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RESPIRATORY SCIENTIST PERMANENT PART TIME

3 days per week Tuesday - Thursday

Indicative rate: $35-$39/h

Breathewell is a respiratory and sleep practice located at Redlands Specialist Centre in Cleveland. Redlands Specialist Centre is a multidisciplinary specialist centre. A lung function lab is onsite, servicing 3 respiratory and sleep specialists and the local community. You will be working closely with the administrative staff of Redlands Specialist Centre, and must be able to work effectively in a team environment, and respect workplace culture.

You will be required to perform:

• Spirometry and flow volume loops;

• Gas transfer;

• Body plethysmography;

• Bronchial provocation tests (mannitol);

• Maximal inspiratory and expiratory pressures (MIPs and MEPs);

• Fractional exhaled nitric oxide (FeNO);

• 6 minute walk test;

• Accurate reports on the above tests;

• Hooking up of home sleep studies, cleaning and maintenance of equipment, downloads and delivery of timely reports.

You will be required to perform duties relating to the running and maintenance of the lab and its equipment including:

• Calibration;

• Quality control;

• Infection control, and maintenance of safety standards;

• Troubleshooting, including computer troubleshooting;

• Sourcing and ordering of consumables;

• Scheduled maintenance, with log keeping;

• Administrative duties, including ensuring smooth workflow with concurrent respiratory clinics;

• Updating policies and procedures;

• Adherence to current guidelines;

• Provision of end of month reports to principals.

You will be expected to ensure continuing professional education, maintain membership in the Australian and New Zealand Society of Respiratory Science (ANZSRS), and attend educational meetings.

Candidates eligible for this position should possess:

• A tertiary qualification in applied science, clinical measurements, or human physiology;

• Previous experience in similar role:

• Proficiency in performing and interpreting routine and complex respiratory physiology measurement.

Preferred but not essential:

• Qualifications in respiratory physiology and/or professional credentialing as a Certified Respiratory Function Scientist (CRFS) from the Australian and New Zealand Society of Respiratory Science (ANZSRS);

• Experience with Embletta home sleep study equipment and Remlogic software;

• Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT) credential;

• Experience with Medisoft body box equipment

Benefits of the role

• Very friendly working environment;

• Cafe near centre;

• Close to public transport;

• Supportive network of peers.

Please forward you resume to lewisvassallo@optusnet.com.au

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

VIC - Heidleberg
Respiratory Scientist
Permanent Part Time (Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays)

 

ORGANISATION

Melbourne Respiratory
& Sleep services offers a range of medical diagnostic procedures and also specialist respiratory consultation.

Our Respiratory
Laboratory is a busy clinical operation and its purpose is to provide diagnostic lung function testing to referred outpatients and to the wider community.

 

POSITION OBJECTIVE

You will be responsible for conducting a range of both routine and more specialised tests of respiratory function. You will apply professional knowledge and skills to ensure that measurement accuracy and the highest standards of patient care are consistently achieved. You may be responsible for carrying out quality assurance procedures, and may be required to be trained in the operation and maintenance of sleep study equipment.

 

POSITION
REQUIREMENTS

Ensure confidentiality of both patients and employees, policies and business dealings.

Ensure correct functioning of laboratory equipment by performing calibration and maintenance procedures.

Perform requested tests ensuring accuracy of measurements.

Highest levels of patient care and safety must be achieved at all times.

Prepare associated reports and calculate relevant test results.

Keep abreast of new developments in respiratory technology and physiology.

Undertake clerical duties associated with the operation of the laboratory.

Remuneration will be based on experience.

 

KEY SELECTIONCRITERIA

Required

Science degree or higher in a related discipline.

Available to work up to 42hrs per fortnight. As this is a shared role, the applicant MUST be able to work Mondays, Thursdays, half a day on Wednesday (8.30-12.30), and be able to cover for leave as required.

Previous experience in the performance of routine respiratory function testing. (Training will be offered to the right applicant)

Excellent communication skills and demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with patients.

Proven ability to perform in a work environment where clear, accurate and analytical thought processes are essential.

Current Victorian driver’s licence and availability to work across all laboratory sites as required.

Competency in a Microsoft Windows based computer environment including Microsoft Office skills.

 

Desirable

Familiarity with more complex tests of respiratory function such as body plethysmography, bronchial provocation testing, maximal respiratory pressures, haemoglobin skin prick testing, etc.

Experience with Medisoft lung function testing instrumentation

Sleep study home set-ups

 

Applications close
2nd February. Applicant to start training in February, and be able to commence in March.

 

Please direct your enquiries and applications (Cover letter and Resume) to:

Emma Chinwah
echinwah@gmail.com

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.