Forensic Toxicology Hospital Scientist (Scientific Officer) Job at NSW Health Pathology in Lidcombe NSW

Job Description

Employment Type: Permanent Full Time

Position Classification: Scientific Off

Remuneration: $64,281.91 – $93,111.61 per annum plus superannuation

Hours Per Week: 38

Requisition ID: REQ159089

Location: Forensic and Analytical Science Service Lidcombe

Applications Close: 6 April 2020 – 11:59pm

Do you have an interest in Forensics and want to play your part in keeping our communities safe? Come and join our team and get to know the wonderful people here at the Forensic & Analytical Science Service (FASS).

You’ll be working with the Forensic Toxicology Laboratory to provide a wide range of highly specialised analytical drug testing services to the NSW Coroners Court, NSW Police Force and the Ministry of Health.

About the opportunity

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. 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

To deliver a range of operational and analytical laboratory activities to ensure compliance with operational standards and procedures, quality standards and continual process improvement. The Scientific Officer reports, reviews reports and may be required to give evidence in any court on aspects of work performed.

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

A Bachelor Degree or higher degree in Science or Applied Science with a major relevant to the Unit, or an equivalent qualification

Demonstrated experience or advanced knowledge in methods and associated technology in the specific field, in an accredited laboratory or relevant environment

Knowledge of chemical and/or biological hazards and precautions that exist within a laboratory environment and associated responsibilities

Ability to work in a responsible and efficient manner, and manage competing priorities while ensuring attention to detail, precision and maintaining accountability of work completed

Excellent oral and written communication skills including the ability to educate internal and external stakeholders, report writing skills and willingness to provide expert evidence in courts

Display initiative, problem solving and analytical skills including an ability to apply established principles and investigate and resolve general and complex issues within the laboratory environment

Sound understanding of legislation, policies and requirements that impact the laboratory environment including work health and safety, privacy and quality improvement requirements

Demonstrated capacity to adopt and model the NSWHP RITE values of Respect, Integrity, Teamwork and Excellence

Need more information?

2) Find out more about applying for this position

For role related queries or questions contact Catherine McDonald on [email protected]

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 PD2018_009 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.

All staff employed by NSW FASS will be required to supply a reference buccal sample so that their DNA profile can be compared to other generated profiles to exclude the possibility of contamination..

About Company

Company: NSW Health Pathology

Company Location:  Lidcombe NSW

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