Position Details
Reference Number 31217
Position Title Senior Sleep Scientist
Employment Type Ongoing
Location 50 Flemington Road
Position Summary

Senior Sleep Scientist - Grade 3

Part-time ongoing

0.2 FTE (7.6 hours per week - daytime)


The Hospital:

The Royal Children's Hospital (RCH) Melbourne is one of the world's great children's hospitals. We are the major specialist paediatric hospital in Victoria and our care extends to children from Tasmania, southern New South Wales and other states around Australia and overseas. With a passionate, highly skilled and committed staff campus wide of over 4500, 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/


The role:

This position is for a senior sleep scientist to assist the current RCH Sleep Chief Scientist with staging and scoring of paediatric sleep studies. These studies will include complex ventilation (CPAP, BIPAP and tracheostomy ventilated) as well as neonatal sleep studies. Additional roles will include provision of technical supervision to sleep unit staff, a contribution to the development of sleep unit procedure manuals, and management of the sleep lab equipment, including all aspects of software and hardware (Compumedics, PSG4 and Nexus). Occasional after hours on-call cover for leave or setup shifts may be required. This is an ongoing part time position of 0.2 FTE (7.6hours per week).


Key duties of the role will include:

Participate in the analysis and interpretation of sleep studies. The post holder will be expected to follow agreed laboratory protocols and to produce and to analyse respiratory sleep studies, and written technical sleep study report.

Actively participate in the scientific activities and research of the Department as directed by the Department Manager

Sleep Unit Laboratory management roles/ as directed by the medical director

Participate in the evaluation and ongoing development of technical procedures and policy

Supervision, training of new team members & provision of technical supervision of Sleep Unit Staff

Train staff members to protocols procedures & education

Participate in any other projects allocated by the Department head or direct supervisor.

General administrative housekeeping, including maintenance of filing systems and general departmental filing.

Attend, participate in and successfully complete training provided by the hospital, as directed by senior staff.


To be considered for the role it is essential that you have:

Bachelor of Applied Science (Medical Laboratory Science) or Bachelor of Science or equivalent where ‘equivalent’ includes a degree awarded by an overseas tertiary institution which is recognised by the National Office of Overseas skills is mandatory.

Previous significant experience working in a paediatric sleep unit with demonstrated experience in staging and scoring paediatric sleep studies, including neonatal studies, CPAP, Bilevel and invasive ventilation studies.


Also desirable:

Management experience desirable.

Research experience would also be of benefit but is not a requirement.


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


Other information and how to apply:

Appointment is subject to a satisfactory police check and Working with Children Check.


Why work at the RCH?


That's what you can do for us, this is what we can offer you!


The opportunity to work in world-class facilities, alongside some of the greatest medical minds in the country.


We have 13 food and beverage options on site, a 24 hour gym, hairdresser, massage and supermarkets. We are surrounded by beautiful gardens and only a short tram trip from the heart of Melbourne city.


We offer discounted staff parking, salary packaging, an award winning health and well-being program and a fantastic team culture. We offer continuous learning and career development and let’s not forget about the Meerkat enclosure!


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.


Make a change for the good. Come and work at the Royal Children’s Hospital.

Contact Person Anne-Marie Adams
Contact Number 93454685
Contact Email annemarie.adams@rch.org.au
Alternate Contact Person Mandie Griffiths
Alternate Contact Number 93456473
Alternate Contact Email mandie.griffiths@rch.org.au
Closing Date 07/08/2018
Position Description Grade 3 Reporting Scientist.pdf