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Respiratory Scientist - Grade 2

Respiratory Scientist - Grade 2 
Permanent Full Time
Northern Health (Melbourne) 

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. 

Northern Health is located in the rapidly growing northern suburbs with projected growth the biggest in the state. With a booming, culturally rich and diverse community, and less than an hour’s drive from the CBD, Melbourne’s North is fast becoming the place to be!


The Role:

An opportunity exists for a Grade 2 Respiratory Scientist to join the growing team at Northern Health.

This role includes performing and the supervising junior scientists conducting respiratory and physiological testing, involvement in the laboratory’s quality assurance, training programs and laboratory co-ordination. The role also involves working as part of Northern Health’s Respiratory Protection Program (RPP). 

The Grade 2 Respiratory Scientist will provide testing according to their training and expertise and will report to the Respiratory Function Laboratory’s Head Scientist. Appropriate training and credentialing will be undertaken to ensure the Respiratory Scientist can consistently deliver the highest quality testing possible in accordance with laboratory policies and procedures. 


To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Knowledge and experience across the multitude of respiratory physiological measurements. Preferred candidates will have experience in advanced physiological testing
  • Ability to supervise and perform high quality testing according to Northern Health's Respiratory Function Laboratory Policies and Procedures
  • Knowledge of scientific equipment and quality assurance programs
  • Demonstrated ability to work under pressure and prioritise work to meet deadlines
  • Knowledge of rostering, supervising of laboratory activities and supporting junior scientists
  • Exposure to documentation and polices in accordance with TSANZ accreditation program
  • Show initiative and commitment for personal and professional development
  • Willingness to participate in departmental educational activities, quality improvement and research projects
  • Ability to work as a participative team member with a multidisciplinary team environment
  • Strong communication, interpersonal and organisational skills
  • Knowledge of Respiratory fit testing and Respiratory Protection Programs

Next Steps . . .

If this opportunity sounds like the next step in your career, then we would love to hear from you. Please click here or the 'Apply' button below and follow the prompts.

For further details, please refer to the Position Description or contact: Nicholas Romeo at [email protected]

Applications close 20 February 2024

Why work at the Northern Health?

We offer a range of benefits to support and reward staff both personally and professionally, which includes:

  • Health and Wellbeing programs, including our ‘Thrive’ program
  • Flexibility in the workplace and extra leave options and support
  • An inclusive and culturally safe space
  • State of the art facilities and campus partnerships
  • A commitment to ongoing professional development through our ‘Learning Labs’
  • Access to salary packaging, EAP and our online library

For a glimpse of life at NH, click here.

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.

All employees of Northern Health must comply with the health service’s Staff Health / Workforce Immunisation procedure (as amended from time to time) together with any relevant State Government and Departmental directives. This requires all employees to be vaccinated for various diseases such as, but not limited to influenza and Covid-19.

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Job Title: Respiratory Scientist

Institution: Austin Health

Location: Melbourne, Victoria

FTE: Full-time (40 hrs/week with ADO)

Employment status: Fixed term (5.5 months, March to Aug 2024)

Renumeration: Grade 1-2 Scientist ($62,426 - $104,811.20 pa)

Closing Date: 21st February 2024


Job description:

There is an exciting vacancy for fixed-term full-time grade 1 or 2 respiratory scientist in the Respiratory Laboratory, Department of Respiratory and Sleep Medicine at the Austin Hospital. Grading (1 or 2) will be in accordance with the applicable Enterprise Bargaining Agreement (EBA) as indicated in the position descriptions.

The Austin Respiratory Laboratory is a centre for excellence. As part of a teaching hospital, this large clinical laboratory service performs a comprehensive range of patient testing. The laboratory plays a cornerstone role in the department and has links to the wider hospital and to other clinical services and institutions, including services to the state-wide Victorian Respiratory Support Service and the Institute for Breathing and Sleep. This role will involve performing respiratory function testing as part of the team, both at the main campus and at satellite laboratories.

The successful applicant(s) will be appropriately qualified and enjoy the combination of technical, inter-personal, clinical and physiology skills required for the position. Lung function testing experience is desirable.


Email expressions of interest or queries to: [email protected].


Closing Date: 21st February 2024

Vic, Melbourne- Respiratory Scientist, Fixed Term- Lung and Sleep, Bentleigh
Job Title: Respiratory Scientist
Institution: Lung and Sleep
Location: Bentleigh, Victoria
Part Time (8 hours per week)
Employment status: Fixed Term (13 months, May 2024 to June 2025)
Remuneration: Grade 1 or 2 Scientist
Closing Date- Friday Mar 1st 2024
Respiratory Scientist- Part Time (8 hours per week) Fixed Term Maternity
Leave position May 2024 to June 2025
A busy, well established and patient-focused Lung and Sleep practice is expanding
and needs a highly capable, well presented and enthusiastic part time Respiratory
Scientist to join our team.
Located in Bentleigh, Lung and Sleep is a boutique specialist practice. We have an
onsite respiratory laboratory, providing lung function testing to our valued patients.
Close to public transport and free offsite parking
Casual or Part Time role, 4 hours to 8 hours per week
Day or days of service are negotiable
Supportive, fun and vibrant team environment
Your opportunity:
You will be required to perform:
? Spirometry
? Transfer factor
? Bronchial Provocation
? Analyse, calculate and present results for the above test
You will be required to operate and maintain equipment:
? Calibration and preparation of equipment
? Preventative maintenance
? Infection control and adherence to safe work practices
? Maintenance of stock levels & consumables.
About you:
? Friendly, compassionate, caring and professional towards colleagues and
? Ability to work well, both in team environment and autonomously
? Energetic and enthusiastic; flexible and adaptable
? Hold a minimum of a tertiary qualification in biomedical science, exercise
science, health or medicine
? Must possess a sound knowledge of respiratory physiology/anatomy
? Proficiency in performing and interpreting routine and complex respiratory
physiology measurement an advantage but not essential
? Remuneration will be based on experience
We would love to hear from you. If you are looking for a flexible part time role as a
respiratory scientist, please email [email protected]

Respiratory Scientist – Full time


Institution and Location: Macquarie Respiratory and Sleep, Macquarie University, NSW


Position Description

The primary responsibilities of this position are:

1. Perform routine tests of lung function on patients attending the clinic

2. Apply your scientific skills to ensure that measurement accuracy is consistently achieved

3. Demonstrate a high level of patient care

4. Participate in the lab quality assurance program

5. Work independently and within a team to tight timeframes


Detailed Summary of Duties

  • Calibration and preparation of equipment used in respiratory function testing
  • Work in accordance with the laboratory procedures manual and international guidelines
  • Perform respiratory function tests (spirometry, DLCO, lung volumes, MIPs/MEPs, FOT, Mannitol challenge, 6MWT, CPET) according to international standards
  • Achieve accurate, reliable and repeatable measurements of a patient's respiratory function
  • Analyse, calculate and present the results for reporting
  • Observe cleaning and infection control procedures within the lab
  • General administration duties involved with the operation of the lab
  • Maintaining stocks of consumable items
  • Education of medical students in lung function testing
  • Set up of home sleep studies, download and analyse results for reporting

Essential Criteria

1. Tertiary qualifications (B Science, B App Science or equivalent)

2. Experience in respiratory function measurements

3. Effective written and interpersonal communication skills

4. Commitment to work effectively within a team environment

5. Attention to detail


FTE and working hours: Permanent Full time 40hrs/week

Remuneration $35-$45 per hour based on experience

To Apply:

Please send in your cover letter & CV to: [email protected]

Application closing date: 22/03/2024