Austin Health is the major provider of tertiary health services, health professional education and research across 3 campuses in the northeast of Melbourne and state-wide. Austin Health is world-renowned for its research and specialist work in cancer, liver transplantation, spinal cord injuries, neurology, endocrinology, mental health and rehabilitation. Austin Health Microbiology Department uses state-of-the-art automation to efficiently deliver high quality results. An exciting opportunity currently exists for an enthusiastic and highly experienced Laboratory Assistant to join the Microbiology Department in a fixed term (12 months) full-time position.
Applicants must be available to participate in weekday, weekend, public holiday shifts (day, evening, overnight) as required. This position requires an appropriately qualified laboratory assistant with laboratory skills and preferably relevant experience in a diagnostic medical microbiology including processing specimens, preparing media and reagents/stains, processing/staining microscopy smears, performing simple laboratory tests and quality control activities. The position also involves managing /ordering consumables, maintaining inventory documentation and preparing glassware and equipment for reuse. Experience with use of various automation (including Kiestra WCA, Bactec FX, Atellica urine analysis) is desirable. To be successful in this role you must demonstrate key responsibilities as outlined in the Position Description, including good communication (written and verbal) skills, capable of working effectively, independently and within a laboratory team.
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, and employee assistance program.
All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory National Police Check 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