Laboratory Assistant (Molecular Pathology Department) - Temporary Part-Time (Maternity Cover) Day Shift

Job No: 118743
Location: Bowen Hills

  • Temporary part-time position (Maternity Leave Cover) for a Day-Shift Laboratory Assistant within busy Bowen Hills Molecular Pathology Laboratory!
  • Attractive remuneration package plus an outstanding range of benefits!
  • 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 currently has an opportunity for a 12 month temporary part-time Laboratory Assistant (maternity leave cover) within the Molecular Pathology Department of the Bowen Hills Laboratory.

The successful candidate will be available to work three weekdays and also occasional Saturday shifts when suitably trained.

Shifts are 7.5 hours duration and currently range across the time frame 6am to 6pm. Weekday shift start times within those working hours may vary from 6am through 10am. Saturday rostering would normally be 10am-6pm, except when covering leave where it would revert to 6am-2pm. Participation in public holiday rosters as required is also an expectation of the role.

After training has been provided, your key duties will include:

  • Performing specimen log-in, retrieval processing and filing;
  • Conducting DNA/RNA extraction (manual and automated);
  • Processing and filing specimens; Handling phone enquiries, reagent preparation;
  • Operating specimen handling instruments; and
  • Performing general laboratory duties as assigned by the Laboratory Assistant Supervisor or Laboratory Management.

Suitable applicants will be enthusiastic, possess strong communication skills, and have the ability to work unsupervised or as part of a busy and motivated team. Excellent organisational skills are also essential, as is the ability to effectively manage your time and problem solve.

A high level of commitment to laboratory turnaround times, customer service, accuracy of processing and laboratory goals is required.

In addition, Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology is seeking individuals who enjoy variety in their day to day work, and who have a desire to continuously increase their skill base. 

About the Benefits

This is an excellent opportunity to establish your career with a leading pathology practice.

The high level of service provided by Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology is delivered by a dedicated staff comprising of pathologists, scientists, technicians, laboratory assistants, collection personnel, couriers, computer personnel, pathology services assistants and support staff. The successful candidate will join a welcoming and dedicated team.

Staff members will be given a chance to develop their skills through ongoing training, and will be provided with an avenue for career development and advancement.

For your hard work and dedication, you will receive attractive remuneration plus super.

In addition, as a permanent employee you will also enjoy the following benefits:

  • Parental and Adoption Leave - SNP staff receive 6 weeks paid maternity and adoption leave as per CWA 3
  • Staff Services Committee - provides functions and events for staff, fully funded by the Practice
  • 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 BUPA, 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.

Take this opportunity to join a leading, respected pathology service provider — Apply Now!

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