Laboratory Assistant (Molecular Pathology Department)

Job No: 102506
Location: Bowen Hills, Brisbane

  • Full-time and part-time positions for Laboratory Assistants within busy Bowen Hills Laboratory
  • Attractive remuneration package plus an outstanding range of benefits!
  • Supportive team environment, with significant opportunities for career progression!

About the Organisation

Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology is one of the largest pathology practices in Australia, providing comprehensive services to patients and doctors over a geographic area throughout Queensland and New South Wales and employing more than 2000 people.

Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology services the Brisbane metropolitan area and regional areas extending as far north as Cairns and south to Coffs Harbour and offers both routine testing and specialised testing for referral laboratories throughout Australia. 

About the Opportunity

Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology currently has an opportunity for a full-time Laboratory Assistant or multiple part-time Laboratory Assistants covering week nights and occassional weekend shifts within the Molecular Pathology Department of the Bowen Hills Laboratory. 

After training has been provided, some of your duties will include (but will not be limited to):

  • Performing specimen log-in, retrieval processing and filing;
  • Conducting DNA/RNA extraction;
  • Handling phone enquiries, reagent preparation;
  • Operating specimen handling instruments; and
  • Performing general laboratory duties as assigned by Laboratory Management.

You will be required to have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, along with the ability to prioritise your workload and complete your work tasks accurately and efficiently. You will also possess a strong commitment to laboratory turnaround times, a high attention to detail and strong customer service skills. Importantly, you'll be a self-motivated and effective worker, whether undertaking tasks autonomously or as part of a team, and consistently display accuracy in the processing and recording of results.

Routine hours of duty for this position are weeknights Monday through Friday. Weeknight rostered shift times currently vary between 5pm-0.30am and 7.00pm-2.30am (5pm, 6pm, 6.30pm, 7pm starting times).  

You will be required to participate in the weekend shift pool – rostered as one shift on a Saturday or Sunday - as well as participation in the occasional (1 in 6) rostered weekend pool for Sunday shifts.

About the Benefits

This is an excellent opportunity to establish your career with a leading pathology practice.

The high level of service provided by Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology is delivered by a dedicated staff comprising of pathologists, scientists, technicians, laboratory assistants, collection personnel, couriers, computer personnel, pathology services assistants and support staff. The successful candidate will join a welcoming and dedicated team.

Staff members will be given a chance to develop their skills through ongoing training, and will be provided with an avenue for career development and advancement.

For your hard work and dedication, you will receive attractive remuneration plus super.

In addition, as a permanent employee you will also enjoy the following benefits:

  • Parental and Adoption Leave - SNP staff receive 6 weeks paid maternity and adoption leave as per CWA 3
  • Staff Services Committee - provides functions and events for staff, fully funded by the Practice
  • Employee Assistance Program - a free, confidential and voluntary counselling service provided as a resource to employees of Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology, as well as immediate family, with the aim of assisting with the resolution of personal and work related problems which may affect quality of life or work performance
  • Private Health Insurance - staff have access to discounted private health insurance through BUPA, HCF and Medibank Private
  • Pathology Services - staff and their immediate family (their children, partners and their parents) have access to bulk billed Pathology Services
  • X-Ray Services - staff and their immediate family (their children, partners and their parents) have access to bulk billed X-Ray and other diagnostic imaging through Queensland X-Ray
  • Smoke Free Workplace - for those staff wanting to use nicotine replacement therapy in quitting, management provides a level of financial assistance towards the cost of nicotine replacement patches.

Take this opportunity to join a leading, respected pathology service provider — Apply Now!

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