Pathology Specimen Collector (Coffs Harbour)

Job No: 32265
Location: Coffs Harbour, NSW

  • Are you seeking a varied and interesting position? This is the opportunity for you!
  • Attractive hourly rate, circa $18.23, plus an outstanding range of benefits!
  • Enjoy the flexibility of Part Time hours!

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 an exciting opportunity for a flexible part-time Pathology Specimen Collector to join their friendly team in Coffs Harbour.

The main aim of this role is to collect pathology specimens. You will also be required to record patient information, attend to the well-being of patients, receive account payments and liaise with referrers and ancillary services. The position will also entail some specimen reception duties and possibly data entry.

Some of the more specific responsibilities of the position will include:

  • Performing all tasks relevant to a particular collection shift or collection site as specified in the pathology collection manuals;
  • Upholding quality standards within the laboratory by adhering to departmental quality system procedures;
  • Cooperating with work colleagues, referrers and their patients, and ancillary services to assist with the provision of reliable and efficient services levels;
  • Participating in in-service training as appropriate and training other staff;
  • Performing special duties to contribute to the implementation of the strategic plan and to the effective functioning of a specific section, laboratory or organisation as a whole; and
  • Complying with the occupational health and safety policy and programs to ensure personal health and safety.

The ideal candidate will have a high level of written and verbal communication skills, along with dedication to excellent customer service and continuous improvement. You will also be computer literate, and preferably have some experience in data entry.

As well as a keen eye for detail, you must also be able to work independently as well as in a team, and demonstrate the ability to perform tasks meticulously, efficiently and in a timely manner.

Applicants must have a current driver's licence and first aid certificate as well as a reliable vehicle. You should be suitably qualified, with experience in venipuncture.

Availability is required between 7.00am and 7.00pm, Monday to Friday, along with participation in a Saturday roster. The ideal candidate must be flexible as the position hours vary depending on business requirements and rostering for leave relief.

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 successful candidates will join a  welcoming team of dedicated health professionals with a focus on patient care.

Staff members will be given a chance to develop their skills through ongoing training, and provided an avenue for career development and advancement.

An attractive hourly rate, circa $18.23, will be offered to the successful applicant. (Please note this is not a Courier role.)

In addition, 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.
  • Staff Services Committee - provides functions and events for staff, fully funded by the Practice.
  • 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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