NSW Health Pathology

Employment Type: Permanent Part Time
Position Classification: Technical Assistant Grade 2
Remuneration: $27.69 – $28.81 per hour plus superannuation
Hours Per Week: 28
Requisition ID: REQ277974
Location: Dubbo
Applications Close: 15 December 2021 – 11:59pm

In line with the Public Health Order, all NSW Health workers are required to have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by 30 September 2021 and two doses by 30 November 2021 or have an approved medical contraindication certificate. You will be required to provide a record of your COVID-19 vaccination status if successful.

About the opportunity

Want to make a difference in supporting your community? This is the position for you!

NSW Health Pathology are currently looking for permanent part time Medical Laboratory Assistant to join the team at Dubbo Health Service. This position also extends to multiple regional collection sites that are located within smaller communities surrounding Dubbo.

The suitable applicant will be performing patient pathology sample collections both at the Dubbo Hospital and in other regional sites. They will also be trained to perform pre-analytical duties, such as, specimen reception and data entry.

The Dubbo team prides itself for a harmonious environment that is connected to community and its stakeholders. Working within the collection team provides staff members with the important first point of contact for patients and connection to our community.

In the heart of the beautiful Macquarie Valley, Dubbo is a vibrant regional city by the majestic Macquarie River. Discover wonderful experiences, from the award-winning Taronga Western Plains Zoo to museums, gorgeous gardens and fun activities.

Being part of NSW Health Pathology means you’re helping create better health and justice systems every day.

We operate more than 60 laboratories and around 200 collection centres across NSW and conduct over 60 million tests per annum. Our network of pathologists are supported by scientists, technicians and support staff who quickly and accurately assess samples so clinical teams can make the best possible treatment decisions for patients. We encourage our staff to be involved in research and innovation opportunities to help create safer, healthier communities. Our Forensic & Analytical Science Service provides independent, objective analysis to the NSW criminal and coronial justice systems.

What we can offer you

  • 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

The suitable applicant will be performing patient pathology sample collections both at the Dubbo Hospital and in other regional sites. They will also be trained to perform pre-analytical duties, such as, specimen reception and data entry.

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

  • A working knowledge of, or demonstrated ability to learn, all aspects of the laboratory environment relevant to the Department
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain high quality work output while managing competing priorities
  • Demonstrated customer service experience and skills, preferably in a laboratory environment, including the ability to communicate effectively with customers, patients and clinical staff
  • Demonstrated problem solving and analytical skills combined with the ability to investigate and resolve general issues within the laboratory environment
  • Excellent data entry skills including high attention to detail and data accuracy
  • Awareness of legislation, policies and requirements relevant to a laboratory setting
  • 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

Need more information?

For role related queries or questions contact Monique Mintern on Monique.Mintern@health.nsw.gov.au

Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination Against Specified Infectious Diseases

This is a Category A High Risk position. All Category A High Risk applicants must read and understand NSW Health Policy Directive PD2020_017 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.

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.

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 permanent 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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