Orana, Western Australia
Bourke District Hospital Applications close: 21 June 2021 - 11:59pm About the opportunity NSW Health Pathology currently have an opportunity available as a permanent full time Medical Laboratory Scientist at Bourke Laboratory. This position is located at Bourke Laboratory in Western NSW and is an ideal location for those looking to live and work in a small, but busy, rural centre. It offers a more relaxed and slower pace of life than some of Australia's larger cities and metropolitan regions and a place where people can enjoy being part of a close knit community. The region offers a fantastic outdoor lifestyle with numerous nearby attractions, camping opportunities and great places to explore. 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 Responsible for delivering a range of operational laboratory activities including the coordination and provisions of scientific and technical training and the ongoing review, development and quality management of laboratory practices to ensure compliance with operational standards and procedures, quality standards and continual process improvement. Interested in joining Australia’s largest public pathology service? Apply now by addressing the following questions: Bachelor Degree or higher degree in Science/Biomedical Science or an equivalent qualification with subjects relevant to pathology from a recognised tertiary institution Demonstrated knowledge and experience in the delivery of pathology services relevant to the laboratory, including use of Laboratory Information Systems, Patient Systems and Quality Control Systems and computer programs such as Microsoft Office suite Customer focused approach displaying well-developed interpersonal skills and good oral and written communication skills including the ability to communicate effectively with customers, patients and clinical and laboratory staff, along with report writing skills, statistical evaluation of scientific data and the ability to effectively communicate policies and procedures Ability to work in a responsible and efficient manner and to manage competing priorities to meet deadlines Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment while working autonomously to deliver results within specified timeframes and contribute to a range of diagnostic skills relevant to the laboratory Display initiative, problem solving and analytical skills including an ability to apply established principles in a pathology laboratory and investigate and resolve general and complex issues within the laboratory environment Sound understanding of legislation, policies and requirements that impact the laboratory environment including work health and safety and privacy requirements 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 Danielle Whiting on Danielle.Whiting@health.nsw.gov.au Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination Against Specified Infectious Diseases This is a Category A position. All Category A applicants must read and understand NSW Health Policy Directive PD2020_017 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. 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.