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Manager – Medical Specialist Diagnostics – Grade 4 Scientist

Western Health are seeking a Grade 4 Manager for Respiratory, Sleep & Neurophysiology Diagnostics.


The Grade 4 Medical Science role is responsible for the provision of high quality patient care and technical excellence throughout all of the reporting laboratory areas.


The Manager fulfils key accountabilities including the development of the clinical area business plan in conjunction with Heads of Units and in line with the Divisional business plan. This involves the coordination and management of the daily activity of the clinical area, patient throughput, budget, facilities and equipment, staff recruitment and retention, performance management, coordination of staff development programs and management of portfolios.


The Department of Respiratory & Sleep Disorders Medicine is a busy subspecialty unit of Western Health performing clinical services, research and teaching within the organisation. The Department admits approximately 1400 inpatients per annum and manages an inpatient unit at both Sunshine & Footscray specialising in non-invasive ventilation.


The Sleep Disorders Unit performs approximately 2,000 sleep studies per annum and these include both laboratory based and portable studies at home. The sleep laboratory performs diagnostic, treatment (CPAP/Bi Pap/Oxygen) and split studies with TCO2 monitoring if required. The unit also provides support to patients with CPAP clinics, APAP trials and light therapy devices.


To be Successful in this Role you must

  • Have a Bachelor of Applied Science (or similar) with relevant majors 
  • Have relevant clinical and management expertise in at least one specialty diagnostic area
  • Have a BRPT, CRFS or similar Neurophysiology
  • Have had significant involvement in implementing/maintaining laboratory quality systems
  • Possess effective leadership skills, with a self-motivated, conscientious and enthusiastic attitude

Enquiries:                             Nicole Comito
Phone:                                   0421 961 616
Applications Close:           25 May 2022

To apply, please submit an online application via:           


Western Health offers its employees:


  • Extensive professional development and education programs
  • Study leave assistance
  • Paid parental leave
  • Novated vehicle leasing
  • Salary packaging
  • On–site fitness clubs

Western Health is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) that offers high quality education and training to its staff. Our values are “Compassion, Accountability, Respect, Excellence and Safety” (CARES).

Western Centre for Health Research and Education provides a range of purpose built, state–of–the–art teaching and research facilities, aimed at professional development and offering innovative, valuable and accredited programs that are evaluated externally.

All successful applicants will be required to undergo a satisfactory Police Record Check, Working with Children Check (as required) and complete an Immunisation Status Assessment prior to commencement.

Western Health encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. 

Expressions Of Interest - Respiratory Scientist Role – St Leonards, NSW

Due to continuing growth of our practice, we are currently seeking expressions of interest from skilled Respiratory Scientists.


FTE: Full-time, Part-time or casual position options


Previous experience conducting complex lung function testing, home based sleep study set up and involvement in research studies is highly desirable. We are looking for reliable team members who demonstrate respect, integrity, effective communication, teamwork, and high performance.


Responsibilities and duties of this type of role include, but are not limited to: 

  • Conduct complex lung function- spirometry, gas transfer, static lung volumes, respiratory muscle strength testing and bronchial provocation tests.
  • Set up and download home ambulatory sleep investigations.
  • Collaboration in research studies conducted through the practice with external stake holders.
  • Computer skills including word processing, spread sheet applications and clinical information systems.
  • Maintain quality assurance practices including calibration and maintenance of equipment as per the respiratory and sleep services accreditation standards.
  • Contribute to the ongoing maintenance of laboratory procedure manuals. 
  • Liaise closely with the Practice Manager and the Medical Directors of the clinic to ensure smooth operation of the lab.
  • Strong desire for continued education and professional development.

Mandatory requirements:

  • Completed undergraduate/postgraduate degree in science with a strong component in human physiology.
  • Current certification in CPR
  • Prior experience in respiratory and/or sleep investigations will be highly desirable. 
  • Prior experience and an interest in research will be highly desirable.

Remuneration is based on experience as per the award

How to apply: Applications must be submitted via email to:  [email protected]


EOI close: Tuesday 31 May 2022 

Please include in application:

  • Cover letter and CV outlining education, training and previous experience.
  • Preference for Full-time, Part-time or casual work
  • Availability/timeframe for commencement

Company description:


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.

Job description:


The Role:

An exciting opportunity exists for an enthusiastic Senior Respiratory Scientist - Grade 3 to join the growing team at Northern Health.

This role includes supervising the daily operations of the respiratory function laboratory and supporting a team of scientists, as well as performing physiological testing. This role also involves working as part of Northern Health's Respiratory Protection Program (RPP).

The Senior Respiratory Scientist - Grade 3 will provide testing according to their training and expertise and will report to the Head Scientist within the Respiratory Function Laboratory and Respiratory Protection Program. This role will also include acting as lead scientist for the continuing development and launch of complex laboratory testing at Northern Health, including cardio-respiratory exercise testing.

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Substantial knowledge and experience across the broad range of respiratory physiological measurement with preference for candidates with experience in cardio-pulmonary exercise testing and / or other advanced physiological testing
  • Knowledge of scientific equipment and quality assurance including statistical measures of accuracy and reliability
  • Ability to supervise and perform high quality testing according to Northern Health Respiratory Function Laboratory Policies and Procedures
  • Experience with documentation and policies in accordance with TSANZ accreditation program
  • Willingness to participate in departmental educational activities, quality improvement and research projects
  • Knowledge of respirator fit testing and Respiratory Protection Programs
  • Familiarity with rostering, workforce management, supervising of laboratory activities and supporting junior scientists
  • Willingness to assist with financial management activities including submitting, reviewing and implementing budget and cost control measures

Next Steps . . .

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


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

Applications close 27 May 2022.

We offer:

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.

Employment Type: Temporary Full Time Until 30/06/2023, 38 Hours Per Week
Location: Liverpool Hospital
Position Classification: Scientific Officer
Remuneration: $1,260.86 - $1,826.34 Per Week
Requisition ID: REQ305770
Application Close Date: 22/05/2022


About You

  • We are looking for a candidate who is genuine and team-minded
  • Are you focused and personable?

About The Opportunity
The current opportunity is a temporary full-time Respiratory Scientist position for a 12 month period. Subject to a pending business case a permanent full-time position may be created following this period.

Life at South Western Sydney Local Health District is rewarding, progressive and diverse and is always focused on achieving our Vision of Leading Care, Healthier Communities.

What you'll be doing
Respiratory Scientists will conduct a comprehensive range of respiratory investigations (including cardiopulmonary exercising testing) in the Pulmonary Function Laboratory appropriate to the diagnosis and management of patients with Respiratory disease. A Respiratory Scientist is responsible for the provision of high quality patient care.  They are expected to possess knowledge in procedures, methodology and theory pertaining to respiratory function testing.


Where You'll Be Working
At South Western Sydney Local Health District we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer, where we don’t just accept differences but we honour and support it. Committed to providing a working environment that thrives and values diversity, we encourage people of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander background and people with a disability to apply.

Transforming Your Experience (TYE) is SWSLHDs key strategy to always positively transform your, our patients, our consumers, our staffs and our communities experiences across our organisation and services. Our vision is that our care is always safe, high quality and personalised and all our staff are supported and empowered to achieve their full potential. SWSLHD upholds the CORE Values – Collaboration, Openness, Respect and Empowerment.


Salary Packaging
South Western Sydney Local Health District employees are able to enjoy the benefits of salary packing. Visit Smart Salary for more details.


How to Apply

To be considered for this position, please ensure you address the selection criteria as thoroughly as possible.

  1. Degree in a Science from an approved university or college of advanced education requiring a minimum of 3 years full-time study or such qualifications as the employer deems equivalent
  2. Experience in respiratory function measurement within a hospital/private practice setting.
  3. Proficiency with all procedures performed in the Pulmonary Function Laboratory including but not limited to measurement of spirometry, lung volumes, diffusing capacity, maximum respiratory pressures, bronchial provocation and cardiopulmonary exercise testing.
  4. Possess or willingness to work towards obtaining accreditation as a Certified Respiratory Function Scientist by the Australia and New Zealand Society of Respiratory Science or equivalent.
  5. Excellent communication, time management and organisational skills.
  6. Computer skills including word processing, presentation, spreadsheet applications and clinical information systems.
  7. Proven ability to work independently and with other team members and as part of a multidisciplinary team.

Need more information?
  1) Click here for the Position Description
  2) Find out more about applying for this position

or role related queries or questions contact Jonathon Poh on (02) 8738 8246 or via email on //[email protected]/">[email protected].


Interview Date Range:  25/05/2022 - 01/06/2022


To apply please visit: Respiratory Scientist - Temp FT | I work for NSW