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Medical Scientist in Cytogenetics

Advertiser: St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne3.9 out of 53.9 overall rating (25 employee reviews) More jobs from this company

Job Information

Job Listing Date
13 Nov 2019
Location
Melbourne, CBD & Inner Suburbs
Work Type
Full Time
Classification
Healthcare & Medical, Pathology

Medical Scientist in Cytogenetics

  • Challenging and rewarding work environment
  • Ongoing training and development opportunities
  • Career development & advancement encouraged


About the Company


St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne (SVHM) is part of St Vincent’s Health Australia and a leading teaching, research and tertiary health service which employs more than 5,000 staff across 18 sites throughout Melbourne. SVHM provides a diverse range of adult clinical services including acute medical and surgical services, sub-acute care, medical diagnostics, rehabilitation, allied health, mental health, palliative care, correctional health and community residential care. SVHM is one of Australia's leading Catholic not-for-profit healthcare providers.

About Department


The Victorian Cancer Cytogenetics Service (VCCS) is a NATA/RCPA accredited laboratory

located within the Pathology Department of St. Vincent's Hospital Melbourne. It provides a state-wide cancer cytogenetics referral centre for the people of Victoria.The laboratory offers G-banded chromosome analysis and fluorescent in situ hybridisation (FISH) testing including

Fixed Paraffin Embedded Tissue (FFPE), performing more than 6,000 tests per year.

About the Role


In this role you will work with other members of the Department to provide a comprehensive, high quality diagnostic service. This is a full time permanent Medical Scientist position and will be appointed at Grade 1 or Grade 2 depending on prior relevant experience in the field.

Classifications for this position will range from RX1-RX7 ($1,095.70-$1,571.60/week) for Grade 1 and RY4-RY7 ($1,625.80-$1,830.60/week) for Grade 2.


Duties

  • Participation in the roster for culturing, harvesting and staining patient specimens
  • Analysis and karyotyping of cytogenetic preparations including FISH
  • competence with the use of the Pathology and Metasystem Computer Systems
  • familiarity with current literature and keeping abreast of new techniques
  • participation in weekend roster

Qualifications, Skills and Experience

  • B.Sc; B.App.Sci.or equivalent with major in Genetics
  • Previous experience in a diagnostic Cytogenetics Laboratory desirable but not essential
  • Good communication, interpersonal and time management skills
  • MHGSA (Cytogenetics) or equivalent and experience with Microarray would be an advantage


Benefits

  • Salary packaging
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Staff Health Centre
  • Staff Car Park

Application

  • Please attach your resume and cover letter to your application.

Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged.


All appointments are made subject to the candidate providing a current satisfactory National Police Certificate conducted by The Victoria Police.

Shortlisting for this position will commence immediately. We encourage you to apply promptly as the advertisement may close early should a suitable applicant be sourced.

  • Challenging and rewarding work environment
  • Ongoing training and development opportunities
  • Career development & advancement encouraged


About the Company


St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne (SVHM) is part of St Vincent’s Health Australia and a leading teaching, research and tertiary health service which employs more than 5,000 staff across 18 sites throughout Melbourne. SVHM provides a diverse range of adult clinical services including acute medical and surgical services, sub-acute care, medical diagnostics, rehabilitation, allied health, mental health, palliative care, correctional health and community residential care. SVHM is one of Australia's leading Catholic not-for-profit healthcare providers.

About Department


The Victorian Cancer Cytogenetics Service (VCCS) is a NATA/RCPA accredited laboratory

located within the Pathology Department of St. Vincent's Hospital Melbourne. It provides a state-wide cancer cytogenetics referral centre for the people of Victoria.The laboratory offers G-banded chromosome analysis and fluorescent in situ hybridisation (FISH) testing including

Fixed Paraffin Embedded Tissue (FFPE), performing more than 6,000 tests per year.

About the Role


In this role you will work with other members of the Department to provide a comprehensive, high quality diagnostic service. This is a full time permanent Medical Scientist position and will be appointed at Grade 1 or Grade 2 depending on prior relevant experience in the field.

Classifications for this position will range from RX1-RX7 ($1,095.70-$1,571.60/week) for Grade 1 and RY4-RY7 ($1,625.80-$1,830.60/week) for Grade 2.


Duties

  • Participation in the roster for culturing, harvesting and staining patient specimens
  • Analysis and karyotyping of cytogenetic preparations including FISH
  • competence with the use of the Pathology and Metasystem Computer Systems
  • familiarity with current literature and keeping abreast of new techniques
  • participation in weekend roster

Qualifications, Skills and Experience

  • B.Sc; B.App.Sci.or equivalent with major in Genetics
  • Previous experience in a diagnostic Cytogenetics Laboratory desirable but not essential
  • Good communication, interpersonal and time management skills
  • MHGSA (Cytogenetics) or equivalent and experience with Microarray would be an advantage


Benefits

  • Salary packaging
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Staff Health Centre
  • Staff Car Park

Application

  • Please attach your resume and cover letter to your application.

Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged.


All appointments are made subject to the candidate providing a current satisfactory National Police Certificate conducted by The Victoria Police.

Shortlisting for this position will commence immediately. We encourage you to apply promptly as the advertisement may close early should a suitable applicant be sourced.

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