Medical Laboratory Scientist Grade 1

Job posted: 13/03/2023
Applications close: 03/04/2023 (Midnight)
3 days remaining

3 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Monash Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Health and Allied Health

Reference: 59631

Reference: 59631

Occupation: Health and Allied Health

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

About Monash Health
Monash Health provides a world of health care across south eastern Melbourne, uniquely integrating primary, secondary and tertiary health services as well as world-renowned research and teaching facilities. We employee more than 22,000 staff who work across 40 care locations. In Monash Health your own growth and development is important and with us you can really be your best. For more information please visit www.monashhealth.org.

About Monash Pathology
The Monash Health Pathology Service operates under the brand name of Monash Pathology and is an integral part of Monash Health. It is one of the largest providers of Pathology services in the state and currently operates 5 laboratories. The largest of these is located at the Monash Medical Centre, Clayton, with additional facilities being located at the Dandenong, Moorabbin, Casey and Wonthaggi Hospitals. 
Services are provided to the Public and Private sectors, and other laboratory services

About the Role

Grade 1 Medical Scientist Full-Time Maternity Leave position in the Anatomical Pathology Department. The successful candidates will be expected to participate in staff rotations for both duties and roster schedules for 76hrs F/N + ADO. The laboratory operates 5AM until 9PM Monday to Friday and Saturday 6AM until 2:30PM.

You must be able to perform all tests provided by the unit without supervision (following suitable training) which include:

  • Receipt of specimens into the laboratory
  • Perform specimen cut up for simple and non-complex specimens as outlined by NPAAC guidelines
  • Competent in embedding and microtomy of surgical and post mortem specimens
  • Assisting and cutting frozen sections for urgent diagnosis
  • Perform routine, special staining and immunohistochemistry techniques using prescribed methodologies and appropriate control procedures (including maintenance)
  • Allocation of cases to pathologists for reporting
  • Assist at renal biopsy procedure to insure appropriate tissue sampling
  • Assist with a range of mortuary duties
  • Other duties as directed

About You:

  • You must have a dedicated degree in Medical Laboratory Science with a major in Histology.
  • Experience in a diagnostic histopathology laboratory is preferred.
  • Previous mortuary experience would be an advantage but is not essential.
  • A Member of Histology Group of Victoria and Tasmania (HGVT) and Australian Institute of Medical Scientist (AIMS) preferred.

Monash Health employee benefits:

  • Salary packaging
  • On site subsidised staff parking
  • Discounted banking (BankVic)
  • On site Gym
  • Access to professional development courses and seminars

How to Apply

Monash Health recognises the value of equal employment opportunity and is committed to patient safety and promoting fairness, equity, and diversity in the workplace. At Monash Health we are relentless in our pursuit of excellence and work to our six guiding principles.

Applications will only be accepted via the Monash Health online Mercury System only. Email applications will not be considered.

Existing Monash Health Employees should apply using your Monash Health employee account. For any queries regarding employee accounts contact Recruitment Services at recruitment@monashhealth.org.

Offers of employment can only be made once all required probity checks have been completed.  These include:

  • reference checks;
  • a clear Police Check conducted within the last three months;
  • a current Victorian Employee Working with Children’s Check (or proof of payment for same);and
  • proof of immunisation.

A request to conduct probity checks does not guarantee that an offer of employment will be made.

As part of our selection process, you may be invited by email to participate in an on-camera video interview.
Under the Victorian Public Health orders, all employees working within the Public Health system must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and Influenza and are required to provide acceptable evidence of their vaccination status. The current orders require evidence of three doses for COVID-19.

All applicants to positions with Monash Health will need to upload acceptable evidence of full vaccination against COVID-19 and Influenza as part of their application. Acceptable evidence is a copy of your Immunisation History Statement which can be accessed via myGov.

Offers of employment will only be made to candidates who can provide evidence that they meet full vaccination status.

Medical Laboratory Scientist Grade 1

Job type:

Full time

Job classification:

Not provided


Alex Laslowski - 9594 3494

Medical Laboratory Scientist Grade 1