Position Details
Reference Number 37778
Position Title Scientist Grade 1 or 2
Employment Status Fixed Term Part Time, Fixed Term Full Time
Location All Sites
Hours per Week 135.20
Position Summary

There are current vacancies for fixed-term full-time (3) and part-time (1) grade 1 or 2 scientists as ‘Fit Test / Respiratory Scientists’ in the Respiratory Laboratory, Department of Respiratory and Sleep Medicine.  There are 3x full time roles (each 40 hours per week with ADO) and 1x part time role (15.2 hours per week). Grading (1 or 2) will be in accordance with the applicable Enterprise Bargaining Agreement (EBA) as indicated in the position descriptions.

The Austin Respiratory Laboratory is a centre for excellence. As part of a teaching hospital, this large clinical laboratory service performs a comprehensive range of patient testing. The laboratory plays a cornerstone role in the department and has links to the wider hospital and to other clinical services and institutions, including services to the state-wide Victorian Respiratory Support Service and the Institute for Breathing and Sleep.  

The Respiratory Lab is expanding to incorporate fit testing of staff to ensure proper N95/P2 mask fit. As such, these vacancies represents an exciting opportunity for enthusiastic and suitably qualified scientists. Duties will include fit testing of Austin staff. Involvement in respiratory function testing is also anticipated once the service is established and staff rotation is feasible. 

The successful applicant(s) will be appropriately qualified and enjoy the combination of technical, inter-personal, clinical and physiology skills required for the position and be able to work outside normal hours, at times, to ensure adequate accessibility of the service for all staff. Fit testing experience is desirable, although full training can be provided.  

Work with us! Your reward is to work in a collaborative environment which will provide you with opportunities for ongoing training and development. Your benefits will include salary packaging, and employee assistance program.

All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory National Police Check conducted by Austin Health and may also require a Working With Children Check.

Austin Health is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce that reflects the community we serve. Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged.

Selection Criteria Essential: Bachelor of Science from Australian University or recognised equivalent.
Essential: Current permission to be employed in Australia.
Contact Person Danny Brazzale
Contact Number (03) 9496 5754
Alternate Contact Person Tom Churchward
Alternate Contact Number (03) 9496 3673
Closing Date 21/06/2021
Position Description
PD_Scientist Grade 1 (FIT Testing Respiratory Scientist) - part time - fixed term - May 2021.pdf Open
PD_Scientist Grade 1 (FIT Testing Respiratory Scientist) - full time - fixed term - May 2021.pdf Open
PD_Scientist Grade 2 (FIT Testing Respiratory Scientist) - part time - fixed term - May 2021.pdf Open
PD_Scientist Grade 2 (FIT Testing Respiratory Scientist) - full time - fixed term - May 2021.pdf Open
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