Medical Laboratory Assistant – Statewide Genomics

Technical Assistant
REQ130371 Requisition #
Employment Type: Temporary Full Time
Position Classification: Tech Assist Gde 2
Remuneration: $53,646.87 - $55,828.98
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ130371
Location: Prince of Wales Hospital

The NSW Health Pathology (NSWHP) Genomics State-Wide Exome/Genome Service is the latest genomics service to be implemented for the people of NSW. We are currently looking for a suitably qualified Technical Assistant to join our dynamic team of scientific and health professionals. 

Where you'll be working

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
Perform a range of laboratory support and/or specimen reception services and/or data entry, and provide assistance to laboratory staff, under supervision, to deliver a patient focused service.
  1. A working knowledge of, or demonstrated ability to learn, all aspects of the laboratory environment relevant to the Department
  2. Demonstrated ability to maintain high quality work output while managing competing priorities
  3. Demonstrated customer service experience and skills, preferably in a laboratory environment, including the ability to communicate effectively with customers, patients and clinical staff
  4. Demonstrated problem solving and analytical skills combined with the ability to investigate and resolve general issues within the laboratory environment
  5. Excellent data entry skills including high attention to detail and data accuracy
  6. Awareness of legislation, policies and requirements relevant to a Genetics/Genomics laboratory setting
  7. A working knowledge and demonstrated experience in the use of automated laboratory instrumentation, as well as demonstrated experience and working knowledge of Laboratory information Management Systems (LIMS)
  8. Willingness to participate in a 7 day roster if required.


This is a Category A position. All Category A 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 temporary and casual vacancies.


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


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Applications Close: 20 October 2019 

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