Clinical Scientist - Genetics

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Work type: Permanent
Location: Mater Hospital South Brisbane
Categories: Laboratory

About the role

Mater’s Pathology Department has an exciting opportunity for a Clinical Scientist Genetic Pathology. This is a permanent, full time position.

Mater Pathology is the oldest pathology service in the Brisbane and surrounding areas.  Initially established and supervised by the Sisters of Mercy in 1919, Mater Pathology has grown into a multi-faceted and technologically advanced laboratory service serving patients, doctors and hospitals.  The service invests all profits back into patient care and is part of Mater Misericordiae Limited.

Mater Pathology is proud of its history but also is recognised for its experience in highly complex pathology.  The service is delivered by dedicated staff that understand healthcare such as our highly skilled specialist pathologists, scientists, technicians, laboratory assistants, collection phlebotomists, couriers and other support personnel that ensure you get the correct result on time. Our collection centres are located in over 20 suburbs supporting local communities.  In addition, Mater Pathology also offers a 24 hour collection service out of the South Brisbane Mater Adults Hospital for patient convenience.

Salary range: $60.88-$63.51 (HP5) per hour plus superannuation

What you’ll be doing

  • Demonstrate expert scientific knowledge, skills and clinical interpretation of germline and somatic molecular genetics.
  • Demonstrate expert knowledge of molecular genetic techniques, particularly Massively-Parallel Sequencing (MPS) and bioinformatics analysis, for germline disorders.
  • Carry out interpretation and reporting of complex molecular cases, including results from Sanger sequencing, MLPA and MPS.
  • Manage work priorities to effectively meet critical clinical requirements and ensure accurate clinical diagnostic results are reported promptly.
  • Ensure the reliability and completeness of reports, critically evaluate test results and advise clinical staff of their interpretation.
  • Oversee the project planning, development, validation and implementation of molecular genetics procedures, ensuring compliance with NPAAC and NATA/ISO15189 requirements.
  • Supervise and manage the daily workflow of the rostered team.
  • Manage the rostering, ordering, equipment and software service level agreements, budget and test cost analysis for Genetic Pathology.
  • Supervise staff training and competency assessments.
  • Supervise internal quality assurance activities and oversee and sign off Quality Assurance Programs (QAP) and External Quality Assurance (EQA).
  • Partner with our referrers and professional colleagues to determine service and operational objectives.
  • Engage with pathologists, clinicians and/or genetic counsellors with respect to genetic testing for the diagnosis, management and risk assessment of monogenic and somatic genetic and cytogenetic disorders.
  • Manage the Genetic Pathology department to maintain a sustainable and competitive clinical genetic pathology service.

About you

Essential Requirements

A Bachelor of Applied Science majoring in Medical Laboratory Science or a Bachelor of Science or an equivalent qualification.

Experience in senior/supervisory role within a diagnostic laboratory providing molecular genetic testing.

Highly Desirable Requirements

Fellowship of the Human Genetics Society of Australasia [FHGSA](or molecular genetics) by examination or Fellowship of the Faculty of Science [FFSc] of the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia by examination or designated as a Clinical Scientist (as defined by the fifth edition of the NPAAC Tier 3A Document

"Requirements for supervision in the clinical governance of medical pathology laboratories").

Pathology laboratory management qualifications.

A relevant PhD qualification will be considered.

Why join us

Mater provides benefits not offered in other workplaces. In addition to being part of a workplace that offers compassionate care in the spirit of the Sisters of Mercy, you will have opportunities to increase your take-home pay with our salary packaging options.

Closing date for applications is Monday 30 December 2019

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