Medical Laboratory Scientist – Blue Mountains

Employment Type: Permanent Full Time

Position Classification: Scientific Off

Remuneration: $62,714.00 – $90,841.00

Hours Per Week: 38

Requisition ID: REQ114966

Location: Blue Mountains

An exciting opportunity exists for a multi skilled Hospital Scientist to expand their skill base and gain management and team leading experience in a Category B Laboratory. This position will assist the Senior Hospital Scientist in managing a busy service in a fast paced hospital laboratory. You will be part of a focused team that has face to face contact with patients, nursing and medical staff and is customer focused.

Where you’ll be working

Based in the picturesque Blue Mountains, the Katoomba laboratory is located within the Blue Mountains District ANZAC Memorial Hospital. We service the needs of the community within an Acute Hospital setting including a busy Emergency Department, with in and out-patient services.

We have close ties with the Laboratory based at Nepean Hospital, a large category GX laboratory.

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. Our Forensic &

Analytical Science Service provides independent, objective analysis to the NSW criminal

and coronial justice systems.

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. The role includes participation in an out of hours roster including weekends and public holidays and on-call on a shared rotational basis.

Bachelor Degree or higher degree in Science/Biomedical Science or an equivalent qualification 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

Previous experience with Quality Management processes and knowledge of accreditation requirements for a Category B laboratory

This is a Category A position. All Category A applicants must read and understand Policy Directive PD2018_009 Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination Against Specified Diseases. All new recruits must agree to comply with the requirements outlined in this policy. New recruits must provide evidence against specified diseases and comply with the requirements of this policy at their own cost prior to appointment.

An eligibility list will be created for future permanent full time / part time, temporary and casual vacancies.

Applicants may be required to undergo a functional assessment prior to appointment.

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.

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