Medical Scientist - Chemical Pathology

$69,738 - $95,736 yearly
  • ACT Government
  • ACT, Australia
  • 04 May, 2022
Full time Medical, Health, and Social Work Science and Technology

Job Description

Full-time Temporary with a Possibility of Permanency

Closes: 18 May 2022

Classification: Health Professional Level 2
Salary: $69,738 - $95,736 plus superannuation
Position No: 21863 - 02240
Directorate: Canberra Health Services
Advertised (Gazettal date): 29 April 2022
Contact Officer: Simon Newton on 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 be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

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

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.

The successful applicant will primarily be based in the Routine Chemistry section, however, may also be rotated through the Endocrinology, Point of Care Testing, Special Chemistry, and the Calvary laboratory as required. Under direction, the successful applicant will be required to perform instrument maintenance and troubleshooting, monitor Quality Control and provision of patient results for the Chemical Pathology laboratories at Canberra and Calvary Hospitals.

The successful applicant will be required to work 24/7 shifts including nights and weekends.

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 particularly 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
  4. Ability to work as part of a team
  5. Position Requirements/Qualifications:
  • A science degree or equivalent relevant qualifications.
  • Applicants must have a minimum of 12 months paid work experience in a Diagnostic laboratory service
  • Experience of the quality requirements of a Clinical laboratory


  • Experience of working with IT systems for the management of Pathology devices/instrumentation
  • Experience working in a Chemical Pathology laboratory
  • Be registered or be eligible for registration with the Australian Council for the Certification of the Medical Laboratory Scientific Workforce (ACCMLSW).
  • Have an understanding of how the National Standards and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) indicators align with this role.
  • Fulfil the responsibilities of this role as detailed in the CHS Exceptional Care Framework, Clinical Governance Framework, Partnering With Consumers Framework and all other related frameworks.

Note: This is a temporary position available for six months with possibility of extension and/or permanency.

Prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:

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

Job Closing Date

18 May, 2022