Position Vacant - Senior Scientist Special Chemistry, Canberra

2nd Mar 17

Senior Scientist Special Chemistry

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Health Professional Level 3
Salary Range: $85,967 - $90,583 (up to $93,671 on achieving a personal upgrade) (PN: 21261)

ACT Health is a values-led Directorate. Our values guide our day-to-day actions, behaviours, decisions and communications to successfully deliver the best services to meet the needs of our community. They were developed by us, for us and are unique to our work. Overview of the work area and position: ACT Pathology is a department of Canberra Hospital and Health Services offering a diagnostic pathology service to the ACT and surrounding region. The laboratory operates 24 hours, seven days a week, offering a wide range of testing procedures over two campuses. The main laboratory is located at the Canberra Hospital and the branch laboratory is located at the Calvary Hospital. Special Chemistry is a subsection of the Clinical Chemistry Department of ACT Pathology. Tests performed in this section include urine metanephrines, urine catecholamines, urine cortisol, HbA1c, renal calculi, urine/faecal reducing substances, faecal calprotectin. Instrumentation includes Shimadzu HPLC with ECD and PDA detection, Biorad Variant II Turbo and ThermoFisher Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) spectrometer. Under the direction of the Director of Clinical Chemistry and the Chief Scientist of Clinical Chemistry the successful applicant will be responsible for the day to day management of the diagnostic Special Chemistry subsection of the department. The successful applicant will liaise with the leadership team (Clinical Directors, Principal Scientist and Chief Scientists) to provide leadership, strategic planning and optimal operational management. In addition to the advertised salary under the current enterprise agreement Health Professionals working in ACT Pathology, who are employed at or above the fifth pay point of the Health Professional 2 classification through to and including the second pay point on the Health Professional 4 classification, will be eligible to be paid a Pathology Allowance.

Eligibility/Other Requirements: A Science Degree or equivalent relevant qualifications. Experience in general clinical chemistry will be highly desirable. Prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to undergo a pre-employment Police check. Be registered under the Working with Vulnerable People (Background Checking) Act 2011.

Note: The successful applicant will be required to participate in the out of hour’s rosters and must be committed to personal development.

Contact Officer: Simon Newtonn (02) 6244 2843 E:

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Applications Close: 23 March 2017