Scientist (stat labs)

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Work type: Permanent
Location: South Brisbane, Springfield
Categories: Laboratory

About the role

Mater Pathology is currently seeking the skills and expertise of a multiskilled Scientist to work in a permanent part time role (45.6 hours per fortnight) in our stat laboratories. The role is predominately located at our major stat laboratory at St Vincent’s Private Hospital Northside, however the successful applicant must also be able to work at Maters additional stat laboratory at Mater Private Hospital Springfield.

The role may be required to work independently as a sole scientist on ‘after hours’ and weekend shifts and will participate in a 24 hour roster.

The purpose of the role is to deliver a high quality and cost effective diagnostic service on behalf of Mater Pathology within the Pathology Stat Laboratories, supplying operational direction utilising contemporary technology and best practice standards, for clinicians and their patients.

Mater Pathology is already preparing for a new laboratory information system which will modernise the current services and provides another exciting opportunity for the successful candidate.

Salary range: $33.32 – 48.85 (Health Practitioner Level 3) per hour plus superannuation plus salary packaging

What you’ll be doing

You will report to the Senior Scientist on site but will be part of a 100 year history of Brisbane’s first pathology services.  This position requires a high level scientific knowledge, skills and an appropriate level of experience to provide operational support for routine and complex testing within the Stat Laboratory and participate in the daily workflow of the rostered work area team.  Some of your key duties will include:

  • Providing reliable complete reports
  • Demonstrating responsible actions relating to the significance of results
  • Undertaking appropriate action in processing results including result authorisation as appropriate and notification of critical results according to Mater Pathology protocols.
  • Working in conjunction with the Senior Scientist, Stat Lab to ensure compliance to the Clinical Governance Framework and other accredited bodies
  • Providing high level problem solving skills and solutions.
  • Utilising scientific and professional judgement in all aspects of decision making
  • Applying a sound level of scientific knowledge and participation in clinical trials and research as required

About you

To be successful in this role you will possess the following skills and experience:

  • A Bachelor of Applied Science majoring in Medical Laboratory Science or equivalent
  • Proven ability to work as an effective member of a team as well as work independently
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with clients, clinicians and colleagues
  • Ability to multitask and prioritise work effectively
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a high-pressure environment
  • Prior experience in a similar role across disciplines including Haematology, Transfusion, Chemical Pathology, Point of Care Testing and Microbiology is highly desirable.
  • Prior haematology morphology and transfusion experience is highly desirable
  • Applicable Memberships and/or Fellowships of Professional bodies relevant to General Science would be considered highly desirable

Why join us?

Joining a 10,000+ strong workforce, you will have the opportunity to work for an Australian leader in the field of Health, Education, Research and Foundation, and work with a team who make a real difference to the lives of our patients, consumers and community. You will be a part of a workplace that offers compassionate care in the spirit of the Sisters of Mercy.

  • Via salary packaging arrangements, allocate some living expenses directly from your pre-taxable income and ultimately increasing take-home pay
  • Access to package meal and entertainment expenses
  • Access to leading education via Mater Education
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Program and on-site pastoral care teams
  • Discounts to local and national business and venues for Dining/Retail/Travel & Accommodation and Other
  • Access to on-site, discounted parking
  • Discounted food and beverage at various campus cafés and coffee venues

Closing date for applications is 8 July 2022.

Please note it is now a mandatory requirement of employment at the Mater that you are and remain fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

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