Senior Laboratory Technologist - Cord Blood - #57813

G42 Healthcare


Date: 1 week ago
City: Abu Dhabi
Contract type: Full time
Overview

To make a mark in the future of precision medicine on a global scale, positioning M42 at the forefront of healthcare innovation, and making an impact on our organization's ability to provide unparalleled levels of patient care by harnessing state-of-the-art facilities and comprehensive patient services. You will play a pivotal role in driving technological innovation, optimizing workflows, and enhancing patient experiences across M42’s state-of-the-art facilities.

M42 is an Abu Dhabi-based, global tech-enabled health company. It combines G42 Healthcare’s unique medical and data-centric technologies with Mubadala Health’s world-class patient services and state-of-the-art facilities to provide the highest level of personalized, precise, and preventive care to people.

Operating at the forefront of medical advancement, M42 is set to transform the way healthcare is delivered, skillfully bridging the gap between the latest health tech advancements and the clinical outcomes patients receive.

This position is responsible for tasks related to the safe handling, documentation and manufacturing of cord blood products and training. This position is also responsible for carrying out cord blood policies and procedures for filing, organizing and maintaining donor records and conducting routine communication activities with collection facilities, regional and laboratory staff as well as with cord blood registries.

Responsibilities

The Senior Medical Laboratory Technologist shall have responsibility of assuring safety of procedures and products.

  • Check and administer all incoming cord blood units and maternal blood samples received from the cord blood collection centers.
  • Communicate with the collection centers regarding shipping, transport and delivery of cord blood units, blood samples and associated documentation.
  • Using current techniques and standards:
    • Reduce volume of cord blood units by depletion of red cells and plasma.
    • Prepare cord blood units for freezing (addition of cryoprotectant, transfer to freezing bags).
    • Cryopreserve cord blood units by controlled rate freezing.
    • Store cord blood units under appropriate conditions.
  • Performs internal calibration & maintenance of equipment.
  • Sample and prepare small aliquots of cord blood from each unit, before, during and after processing for quality checks, testing and storage.
  • Prepare maternal blood samples for testing and storage.
  • Send cord blood and maternal samples to the relevant testing laboratories.
  • Ensures that products are stored in specified storage locations, labeled accordingly, & suitably packed for final delivery.
  • Responsible for ensuring proper labeling, testing, processing & disposition of all cord blood samples.
  • Administer and file all incoming test results.
  • Communicate with testing laboratories, initiate enquiries and follow up incomplete results.
  • To perform routine maintenance of equipment and inform the In-charge about any defect if at all.
  • To perform quality control and the requested analysis according to the laboratory policy
  • Preparation and Analysis of specimen and appropriate storage after analysis according to P & P.
  • To maintain daily entry of the specimens, their results and daily statistics in computer or register.
  • To recognize abnormal or unusual test results and follow instruction procedures for reporting critical values (Call Back).
  • To assist in the training of new personnel.
  • Temperature checks for all required equipment’s such as Refrigerators, freezers, Incubators, Water baths etc...
  • Assists in the development of new medical laboratory procedures and techniques.

The Senior Medical Laboratory Technologist must assure on yearly basis a minimum of 10 hours of continuing education in any of the following disciplines:

  • Donor safety.
  • CB banking.
  • Cellular therapy product collection, processing and administration.
  • Donor selection.
  • Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation.
  • Transfusion and blood banking.


Qualifications

Education & Experience

  • Minimum 7 years of relevant experience with a Masters’ and Bachelor's, OR 10 years of relevant experience without a degree.
  • Graduate of an accredited (MLT) program leading to registration with DOH (Hematology, Blood Transfusion or Immunology)
  • Experience with Microsoft Office and office management
  • Fluency in both English and Arabic (verbal and written)


Skills And Knowledge

  • Suitable skills applicable for the job description
  • Good communication skill.
  • Suitability for the job profile and adaptability for newer tasks.

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