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Tasmanian Government

Medical Scientist - Cytology (510255)

Department of Health
Hospitals South
Hospitals Sth - CCCS&I

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Position details

Applications close: AEST
Award/Classification:Allied Health Professionals Public Sector Unions Wages Agreement/Allied Health Professional, Level 1-2
Employment Type: Part Time
Region: South
Location:Pathology Services RHH

The Role:

  • The primary focus of Medical Scientist – Cytology is professional involvement in the routine preparation and diagnosis of gynaecological and non-gynaecological cytology specimens for inpatient and outpatient services at the Royal Hobart Hospital.

  • The Medical Scientist – Cytology has a secondary focus of working in the Routine Histology laboratory when the workload of the Cytology department permits.

Note: - Please refer to the Statement of Duties for all the selection criteria of this position to address in your application.

Details of Appointment

Fixed term, part time, day work position, working 45.6 hours per fortnight, commencing as soon as possible for approximately 12 months.

*notwithstanding hours may be negotiated with the successful applicant

  • Applicants should note that, for a period of twelve months from the date of publication, this selection process may be used to fill subsequent or similar full time and part time vacancies.

Salary: $64,072 to $98,027 pro-rata, per annum + 10.5% superannuation + access to salary packaging

You’ll have access to salary package a range of benefits including living expenses up to $9,010 + $2,650 in meal entertainment each FBT year + other benefits if eligible. 

In addition, the following allowances calculated on the salaried incremental point may be available:

  • Professional Development Allowance of up to $724 per annum or the ability to accrue funds for up to five years.
  • Post graduate qualification salary advancement where applicable.
  • Salary range is in accordance with the Allied Health Professionals Public Sector Unions Wages Agreement 2019


Successful applicants will be required to meet the essential criteria:

  1. Satisfactory completion of a Bachelor of Applied Science or Bachelor of Science from a recognised tertiary institution.

Applicants should note the following criteria are desirable:

  1. CT(ASC) Competency Certificate in Gynaecological and Non-Gynaecological Cytology

  2. ThinPrep Liquid-based Cytology Certificate of Completion

  3. Experience participating in a Fine Needle Aspirate Service

The Head of the State Service has determined that the person nominated for this job is to satisfy a pre‑employment check before taking up the appointment, on promotion or transfer. The following checks are to be conducted:

  1. Conviction checks in the following areas:
    • crimes of violence
    • sex related offences
    • serious drug offences
    • crimes involving dishonesty

  2. Identification check

  3. Disciplinary action in previous employment check.

Download the Statement of Duties and any Associated Documents

We encourage you to review the Applicant Guide and Statement of Duties, prior to applying for an overview of the duties, program, selection process and selection criteria.

Applicant Guide

How to Apply

Apply Online.  Please click the "Apply" button on this screen.  This ensures important questions about you are answered. 

You will be prompted to complete a 1-2 page application detailing your experience, skills and knowledge as they relate to the attached Statement of Duties.

Please Note:

  • We do not require a separate statement addressing the selection criteria in the Statement of Duties.
  • All attachments must be in Microsoft Word or PDF format.
  • Referee details are submitted as part of the online application so make sure you have the contact details of two referees before applying.

For More Information

Deanne Lamb
Medical Scientist in Charge – Cytology
(03) 6166 8235

Important Information

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