The laboratory should have a staffing chart showing the various posts including the founder of the lab, the technical officer, the supervisor, the departmental staff, the technical staff, the staff of the admission and sampling units, and the service, administrative and support staff, and their relationship With each other. Obviously, due to the need or necessity of one person, it is possible to supervise and, upon the discretion of the technical officer, assume several responsibilities.

Number of Employees

The number of employees should be commensurate with the size of the work and the scope of the activity in the laboratory.

It is the responsibility of the technical staff to determine the workload for each employee to the extent that the impact of the quality of the service is not affected.

The minimum number of laboratory staff at the start of the establishment must be included one technical staff, a sampler and one person responsible for accepting each working shift.

Assessment of human resources competence

A) Assessment of human resources competence for the recruitment of a job at the service. This assessment is done in accordance with the following:

1. Degree and work experience
Technical Officer: Pathologist (Anatomical, Clinical), PhD or laboratory scientist.

Laboratory supervisor: A laboratory scientist with at least 2 years work experience or an expert in laboratory sciences with at least 3 years work experience in different parts of the lab.

Responsible of each section: At least one expert in laboratory sciences with at least 2 years of experience in laboratory sciences with at least 1 year of experience in the relevant department or a master’s degree and a Ph.D. specialist in the field.

Technical staff responsible for conducting tests: at least expert in laboratory sciences.

Sampled staff shall have at least an undergraduate degree in laboratory sciences or related disciplines such as health, nursing, midwifery and room technicians whose work qualifications have been certified by a technical officer.

2. Conducting scientific interviews and theoretical and practical tests in accordance with the duties and responsibilities provided by the maintenance manager of the relevant records.

 Tasks and responsibilities

A. The duties of the founder of the laboratory shall be in accordance with the provisions stipulated in the Code of Practice for the Establishment of Laboratories of the Laboratories for Diagnosis and Pathology.
B. The responsibilities, responsibilities and authorities of the technical laboratory are as follows:

  • Monitoring the preservation of medical conditions and regulations of the country
  • Complete compliance with the regulations and regulations of the Ministry of Health and Medical Education
  • Providing all relevant information requested by the laboratory monitoring system at any time
  • Determining the goals, scope and range of laboratory activities appropriate to the academic degree of responsible or technical authorities.
  • Providing sufficient and adequate human resources
  • Monitoring the quality of staff at different levels of work in the lab
  • Monitoring of the control and maintenance activities and the evaluation of the quality of equipment performance
  • Ensuring the safety of employees in terms of physical, chemical and biological safety
  • Monitoring activities before doing the test, including acceptance, collection, preparation and transfer of samples
  • Monitoring the purchase process in the laboratory and evaluating and selecting suppliers of laboratory items
  • Identifying  potential sources of error in different laboratory units and planning for preventive measures.

It should be noted that, in any case, the responsibility for all the activities carried out in the laboratory is technically responsible.

C. The duties, responsibilities and authority of each employee should be specified and written by the technical officer. These tasks should be fully consistent with the type of education and training.

Staff training

A. Training at the start

1. “Quality Management Based on Laboratory Standards” training for laboratory technicians
2. Safety training in the lab for all employees
3. Quality assurance training, taking into account the work area of the employees of different parts of the laboratory, based on the “Quality Assurance Guidelines in Laboratories”.
4. Teaching how to document lab activities in accordance with “Documentation Guidelines” for all employees.

B. In-service training
Planning for in-service training is based on an educational needs assessment and in accordance with the “Staff Training Instructions” provided to the labs.

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