Medical Laboratory Scientist – Core Laboratory Transfusion (multidiscipline)

Location: Lismore & Far North Coast
Company: NSW Health Pathology
$65,790.39 – $95,295.80

Employment Type
: Permanent Full Time
Position Classification: Scientific Officer
Remuneration: $65,790.39 – $95,295.80 per annum plus superannuation 
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ253581
Location: Lismore Base Hospital
Applications Close: 21 September 2021 – 11:59pm 

In line with the Public Health Order, all NSW Health employees are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19. To be eligible for consideration to perform work for NSW Health Pathology, all recruits must provide evidence against COVID-19 and comply with the requirements of the Public Health Order prior to appointment.

About the opportunity
“A healthy community through quality care”
Northern NSW offers a diverse range of landscapes and lifestyles, from world-heritage listed mountain ranges to world-renowned surfing breaks and everything in between.

Our people live in some of Australia’s most vibrant regional centres with first class infrastructure, unspoilt natural wonders, pristine coastlines and a thriving arts scene. It’s a fast-growing region with rewarding careers and adventures to be found among the large cities, regional towns and relaxed rural villages.

You’ll be working in the multi-disciplinary Core Laboratory of NSWHP, Lismore located on the Lismore Base Hospital campus. The Core Lab is a 24/7 department with staff working together to provide timely, quality results for our clinicians and ultimately our patients.
You will benefit from the wealth of knowledge, experience and support of the staff of the Core Lab as well as from our discipline specific Pathologists.
We have a great team spirit and are proactive in providing on-going continuous professional development opportunities.

Being part of NSW Health Pathology means you’re helping create better health and justice systems every day.
We operate more than 60 laboratories and around 200 collection centres across NSW and conduct over 60 million tests per annum. Our network of pathologists are supported by scientists, technicians and support staff who quickly and accurately assess samples so clinical teams can make the best possible treatment decisions for patients. We encourage our staff to be involved in research and innovation opportunities to help create safer, healthier communities. Our Forensic & Analytical Science Service provides independent, objective analysis to the NSW criminal and coronial justice systems.

What we can offer you

  • Accrued Days Off in addition to Annual Leave
  • Generous salary packaging options and other fringe benefits
  • Corporate wellbeing programs, including the Fitness Passport
  • Learning and development opportunities, including in-house training with RTO My Health Learning

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:

  1. Bachelor Degree or higher degree in Science/Biomedical Science or an equivalent qualification with subjects relevant to pathology from a recognised tertiary institution
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Ability to work in a responsible and efficient manner and to manage competing priorities to meet deadlines
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Sound understanding of legislation, policies and requirements that impact the laboratory environment including work health and safety and privacy requirements
  8. Demonstrated transfusion experience including knowledge of transfusion based situations including MTP’s and multiply antibody investigations

Need more information?
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For role related queries or questions contact Karen Kennedy on [email protected]

Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination Against Specified Infectious Diseases
This is a Category A High Risk position. All Category A High Risk applicants must read and understand NSW Health Policy Directive  PD2020_017 Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination Against Specified 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.

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.

New to NSW Health Pathology?
The preferred candidate may be required to undergo a functional assessment prior to appointment.

Talent Pool
If the selection panel identifies more than one suitable candidate for the role, an eligibility list will be created for future permanent full time / 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.


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