Medical Laboratory Scientist - Microbiology

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Hospital Scientist (Scientific Officer)
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REQ125755 Requisition #
Employment Type: Permanent Part Time
Position Classification: Scientific Officer
Remuneration: $32.42 - $46.96
Hours Per Week: 24
Requisition ID: REQ125755

The position is based in the Microbiology Laboratory at Lismore. We are a small team who provide diverse services for hospitals from Tweed Heads to Grafton, performing a wide variety of tests. We deliver results on samples using a wide range of testing. Everything from PCR to culture to water testing.

Where you'll be working

Perform a range of laboratory services and provide assistance to laboratory staff to deliver a patient focused service.


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 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 Glenn Hawkins on
Glenn.Hawkins@health.nsw.gov.au


Applications Close: 15 September 2019 

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