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Senior Medical Technologist Cytogenetics

King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Center - Riyadh King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Center - Riyadh
Riyadh , Saudi Arabia


Acts in a lead capacity for a specialized subsection/unit function of the Cytogenetics section to obtain accurate data for diagnosis and treatment of disease.

Education / Qualification Required:

  • Master's or Bachelor’s Degree in Medical Technology or related discipline required
  • Registration as Technologist or equivalent National Certification


  • Two (2) years of related experience in Cytogenetics with Master’s Degree OR
  • Four (4) years of similar requirements with Bachelor’s Degree

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Using SOPs, accurately and efficiently performs tissue culture of assigned specimen types, including culture initiation, maintenance, and harvest.
  • Also performs slides preparation and staining for microscopic analysis.
  • Performs accurate microscopic/ post-microscopic analysis of assigned specimen types meeting or exceeding established productivity standards, applying additional staining/testing procedures when indicated, and preparing karyotypes using established Cytogenetics laboratory procedures.
  • Using SOP's accurately and efficiently process assigned specimen types, including slide preparation, pre-treatment, hybridization, post wash, and counterstain for microscopic analysis using appropriate quality control standards.
  • Performs accurate microscopic/ post-microscopic analysis of assigned specimen types meeting or exceeding established productivity standards.
  • Documents and maintains tissue culture and/or microscopy analysis records completely and accurately.
  • Documents chromosome or FISH abnormalities using correct ISCN nomenclature and best assessment of breakpoints.
  • Ensures accurate specimen processing/test results by strict adherence to testing methodology and quality standards.
  • Participates in quality assurance, quality control, and quality improvement programs.
  • Possess appropriate computer skills (Word, Excel, Access, etc.).
  • Participates in training of technologists and other laboratory personnel, including visiting students and fellows, as needed.
  • Participate in reviewing training checklists to reflect current laboratory procedures.
  • Attends departmental meeting as required and participate in the department's continuing education program.
  • Maintains laboratory areas and equipment in a safe, functional and a sanitary condition. Adheres to all established laboratory safety requirements.
  • Required to use (a) personal protective equipment, (b) engineering controls and/or work practice control as directed by management
  • Investigates incident reports and directs technical staff in the performance of corrective measures.
  • Assists the Supervisor of the Cytogenetics lab in the employee performance appraisal.
  • Participates in self and other's education, Training and Development, as applicable.
  • Follows all Hospital related policies and procedures.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


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