knowledge of relevant cytomorphologic criteria and templates
·Performs analytical screening of cytologic cases in accordance with established protocol, abiding by workload regulations pertaining to screening as stipulated through CAP/ISO-15189
·Performs quality control and assurance procedures in all aspects of the service
·Performs mandatory proficiency testing surveys; maintaining acceptable proficiency outcomes
·Becomes proficient in the use of Cerner LIS for the tracking and verification of cytology cases
·Becomes proficient in the use of the Hologic T5000 processor, and ThinPrep Imaging System (TIS), achieving appropriate proficiency
·Carries out corrective procedures as advised when quality control outcomes are suboptimal
·Ensures Institutional, Departmental, and Sectional policies and procedures are adhered to
·Participates in the training (theoretical and practical) of technical staff in methodologies, principles and procedures as assigned
·Participates in research and development as assigned
·Complies with all laboratory health and safety procedures and policies, including cultural, health and safety issues as deemed appropriate.
·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. Skills
Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Biomedical Science or other relevant program
  • Formal training from an academySubject: Diagnostic Cytology

Essential Experience:
  • 3+ years relevant experience in a similar role
  • Experience / understanding of LIS systems

Preferred Experience:
  • 3+ years relevant experience in a North American Academic CAP-accredited institution or equivalent in the UK,Republic of Ireland, EU States, South Africa, Australia or New Zealand
  • Experience in validation of new equipment and services

Essential:
  • Knowledge / understanding of CAP, ISO-15189 and JCI standards and guidelines
  • Competent in Gynecological, Non-Gynecological and FNA cytopathologic interpretation
  • Thorough practical knowledge of standard cytopreparatory techniques, including liquid based technology
  • Competent in Papanicolaou and Diff-Quik staining and interpretation
  • Ability to work as part of a team, but also independently with minimal supervision
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Ability to adapt efficiently to changing working patterns
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite
  • Fluency in written and spoken English

Preferred:
  • Experience with ThinPrep liquid based technology processing and ThinPrep Imaging System
  • Experience with the use of Cerner Millennium LIS
  • Experience in training technical personnel
  • Experience in evaluating new instruments and technology
  • Participation in FNA procedures to provide sampling adequacy assessment

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