Medical Laboratory Scientist – Biochemistry


Job title: Medical Laboratory Scientist – Biochemistry

Company: NSW Health

Job description: Employment Type: Permanent Part Time
Position Classification: Scientific Officer
Remuneration: $35.79 – $51.04 per hour plus superannuation
Hours Per Week: 30
Requisition ID: REQ457038
Location: Concord
Applications Close: 28 January 2024 – 11:59pm

About the opportunity
NSW Health Pathology are currently seeking a Medical Laboratory Scientist to work in the Biochemistry Department of the Diagnostic Pathology Unit at Concord Hospital.

The laboratory performs testing for all inpatients as well as catering to a large outpatient population. The department is a core laboratory providing a 24/7 service to the hospital. The laboratory also provides a number of specialised testing, such as alcohol markers. There is a rotating roster to cover all shifts required.

Concord Hospital is a large tertiary teaching hospital in the inner west of Sydney.

What we can offer you

  • Generous salary packaging options and other fringe benefits
  • Corporate wellbeing programs, including the
  • Learning and development opportunities, including in-house training with RTO

What you’ll be doing

Responsible for delivering a range of operational laboratory activities including the coordination and provisions of scientific and technical training and the ongoing review, development and quality management of laboratory practices to ensure compliance with operational standards and procedures, quality standards and continual process improvement.

Interested in joining Australia’s largest public pathology service? Apply now by addressing the following questions: * Bachelor Degree or higher degree in Science/Medical Laboratory Science or an equivalent qualification, with subjects relevant to pathology from a recognised tertiary institution

  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in the delivery of pathology services relevant to the laboratory, including use of Laboratory Information Systems, Patient Systems and Quality Control Systems and computer programs such as Microsoft Office suite
  • Customer focused approach displaying well-developed interpersonal skills and good oral and written communication skills including the ability to communicate effectively with customers, patients and clinical and laboratory staff, along with report writing skills, statistical evaluation of scientific data and the ability to effectively communicate policies and procedures
  • Ability to work in a responsible and efficient manner and to manage competing priorities to meet deadlines
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment while working autonomously to deliver results within specified timeframes and contribute to a range of diagnostic skills relevant to the laboratory
  • Display initiative, problem solving and analytical skills including an ability to apply established principles in a pathology laboratory and investigate and resolve general and complex issues within the laboratory environment
  • Sound understanding of legislation, policies and requirements that impact the laboratory environment including work health and safety and privacy requirements

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Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination Against Specified Infectious Diseases

This is a Category A position. All Category A applicants must read and understand NSW Health Policy Directive Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination Against Specified Infectious Diseases. All recruits must agree to comply with the requirements outlined in this policy. All recruits must provide evidence against specified diseases and comply with the requirements of this policy at their own cost prior to appointment.

All NSW Health workers are required to have completed a primary course of a COVID-19 vaccine which has been approved or recognised by the Therapeutics Goods Administration (TGA). Additionally, Category A workers are required to receive a booster dose three months after completing the primary course of COVID-19 vaccinations. New applicants must have completed the vaccination course prior to commencement with NSW Health, or provide an approved medical contraindication certificate (IM011 immunisation medical exemption form) certifying the worker cannot have any approved COVID-19 vaccines available in NSW.

Acceptable proof of vaccination is the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) Immunisation History Statement or AIR COVID-19 Digital Certificate. Booster doses are highly recommended for all health care workers who have completed the primary course of COVID-19 vaccinations.

New to NSW Health Pathology?

The preferred candidate may be required to undergo a functional assessment prior to appointment.

Working Rights

This position is a permanent position. To be eligible for permanent appointment to a position in NSW Health, you must have an Australian citizenship or permanent Australian residency. Please note: A person who is not an Australian citizen or a permanent resident is only eligible for temporary employment for a period not longer than the duration of their current visa.

Talent Pool

If the selection panel identifies more than one suitable candidate for the role, an eligibility list will be created for future permanent part time, temporary and casual vacancies.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

NSW Health Pathology is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating an inclusive workplace. We seek to recruit from diverse applicants and create teams with skills, perspectives and experiences that complement each other at work. We welcome suitably qualified applicants regardless of age, ethnicity, socio-cultural background, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity.

Expected salary: $35.79 – 51.04 per hour

Location: Sydney, NSW

Job date: Wed, 17 Jan 2024 04:30:03 GMT

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