NSW Government

Employment Type: Full Time, Part Time and Casual – Permanent and Temporary
Position Classification: Scientific Officer
Remuneration: $35.79 – $51.04 per hour plus superannuation
Hours Per Week: Various
Requisition ID: REQ454305

Location: Mudgee District Hospital

Applications Close: 4 January 2024 – 11:59pm

About the opportunity

NSW Health Pathology are seeking suitably qualified Medical Laboratory Scientists at its Mudgee Laboratory.

Successful applicants will be placed in a selection pool to fill current vacancies and as required for the next 18 months.

Our regional roles offer a change of pace and strong, local community connections – combined with the career opportunities that come from with working for Australia’s largest public pathology provider.

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

  • 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 (full time only)

  • 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

Responsible 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 the delivery of pathology services relevant to the laboratory, including use of Laboratory Information Systems, Patient Systems and Quality Control Systems and computer programs such as 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

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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

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.