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Technical Officer
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REQ125991 Requisition #
Employment Type: Temporary Full Time
Position Classification: Tech Off Gde 1/2
Remuneration: $57,391.21 - $84,132.2
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ125991

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
To perform a range of laboratory tests and technical tasks both independently and as directed, by applying established methods and procedures to contribute to the efficient operation of the Unit, and consequently to the creation of better health and justice systems in NSW.
  1. Minimum Diploma in Laboratory Technology or an equivalent qualification from a recognised tertiary institution relevant to Microbiology
  2. Demonstrated experience working in an accredited laboratory or relevant environment, including understanding and practical knowledge of relevant laboratory instrumentation operation and maintenance
  3. Sound computer literacy skills including Microsoft Office applications and ability to use Laboratory Information Systems or equivalent systems
  4. Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment while working autonomously to deliver results within specified timeframes
  5. Well-developed interpersonal skills and excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to communicate effectively with clients as well as other staff
  6. Display initiative, problem solving and analytical skills including an ability to apply established principles and investigate and resolve general and complex issues within the laboratory environment
  7. Commitment to the principles of quality management and continuous quality improvement with knowledge of accreditation framework and relevant standards
  8. Demonstrated capacity to adopt and model the NSWHP RITE values of Respect, Integrity, Teamwork and Excellence


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.


All staff employed by NSW FASS will be required to supply a reference buccal sample so that their DNA profile can be compared to other generated profiles to exclude the possibility of contamination.


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For role related queries or questions contact Anna Smith on Anna.Smith1@health.nsw.gov.au

Applications Close: 15 September 2019       

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