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Employment Type
: Permanent Full Time
Position Classification: Senior Hospital Scientist In Charge of Laboratory >200
Remuneration: $125,820.79 - $132,908.73 per annum plus superannuation
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ254752
Location: John Hunter Hospital
Applications Close: 7 September 2021 - 11:59pm

About the opportunity
We are offering this exciting opportunity to lead a large referral Hospital Haematology team based in the Hunter region of NSW. This is a great opportunity to become part of a dedicated, enthusiastic and dynamic team with a great culture.

The successful applicant will be working for NSW Health Pathology primarily based at John Hunter Hospital, Newcastle NSW. Scientific oversight will also be seen over Cat B laboratories based at Calvary Mater, Maitland, Belmont and Taree.

Being part of NSW Health Pathology means you’re helping create better health and justice systems every day.

We operate more than 60 laboratories and around 200 collection centres across NSW and conduct over 60 million tests per annum. Our network of pathologists are supported by scientists, technicians and support staff who quickly and accurately assess samples so clinical teams can make the best possible treatment decisions for patients. We encourage our staff to be involved in research and innovation opportunities to help create safer, healthier communities. Our Forensic & Analytical Science Service provides independent, objective analysis to the NSW criminal and coronial justice systems.

What we can offer you

  • Accrued Days Off in addition to Annual Leave
  • Generous salary packaging options and other fringe benefits
  • Corporate wellbeing programs, including the Fitness Passport
  • Learning and development opportunities, including in-house training with RTO My Health Learning

What you’ll be doing Responsible for managing the laboratory to provide an efficient and effective service across operational management, compliance management, financial planning and reporting, department performance monitoring and reporting, corporate risk management, human resources management and strategic planning.

Interested in joining Australia’s largest public pathology service? Apply now by addressing the following questions:

  • Tertiary qualifications of at least a Bachelor Degree in Science/Biomedical Science with subjects relevant to pathology or an equivalent recognised qualification relevant to Medical Laboratory Science or relevant specialty
  • Proven leadership and operational management skills and experience including budget management, staff and resource management and maintenance of professional standards and accreditation within organisational funding and performance frameworks
  • Demonstrated experience with the implementation of quality improvement and risk management including an understanding of the relevant legislative and regulatory requirements in healthcare
  • Demonstrated experience in change management and use of financial, statistical, human resources and management data to proactively improve laboratory efficiency and effectiveness
  • Demonstrated strategic thinking and professional networks in a specialty of pathology relevant to the laboratory, and understanding of the role and function of public laboratories within the Australian and NSW health systems
  • Advanced knowledge and operating competency with Laboratory Information Systems, Microsoft Office applications and Quality Management Systems and proven data analysis skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to excellent customer service with a high level of interpersonal, communication, negotiation and influencing skills and the ability to develop and maintain strong collaborative relationships with internal and external stakeholders and interact professionally with a diverse range of people at all levels.
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    Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination Against Specified Infectious Diseases
    This is a Category A position. All Category A applicants must read and understand NSW Health Policy Directive PD2020_017 Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination Against Specified Diseases. All new recruits must agree to comply with the requirements outlined in this policy. New recruits must provide evidence against specified diseases and comply with the requirements of this policy at their own cost prior to appointment.

    Working Rights
    This position is a permanent position. To be eligible for permanent appointment to a position in NSW Health, you must have an Australian citizenship or permanent Australian residency. Please note: A person who is not an Australian citizen or a permanent resident is only eligible for temporary employment for a period not longer than the duration of their current visa.

    New to NSW Health Pathology?
    The preferred candidate may be required to undergo a functional assessment prior to appointment.

    Talent Pool
    If the selection panel identifies more than one suitable candidate for the role, an eligibility list will be created for future permanent full time / part time, temporary and casual vacancies.

    Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
    NSW Health Pathology is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating an inclusive workplace. We seek to recruit from diverse applicants and create teams with skills, perspectives and experiences that complement each other at work. We welcome suitably qualified applicants regardless of age, ethnicity, socio-cultural background, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity.

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