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Laboratory Assistant

Advertiser: Western Diagnostic Pathology3.4 out of 53.4 overall rating (19 employee reviews) More jobs from this company

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Job Listing Date
8 Feb 2019
Location
Perth, Fremantle & Southern Suburbs
Work Type
Full Time
Classification
Healthcare & Medical, Pathology

Laboratory Assistant

Western Diagnostic Pathology (WDP) provides diagnostic pathology services to more than two million patients throughout Western Australia and the Northern Territory each year. We have 10 medical laboratories across the region, more than 200 collection sites, and a team of nearly 900 people who are dedicated to providing quality care to patients, and accurate and timely results to medical practitioners. We pride ourselves on our commitment to research, innovation, and continuous improvement.

We know that in order to deliver a superior service to patients and practitioners across western and central Australia, we need a passionate team of talented professionals who are committed to working with us to build strong relationships with medical practitioners by putting them, and the patients they represent, at the centre of everything we do.

We are currently seeking a full time Laboratory Assistant to join our team based in Myaree. This role reports to the Chief Scientist – Molecular Infectious and is responsible for processing microbiology specimens, including entering data into the laboratory information system as well as preparing material for molecular testing, some microscopy and general laboratory maintenance.

The successful applicant will possess the flexibility to participate in a rotating roster including day and night shifts, weekends, and public holidays. You will be required to work 37.5hrs per week on a predominantly evening roster. All appointments are made subject to the applicant having documented full immunity against Hepatitis A and B.

To be successful in this role, your background will demonstrate:

  • Excellent organisational and time management skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to understand technical information
  • Ability to triage workload and attend to multiple tasks                             
  • Attention to detail and ability to perform work with a high degree of precision and accuracy

As a minimum it is a requirement for applicants to hold the following qualifications:

  • Diploma of Laboratory Technology or equivalent

It would also be advantageous for applicants to have the following skills:

  • Experience in a Pathology Laboratory environment
  • Demonstrated knowledge, expertise, and skills in Molecular Microbiology

For further information or a confidential discussion, please contact Dr Mahdad Karimi, Chief Scientist, on 9317 0755

Please submit your application via the SEEK website. Applications close 26 February 2019.

Only those candidates short-listed will be contacted and will be required to provide a current national Police Check.  Only applicants with the right to work in Australia may apply.  All appointments are made subject to the successful applicant understanding and complying with the Western Diagnostic Pathology Immunisation Policy.

Western Diagnostic Pathology (WDP) provides diagnostic pathology services to more than two million patients throughout Western Australia and the Northern Territory each year. We have 10 medical laboratories across the region, more than 200 collection sites, and a team of nearly 900 people who are dedicated to providing quality care to patients, and accurate and timely results to medical practitioners. We pride ourselves on our commitment to research, innovation, and continuous improvement.

We know that in order to deliver a superior service to patients and practitioners across western and central Australia, we need a passionate team of talented professionals who are committed to working with us to build strong relationships with medical practitioners by putting them, and the patients they represent, at the centre of everything we do.

We are currently seeking a full time Laboratory Assistant to join our team based in Myaree. This role reports to the Chief Scientist – Molecular Infectious and is responsible for processing microbiology specimens, including entering data into the laboratory information system as well as preparing material for molecular testing, some microscopy and general laboratory maintenance.

The successful applicant will possess the flexibility to participate in a rotating roster including day and night shifts, weekends, and public holidays. You will be required to work 37.5hrs per week on a predominantly evening roster. All appointments are made subject to the applicant having documented full immunity against Hepatitis A and B.

To be successful in this role, your background will demonstrate:

  • Excellent organisational and time management skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to understand technical information
  • Ability to triage workload and attend to multiple tasks                             
  • Attention to detail and ability to perform work with a high degree of precision and accuracy

As a minimum it is a requirement for applicants to hold the following qualifications:

  • Diploma of Laboratory Technology or equivalent

It would also be advantageous for applicants to have the following skills:

  • Experience in a Pathology Laboratory environment
  • Demonstrated knowledge, expertise, and skills in Molecular Microbiology

For further information or a confidential discussion, please contact Dr Mahdad Karimi, Chief Scientist, on 9317 0755

Please submit your application via the SEEK website. Applications close 26 February 2019.

Only those candidates short-listed will be contacted and will be required to provide a current national Police Check.  Only applicants with the right to work in Australia may apply.  All appointments are made subject to the successful applicant understanding and complying with the Western Diagnostic Pathology Immunisation Policy.

The application form will include these questions:
  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in Australia?
  • Are you available to work on a rotating roster?

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