Laboratory Assistant - Histopathology

Job No: 85903
Location: Lismore, NSW

  • Expand your histopathology career in this highly varied role!
  • Experience in a healthcare / medical setting desirable, but not essential - comprehensive training provided!
  • Attractive remuneration package of $19.3923 + super, 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 extending as far north as Cairns and south to Coffs Harbour.

About the Opportunity

Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology is seeking a full-time Laboratory Assistant to work within the Histopathology Department of the Lismore Laboratory. Laboratory experience/qualifications would be highly regarded.

Duties will include:

  • Embedding, Microtomy, Slide staining and Frozen Sections;
  • Slide and block filing;
  • Specimen reception and dispatching;
  • Data input into the Histology accessioning system; and
  • Maintenance and quality assurance.

It is essential that the successful applicant possess good communication skills and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment with a high level of accuracy. You will also bring an enthusiastic and flexible approach to your work, with the ability to multi-task and work as part of a team. 

A high level of commitment to laboratory turnaround times, customer service, accuracy and achieving laboratory goals are required.

The hours for this position are 37.5 per week, Monday to Friday between 05:00-19:30.

The organisation offers staff members the opportunity to develop their skills through ongoing training and provides an avenue for career development and advancement.

In addition, to a competitive remuneration package plus attractive penalty rates, 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.

Please Note: Applications close Friday, 20th January 2017

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