Histopathology Scientist

Job No: 115560
Location: Cairns

  • Attractive remuneration and outstanding range of benefits!
  • Opportunity for career advancement with a well respected, industry leader!
  • Excellent job security within a growing organisation!

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 provides a range of cardiac investigation & diagnostic services including Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring, Holter Monitoring and ECGs.

About the Opportunity

Applications are invited for an exciting full-time opportunity for a Histopathology Scientist in the Cairns Histopathology Laboratory.

The main aim of this varied role is to perform medical laboratory tests to provide advice for the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of diseases and other disorders.

Duties will include:

  • Specimen Reception;
  • Embedding;
  • Microtomy;
  • General laboratory procedures involved in the preparation of histological specimens; and
  • Dissection and processing of a wide variety of tissue types including simple, non-complex and complex specimens.

A Degree in Medical Laboratory Science, Diploma in Clinical Laboratory Techniques or other relevant qualification is required. Experience is preferred, however individuals who are graduating in 2019 will be considered.

The ideal candidate will have well developed interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work as an effective team member. In addition, you will be exceptionally organised, with a demonstrated ability to prioritise workload and perform duties with accuracy and efficiency.

This role will involve covering a variety of shifts between the hours of 05:00 and 21:30 hours. Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology is therefore seeking flexible and enthusiastic individuals. Please note however, that the organisation is committed to ensuring a healthy work/life balance for all staff.

About the Benefits

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 other support staff.  The successful candidate will join a welcoming team, many of whom have stayed with the organisation for a number of years.

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

The successful candidates will enjoy a competitive salary (commensurate with experience and qualifications) plus super, and the following permanent employee benefits:

  • Parental and Adoption Leave - SNP staff receive 6 weeks paid maternity and adoption leave as per E.B.A.
  • 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 MBF, 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.


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