Medical Laboratory Technician - Anatomical Pathology

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Technical Officer
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REQ133314 Requisition #
Employment Type: Temporary Full Time
Position Classification: Technical Officer Grade 1/2
Remuneration: $57,391.21 - $84,132.20
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ133314

Come and be a part of the small Anatomical Pathology laboratory that's doing big things in the heart of the northern rivers.

“A healthy community through quality care”
 
Northern NSW Health Pathology is located in north eastern NSW, extending from Grafton in the south, to Tweed Heads on the Queensland border, and west to Tabulam and Urbenville.  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. 

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 investigations and tests (manual and automated) and technical tasks by applying established methods and procedures, as directed. Undertake other laboratory duties including preparation of materials and the maintenance of equipment in line with established laboratory processes, procedures and protocols.
  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 within the Anatomical Pathology department using skills such as; microtomy, embedding, special stains, work allocation and distribution, frozen sections and Immunohistochemistry.
  3. Demonstrated knowledge and experience in the delivery of pathology services within a discipline relevant to the department, including use of Laboratory Information Systems, Patient Systems and Quality Systems
  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 whilst working autonomously to deliver results within specified timeframes set to meet client expectations
  6. Customer focused approach displaying well-developed interpersonal skills and good oral and written communication skills including the ability to communicate effectively with customers and patients as well as clinical laboratory staff
  7. 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
  8. Commitment to the principles of quality management and continuous quality improvement and to identify, develop and implement quality and service improvement activities

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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For role related queries or questions contact Jacqui Simmonds on Jacqui.Simmonds@health.nsw.gov.au or Karen Kennedy on Karen.Kennedy5@health.nsw.gov.au


Applications Close: 20 October 2019                

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