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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. 



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 will be responsible for carrying out quality assurance procedures, and will be required to be trained in the operation and maintenance of sleep study equipment.



  • 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.
  • Order consumables for the laboratory.
  • Cover for leave when required.
  • Remuneration will be based on experience.



  • Previous experience in the performance of routine respiratory function testing
  • Science degree or higher in a related discipline.
  • 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 or similar software.
  • Experience with home sleep study setups
  • 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.
  • Competency in a Microsoft Windows based computer environment including Microsoft Office skills.

Permanent part time - Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday - three days a week (job share – cover for leave as required).

Please direct your enquires and applications to Sarah Leong,  [email protected] 

Applications close 14th October.

Job Title:                         Respiratory Scientist/FIT testing co-ordinator

Institution:                     Austin Health

Location:                         Melbourne, Victoria

FTE:                                   Part-time (16 hrs/week)

Employment status:    Fixed term (9 months)

Renumeration:              Grade 3 Scientist ($100,536.80 - $113,911.20pa pro rata)

Closing Date:                18th October 2021


Job description:

There is a current vacancy for a fixed term part time Grade 3 Scientist for the role of ‘Fit Test Coordinator / Respiratory Scientist’ in the Respiratory Laboratory, Department of Respiratory and Sleep Medicine (16 hours per week – Monday & Tuesday).  


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 service as well as having links to other clinical services and academic institutions. It provides services to the state-wide Victorian Respiratory Support Service and has a proud association with the Institute for Breathing and Sleep. 


The Respiratory Lab has recently expanded to incorporate fit testing of staff to ensure proper N95/P2 mask fit. As such, this vacancy represents an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and suitably qualified scientist to share the coordination of this service under the direction of the Senior Scientist, Respiratory Lab in collaboration with the Respiratory Protection Program Coordinator. Coordination will include the day-to-day operation of the Fit Testing Service and contribution to the review, enhancement, and reporting of the service.  Involvement in respiratory function testing is also anticipated once the service is established and staff rotation is feasible.


 The successful applicant will have substantial relevant or translatable experience and enjoy the combination of technical, inter-personal, clinical and physiology skills required for the position and possibly be able to work outside normal hours, at times, to ensure adequate accessibility of the service for all staff. 


 Fit testing experience is desirable, although full training can be provided.


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


Closing Date: 18th October 2021

Dunedin Hospital

  • Permanent opportunity
  • 1.0 FTE (40 hours per week)

We have an exciting opportunity for a qualified Respiratory Physiologist/Scientist to join our Respiratory Laboratory at Dunedin Hospital on a full-time, permanent basis. We deliver a wide range of respiratory and sleep testing. The department is staffed by four physiologists and admin support who work across the domains delivering a high-quality service to our patients. We work closely with the respiratory physicians and undertake diagnostic and monitoring testing in adults and children for GPs and other medical departments. We are a supportive and encouraging team who strive to do our best and encourage all team members to develop their skills enabling them to work at top of scope. Our Laboratory is accredited with the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand.


About you

Our ideal candidate will have excellent attention to detail and great communication skills with team members and patients alike. The ability to cope with busy workloads and being flexible is a must. We are looking for someone who can perform all respiratory diagnostic tests independently to a high standard and has an interest in quality control, service development and possibly sleep physiology. You will also need to have current registration (or meet registration requirements) and hold or be eligible to hold an annual practicing certificate with the New Zealand Clinical Physiologists Registration Board.


About Southern DHB

Southern DHB has the largest regional coverage of all the New Zealand health boards, providing services to 350,000 people in diverse communities across a huge geographical area. We take pride in all the services we provide and our aim is to improve, promote and protect the health of our region. We believe that our dedicated and passionate staff are a significant driving force behind the achievement of these standards, and we need more like minded people to help us continue providing for our community.


Now is also a great time to relocate to Southern if you were considering a move. The Southern district offers the benefits of excellent amenities, first-class primary through to tertiary education, and outstanding recreational opportunities. Whether it is surfing, kayaking or sailing; skiing, hunting or fishing, theatre, live music or art - there's literally something for everyone. Why don't you check out for what the region and we can offer you and your whanau.

Closing date: Sunday, 31 October 2021.


Due to the fast-paced nature of the DHB, our vacancy close dates may be subject to change. Don't delay, make sure you apply as soon as possible.


Do you currently work for Southern DHB? If so, please apply for this role via the internal careers site


For further information please contact Diane Wilson - Recruitment Advisor, Southern DHB. Email: [email protected]


Pre-employment checks

In the interests of protecting our people and our patients, all appointments will be subject to the following:

  • Occupational health assessment
  • Police vetting / Ministry of Justice safety checks
  • Serious misconduct checks (previous public service departments and statutory Crown entities only)

To apply

We only accept online applications. Please apply via our website: