Position Details
Reference Number 35558
Position Title Medical Scientist Grade 1
Employment Type Ongoing
Location 50 Flemington Road
Position Summary

Medical Scientist

  • Full Time On-going, Grade 1 position
  • Hub of the medical precinct & leading Children’s Hospital
  • Fabulous employee benefits including salary packaging and onsite parking

The Hospital:

The Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) provides secondary and tertiary care to children and young people across the northern and western suburbs; specialist paediatric healthcare to the children of Victoria, Tasmania, southern NSW and parts of South Australia; and is the designated state-wide provider of services including paediatric trauma, rehabilitation and forensic medicine. As a quaternary centre for complex cardiac surgery and organ transplantation, the RCH cares for the sickest children from around Australia.


With a passionate, highly skilled and committed staff campus wide of over 6000, we provide a full range of clinical services, tertiary care and health promotion and prevention programs for children and young people.


The Royal Children’s Hospital is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people. Click here for further information on our Commitment to Child Safety: http://www.rch.org.au/quality/child-safety/


Further information about RCH is available at www.rch.org.au


The Role:

A great opportunity exists for a Grade 1 Medical Scientist to join our Haematology and Core Laboratories at the Royal Children’s Hospital and Royal Women’s Hospital sites. This is a full time on-going role that would enhance your skills and provide you with a depth of knowledge of laboratory services required both at RCH and RWH. The role involves 24/7 rotating shifts and on-call while working a 9 day fortnight.

The successful person will be responsible for the performance of laboratory duties, including but not limited to, Haematology, Transfusion Medicine, Specimen Reception and Biochemistry as directed by the Principal Scientist.


To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Medical Laboratory Science), Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Laboratory Medicine) or Bachelor of Science with a major in Haematology and/or Transfusion Science or equivalent, where ‘equivalent’ includes a degree awarded by an overseas tertiary institution which is recognised by the National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition, which in the case of Medical Scientists is the Australian Institute of Medical Scientists (AIMS)
  • Demonstrated relevant technical skills and knowledge
  • Professional attitude in interaction with colleagues and internal and external stakeholders
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills with the ability to work autonomously as well as part of a team
  • Major in haematology/transfusion medicine
  • Previous experience in working in a diagnostic pathology laboratory is highly desirable
  • Knowledge of ISO15189 and its application to medical testing is advantageous
  • Satisfactory police check and Working with Children check

If you think you possess the right skills and experience we encourage you to apply on our website now!


Why work at the RCH?

The RCH offer a range of benefits which support and reward staff both personally and professionally.

Our staff benefits include award winning facilities and campus partnerships, Professional development and events, an award winning Health and wellbeing program and financial benefits.


To learn more about our staff benefits please go to: https://www.rch.org.au/hr/recruitment_employment/Staff_benefits/ The RCH is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce.


We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, all members of the LGBTQI community and people with disability.


Are you ready to join our team? 

For more information about the position, please review the position description attached and apply online by selecting “apply now”

Selection Criteria Essential: Bachelor of Applied Science (Medical Laboratory Science), Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Laboratory Medicine) or Bachelor of Science with a major in Haematology and/or Transfusion Science or equivalent
Essential: Qualify for professional scientist membership of the Australian Institute of Medical Scientists (AIMS)
Essential: Appropriate qualifications to fulfil the definition of a 'Medical Scientist' as defined in Section 6 of the Victorian Public Health Sector (Medical Scientists, Pharmacists & Psychologists) Enterprise Agreement 2017-2021
Essential: Must be an Australian permanent resident
Essential: Major in Haematology and/or professional experience in a Haematology/Transfusion medicine diagnostic laboratory
Desirable: Experience in blood film morphology
Contact Person Lidia De Rosa
Contact Number 93459881
Alternate Contact Person Mary Comande
Alternate Contact Number 93455830
Closing Date 07/06/2020
Position Description Medical Scientist Grade 1 Haematology PD_May20.pdf