Medical Laboratory Scientist - Blood Bank

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Hospital Scientist (Scientific Officer)
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REQ129509 Requisition #
Employment Type: Full Time or Various Part Time Assignments
Position Classification: Scientific Off
Remuneration: $32.42 - $46.96
Hours Per Week: Various
Requisition ID: REQ129509
Location: Liverpool

A vacancy currently exists for Blood Bank Laboratory Hospital Scientist working at Liverpool Hospital. This position will assist our covering of the overnight shift at our busy, interesting and progressive health care facility. We can offer full-time or part-time positions to the successful applicant(s), with award shift penalty rates.

Liverpool Hospital is one of Australia's largest and most progressive hospitals. You will be an employee of NSW Health Pathology and a member of great team of experienced staff specialising in Blood Transfusion

You will be performing pretransfusion testing, provision and dispensing of blood products, advanced antibody investigations, and be consulted as a transfusion resource person by staff at our sector laboratories at other SWSLHD facilities. As overnight shifts are included we are seeking a responsible and capable person with good self organisational and prioritization skills. You will be one of a team including staff from other disciplines helping to provide a 24/7 pathology service.

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
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.
  1. Bachelor Degree or higher degree in Science/Biomedical Science or an equivalent qualification 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


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 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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For role related queries or questions contact Tony Greenfield on
Tony.Greenfield@health.nsw.gov.au

Applications Close: 21 October 2019                

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