Laboratory Assistant (Bowel Cancer Screening)

Job No: 114893
Location: Bowen Hills

  • Attractive remuneration circa $20.84/hr - $22.80/hr + super & outstanding range of benefits!
  • Flexible part-time opportunity with a well respected, industry leader!
  • Supportive team environment, with opportunities for career progression!

About the Organisation

Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology is one of the largest pathology practices in Australia, providing comprehensive services to patients and doctors over a geographic area throughout Queensland and New South Wales and employing more than 2000 people.

Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology services the Brisbane metropolitan area and regional areas extending as far north as Cairns and south to Coffs Harbour and offers both routine testing and specialised testing for referral laboratories throughout Australia.

About the Opportunity

Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology has an exciting opportunity for a flexible part-time Laboratory Assistant to join their Bowen Hills Bowel Cancer Screening Laboratory, IFOBT.

This laboratory provides cancer screening analytical services to the Commonwealth Health Department National Bowel Cancer Screening Program. Some of your key duties will include:

  • Receipting into the LIS, preparing for analysis and storage of Bowel Cancer Screening tubes;
  • Operating and managing automated instruments;
  • Maintaining an organised and efficient work environment; and
  • After suitable training, assisting in another laboratory on Level one, such as Microbiology (workload in the IFOBT laboratory can vary significantly, so this may be required in quiet periods).

The successful applicant will have:

  • Strong organisational skills and team focus;
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment;
  • Enthusiasm for taking on extra duties if required;
  • Sound communication skills and understanding of computers;
  • Proven commitment to the provision of quality internal and external customer service; and
  • Previous laboratory experience (preferred, not essential).

The position is for a minimum of two shifts per week on a Thursday and Friday, with the flexibility to pick up other shifts when necessary to cover for staff absences due to leave or illness. 

The laboratory currently operates between the hours of 07:30 - 17:00 Monday to Friday only. Shifts will be rostered within the operating hours of the laboratory. However, extension of hours outside of these time frames may be required commensurate with workload. During busy periods Saturday and/or some public holiday overtime might also be required under some circumstances. Please note however, that the organisation is committed to ensuring a healthy work/life balance for all staff. The organisation's Bowen Hills premises offers easy access to public transport.

About the Benefits

Staff members will be given a chance to develop their skills through ongoing training. Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology also provides an avenue for career development and advancement.

The successful candidate will enjoy an attractive hourly rate circa $20.84/hr - $22.80/hr commensurate with skills and experienceplus super and penalty rates for weekend, public holiday and after-hours shifts. 

In addition, permanent employees enjoy the following benefits:

  • Parental and Adoption Leave - SNP staff receive 6 weeks paid maternity and adoption leave as per E.B.A.
  • Employee Assistance Program - a free, confidential and voluntary counselling service provided as a resource to employees of Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology, as well as immediate family, with the aim of assisting with the resolution of personal and work related problems which may affect quality of life or work performance
  • Private Health Insurance - staff have access to discounted private health insurance through MBF, HCF and Medibank Private
  • Pathology Services - staff and their immediate family (their children, partners and their parents) have access to bulk billed Pathology Services
  • X-Ray Services - staff and their immediate family (their children, partners and their parents) have access to bulk billed X-Ray and other diagnostic imaging through Queensland X-Ray
  • Smoke Free Workplace - for those staff wanting to use nicotine replacement therapy in quitting, management provides a level of financial assistance towards the cost of nicotine replacement patches.

This is your chance to join a leading pathology company and enjoy outstanding benefits! Don't miss out ‐ APPLY NOW!

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