Pathology Specimen Collectors (Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Women Traineeships)

Job No: 33509
Location: Various Locations throughout QLD and NSW

  • Are you seeking a varied and interesting three month traineeship? This is the opportunity for you!
  • Part time/full time position offered on completion before undertaking the Certificate III in Pathology Specimen Collection with this Registered Training Organisation!
  • Attractive hourly rate, plus an outstanding range of benefits!

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 (Cairns, Townsville, Mackay, Rockhampton, Mackay, Bundaberg, Maryborough, Maroochydore, Toowoomba, Southport, Tugun, Lismore, Grafton and Coffs Harbour).

About the Opportunity

Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology is seeking a number of Pathology Specimen Collector, Aboriginal & Torres Strait Island Women Trainees.

The traineeships are for three months. Traineeships may be offered in the Brisbane metropolitan and  regional areas - Cairns, Townsville, Mackay, Rockhampton, Mackay, Bundaberg, Maryborough, Maroochydore, Toowoomba, Southport, Tugun, Lismore, Grafton and Coffs Harbour.

At the end of the three month traineeship you will need to have developed a high level of written and verbal communication skills, along with a dedication to excellent customer service. You will also need to be able to work independently, as well as in a team, and demonstrate the ability to perform tasks in a timely manner.

The range of hours you must be available to work will depend on the area where you will work.

Trainees who successfully complete the three months training, will be offered a part time/full time position and required to complete the nationally recognised Certificate III in Pathology Specimen Collection, with this Registered Training Organisation!

The main aim of the collection role is to primarily 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.

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 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. Those who are successful in obtaining a traineeship will join a welcoming team of dedicated health professionals with a focus on patient care.

The traineeships for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Women are an initiative in promoting Equal Employment Opportunity for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Women within Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology.

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