Point-of-Care Scientist

$68,809 - $94,461 yearly
  • ACT Government
  • ACT, Australia
  • 22 Nov, 2021
Full time Medical, Health, and Social Work Science and Technology

Job Description

Full-time Temporary with a Possibility of Permanency

Closes: 07 December 2021
Classification: Health Professional Level 2
Salary: $68,809 - $94,461 plus superannuation
Position No: 16939 - 01Z49
Directorate: Canberra Health Services
Advertised (Gazettal date): 19 November 2021
Contact Officer: Simon Newton on simon.newton@act.gov.au or (02) 5124 2843

Our Vision: creating exceptional health care together
Our Role: to be a health service that is trusted by our community
Our Values: Reliable, Progressive, Respectful and Kind

Under current Public Health Emergency Directions all Canberra Health Services staff are required to have received at least one COVID-19 vaccination dose by 29 October and be fully vaccinated by 1 December 2021.
In order to be eligible for employment with Canberra Health Services you will be required to provide evidence of vaccination against COVID-19 by way of a Vaccination Certificate or provision of an authorised exemption, for consideration. Please ensure you include this information with your application documentation.

Canberra Health Services (CHS) is focussed on the delivery of high quality, effective, person centred care. It provides acute, sub-acute, primary and community‐based health services, to the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) and surrounding region. More information can be found on the CHS website: https://www.health.act.gov.au/
ACT Pathology is a division of the Canberra Hospital and Health Service offering a diagnostic Pathology service to the ACT and surrounding region.

The laboratory operates 24 hours, seven days a week, offering a wide range of testing procedures over two campuses. The main laboratory is located at the Canberra Hospital and branch laboratory is located at the Calvary Hospital.
Under the Direction of the Chief Scientist of Chemical Pathology and Senior Scientist of Point of Care Therapies (PoCT) the successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring day to day activities of the Point of Care Testing sub-section of the Chemical Pathology Laboratory are efficiently run. The successful applicant will be required to undertake duties associated with performance of point of care testing across CHS including liaising with internal and external customers, training of laboratory and non-laboratory staff, coordination of EQAP/IQC, analysis of samples, maintenance of equipment, monitoring of supplies, operating PoCT IT software and participation in quality management activities.

CHS is committed to workforce diversity and to creating an inclusive workplace. As part of this commitment we welcome applications from all diversity groups. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disability and people who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, or Questioning (LGBTIQ) are encouraged to apply.

Behavioural Capabilities

  1. Strong organisational skills with a high degree of drive
  2. Adaptability and flexibility to accommodate change and provide responsive services to meet clients’ needs
  3. Ability to communicate effectively with a diverse group of stakeholders

Position Requirements/Qualifications:

  • A science degree or equivalent relevant qualifications.
  • Applicants must have a minimum of 12 months paid work experience, post-qualification, in a Diagnostic laboratory service


  • Experience in the day-day operations of PoCT devices
  • Experience of the quality requirements of a laboratory
  • Experience of working with IT systems for the management of Pathology devices/instrumentation
  • Be registered or be eligible for registration with the Australian Council for the Certification of the Medical Laboratory Scientific Workforce (ACCMLSW).
  • The successful applicant will need to be available for occasional weekend and after-hours work, with access to flex time.
  • Have an understanding of how theNational Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) indicators align with this role.
  • Fulfil the responsibilities of this role in alignment to the CHS Exceptional Care Framework, Clinical Governance Framework, Partnering With Consumers Framework and all other related frameworks.

Prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:

  • Undergo a pre-employment National Police Check.
  • Compliance Certificate from OMU (Occupational Medicine Unit) relating to assessment, screening and vaccination.
  • Provide confirmation of education

This is a temporary position available for a period of three months with the possibility of extension and/or permanency.

Job Closing Date

07 Dec, 2021