Sydney, New South Wales
Westmead Application Close: 26 January 2022 - 11:59pm In line with the Public Health Order, all NSW Health workers are required to have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by 30 September 2021 and two doses by 30 November 2021 or have an approved medical contraindication certificate. You will be required to provide a record of your COVID-19 vaccination status if successful. About the opportunity NSW Health Pathology are currently seeking Permanent Full Time Technical Assistants to join the Pathology Collections team at Westmead Hospital. The successful candidates will be required to participate in a shift roster inclusive of weekends and public holidays and may be rostered at other locations such as Blacktown Hospital, Mt Druitt Hospital etc. The Pathology Collections team at Westmead Hospital strive for excellence and our team culture and values are bound by respect, integrity, collaboration, openness. Ongoing professional development opportunities are available through various courses in My Health Learning and additional in-house education sessions, various Specialist Led Workshops and more. 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. We encourage our staff to be involved in research and innovation opportunities to help create safer, healthier communities. Our Forensic & Analytical Science Service provides independent, objective analysis to the NSW criminal and coronial justice systems. What we can offer you Accrued Days Off in addition to Annual Leave Generous salary packaging options and other fringe benefits Corporate wellbeing programs, including the Fitness Passport Learning and development opportunities, including in-house training with RTO My Health Learning What you'll be doing Contribute to a customer-focused pathology collection service for inpatients and outpatients. Perform venepuncture and other duties pertaining to blood collecting and haematological investigations as required. Interested in joining Australia’s largest public pathology service? Apply now by addressing the following questions: Certificate III in Pathology Collections and/or previous experience in venepuncture or a demonstrated ability to learn all aspects of the clinical environment relevant to the Department. Demonstrated customer service experience and skills, preferably in a clinical environment, including the ability to communicate effectively with customers, patients and clinical staff. Demonstrated problem solving and trouble shooting skills, with the ability to resolve general issues within the clinical environment. Familiarity with pathology terminology and requirements and the willingness to learn paediatric and neonate blood collections. Unencumbered Class C Driver's License (valid in NSW) with the capacity to travel to any site as required and must be willing to participate in shift type work. Demonstrated ability to manage competing priorities and to maintain high quality work output under pressure. Excellent computer skills including high attention to detail and data accuracy. 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 Rajeshwari Dotel on Rajeshwari.Dotel@health.nsw.gov.au Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination Against Specified Infectious Diseases This is a Category A High Risk position. All Category A High Risk applicants must read and understand NSW Health Policy Directive PD2020_017 Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination Against Specified Diseases. All recruits must agree to comply with the requirements outlined in this policy. All recruits must provide evidence against specified diseases and comply with the requirements of this policy at their own cost prior to appointment. Working Rights 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. New to NSW Health Pathology? The preferred candidate may be required to undergo a functional assessment prior to appointment. Talent Pool If the selection panel identifies more than one suitable candidate for the role, an eligibility list will be created for future permanent full time / part time, temporary and casual vacancies. Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion NSW Health Pathology is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating an inclusive workplace. We seek to recruit from diverse applicants and create teams with skills, perspectives and experiences that complement each other at work. We welcome suitably qualified applicants regardless of age, ethnicity, socio-cultural background, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity.