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Medical Laboratory Assistant - Pathology Specimen Reception

Advertiser: NSW Health3.4 out of 53.4 overall rating (224 employee reviews) More jobs from this company

Job Information

Job Listing Date
15 May 2019
Location
Sydney, CBD, Inner West & Eastern Suburbs
Salary
$52,338.00pa - $54,467.00pa
Work Type
Full Time
Classification
Healthcare & Medical, Pathology

Medical Laboratory Assistant - Pathology Specimen Reception


Employment Type: Permanent Full Time
Position Classification: Tech Assist Gde 2
Remuneration: $52,338.00pa - $54,467.00pa
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ107713

This is for a full time permanent position in the Central Specimen Reception department of NSW Health Pathology at Randwick.  This involves a 7 day, 24 hours rotating roster with start time varying from approximately 0500 to 1430 and 2230 for overnight shifts.  The roster includes public holidays to be worked on a rostered basis.

Where you'll be working

Being part of NSW Health Pathology means you are 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 the patients.  Our forensic & Analytical Science Service provides independent, objective analysis to the NSW criminal and coronial justice systems.

What you'll be doing

Perform a range of laboratory support and/or specimen reception services and/or collection services, and provide assistance to laboratory staff, under supervision, to deliver a patient focused service.


  1. A working knowledge of, or demonstrated ability to learn, all aspects of the laboratory environment relevant to the Department
  2. Demonstrated ability to maintain high quality work output while managing competing priorities
  3. Demonstrated customer service experience and skills, preferably in a laboratory environment, including the ability to communicate effectively with customers, patients and clinical staff
  4. Demonstrated problem solving and analytical skills combined with the ability to investigate and resolve general issues within the laboratory environment
  5. Excellent data entry skills including high attention to detail and data accuracy
  6. Awareness of legislation, policies and requirements relevant to a laboratory setting
  7. Ability and willingness to work shifts, on a rotating roster, including weekends, public holidays and overnights.
  8. Demonstrated experience in a centralised specimen reception of a pathology service.

 

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.

Need more information?
  1) Click here for the Position Description
  2) Find out more about applying for this position
For role related queries or questions contact Katrina Tuitavake on Katrina.Tuitavake@health.nsw.gov.au

Applications Close: 26 May 2019                



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We are committed to Equal Employment Opportunity, Ethical Practices, and the principles of Cultural Diversity and promote a smoke-free work environment. Appropriate criminal record and child protection checks conducted for all positions.

Employment Type: Permanent Full Time
Position Classification: Tech Assist Gde 2
Remuneration: $52,338.00pa - $54,467.00pa
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ107713

This is for a full time permanent position in the Central Specimen Reception department of NSW Health Pathology at Randwick.  This involves a 7 day, 24 hours rotating roster with start time varying from approximately 0500 to 1430 and 2230 for overnight shifts.  The roster includes public holidays to be worked on a rostered basis.

Where you'll be working

Being part of NSW Health Pathology means you are 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 the patients.  Our forensic & Analytical Science Service provides independent, objective analysis to the NSW criminal and coronial justice systems.

What you'll be doing

Perform a range of laboratory support and/or specimen reception services and/or collection services, and provide assistance to laboratory staff, under supervision, to deliver a patient focused service.


  1. A working knowledge of, or demonstrated ability to learn, all aspects of the laboratory environment relevant to the Department
  2. Demonstrated ability to maintain high quality work output while managing competing priorities
  3. Demonstrated customer service experience and skills, preferably in a laboratory environment, including the ability to communicate effectively with customers, patients and clinical staff
  4. Demonstrated problem solving and analytical skills combined with the ability to investigate and resolve general issues within the laboratory environment
  5. Excellent data entry skills including high attention to detail and data accuracy
  6. Awareness of legislation, policies and requirements relevant to a laboratory setting
  7. Ability and willingness to work shifts, on a rotating roster, including weekends, public holidays and overnights.
  8. Demonstrated experience in a centralised specimen reception of a pathology service.

 

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.

Need more information?
  1) Click here for the Position Description
  2) Find out more about applying for this position
For role related queries or questions contact Katrina Tuitavake on Katrina.Tuitavake@health.nsw.gov.au

Applications Close: 26 May 2019                

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