Scientific/Technical Officer

Job No: 32147
Location: Lismore, NSW

  • Are you seeking a varied and interesting position? This is the opportunity for you!
  • Attractive remuneration package plus an outstanding range of benefits!
  • Flexible part-time role, providing a great work/life balance!
  • Supportive team environment, with significant opportunities for career progression!

About the Organisation

Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology is one of the largest pathology practices in Australia, providing comprehensive services to patients and doctors over a geographic area throughout Queensland and New South Wales and employing more than 2000 people.

Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology services the Brisbane metropolitan area and regional areas extending as far north as Cairns and south to Coffs Harbour.

About the Opportunity

Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology has a flexible part time opportunity for a Scientific/Technical Officer to work out of their Lismore laboratory. This is a 12 month personal leave relief position, working approximately 35 hours per week.

The main aim of this varied role is to perform medical laboratory tests to provide advice for the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of diseases and other disorders. 

You'll have the flexibility to work on a range of shift times between 7am and 8.30pm with participation in the weekend and on call roster as required.

Some of the responsibilities of the role include:

  • Maintenance and QC of analysers;
  • Participation in Quality Assurance Programs;
  • Blood film morphology;
  • Bacteriology and microscopy;
  • Group and Antibody screening;
  • Cross matching; and
  • Dissection and processing of histology specimens.

Along with a knowledge of LIS, OH&S and continuing education and quality systems, the successful candidate will need experience in haematology, biochemistry, blood bank, microbiology and/or histology.

You should have a demonstrated ability to prioritise workloads and work methodically in a fast-paced environment. You will also have well developed interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work as an effective team member, while being able to also work independently. The successful applicant will have a focus on providing quality customer service and patient care.

The high level of service provided by Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology is delivered by a dedicated staff comprising of pathologists, scientists, technicians, laboratory assistants, collection personnel, couriers, computer personnel, pathology services assistants and other support staff.

The Lismore Laboratory promotes continuing education through support for conference attendance, and extensive in-house quality assurance programs, training and educational activities.

In addition to a competitive remuneration package commensurate with experience / qualifications, permanent employees enjoy the following benefits:

  • Parental and Adoption Leave - SNP staff receive 6 weeks paid maternity and adoption leave as per E.B.A.
  • Employee Assistance Program - a free, confidential and voluntary counselling service provided as a resource to employees of Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology, as well as immediate family, with the aim of assisting with the resolution of personal and work related problems which may affect quality of life or work performance
  • Private Health Insurance - staff have access to discounted private health insurance through MBF, HCF and Medibank Private
  • Pathology Services - staff and their immediate family (their children, partners and their parents) have access to bulk billed Pathology Services
  • X-Ray Services - staff and their immediate family (their children, partners and their parents) have access to bulk billed X-Ray and other diagnostic imaging through Queensland X-Ray
  • Smoke Free Workplace - for those staff wanting to use nicotine replacement therapy in quitting, management provides a level of financial assistance towards the cost of nicotine replacement patches.

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