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Position Details
Reference Number 411534
Position Title Technical Officer Grade 1/2
Employment Status Permanent Full Time
Entity NSW Health Pathology
Geographical Location Lithgow
Advertised Award/Classification Health Employees' Technical (State) Award
Salary $1,046.89 - $1,534.69
Number of FTE 1.00
Purpose of Position

This Technical Officer position may be required to participate in any of the following laboratory activities:

  • Comply with departmental, sector and local Policy and Procedure Manuals
  • Be capable of taking responsibility for any area of the laboratory within which they are trained to work.
  • Perform procedures and testing in the lab as specified in the policies and procedures of the lab.
  • Liaise with clients with the aim of providing the highest standard of care for the patients and clients.
  • Be competent with using the LIS and other computer systems within the lab.
  • Participate in pre-analytical tasks such as preparation of reagents and quality material as necessary.
  • Perform specimen reception duties including sorting, labelling, distributing, prioritising and logging of pathology specimens in accordance with policy and procedure
  • Perform scheduled and emergency maintenance on instruments or analysers according to policy and procedure.
  • Archive and retrieve records and clinical material.
  • Follow departmental procedure for the destruction or disposal of lab waste.
  • Participate in external and internal quality control programs.
  • Notify abnormal and critical results to internal and external clients according to policy.
  • Monitor pending test lists and the Turn-around-time (TAT) monitor to ensure timely finalisation of results.
  • Carry out and record corrective actions for failures in QC or equipment
  • Notify the Supervising Pathologist (via the supervising Scientist) of any quality issues that may effect the clinical relevance of any results.
  • Conduct regular reviews of internal and external measures of quality performance such as TAT and ensure the appropriate action is taken to improve performance when required.
  • Participate in specified scheduled audits and other quality tasks as documented in the quality system.
  • Maintain a clean and orderly working environment.

NSW Health Pathology currently is seeking to appoint at permanent full-time Technical Officer at its Lithgow laboratory.


The successful candidate will have demonstrated organisational skills, will have excellent communication skills to liaise with internal and external stakeholders, will be able to participate in a rotating roster and have knowledge in Clinical Chemistry, Haematology or Transfusion.


This is a Category A position. All Category A applicants must read and understand Policy Directive PD2011_005 Occupational assessment, screening and vaccination against specified diseases. All new recruits must agree to comply with the requirements outlined in this policy. New recruits must provide evidence against specified diseases and comply with the requirements of this policy at their own cost prior to appointment.


An eligibility list will be created for future permanent full time / part time, temporary and casual vacancies.

Please Note: To be eligible for permanent appointment to a position in NSW Health, you must have an Australian citizenship or permanent Australian residency.

Selection Criteria Minimum Diploma in Laboratory Technology or other equivalent qualification with Pathology based subjects deemed appropriate by the employer.

Willingness to participate in a rotating roster which includes day and evening shifts and be available for on-call roster within a specified maximum distance from Lithgow Hospital.

Demonstrated organisational and time management skills with references and the demonstrated ability to use those skills either independently or in a team environment.

Demonstrated interpersonal, documentation, communication skills and advanced computer literacy including Microsoft programs.

Demonstrated experience to work as part of a multidisciplinary team with the ability to provide leadership and training to other staff members as required by management.

Current unencumbered Class C driver’s licence.

Recent employment as a Technical Officer in Australia with demonstrable experience and knowledge in one or more of the following disciplines, Clinical Chemistry, Haematology or Transfusion.
Contact Person Matthew O'Neal
Contact Number 0263502366
Closing Date 04/09/2017
Supporting Documents
Position Description click here to view
Application Guide click here to view