Position Details
Reference Number 20597
Position Title Grade 3 Respiratory Scientist
Employment Type Permanent Full Time
Directorate Directorate Acute Health
Division Medical Services
Location Northern Health (all campuses)
Award Classification 18 - Hosp Scientists - RY9 - SCIENTIST GR 3 YR 1
18 - Hosp Scientists - RZ3 - SCIENTIST GR 3 YR 4
Salary (Fortnight) $0.00
Hours 80.00
Position Summary

An exciting opportunity exists for an enthusiastic Grade 3 Respiratory Scientist to join the Respiratory team at Northern Health.  

In the first instance this role is a full time position at 80 hours per fortnight.


The role:

The Grade 3 Respiratory Scientist will provide supervision of junior scientific staff as well as performing respiratory and physiological testing within the Department of Respiratory Medicine at Northern Health.  The successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring the attainment of high standards of laboratory measurement and patient care.  In addition, the role will include working as part of the Respiratory Protection Program (RPP) across Northern Health Worksites 


About you:

·       Support and assist the Head Scientist, Medical Director of the Respiratory Function Laboratory and the Director of the Department of Respiratory Medicine to provide high quality respiratory and physiology testing at Northern Health, consistent with Northern Health values.

·       Support and participate in research activities, including encouraging and supervising research activities conducted by junior scientific staff

·       Ensure financial responsibility and accountability within the laboratory and develop and implement strategies to ensure budgetary targets are met

·       Perform administrative duties (i.e. rostering, coordination, accreditation, policy revision) to support the Head Scientist

·       Active supervision of daily laboratory workflow (Including stock management and co-ordination of laboratory space)

·       Assist the Head Scientist with the achievement and maintenance of TSANZ accreditation for the laboratory.

Experience with cardiopulmonary exercise testing/complex testing, show attention to detail (and enjoy) documentation writing, involvement in research/collaborations and those proven to be a strong role model to other scientists is highly desirable. 

We can offer:

·       Health and Wellbeing programs, including our new ‘Thrive’ program

·       Flexibility in the workplace

·       An inclusive and culturally safe space

·       Extra leave options and support

·       Access to salary packaging, EAP, our library and onsite car parking.


About Northern Health

As an organisation we have a clear focus on how we service and partner with our community, including our strategy of helping the community stay well when at home. Our reputation of community minded, inclusive and progressive is matched to none.  

Next Steps . . .

If this opportunity sounds like the next step in your career, then we would love to hear from you. Please click on the 'Apply' button and follow the prompts. For further details, please contact Nicholas Romeo.


Work with us! Northern Health is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce which reflects the community we serve. Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, as well as applicants who are LGBTIQ+, who have different abilities, or are from culturally and Linguistically Diverse Backgrounds are encouraged.


Selection Criteria Essential: Relevant tertiary qualification(s) (e.g. Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Applied Science)
Desirable: Post-graduate qualifications including Certified Respiratory Function Scientist (CRFS)
Desirable: Experience in testing within a healthcare environment, including showing a commitment to further professional development and participation in research activities
Desirable: Experience in report verification and supervision of daily laboratory workflow
Desirable: Experience in active participation of laboratory accreditation, development diagnostic, and quality control and/or research procedures including evaluation of new instruments
Desirable: Experience with performance of cardiopulmonary exercise testing, arterial blood gas analysis and other high level respiratory physiological testing
Desirable: Experience with Respiratory function equipment
Desirable: Experience with Fit Testing procedures
Desirable: Ability to travel between Northern Health campuses to perform satellite testing
Contact Person Nicholas Romeo
Contact Number 84052444
Alternate Contact Person Katharine See
Alternate Contact Number
Closing Date 02/12/2020
Position Description
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