NSW Government

Employment Type: Permanent Full Time
Position Classification: Technical Assistant Grade 2
Remuneration: $59,796.42 – $62,086.53 per annum plus superannuation
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ456475
Location: Orange Health Service
Applications Close: 3 January 2023 – 11:59pm

About the opportunity

NSW Health Pathology are currently seeking a Medical Laboratory Assistant to join our team in Orange on a Permanent Full Time basis.

NSW Health Pathology Orange service is located within the Orange Hospital, which provides both inpatient and outpatient services to the local community and surrounding areas.

Our team takes pride in their professionalism and focus on high quality service delivery, as well as being a harmonious environment that is connected to community and its stakeholders.

What we can offer you

  • This position is eligible for a

allowance of up to $5,000 plus super per annum in addition to award entitlements * Accrued Days Off in addition to Annual Leave

  • Generous salary packaging options and other fringe benefits
  • Corporate wellbeing programs, including the
  • 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 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 . 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.