Scientific Officer - St George Hospital

  • Sydney
  • South Eastern Sydney Local Health District
What you'll be doing The vision for South Eastern Sydney Local Health District (SESLHD) is ‘exceptional care, healthier lives’. SESLHD is committed to enabling our community to be healthy and well, and to providing the best possible compassionate care when people need it. The respiratory function scientist is an outpatient laboratory-based role to: 1. Provide complex testing of respiratory function in patients with (or suspected of having) respiratory dysfunction, including spirometry, measurement of lung volumes, diffusion capacity, bronchial challenge testing, allergic responses, exhaled nitric oxide and functional assessments (6MWT) 2. Actively participate patient and staff education 3. Actively participate in the development, implementation and evaluation of relevant policies and practices including regular revision and development of the laboratory policy & Practice Manuals. 4. Calibration and preparation of equipment used in performing respiratory function tests 5. Maintain equipment and accessories to optimum hygiene standards 6. Actively participate in research and quality control projects within the laboratory and respiratory department. Employment of a temporary visa holder may only occur if no suitable permanent resident or citizen of Australia has been identified for this position following suitable labour market testing. All NSW Health workers are required to have completed a primary course of a COVID-19 vaccine which has been approved or recognised by the Therapeutics Goods Administration (TGA). Additionally, Category A workers are required to receive a booster dose three months after completing the primary course of COVID-19 vaccinations. New applicants must have completed the vaccination course prior to commencement with NSW Health, or provide an approved medical contraindication certificate (IM011 immunisation medical exemption form) certifying the worker cannot have any approved COVID-19 vaccines available in NSW. Acceptable proof of vaccination is the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) Immunisation History Statement or AIR COVID-19 Digital Certificate. Booster doses are highly recommended for all health care workers who have completed the primary course of COVID-19 vaccinations. Bachelor of Science or equivalent, ideally majoring in medical science and physiology Demonstrated knowledge and experience in respiratory laboratory procedures Ability to work in a responsible and efficient manner and to manage competing priorities to meet deadlines Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment whilst working autonomously to deliver results within specified timeframes Commitment to the principles of quality management and continuous quality improvement and to identify, develop and implement quality and service improvement activities