Supervising Scientist Transfusion/Haematology | Full-Time Temporary

Closes: 19 February 2020

Classification: Health Professional Level 4
Salary: $107,475 - $115,687 plus superannuation
Position No: 26299 - 01OCQ
Directorate: Canberra Health Services
Advertised (Gazettal date): 05 February 2020
Contact Officer: Kerrie Andriolo on *************** or (02) 5124 2***

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‐based 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, Alcohol and Drug Services.

Overview of the Work Area and Position

ACT Pathology is a division of the Canberra Hospital and Health Service offering a diagnostic Pathology service to the ACT and surrounding region.

The Haematology laboratory is a tertiary facility performing highly complex time consuming investigations in the areas of Transfusion, Haemostasis, Immunophenotyping, Bone Marrow Transplant, Haematology and Morphology on patients with a wide range of co-morbidities.

Under broad direction from the Laboratory Manager / Chief Scientist, you will provide a key role in the day to day management of the Haematology/Transfusion laboratory. This will include training and development of staff, management of resources, evaluation and implementation of new diagnostic platforms, overseeing NATA RCPA technical requirements, supervision of the branch laboratory and other duties as directed.

Eligibility/Other Requirements:


  • A degree in Medical Laboratory Science or equivalent.


  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience working in a diagnostic Haematology Laboratory with high level knowledge and understanding of Transfusion services.
  • Relevant Post Graduate qualifications.

Prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:

  • Undergo a pre-employment National Police check.


This is a temporary position available for six months with the possibility of extension. The position being recruited to will involve continuous shift-work; i.e. the hours of work are regularly rotated in accordance with a shift roster covering a 24 hour per day operation over a 7 day week. The successful applicant must be able to work as the sole practitioner on rostered shifts including public holidays and overtime as required. Applicants should contact the laboratory for the details of current shifts.

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This is a temporary position available for six months with the possibility of extension.

Career interest categories:

Healthcare, Medical and Allied Services