Clinical Scientist, Genetic Pathology - Cytogenetics

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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 - Cytogenetics. This is a 7 month fixed term full time position to cover maternity leave starting in Feb 2020 with the potential to extend in a part time capacity

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 and reporting of cytogenetics including karyotypes, FISH and microarrays, for a variety of specimen types such as prenatal specimens (amniotic fluid, chorionic villus biopsy and products of conception), peripheral blood, bone marrow and solid tumours.
  • Carry out interpretation and reporting of complex cases.  
  • 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 cytogenetic procedures, ensuring compliance with NPAAC and NATA/ISO15189 requirements.
  • Supervise and manage the daily workflow of the rostered cytogenetics team.
  • Oversee the rostering, ordering, equipment and software service level agreements, budget and test cost analysis for cytogenetics.
  • 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.

About you

Essential Requirements

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

Fellowship of the Human Genetics Society of Australasia (Cytogenetics) by examination or Fellowship of the Faculty of Science 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").

Highly Desirable Requirements

Experience required in a laboratory for healthcare diagnostic services >10 years

Management qualifications

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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