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Operational Officer Team Leader - Molecular Microbiology Section

Brisbane, QLD

About the role Mater Health Services has an exciting opportunity within Mater Pathology for a new role as an Operational Officer – Team Leader to join the Microbiology division on a twelve month part time basis, eight days per fortnight. This position will deliver a high-quality and cost effective diagnostic Molecular Microbiology Service within the Microbiology Division, utilising contemporary technology and best practice standards, to clinicians and their patients in the Mater Misericordiae Limited complex of hospitals and the community. This position reports to the Supervising Scientist, Molecular Microbiology and may require the participation in “After Hours” shifts. Compensation range: $29.35 - $32.19(Operational Officer Level 4) per hour plus superannuation About the organisation Mater Pathology is the oldest pathology service in the Brisbane and surrounding cities. Initially established and supervised by the Sisters of Mercy in 1919, Mater Pathology has grown into a multi-faceted and technologically advanced laboratory service serving patients, doctors and hospitals. The service invests all profits back into patient care and is part of Mater Misericordiae Limited. Mater Pathology is proud of its history but also is recognised for its background in highly complex pathology. The service is delivered by dedicated staff that understand healthcare such as our highly skilled specialist pathologists, scientists, technicians, laboratory assistants, collection phlebotomists, couriers and other support personnel that ensure you get the correct result on time. Our collection centres are located in over twenty suburbs supporting local communities. In addition, Mater Pathology also offers a 24 hour collection service out of the South Brisbane Mater Adults Hospital for patient convenience. What you’ll be doing The successful candidate will be required to: Demonstrate an understanding of a commitment to the Mater Hospitals mission and values, and their practical relevance to Pathology services Provide a client focussed approach to ensure that accurate clinical diagnostic molecular microbiology results are provided promptly Adhere to policy and procedures, prioritise and organise workflow safely and efficiently, and commitment to quality Oversee the activities of the Casual Operational Officers Maintain and utilise some equipment and PCR instrumentation Work independently, co-operatively in a team and liaise with supervisors and other health professionals, and exhibit a high-level of people skills Perform tasks as requested by the Medical Microbiologist, Chief Scientist, Supervising Scientists, Senior Scientists and Scientists About you The successful candidate will possess a hardworking, motivated and organised attitude; demonstrate the expertise to operate independently with minimal supervision and work efficiently as a supervisor of a highly motivated, interactive team of Casual Operational Officers. In addition, you will have: A secondary education (senior certificate) or equivalent (essential) Highly Desirable A Certificate III or IV in laboratory or pathology related background Pathology background, preferably with high throughput laboratory equipment and testing with multiple specimen types Background in supervising or management of a team Why join us? In return for your skills you will have the opportunity to work for an Australian leader in the field of Health and work with a team who make a real difference to the lives of our patients. Mater provides benefits not offered in other workplaces. In addition to being part of a workplace that offers compassionate care in the spirit of the Sisters of Mercy, pioneers in the provision of healthcare to Queensland for over 100 yrs, you will have opportunities to increase your take-home pay with our salary packaging options. Closing date for applications is Monday 30 April 2018 For further details specific to the position, please phone Jacqueline Schooneveldt, Chief Scientist Microbiology on 07 3163 8387. If you are interested in applying for this position, simply click on 'APPLY' to attach your resume. Please note we CANNOT accept any emailed applications so please ensure you submit your details via the "APPLY" button. If you are having technical difficulties submitting your application please contact the Recruitment Team ( confirming the role you are applying for and the specific difficulties you are experiencing. At Mater, you'll find we live and breathe our values. We are a health care leader that provides care to more than 500,000 patients each year as a private, benevolent not-for-proft organisation - what profit we make goes back in to our business which is why we offer state of the art facilities and the resources to advance your career and provide exceptional care to our patients. Mater is also committed to environmental sustainability and draws on our recognition of the link between health, climate and the environment which ensures we optimise our position as responsible corporate citizens. Come and join us; as a Mater employee you'll find the benefits you deserve and the opportunity to be part of a healthcare community unlike any other. Candidates from recruitment agencies will not be considered at this time. Posting Notes: South Brisbane || QLD || Australia (AU) || Pathology || SK92174A
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