Electron Microscopy Scientist
Full-time Temporary

Closes: 17 May 2021

Classification: Health Professional Level 2
Salary: $67,892 - $93,203 plus superannuation
Position No: 26438
Directorate: Canberra Health Services
Advertised (Gazettal date): 03 May 2021
Contact Officer: Mark Koina on Mark.E.Koina@act.gov.au or (02) 5124 2879

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

Canberra Health Services (CHS) is focussed on the delivery of high quality, effective, person centred care. It provides acute, sub-acute, primary and community‚Äźbased health services, to the Australian Capital Territory (ACT)—a catchment of approximately 400,000 people. It also services the surrounding Southern New South Wales region which includes the Bega Valley, Bombala, Cooma-Monaro, Eurobodalla, Goulburn, Mulwaree, Palerang, Queanbeyan, Snowy River, Upper Lachlan Shire and the Yass Valley.

Overview of the work area and position

ACT Pathology is a division of the Canberra Hospital and Health Services with laboratories located at both the Canberra Hospital and Calvary Hospital operating 24 hours, seven days a week all year round. Pathology provides diagnostic and consultative services to medical specialists and general practitioners and their patients in hospital and in the community.
The Anatomical Pathology Department routinely operates Monday – Friday. It encompasses Histology, Cytology, Electron Microscopy, Mortuary and Administration (medical secretaries). The Electron Microscopy section offers a reporting service for Pathologists on a wide range of case types.
Under direction from the Supervising Scientist and the Laboratory Manager/ Chief Scientist, you will provide a key role in the day to day operation of the Electron Microscopy Section of the Anatomical Pathology laboratory at The Canberra Hospital.
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
*Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written, and the ability to deal with people at all levels of the organisation and external agencies.
*Excellent organisational skills
*Proven ability to use initiative, prioritise and be adaptable when performing or administering tasks in a constantly changing and dynamic environment.
*Meticulous approach to their work and attention to detail.

Eligibility/Other Requirements

*A Medical Laboratory Science Degree or equivalent relevant qualification.
*Minimum of one year of relevant laboratory experience.

*Be registered or be eligible for registration with the Australian Council for the Certification of the Medical Laboratory Scientific Workforce (ACCMLSW).
*Experience in electron microscopy of biological samples.
*Relevant post graduate qualifications relating to this field.
*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 the National Standards and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) indicators align with this role.
*Have an understanding of National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA) accreditation requirements.
*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.

Prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:
*Undergo a pre-employment National Police Check.
*Comply with CHS Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination policy, (OMU).


This is a temporary position available for a period of 20 months with the possibility of extension and/or permanency.

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Career interest categories:

Administration and Governance
Healthcare, Medical and Allied Services