Overview

NSW Government

Employment Type: Casual
Position Classification: Technical Assistant Grade 2
Remuneration: $30.16 – $31.31 per hour plus superannuation
Requisition ID: REQ458160
Location: Mudgee District Hospital
Applications Close: 21 January 2024 – 11:59pm

About the opportunity

NSW Health Pathology currently has a vacancy for a casual Medical Laboratory Assistant at its Mudgee Laboratory.

The Mudgee Laboratory is a small, but busy laboratory, located at Mudgee in Central West NSW.

The Mudgee area is one of NSW’s premier wine growing regions and a picturesque 3.5 hour drive from Sydney. The position involves working within a team environment and across a range of disciplines. The laboratory is situated within Mudgee Health Service, which is a relatively new facility, having been commissioned in May 2020.

What we can offer you

  • Learning and development opportunities, including in-house training with RTO

What you’ll be doing

Contribute to a customer-focused pathology collection service across inpatient, outpatient and home care settings. Provide a high-quality healthcare service to all referrers and consumers. Perform venepuncture and other duties pertaining to specimen collection, data entry, and delivery into sites for pathology investigations as required.

Interested in joining Australia’s largest public pathology service? Apply now by addressing the following questions: * Certificate III in Pathology Collections and/or previous experience in venepuncture or a demonstrated ability to learn all aspects of the clinical environment relevant to the Department.

  • Demonstrated customer service experience and skills, including the ability to communicate effectively with patients, carers, and clinical staff in an environment transferrable to this role.
  • Demonstrated problem solving and trouble shooting skills, with the ability to resolve general issues within the clinical environment including specimen preparation and transport ensuring viability of the specimens.
  • Familiarity with pathology terminology and requirements and the willingness to learn a broad scope of collection, data entry and specimen preparation practices including paediatric and neonate blood collections.
  • Unencumbered Class C Driver’s License (valid in NSW) or the capacity to travel to any site for a shift as required.
  • Must be willing to participate in shift type work including weekend work as required and travel to any site or location within the operational area as requested.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage a demanding professional team environment where there are competing priorities and strict deadlines.
  • Proficient computer skills including high attention to detail and data accuracy.

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Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination Against Specified Infectious Diseases

This is a Category A position. All Category A applicants must read and understand NSW Health Policy Directive Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination Against Specified Infectious 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 completed a primary course of a COVID-19 vaccine which has been approved or recognised by the Therapeutics Goods Administration (TGA). Additionally, Category A workers are required to receive a booster dose three months after completing the primary course of COVID-19 vaccinations. New applicants must have completed the vaccination course prior to commencement with NSW Health, or provide an approved medical contraindication certificate (IM011 immunisation medical exemption form) certifying the worker cannot have any approved COVID-19 vaccines available in NSW.

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.

Talent Pool

If the selection panel identifies more than one suitable candidate for the role, an eligibility list will be created for future 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.