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Reference Number 20420
Position Title Medical Scientist - Grade 1
Employment Status Fixed Term Full Time
Location St Vincents Hospital - Fitzroy
Department Biochemistry
Hours per Week 38
Position Summary
  • Full Time, Fixed Term position (until 28th of February 2018)
  • Clinical Biochemistry Department
  • Excellent benefits including salary packaging
About the St Vincent's Hospital
St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne (SVHM) is part of St Vincent’s Health Australia and a leading teaching, research and tertiary health service which employs more than 5,000 staff across 18 sites throughout Melbourne. SVHM provides a diverse range of adult clinical services including acute medical and surgical services, sub-acute care, medical diagnostics, rehabilitation, allied health, mental health, palliative care, correctional health and community residential care. SVHM is one of Australia's leading Catholic not-for-profit healthcare providers.
 
About Department 
The Clinical Biochemistry Department is a major section of St Vincent’s Pathology and is located at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Fitzroy. St Vincent’s Pathology is committed to the provision of high quality diagnostic and consultative pathology services to St Vincent’s Health Australia Hospitals, as well as Specialists and General Practitioners in the Melbourne area.
 
About the Role
As part of the Biochemistry team, the Medical Scientist is directly responsible for the efficient production of accurate, high quality and timely results. The incumbent will also be responsible for the communication of critical results to requesting clinicians, assessment of Quality Control and other duties as assigned by the section supervisor. Participation in out-of-hours shifts and on-call rosters is required.
 
Duties
  • Perform the assays in all sections of the department.
  • Perform all quality control testing necessary for each of the assays performed and review, document and act on Quality Control results according to departmental policy.
  • Authorise reports according to laboratory practice.
  • Speak with requestors regarding results and the services of the department.
  • Perform and document instrument maintenance.
  • Remedy malfunctions of instruments.
  • Perform external quality control testing and reporting.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Science or Applied Science
  • Previous experience in a Diagnostic Clinical Biochemistry Laboratory
  • Demonstrated experience in the clinical and laboratory aspects of general chemistry, chromatography, protein analyses and/or autoimmune serology will be well regarded.
  • Knowledge of internal Quality Control and external Quality Assurance procedures.
 Benefits
  • Salary packaging
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Staff Health Centre
  • Staff Car Park
 
All appointments are made subject to the candidate providing a current satisfactory National Police Certificate conducted by The Victoria Police.
Contact Person John Horner
Contact Number 92314596
Alternate Contact Person Tanya Wilson
Alternate Contact Number 92314091
Closing Date 18/07/2017
Position Description
Medical Scientist Grade 1 July 2017.pdf