28975 - 01NWU

Cytology Scientist
Part-time Temporary

Closes: 31 January 2020

Classification: Health Professional Level 3
Salary: $93,346 - $98,359 (up to $103,237 on achieving a personal upgrade)
Position No: 28975 - 01NWU
Directorate: Canberra Health Services
Advertised (Gazettal date): 15 January 2020
Contact Officer: Geetha Warrier on geetha.warrier@act.gov.au or (02) 5124 2876

Our Vision: creating exceptional health care together
Our Role: to be a health service that is trusted by our community
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.
CHS administers a range publicly funded health facilities, programs and services including but not limited to:
  • The Canberra Hospital: a modern 600-bed tertiary hospital providing trauma services and most major medical and surgical sub-specialty services.
  • University of Canberra Hospital Specialist Centre for Rehabilitation, Recovery and Research: a dedicated and purpose-built rehabilitation facility, with 140 inpatient beds, 75-day places and additional outpatient services.
  • Four Walk-in Centres: which provide free treatment for minor illness and injury.
  • Six community health centres: providing a range of general and specialist health services to people of all ages.
  • A range of community based health services including Early Childhood Services, Youth and Women’s Health, Dental Health, Mental Health and Alcohol and Drug Services.
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.
A temporary vacancy exists in the cytology department for a senior cytology scientist to work part time for seven months with the possibility of extension. The role encompasses the screening and reporting of cytology specimens including gynecological, non-gynecological specimens. The role requires the scientist to be able to attend Fine Needle Aspiration procedures independently and perform Rapid on Site Evaluation and provide provisional diagnosis.
Eligibility/Other Requirements:
  • A Science Degree or equivalent relevant qualification.
  • Successful completion of the Australian Examination in Cytology – CT (ASC).
  • Successful completion of the post graduate International Academy of Cytology Examination- CT (IAC) (Desirable, but not essential).
  • Greater than five years of experience working in a cytology laboratory
  • Knowledge and experience in preparation of cytology specimens
Prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:
  • Undergo a pre-employment National Police check.
  • Comply with ACT Health Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination policy, (OMU).
This is a part-time temporary position available at 22.05 hours per week for a period of seven months. The full-time salary noted above will be paid pro-rata. The hours may be negotiated by the manager. There may be a requirement to work out of hours. There will be a requirement to participate in the laboratory roster, hours of work is between 7:30 and 17:30.

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This is a part-time temporary position available at 22.05 hours per week for a period of seven months. The full-time salary noted above will be paid pro-rata.

Career interest categories:

Healthcare, Medical and Allied Services