Medical Laboratory Scientist Anatomical

  • Company:
    Queensland Health - Department of Health
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
    Temporary
  • Posted:
    4 months ago
  • Category:
    Government

Seeking a competent individual to provide a comprehensive service to the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, the Queensland Children’s Hospital as well as a central support and referral service to laboratories throughout Queensland. This role is predominately based in the Molecular Morphology laboratory, which performs a range of specialised testing such as immunohistochemistry, in situ hybridisation (CISH, SISH and FISH) and enzyme histochemistry and houses the statewide PQ FISH and neuropathology services.

  • Job Type: Temporary
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Location: Brisbane – North
  • Contact Name: Claudia Murray
  • Contact Number:
  • Closing Date: 16-FEB-21

What are we looking for?

You will be assessed on your ability to demonstrate the following key capabilities, knowledge and experience. Within the context of the responsibilities described above under ‘your key responsibilities’, the ideal applicant will be someone who can demonstrate the following:

  • Knowledge in the science of histology and its application in a diagnostic laboratory
  • Demonstrated ability in a range of histological applications including embedding, microtomy, routine special stains and advanced complex special stains, urgent frozen section protocols and specimen dissection.
  • Demonstrated ability in one of more of the following specialised testing methods: immunohistochemistry, fluorescent in situ hybridisation, neurohistochemistry, muscle biopsy handling and enzyme histochemistry.
  • Proven ability to work and communicate effectively within a team environment to achieve the goals of the work unit including the meeting of critical deadlines.
  • Ability to exercise a high level of independent decision-making regarding workflow management and in the provision of clinical advice within the scope of the role.
  • Demonstrated ability (or ability to rapidly acquire the skill) to identify, develop and implement quality and service improvement activities in accordance with NATA/ISO accreditation / certification.
  • Proven willingness and ability to actively participate in and contribute to continuing education and other professional development activities.
  • Availability to participate in roster system across the operating hours of the department

Mandatory qualifications, professional registrations or other requirements

The successful applicant must hold at least a relevant tertiary degree (or equivalent) qualification in science from a recognised university or tertiary institution.