First listed on: 08 July 2024

Laboratory Manager


Employment Type: Permanent Full Time
Position Classification: Senior Hospital Scientist I/C Laboratory <200
Remuneration: $127,372.36 - $135,137.57 per annum plus superannuation
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ500471
Location: Grafton Base Hospital 
Applications Close: 28 July 2024 - 11:59pm

About the opportunity

Are you an experienced Scientist looking to take the next step into a Leadership and Management role? NSWH Pathology is seeking applications from suitably qualified and experienced Scientists for the role of Laboratory Manager in our Grafton Laboratory. In this role, you will lead a small and dedicated team to deliver laboratory services to the local community of Grafton and surrounding areas.

The Grafton Laboratory is situated towards the edge of this picturesque town. Advantages of living in this areas of NSW is greater housing affordability but still only a short drive from the coastal areas of Yamba and Coffs Harbour. The laboratory is staffed by a small and supportive team.

What we can offer you

  • This position is eligible for a Rural Health Workforce Incentive Scheme allowance of up to $5,000 plus super per annum in addition to award entitlements
  • Accrued Days Off in addition to Annual Leave
  • Generous salary packaging options and other fringe benefits
  • Corporate wellbeing programs, including the Fitness Passport
  • Learning and development opportunities, including in-house training with RTO My Health Learning

What you'll be doing

Responsible for managing the laboratory to provide an efficient and effective service across operational management, compliance management, financial planning and reporting, department performance monitoring and reporting, corporate risk management, human resources management and strategic planning.

Interested in joining Australia’s largest public pathology service? Apply now by addressing the following questions:

  1. Tertiary qualifications of at least a Bachelor Degree in Science/Medical Laboratory Science, with subjects relevant to pathology or an equivalent recognised qualification relevant to Medical Laboratory Science or relevant specialty
  2. Proven leadership and operational management skills and experience including budget management, staff and resource management and maintenance of professional standards and accreditation within organisational funding and performance frameworks
  3. Demonstrated experience with the implementation of quality improvement and risk management including an understanding of the relevant legislative and regulatory requirements in healthcare
  4. Demonstrated experience in change management and use of financial, statistical, human resources and management data to proactively improve laboratory efficiency and effectiveness
  5. Demonstrated strategic thinking and professional networks in a specialty of pathology relevant to the laboratory, and understanding of the role and function of public laboratories within the Australian and NSW health systems
  6. Advanced knowledge and operating competency with Laboratory Information Systems, Microsoft Office applications and Quality Management Systems and proven data analysis skills
  7. Demonstrated commitment to excellent customer service with a high level of interpersonal, communication, negotiation and influencing skills and the ability to develop and maintain strong collaborative relationships with internal and external stakeholders and interact professionally with a diverse range of people at all levels.

Need more information?

1) Click here for the Position Description
2) Find out more about applying for this position
3) For role related queries or questions contact Michael Crowther on

Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination Against Specified Infectious Diseases

This is a Category A position. All Category A applicants must read and understand NSW Health Policy Directive PD2023_022 Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination Against Specified Infectious Diseases. All recruits must agree to comply with the requirements outlined in this policy. All recruits must provide evidence against specified diseases and comply with the requirements of this policy at their own cost prior to appointment.

New to NSW Health Pathology? 

The preferred candidate may be required to undergo a functional assessment prior to appointment.

Working Rights 

This position is a permanent position. To be eligible for permanent appointment to a position in NSW Health, you must have an Australian citizenship or permanent Australian residency. Please note: A person who is not an Australian citizen or a permanent resident is only eligible for temporary employment for a period not longer than the duration of their current visa.

Talent Pool

If the selection panel identifies more than one suitable candidate for the role, an eligibility list will be created for future permanent full time / part time, temporary and casual vacancies.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion 

NSW Health Pathology is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating an inclusive workplace. We seek to recruit from diverse applicants and create teams with skills, perspectives and experiences that complement each other at work. We welcome suitably qualified applicants regardless of age, ethnicity, socio-cultural background, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity.


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