NSW Government NSW Health Pathology

Employment Type: Permanent Full Time
Position Classification: Technical Officer Grade 1/2
Remuneration: $63,725.98 – $91,786.58 per annum plus superannuation
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ464067
Location: Cowra Hospital
Applications Close: 18 February 2014 – 11:59pm

About the opportunity

A position exists within NSW Health Pathology for a motivated Technical Officer on a permanent full time basis. This is a fantastic opportunity to become part of a dedicated, enthusiastic and supportive team within NSW Health Pathology.

Cowra is located 310 kilometres due west of Sydney, 92 kilometres southwest of Orange, 110 kilometres southwest of Bathurst and just over two hours from the nation’s capital, Canberra. The beautiful Wyangala Dam is only a short drive from town, as well as the Japanese Garden and Cultural Centre and a number of arts galleries and museums in town, Cowra is a great place to live and work.

The NSW Health Pathology service is located within the Cowra Health Service which provides both inpatient and outpatient services to the local Cowra community and its surrounding villages. Cowra Health Service is a procedural hospital with 30 beds including 24-hour emergency care, acute and sub-acute/non-acute inpatient services including medical, surgical, rehabilitation, maternity, palliative care, diagnostic services, outpatient services including renal dialysis and a range of primary and community health care services. The close-knit pathology team take 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 Rural Health Workforce Incentive Scheme 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 Fitness Passport
  • Learning and development opportunities, including in-house training with RTO My Health Learning
What you’ll be doing

Perform a range of laboratory investigations and tests (manual and automated) and technical tasks by applying established methods and procedures, as directed. Undertake other laboratory duties including preparation of materials and the maintenance of equipment in line with established laboratory processes, procedures and protocols.

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

  • Minimum qualification of Diploma in Laboratory Technology or an equivalent qualification from a recognised tertiary institution with subjects relevant to pathology or medical laboratory operations
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in the delivery of pathology services within a discipline relevant to the department, including use of Laboratory Information Systems, Patient Systems and Quality Systems
  • 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 whilst working autonomously to deliver results within specified timeframes set to meet client expectations
  • Customer focused approach displaying well-developed interpersonal skills and good oral and written communication skills including the ability to communicate effectively with customers and patients as well as clinical laboratory staff
  • 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
  • Commitment to the principles of quality management and continuous quality improvement and to identify, develop and implement quality and service improvement activities

Need more information?
2) Find out more about applying for this position
For role related queries or questions contact Benjamin Alchin on Benjamin.Alchin@health.nsw.gov.au

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 PD2023_022 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 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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