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Laboratory Assistant

Melbourne Health - Melbourne, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
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Full Job Description
Central Specimen Reception
The Royal Melbourne Hospital Pathology Service
Part Time Position, 64 hours per fortnight - join our collaborative team

The Royal Melbourne Hospital

As one of the largest health services in Victoria, and a team of more than 10,000 strong, we provide a comprehensive range of specialist medical, surgical, and mental health services; as well as rehabilitation, aged care, outpatient and community programs. We are a designated state-wide provider for services including trauma, and we lead centres of excellence for tertiary services in several key specialties including neurosciences, nephrology, oncology, cardiology and virtual health.

Surrounded by a Parkville Precinct of brilliant thinkers, we collaborate to set new benchmarks in health excellence - benchmarks that impact across the globe. While the work we do takes us in inspiring new directions; caring for each other, our patients and consumers is as essential to who we are, as any scientific breakthrough we make. We put people first - leading with kindness and working together, we excel as one Royal Melbourne Hospital.

We are looking for passionate and dedicated individuals to join our 24/7 Central Specimen Reception team.

Your success in this role, will be in your ability to

Specimen handling and processing including: receipt, triage and sorting of specimens, coding, pre-analytical processing, loading/unloading onto instruments (track), registration and data entry, and specimen transport to work areas
Accession of work area related information via computers (i.e printing print worklists, look up of previous specimens received).
Participation in trouble shooting and telephone enquiry functions.(Duty CSR)
Administration tasks including addressing enquiries, photocopying and filing as well as general laboratory sorting and filing.
Assistance with internal courier functions and performance of courier runs

Your Contribution

Valid Australian working rights
Ability to prioritise workload
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Mathematics and Biological science subjects at VCE level
Able to work 24/7 roster

Certificate 3 or 4 in Laboratory Skills
Previous experience in Pathology preferably Specimen Reception

Note: This position will require participation in a 24/7 rotating roster that covers all shifts Monday to Sunday - day, evening, night and early morning shifts required.

Our Commitment to you

Here at The RMH we strive for excellence with a strong purpose that defines the work we do for our community - Advancing health for everyone, every day. This is the Melbourne Way.

We believe our success comes from our people. We’re committed to the RMH being a great place to work and a great place to receive care. We have made a long-term commitment to strengthen our organisational culture through leadership, education and empowering our staff to Speak Up for themselves and each other.

This is a role where your passion and expertise can come together to create a truly defining career opportunity. It is a unique opportunity to help us transform the future of the RMH and ultimately ensure we continue to deliver world class healthcare.

The RMH stands in solidarity with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in work and care. We are proud to be a workplace that champions diversity, inclusion and equality 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.


For a confidential discussion please connect via the details below.

All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Record Check and a Working with Children Check. Successful applicants will be required to provide evidence of an immunisation assessment prior to commencement.
Essential: Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Essential: Able to work 24/7 roster
Essential: Must have valid Australian working rights
Essential: Experience in a Pathology laboratory preferably Specimen Reception
Desirable: Certificate 3 or 4 in Laboratory skills

Melbourne, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical


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