First listed on: 10 September 2018

Laboratory Manager (Anatomical Pathology)


Canberra Hospital and Health Services

Anatomical Pathology

Laboratory Manager (Anatomical Pathology)
Health Professional Level 5

Salary Range: $118,319 - $133,197  (PN: 40056 (expected permanent))

ACT Health is a values-led Directorate. Our values guide our day-to-day actions, behaviours, decisions and communications to successfully deliver the best services to meet the needs of our community. They were developed by us, for us and are unique to our work. Canberra Hospital and Health Services (CHHS) provides acute, sub-acute, primary and community-based health services to the ACT and surrounding region. The key strategic priority for acute services is to deliver timely access to effective and safe hospital care services. The hospital delivers a full range of medical, surgical and obstetric services, including complex procedures in areas such as cardiac surgery, neurosurgery and neonatal intensive care. Strong links exist between hospital and community-based services, as many of the operational divisions deliver services across the continuum of care to ensure continuity of care for patients. The community based services of ACT Health include Early Childhood, Youth and Women’s Health; Dental Services, Rehabilitation and Community Care; Mental Health, Alcohol and Drug Services. In addition, Justice Health Services are provided within the Territory’s detention facilities. ACT Health is a partner in teaching with the Australian National University, the University of Canberra and the Australian Catholic University. 

Overview of the work area and position: ACT Pathology is a division of the Canberra Hospital and Health Services with laboratories located at both the Canberra Hospital and Calvary Hospital operating 24 hours, seven days a week all year round. Pathology provides diagnostic and consultative services to medical specialists and general practitioners and their patients in hospital and in the community. The Laboratory Manager role is to support and work collaboratively with the Pathology Executive Director, Department Directors, the Director of Operations and the Principal Scientist, to ensure the effective and efficient delivery of services. Under broad direction of the Director, Anatomical Pathology you will be responsible for the strategic and operational management of the Anatomical Pathology department providing leadership and governance for the non-medical staff, providing input into facility design and planning, budget planning and budget preparation, human resource management and workforce development including education and mentoring. The Anatomical Pathology Department operates Monday - Friday. It encompasses Histology, Cytology, Electron Microscopy, Mortuary and Administration (medical secretaries).

Eligibility/Other Requirements: Mandatory: Tertiary qualifications (or equivalent) in Medical Laboratory Science or similar. Desirable: Tertiary qualifications (or equivalent) in Business, Public Sector or Human Resource Management; minimum of ten years' experience working and/or managing a pathology diagnostic laboratory. Prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to undergo a pre-employment Police check; comply with ACT Health Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination policy, (OMU).

Contact Officer: Monica Brady (02) 6244 2835


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Applications Close: 28 September 2018

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