Medical Scientist in Charge - Histopathology (510250)

  • Tasmania Government
  • Australia, Tas
  • Jan 13, 2022
Medicine Full-time

Job Description:

In accordance with Tasmanian Public Health Directions, Health Workers must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to 8 January 2022. Applicants are advised that the Public Health Direction applies to all employees of the Department of Health. This step is critical in protecting both our health workforce and vulnerable Tasmanians in our care.


$111,672 to $118,949 pro-rata, per annum

Please note that access to the progression point of Year 4Q salary of $118,949 is subject to successful completion of a relevant Master’s Degree as with Clause 10 of the Allied Health Professionals Public Sector Unions Wages Agreement 2019


Allied Health Professional Level 4


Allied Health Professionals Public Sector Unions Wages Agreement 2019

Period of Employment

Permanent, full-time, day work (with on-call), working 76 hours per fortnight commencing 28 February 2022.

Please note that hours may be negotiated with the successful applicants.

Please also note that this process may be used to fill fixed term and casual opportunities as they arise.


Pathology Services – Royal Hobart Hospital


As part of a team delivering high quality pathology services in accordance with the Agency policy, legal requirements and relevant professional competencies, the Medical Scientist in Charge - Routine Histopathology will provide high level support to the Medical Scientist in Charge - Anatomical Pathology in the provision of:

  • Leadership and direction in the strategic development and management of the Routine Histology Laboratory

  • Effective management of specified human and physical resources for a team of scientists and technicians delivering a pathology service.

  • Day-to-day management of the section, including scientific and technical activity, staff and equipment resources, and is expected to solve the more complex technical and scientific problems as they arise during the routine operation of the section.

  • Expert advice to the Department Management Group on matters of staff performance and operational objectives and is expected to facilitate Department objectives.

Essential Requirements

  • Satisfactory completion of an appropriate course of study at a recognised tertiary institution

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:

a) Crimes of Violence
b) Sex Related Offences
c) Serious Drug Offences
d) Crimes involving dishonesty

2. Identification check

3. Disciplinary action in previous employment check

Desirable Requirements

  • Five years’ experience in Routine Histology or equivalent

  • Relevant post graduate qualification e.g. PhD, FAIMS or MSc

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

510250 Medical Scientist in Charge - Histopathology HP04 (December 2021) HR.pdf
510250 Medical Scientist in Charge - Histopathology HP04 (December 2021) HR.docx
Applicant Guide.pdf
Applicant Guide.docx

How to apply

Apply Online. Please click the blue "Apply Now" button on this screen.
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For further information contact

Alistair Townsend
Medical Scientist in Charge - Anatomical Pathology
Phone: (03) 6166 8771

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