46278 - 01ORN


Anatomical Pathologist
Full-time Temporary

Closes: 03 April 2020

Classification: Staff Specialist Band 1-5
Salary: $164,470 - $202,960 plus superannuation
Position No: 46278 - 01ORN
Directorate: Canberra Health Services
Advertised (Gazettal date): 10 March 2020
Contact Officer: Dr Sanjiv Jain on Sanjiv.Jain@act.gov.au or (02) 5124 2867


About us:

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.
  • Three 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.

Strong research links are maintained with the ANU, University of Canberra and the Australian Catholic University. All specialties are represented with the exception of organ transplantation. The hospital has well developed post graduate teaching programs. A fully equipped medical library is available on site with a large collection of hard copy and on line journals and textbooks.

The preferred candidate maybe considered for a conjoint position in ANU at an academic level commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience. The academic position will be held for the duration of the Canberra Health Services employment and will be subject to regular performance reviews. No remuneration is attached to the University position. The employee will be responsible to the University on academic matters and clinical/ research matters to Canberra Health Services.

For more information in relation to conjoint positions with the ANU please contact Professor Imogen Mitchell, Dean, ANU Medical School (02) 6125 2622 dean.medicalschool@anu.edu.au

About our great city, Canberra, Australia’s National Capital:
Canberra is a city with outstanding amenities and excellent housing, educational and leisure opportunities. It is home to national icons and monuments as well as natural treasures. The coast and ski fields are nearby; Sydney is only three hours away by road. For more information on our great city and your future, visit: http://www.canberrayourfuture.com.au/

Overview of the work area and position:   

ACT Pathology is a division of the Canberra 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 Department of Anatomical Pathology is responsible for the diagnostic pathology for approximately 25,000 surgical pathology and 10,000 cytopathology accessions. Facilities for a wide range of immunohistochemistry, electron microscopy, flow cytometry, molecular pathology, cytogenetics and liquid cytology are available on site.

Under broad direction of the Director of Anatomical Pathology and the Executive Director of Pathology, as an Anatomical Pathologist you will have a key role in the day to day operations of the laboratory and providing diagnostic reporting, leading and being involved in research projects, participating in teaching and training of registrars and students, participating in quality assurance activities and promotes a commitment to high quality customer service. There may be more than one position available dependent on staff movements and leave which this recruitment process may be utilised for.

Eligibility/Other Requirements:

  • Registered or eligible for registration as a Medical Practitioner with the Australian Health Practitioner's Regulation Agency (AHPRA) with specialist registration in Anatomical Pathology.
  • Fellowship of the Royal College of Pathologists Australasia (FRCPA) or equivalent specialist qualifications.
  • Must hold a current driver's licence.

Please note prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:

  • Be granted with their Scope of Clinical Practice through the Medical Dental Appointments Advisory Committee (MDAAC).
  • Undergo a pre-employment Police check.
  • Obtain a Compliance Certificate from OMU (Occupational Medicine Unit) relating to assessment, screening & vaccination processes against specified infectious diseases.

Salary, Remuneration and Conditions:

Indicative total package value of between: $306,509 - $377,908 inclusive of salary, applicable allowances and 10.5% super.

Staff Specialist Bands 1-5: $164,470 - $202,960 Starting salary will be negotiated within this band for the successful candidate, depending on their experience and expertise.

Reimbursement of relocation costs may be available if you are the successful candidate.

Medical Staff in the Canberra Health Services enjoy excellent conditions, and our Enterprise Agreement is available at https://www.health.act.gov.au/careers/applying-work-us/enterprise-agreements

Note: This is a temporary position available for a period of Nine Months.

How to Apply: For more information on this position and how to apply "click here"

Career interest categories:

Healthcare, Medical and Allied Services
Leaders and Senior Management