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Laboratory Manager | Healthcare | Dubai - UAE

Date: 13-Feb-2021

Location: AE

Company: Al Futtaim Private Company LLC

No two days are the same at Al-Futtaim, no matter what role you have. Our work is driven by the desire to make a difference and to have a meaningful impact with the goal of enriching everyday lives. Take our engaging and supportive work environment and couple it with a company culture that recognises and rewards quality performance, and what do you get? The chance to push the limits every single day.


As a humble family business that started on the banks of the Dubai Creek in the 1930s, Al-Futtaim has expanded to a presence in 31 countries, a portfolio of over 200 companies, and 42,000 employees. You’ll find us in industries ranging from automotive and retail, to finance and real estate, and connecting people with international names like Lexus, Ikea, Robinsons, and Adidas. Our team is proudly multicultural and multinational because that kind of diverse representation gives us the global mindset to grow and impact the people, markets, and trends around us.


Al-Futtaim is now entering the healthcare sector. We will expand our product and service portfolio by providing high-quality health and patient care. Using the latest innovations in technology and best clinical practices, we will strive to improve health outcomes and support people within the UAE and beyond to live happier, healthier and better lives


Come join us to live well, work better, and be the best.


About the Role

The role incumbent is responsible for managing laboratory services and is also responsible for overseeing the quality aspects of the laboratory functions.  The post holder is also required to rotate across administrative and clinical based functions


About the Responsibility

  • Aware of Regulatory guidelines (DHA) and guides the laboratory in accordance with the regulatory requirements.
  • Establish and maintain professional standards and quality control procedures to ensure safe and efficient practice
  • Ensure that all technical standards, policies and procedures are maintained, and address any concerns and monitors and enforces policies and standard operating procedures and implements quality and process improvement activities
  • Provide quality input, in collaboration with corporate quality assurance management. Review all lab validation test plans , IQ/ PT and summary documents to ensure installed systems are fit for intended use (All activities of Core lab and Blood Transfusion discipline)
  • Develops new and effective ways of organizing systems to maximize the department’s resources while minimizing expenditures and waste. Assists with the development of operating and capital budgets for the department, provides input to strategic planning initiatives
  • Monitors the efficient working of LIS
  • Oversee the collection, evaluation and distribution of lab related quality tracking and trending data, and ensure regular communication to laboratory personnel. Continuously monitor applicable lab performance indicators. Collaborate with operations and training to structure and design training programs to improve and correct problems or noted nonconformities.
  • Prepares and presents laboratory Annual cost Analysis with feasibility studies


About the Requirements

Minimum Qualifications and Knowledge:

  • Graduate or Master’s Degree in Laboratory Sciences
  • Valid DHA license
  • Valid Basic Life Support Certification
  • Minimum 10 years supervisory experience in Laboratory management with at least 5 years in a managerial position
  • Previous experience working with international accreditation i.e. JCIA
  • Knowledgeable of Dubai Health Authority regulatory standards and has the ability to guide the laboratory in accordance with the regulatory requirements


Job-Specific Skills:

  • Supervise and undertake clinical duties when needed
  • Ability to deliver quality laboratory services
  • Ability in performing budgeting, cost analysis, headcount, staffing, audits and management requirements
  • Ability to prepare and implement standard operating procedures for a quality workflow

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