The Laboratory Specialist is responsible for performing routine analysis in one of the divisions of Clinical Laboratory and blood bank department under supervision of the Senior Medical Technician staff.
May rotate through various laboratory sections in order to keep familiar with those laboratory procedures which may be ordered on an emergency basis when working shifts.
Major Duties and Responsibilities
Ensures through his actions, either directly or indirectly, that a superior quality of medical treatment, compassion and understanding is given to every patient served at the Riyadh care Hospitals and Clinics.
Performs duties in the laboratory on-call /shift roster for week-days, week-ends and during public holidays.
Receives or obtains specimen in aseptic conditions for laboratory testing.
Prepares specimens for testing and assesses the integrity of clinical specimens as per policies prior to testing.
Creates daily worksheets activities according to diagnostic applications.
Performs routine and of moderate complexity testing and analyses according to SOPs and QC assessment.
Prepares common use reagents and starts the daily calibration of equipments for daily routine activities.
Performs regular assessment of equipments of common use by measurements of indicators as per laboratories procedures.
Evaluates new procedures or methods under direct supervision of department Senior Technician.
Performs daily calibration and maintenance of equipments and sustains documents of all activities.
Follows approved procedures to ensure laboratory quality control and compliance with standards of practice.
Maintains accurate records of QC and patient results.
Identifies and reports deficiencies either technical or managerial to Senior Technician / Chief Technician.
Participates in the solving-process of laboratory trouble-shooting.
Sustains appropriate common reagents and products inventory for laboratory activities.
Adheres to quality system approach of laboratory activities.
Validates and accepts laboratory results under supervision prior to release through Laboratory Information System.
Participates in the orientation and training of new technicians.
Working time may include night shifts and rotating weekends and holidays as per the organization of the department.
Responsible to educate patients /families as per their needs and to implement their whole role regarding patient / family education process as mention in patient & family education policy and procedure including documentation in patient medical record.
They are knowledgeable about their essential role in patient and family education.
Ensures the protection of patients’ health information.
A minimum of:
Bachelor’s Degree/ ore equivalent from an approved school of medical Technology, College or University.
Current registration with the designated authority for Medical Technologist / Technician from country of origin/ recruitment + license of Ministry of Health (MOH) in Saudi Arabia.
Three (3) years post-qualification clinical laboratory experience in a large acute care hospital facility.
preferably One year experience in similar job
Fluency in verbal and written English.
Exhibits professionalism and excellent interpersonal communication skills.
Working knowledge of computer skills.
Knowledge of current proficiency testing and quality control.