Principal Medical Scientist

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Other Conditions: WA Health engages staff in positions of trust and responsibility. WA Health policies require applicants to undertake criminal records screening and integrity checking as part of the appointment process. Referees may also be asked to comment on an applicant’s integrity and past demonstration of ethical behaviour.

Whilst this selection process will initially be used to fill the above vacancy, it may also be used to fill other “similar” vacancies throughout the health service. In addition to this, should the successful applicant decline or vacate the advertised vacancy, then the next most suitable applicant may also be selected from this process. Both of these options remain valid for a period of six (6) months from when the authorised delegate endorses the recruitment decision.

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Position Profile: We have created an exciting new position of Principal Medical Scientist in the single service discipline of Anatomical Pathology. This truly represents an excellent management opportunity for a passionate medical scientist to apply their expert professional knowledge and extensive experience in the discipline of Anatomical Pathology.

You will report to the Director Pathology (Anatomical Pathology) and partner to achieve outcomes for effective service delivery consistent with service needs and defined expectations at a State-wide level. This includes ensuring service delivery meets clinical governance requirements, including continuous improvements and risk assessment.

We are looking for a candidate who has a proven track record of advanced and successful leadership and management expertise.

You will provide innovative operational and strategic leadership of Anatomical Pathology to drive, coordinate and direct scientific staff in this challenging multidisciplinary specialised team to meet the needs of health care providers and clients. The role will enable you to demonstrate your energetic and flexible approach to provide collaborative and consultative solutions to complex service delivery issues in a high-pressured environment providing State-wide services. You will be able to use your high level communication, negotiation and influencing skills to provide expert advice to the Pathology Director, PathWest Executive team, Health Service Providers, internal and external stakeholders on emerging trends and issues, proposing strategies to improve service delivery.

As an actively engaged senior team manager, you will apply contemporary management practices to ensure effective operations and be responsible for the planning and provision of resources (including human and financial) for all the diagnostic and research laboratories across Anatomical Pathology in PathWest. You will have expert level organisational, conceptual and analytical skills combined with a solutions-focus to successfully be the Principal Scientist.

If you think you have what PathWest is looking for, please apply for this new permanent position.

Area Profile: With over 2,000 employees across an extensive range of pathology and support services, PathWest Laboratory Medicine WA is committed to providing excellence and innovation in pathology testing, teaching and research. We offer a round-the-clock commitment to the health needs of the entire WA community through our laboratory facilities, collection centres, results lines and on-call clinicians. Our pathology services cover the broadest range of routine, complex and rare tests, and our active teaching, research and pathology development programs assist not only in enhancing diagnostic accuracy but also in improving the understanding of disease processes and of clinical care.

Employee Benefits: In addition to the great salary our employees enjoy an amazing range of benefits which may include (in line with operational requirements):

  • 9.5% employer contributed superannuation into a fund of your choice. For further information go to:
  • Access to generous salary packaging arrangements.
  • Professional Development Opportunities and Study leave/assistance.
  • Flexible working arrangements.
  • Flexible leave arrangements.
  • Other professional and location based allowances.

Selection Criteria: Please see the attached Job Description Form (available online at ).

For Further Job Related Information: We encourage you to contact Lee Lewis on 08 6457 3149, or email , using subject line ‘VR920736 Anatomical Pathology’. For further information about PathWest and what we have to offer, please visit .

If you experience difficulties while applying online, please contact Employee Services on 134477 for immediate assistance during business hours.

Application Instructions: Applicants are requested to apply online ( ). Please note: Applicants must have a current, valid email address in order to apply online. This email address will be used for communication with applicants.

It is preferable for your referee to be a current supervisor or manager.

Applicants are advised to write a statement addressing the selection criteria and provide a detailed curriculum vitae which summarises your experience and how you are able to meet the position requirements. These documents should be complete and ready to attach prior to applying online. Please ensure you allow sufficient time to complete the online application process as you will be required to answer various questions and attach your documentation.

To apply for this vacancy now, please (or apply online at www.jobs.health.wa.gov.au).

PathWest may also undertake an executive search as part of the selection process for this vacancy.

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