Chemical Pathologist

Job posted: 01/09/2021
Applications close: 21/09/2021 (Midnight)
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Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Job type: Not provided

Organisation: Austin Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Medical

Reference: 38824

Reference: 38824

Occupation: Medical

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Austin Health is one of Victoria’s largest health care providers.  Our 9,000 employees and 425 volunteers provide safe, high quality, person-centred care at Austin Hospital, Olivia Newton-John Cancer, Wellness and Research Centre (ONJ Centre), Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital and Royal Talbot Rehabilitation Centre, as well as in the community through Hospital-in-the-Home and partner health services.  We are an internationally recognised leader in clinical teaching, training and research and have affiliations with many leading universities and research institutes.

An exciting opportunity currently exists for an enthusiastic and highly experienced Chemical Pathologist to join our Chemical Pathology Department.

Details of Department

Austin Pathology is a department of Austin Health and provides service to not only Austin Health and the co-located Mercy Hospital for Women, but also to numerous GPs and Specialists in the community. In addition, Austin Pathology is currently expanding into northwest regional Victoria, with laboratories in Echuca and Swan Hill and Mildura, and a point-of-care network including Castlemaine, Kerang and Kyabram.

Austin Pathology is committed to providing high quality patient care through routine and complex diagnostic services, expert advice and support for teaching and research.

Austin Pathology is an accredited laboratory with the National Association of Testing Authorities Australia (NATA), the Royal College of Pathologists of Australia (RCPA), National Safety and Quality Health Services Standards (NSQHS), National Pathology Accreditation Advisory Council and Medicare Australia, supported by a network of Collection Centres at hospital sites and within the community.

The Department is managed by a Pathology Executive. This group is committed to providing comprehensive laboratory testing in a manner consistent with the needs of a University teaching hospital and the strategic directions of Austin Health.

Austin Pathology seeks to maintain its position at the cutting edge of Pathology analytical and clinical services. The Department constantly reviews and updates testing methodologies, instrumentation and work practices, as well as monitoring result turnaround times and other key performance indicators.

Details of position: Chemical Pathologist

  • Hours per week: 40 hours / week available

  • Employment Status: Full-time or Substantive Part-time

  • Appointment Period: Ongoing role, available from 8 November 2021

  • Additional Notes: This Full-time role could be appointed either as one FT employee or 2 Fractional Specialsists 

The Chemical Pathologist will be responsible for:

In conjunction with the Principal Scientist of Chemical Pathology,

  • Manage and coordinate all medical aspects of the Chemical Pathology Department across all Austin Pathology sites. This includes within Automated Chemistry, Complex Chemistry, regional laboratories, point-of-care sites and any future areas that become the responsibility of Chemical Pathology.

  • Be responsible to the Medical Director of Pathology for the timely provision of high quality, well-presented Chemical Pathology results and for ensuring the communication and notification of critical risk results. 

  • Ensure that Chemical Pathology has a strategic plan that meets the requirements of Chemical Pathology, Austin Pathology and the relevant Health Services. This includes, but is not restricted to, an annual review of the service internally and where the opportunity arises, participation in the Austin Health Work Planning and Review process.

  • Be responsible for setting and monitoring Key Performance Indicators, and for monitoring test numbers and workload for all areas of Chemical Pathology.

  • Provide appropriate representation and leadership in Chemical Pathology both internally within the Department and externally when representing Austin Pathology.

To be successful for this role you must: 

  • Be a registered Medical Practitioner with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)

  • Hold a Fellowship of the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia (RCPA) or equivalent

  • Have appropriate training and experience applicable to the field of Chemical Pathology

  • Demonstrate a commitment to high quality patient care

  • Demonstrate a commitment to working as a team member with peer medical, junior medical, nursing and other clinical staff to provide efficient, safe and quality care across the continuum, and

  • Demonstrate a commitment to teaching, training and research.

Please refer to the position for further information about the role and required knowledge and skills.

Work with us!  Your reward is to work in a collaborative environment which will provide you with opportunities for ongoing training and development. Your benefits will include salary packaging, employee assistance program and a staff health centre.

All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory National Police Certificate conducted by Austin Health and if required, a Working With Children Check.

Austin Health is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce that reflects the community we serve.  Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged.

Application Instructions:

Click on ‘Apply Now’. You will be required to Sign in OR Register for an Austin Health Careers Account.

As part of the process, you will be directed to Austin Health’s Online Credentialing System to complete your application.  Please follow the instructions on the Credentialing and Scope of Clinical Practice Application Form to ensure your application is processed through the Austin Health Medical Workforce Unit.

Please note: You will be required to attach copies of the following to your online application:

  • Cover letter

  • Current Curriculum Vitae (CV)

  • Undergraduate Qualification Certificate (Medical Degree)

  • Fellowship Certificate (Specialist Medical College)

  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

  • Current Medical Indemnity Certificate

  • Proof of Identification (current passport or Australian drivers licence)

  • Working with Children’s Check Card (where applicable)

Chemical Pathologist

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Kerryn Ireland-Jenkin - (03) 9496 5497

Chemical Pathologist