Laboratory Assistant (Cytogenetics)

Job No: 32675
Location: Taringa, Brisbane

  • Are you seeking a varied and interesting position? This is the opportunity for you!
  • Experience desirable, but not essential - comprehensive training provided!
  • Attractive remuneration package, plus an outstanding range of benefits!

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.

About the Opportunities

Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology has an exciting opportunity for a full-time Laboratory Assistant to work from the Cytogenetics Department in Taringa, Brisbane.

The main aim of this varied role is to perform laboratory and associated functions.

Some of the more specific responsibilities of the position will include: 

  • Preparing and processing clinical specimens for analysis;
  • Reagent maintenance and preparation;
  • Slide preparation and staining; and
  • Use of aseptic technique.

To be successful in this role, you'll have excellent communication and customer service skills as well as a high attention to detail to enable maximum accuracy of processing. A strong commitment to laboratory turnaround times is essential, with previous relevant laboratory experience highly regarded.

This is a perfect role for an enthusiastic individual who has a flexible approach to their work as you will be required to work rostered shifts.The rotating roster involves shifts between 6am – 7pm including participation in a Saturday roster.

You'll also have the ability to work both autonomously and as a team member in this busy department.

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 organisation offers staff members the opportunity to improve their skills through ongoing training, and provides an avenue for career development and advancement.

Permanent employees enjoy the following benefits: 

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