Pathology Administration Support

Job posted: 01/05/2024
Applications close: 22/05/2024 (Midnight)
2 days remaining

2 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Part time

Organisation: The Royal Melbourne Hospital

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Administration/Secretarial

Reference: 75323

Reference: 75323

Occupation: Administration/Secretarial

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

Pathology Administrator

  • Part time ongoing role, 3 days per week (Wednesday – Friday)
  • Salary up to $43,000
  • Located at The Royal Melbourne Hospital City Campus, Parkville

Melbourne Health Pathology is a service within the Access Critical Care and Investigative services (ACCIS) division of the Royal Melbourne Hospital (RMH). We provide inpatient services at the City and Royal Park campus, including Melbourne Private Hospital and operate a busy outpatients collections service for visitors to the precinct. 

This role is to support the Pathology Administration Manager with administrative tasks that support all Pathology departments and managers. You will also work in close collaboration with our Pathology technicians in the Anatomical Pathology laboratory who are responsible for clerical duties relating to tissue specimen requests and deceased patient management.

Your new role:

  • Act as the central point of contact for internal and external enquiries.
  • Ensure efficient, accurate and timely typing of pathology reports for all pathology laboratories.
  • Receipt and dispatch of referred pathology reports.
  • Anatomical Pathology - Deceased patient paperwork management, equipment, tissue requests, meeting requests, quality system and associated documentation.

About you:

  • You have previous experience in a medical reception or similar with an understanding of medical terminology.
  • You have an impeccable phone manner when redirecting calls.
  • You are efficient, well organised, and proficient in Microsoft programs.
  • You work effectively as part of a team.

Benefits of working with The Royal Melbourne Hospital?

  • Join a values-based organisation offering great opportunities for career diversity and professional development, including training and research opportunities, as well as access to mentorship and leadership programs.
  • Ongoing reward and recognition programs including monthly ‘You Made a Difference’ awards celebrating staff and teams across the organisation.
  • Take advantage of an expanding employee benefits program, with comprehensive Health & Wellbeing programs to support work life balance, including onsite staff gym and staff vaccination program.
  • Up to $12,000 tax free earnings with salary packaging options.
  • Generous leave entitlements – five weeks annual leave per year (pro-rata for part time), additional monthly paid day off for full time staff.
  • Central Parkville location – onsite car parking options, easily accessible via public transport.

The RMH stands in solidarity with First Nations people in work and care. We are proud to be a workplace that champions diversity, inclusion and equity for our staff and our community. Our goal is for our people to feel safe, included and supported so that they can be at their best every single day. We encourage talented people from all backgrounds, abilities, and identities to apply to our vacancies, and will consider adjustments to support such applications.

The Victorian Department of Health has recently announced a program of reforms across the public pathology system in Victoria.


As part of these reforms, the pathology services from the Royal Melbourne Hospital, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, the Royal Women’s Hospital, and the Royal Children’s Hospital will, through a change process that is in progress, transition to a new separate public pathology entity. The new model for delivering public pathology services will present an exciting opportunity to improve the scope, scale and reach of pathology services and testing capability to all Victorians.


As this role is with the Royal Melbourne Hospital, the successful candidate for this role will be initially employed by Melbourne Health. Once the change process has been completed and the new public pathology entity is fully formed, which is anticipated to be in late 2024, this position and the successful candidate’s employment (including terms and conditions of employment) will transition to the new public pathology entity. 


Please contact us via the details below if you have any questions about the pathology reforms and transition of this role to the new entity.

Interested? Apply today!

For a confidential discussion, connect with us via the details below – we would love to hear from you!

Don’t miss out! Recruitment is ongoing, with interviews commencing as soon as suitable applicants are received. Advertising may cease prior to the closing date. If you need any support with your application, please reach out to the hiring manager via the details below.

All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Record Check, and where applicable, Working With Children Check (WWCC). All RMH employees are required to provide evidence of an immunisation assessment including evidence of vaccination against COVID-19 (3 doses) and Influenza with a TGA approved vaccine (mandatory for all clinical and or patient facing roles) prior to commencement. This is in accordance with the Victorian Minister of Health’s Mandatory Vaccination Orders for COVID-19 and legislated requirement for influenza vaccination.   

Pathology Administration Support

Job type:

Part time

Job classification:

Not provided


Deborah Porter - 93467219
Simone Taylor - 93428000

Pathology Administration Support