Medical Laboratory Supervisor Stem Cell / Cellular Therapy

Medical Laboratory Supervisor Stem Cell / Cellular Therapy

  • Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City (SSMC)
  • Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates


Responsible for the supervision of laboratory operations on a daily basis of assignment area or service

Education / Qualification:

  • BSc in Medical Technology or clinical laboratory science or equivalent qualification requiring.


  • Minimum Six (6) years of experience in a accredited clinical laboratory environment by CAP or JCIA or Canadian Hospital accreditation or CPAC Clinical Pathology Accreditation (UK) or local experience in any accredited HAAD hospitals, since first registration as a qualifiedlaboratory science professional with NLT 2 years in a position as a laboratory supervisor
  • Evidence of progressive leadership and management experience


  • Current and in a Good Standing License to practice in country of residence.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assisting in the development of a strategic vision for the section and produce a report for the facility on the service developments and future plans
  • Monitoring own service areas’ performance as well as staff performance
  • Practicing accountability and follow up with fellow workers
  • Working with and lead assigned team/service to provide an efficient and effective service and to be involved in the proposal/development and implementation of department policies and the annual business plan
  • Overseeing the daily activities associated with all services offered by the section and preparation or other key job responsibilities.
  • Providing support and assistance to all section/service staff. Provide coaching whenever needed
  • Participating in the initiation and implementation of section wide projects
  • Recommend service expansion or enhancement in line with the overall vision of the department/facility
  • Conducting regular service area meetings
  • Assisting supervisors in setting up and managing a delegated budget, and being involved in the development and implementation of cost improvement schemes through service redesign, cash allocation and income generation schemes and ensure that service delivery is managed within financial and budgetary constraints
  • Supervising the wastage of materials by appropriate stock rotation, just in time ordering and by ensuring good laboratory technique by staff in the laboratories. Approves inventory of material supplies and equipment and submits orders following discussion with senior staff
  • Assisting in managing department employees including objective setting, annual leave, supervision and reflective practice
  • Assisting in recruiting, inducting, training and appraising staff in accordance with SEHA and facility policies and procedures
  • Directing the daily management of workload allocation within the service area, taking into account the changing/competing demands and making decisions about prioritization of procedures
  • Representing the service and/or individual patients at a multi-disciplinary level to ensure delivery of coordinated multi-disciplinary service
  • Receiving delegation of tasks and responsibilities whenever necessary, taking responsibility for operational management of the department in manager’s absence, allocating and organizing the work of professional and assistant staff to meet service priorities on a daily basis
  • Ensuring close collaboration while working with other senior staff as appropriate
  • Being able to balance team, patient related and professional activities in accordance with departmental requirements
  • Oversees the monitoring and approval of laboratory findings to ensure accuracy of the results
  • Reviews data from analysis of lab tests and results into laboratory information systems for storage0
  • Provides technical information about test results to requesting physicians as requested
  • Contributes to the development and adoption of local evidence based policies on matters relating to diagnosis and treatment, in response to local and national guidance
  • Evaluates laboratory data and prepare reports as per requirements
  • Performs on-call and shift duties as assigned, including weekends and public holidays
Quality & Safety
  • Promoting and maintaining quality in all services and ensures continuous quality improvement measures are in place. Conduct method evaluation/development as per standard policies and procedures
  • Supervising compliance with all safety and quality control programs and procedures as applicable
  • Supervising compliance with applicable precautions for environmental safety, infection control, using a series of interventions that minimize or prevent cross infection
  • Maintaining and assisting in enforcing the strictest confidence in relation to patient information whether formally or informally recorded
  • Complying and ensuring that those directly supervised comply with occupational health and safety at work policies and procedures
  • Assisting in the planning and developing policies that guide the service implementation process
  • Practicing within the expressed limits of established policies and procedures
  • Ensuring that SOP (standard operation procedures) and Quality Assurance tests are maintained within all sections
  • Being responsible for documenting all intervention in appropriate format
  • Assisting in the development of clinical audit processes within the service and report on these as agreed. Supporting the promotion of audit and research programs on service implementation, in line with national policy, statutory requirements and service requirements within the facility
  • Communicating in a professional and courteous manner with patients, family and other medical personnel as necessary to obtain information for laboratory records, explain procedures, clarify orders and communicate status
  • Delivering training and education sessions for department staff, doctors and nurses in the safe and secure handling of drugs and equipment, prescribing (whenever applicable), administration and treatment and management i.e. teaching, induction, peer review, case studies, and clinical presentations
  • Participating in department programs/committees, various hospital committees, and staff meetings
  • Participating in the orientation and training of new employees
  • Ensuring appropriate internal and external sharing of information based on governing policies and procedures
  • Maintaining professional knowledge by attending lectures, seminars or on-line education units
  • Completing and maintaining all regulatory requirements including: licensure and certification and other mandatory training within established time frames
  • Ensuring all members of the department receive adequate clinical supervision as required for their professional and technical development