Position Details
Reference Number 36074
Position Title Medical Laboratory Technician
Internal Only This position is open to employees of Royal Childrens Hospital only
Employment Type Fixed Term
Location 50 Flemington Road
Position Summary

Medical Laboratory Technician - Microbiology


  • Fixed term (to 30 June 2021) - full time (1.0FTE), part time and job-share considered
  • Hub of medical precinct & leading Children’s Hospital 
  • Fabulous employee benefits including salary packaging and onsite carpark

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:

We currently have a fixed term full-time position available for Medical Laboratory Technician to join our Molecular Microbiology team.

The Molecular Microbiology laboratory current operates 0700-2000 7 days per week providing a diagnostic laboratory services to both The Royal Children’s Hospital and The Royal Women’s Hospital. The full time position is rostered across the operating hours of the laboratory and includes weekend work. The successful applicant will be responsible for participation in a range of laboratory and clerical tasks under the direction and supervision of senior laboratory staff in the Molecular Microbiology Laboratory.


Key duties of the role will include:

  • Participate in laboratory work rosters including day & evening shifts on weekdays & weekends & public holidays
  • Perform diagnostic and clerical duties including specimen reception and processing
  • Perform routine maintenance and basic troubleshooting on automated and manual instrumentation and equipment
  • Participate in overall laboratory upkeep and preparation of stock reagents
  • Ensure that performance of duties is carried out according to p9olicioes procedures and technical methods as documented in the Laboratory Services Quality System

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • An Associate Diploma of Applied Science (Medical Laboratory Science)


Also desirable:

  • Previous experience or employment in a clinical microbiology pathology laboratory is advantageous
  • Previous experience in Molecular Microbiology included instrumentation that included the Roche MagNaPure96 and Roche LC480 is highly desirable
  • Demonstrated knowledge of or experience within a paediatric and or obstetrics/gynaecology diagnostic laboratory is advantageous
  • Knowledge of ISO15189 and its application to diagnostic pathology laboratory and medical testing is advantageous

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 Anna Maria Costa
Contact Number 93455848
Contact Email anna.maria@rch.org.au
Alternate Contact Person Nigel Kelly
Alternate Contact Number 93455727
Closing Date 21/10/2020
Position Description Medical Laboratory Technician Grade 1 PD_Oct20.pdf