Technical Officer
REQ127359 Requisition #
Employment Type: Permanent Full Time
Position Classification: Technical Officer Grade 1/2
Remuneration: $57,391.21 - $84,132.20
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ127359


NSW Health Pathology and the Sydney Cord Blood Bank are seeking two highly motivated, diligent and skilled individuals with venepuncture experience to be employed as full time Cord Blood Collectors (Technical Officer classification) at various maternity hospitals in Sydney (including Royal Hospital for Women and Royal Prince Alfred Hospital).

This position offers the successful candidate/s the opportunity to further develop their skills and experience in a clinical environment, and to make a positive contribution to health outcomes worldwide. The position is full time working 40 hours per week.


This position requires excellent verbal and written communication skills to obtain informed consent and conduct interviews with donors in a professional and sensitive manner, taking into consideration privacy, cultural differences and the precise recording of a medical history. You must also demonstrate the ability to manage your workload without supervision.


Sydney Cord Blood Bank

The Sydney Cord Blood Bank (part of the Sydney Children’s Hospital) was founded in 1996 with the mission of manufacturing cord blood units of the highest quality to be made universally available for life-saving treatments. The Bank holds over 15,000 cord blood units in a Good Manufacturing Practices facility licensed by the Therapeutic Goods Administration. For more information, visit www.schn.health.nsw.gov.au/find-a-service/sydney-cord-blood-bank

Where you'll be working

You will be employed by NSW Health Pathology working as part of the Sydney Cord Blood Bank. Initial and continuous training will be provided in the Randwick Hospital Campus.  


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. Our Forensic & Analytical Science Service provides independent, objective analysis to the NSW criminal and coronial justice systems.


What you'll be doing

As a Cord Blood Collector you will work autonomously with the support of SCBB staff and obstetric staff at the collection hospitals to coordinate all collection activities of the Bank. You will educate, recruit and consent eligible cord blood donors, with a view to collecting umbilical cord blood suitable for banking and whole blood for screening.  

  1. Minimum qualification of Diploma in Laboratory Technology or an equivalent qualification from a recognised tertiary institution with subjects relevant to pathology or medical laboratory operations.
  2. Previous experience in venepuncture or a demonstrated ability to learn all aspects of the clinical environment relevant to the Department, including familiarity with medical terminology.
  3. Demonstrated customer service experience and well developed interpersonal skills, preferably in a clinical environment, including the ability to communicate effectively with customers, patients and clinical staff.
  4. Display initiative, with demonstrated problem solving and trouble shooting skills, and the ability to investigate and resolve general and complex issues within the clinical environment.
  5. Current unencumbered Australian C Class Drivers Licence with exemplary driving record. (Recent RTA infringement record print out required).
  6. Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment whilst working autonomously to deliver results and manage competing priorities to maintain high quality work output under pressure.
  7. Excellent computer skills including high attention to detail and data accuracy.
  8. Demonstrated ability to undertake consent interview and documentation with patients in a professional and sensitive manner, taking into consideration privacy, cultural differences and the precise recording of a medical history.


This is a Category A High Risk position. All Category A High Risk applicants must read and understand Policy Directive PD2018_009 Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination Against Specified Diseases. All new recruits must agree to comply with the requirements outlined in this policy. New recruits must provide evidence against specified diseases and comply with the requirements of this policy at their own cost prior to appointment.

An eligibility list will be created for future permanent full time / part time, temporary and casual vacancies.

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.

Applicants may be required to undergo a functional assessment prior to appointment.


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Applications Close: 22 September 2019 

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