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Employment Type: Permanent Full Time

Position Classification: Scientific Officer

Remuneration: $67,454.89 - $97,706.98 per annum plus superannuation

Hours Per Week: 38

Requisition ID: REQ341978

Location: Liverpool

Applications Close: 02 October 2022

About The Opportunity

Join the team as a permanent full time Scientific Officer in one of NSW Health Pathology’s largest laboratories, bringing first class healthcare to a wide variety of patients in South West Sydney and beyond.

NSW Health Pathology Department of Clinical Chemistry is situated on the campus of Liverpool Hospital. NSWHP operates more than 60 laboratories and over 200 collection centres around NSW, conducting over 60 million tests per year..

What We Can Offer You

  • Accrued Days Off in addition to Annual Leave
  • Generous salary packaging options and other fringe benefits
  • Corporate wellbeing programs, including the Fitness Passport
  • Learning and development opportunities, including in-house training with RTO My Health Learning
What You'll Be DoingResponsible 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.

Interested in joining Australia’s largest public pathology service? Apply now by addressing the following questions

  • Bachelor Degree or higher degree in Science/Medical Laboratory Science or an equivalent qualification, with subjects relevant to pathology from a recognised tertiary institution
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in a large Clinical Chemistry laboratory, including the following: operation of large Chemistry/Immunoassay analysers, blood gas instruments, Point of Care instruments, small discrete analysers and manual laboratory techniques; review and validation of patient results; experience with Laboratory Information Systems, Patient Systems and Quality Control systems and computer programs such as the Microsoft Office suite
  • 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
  • Ability to work in a responsible and efficient manner and to manage competing priorities to meet deadlines
  • 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
  • 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
  • Sound understanding of legislation, policies and requirements that impact the laboratory environment including work health and safety and privacy requirements
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience of clinical laboratory internal Quality Control and external Quality Assurance concepts and practices, including monitoring, interpreting and resolving QC and QA results and issues
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  • For role related queries or questions contact David Thomas on *************@health.nsw.gov.au
Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination Against Specified Infectious DiseasesThis is a Category A position. All Category A applicants must read and understand NSW Health Policy Directive PD2022_030 Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination Against Specified Diseases. All recruits must agree to comply with the requirements outlined in this policy. All recruits must provide evidence against specified diseases and comply with the requirements of this policy at their own cost prior to appointment.

All NSW Health workers are required to have two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine, as defined by NSW Health. Employees working in a clinical area or are required to attend clinical areas are considered category A. Category A positions are required to provide evidence of having received three doses of COVID-19 vaccine in accordance with the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (TGA) and meet the requirements of the Occupational Assessment Screening and Vaccination Against Specified Infectious Diseases Policy Directive. You will be required to provide a record of your COVID-19 vaccination status if successful.

Acceptable proof of vaccination is the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) Immunisation History Statement or AIR COVID-19 Digital Certificate. Booster doses are highly recommended for all health care workers who have completed the primary course of COVID-19 vaccinations.

New to NSW Health Pathology?

The preferred candidate may be required to undergo a functional assessment prior to appointment.

Working Rights

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.

Talent Pool

If the selection panel identifies more than one suitable candidate for the role, an eligibility list will be created for future permanent full time / part time, temporary and casual vacancies.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

NSW Health Pathology is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating an inclusive workplace. We seek to recruit from diverse applicants and create teams with skills, perspectives and experiences that complement each other at work. We welcome suitably qualified applicants regardless of age, ethnicity, socio-cultural background, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity.

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