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Mortuary and Anatomical Pathology Assistant

Personal Care Assistants
Permanent Full Time
15 days ago

Anatomical pathology is seeking a passionate, skilled and committed pathology assistant to join our team. We are seeking those with knowledge and skills, but also the motivation to learn, develop, and contribute to all Anatomical pathology units, including a back-up role in SVH Mortuary.

This role is Monday to Friday with some on-call duties.

The vacancy is open to Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens who hold a valid New Zealand passport, Australian permanent residents and those non-residents deemed by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship to be eligible to work in Australia only.

About St Vincent's Health Network Sydney:
St Vincent's Health Network Sydney is made up of three public hospitals, St Vincent's Hospital Sydney, Sacred Heart Health Service and St Joseph's Hospital at Auburn. We are part of St Vincent's Health Australia, the largest diversified health care organisation within Australia's not for profit Catholic health care sector. As a Catholic health and aged care service provider, our mission is to bring God's love to those in need through the healing ministry of Jesus, with a commitment to those who are poor and vulnerable.

We are committed to equal employment opportunity, ethical practices, and the principles of cultural diversity and promote a smoke free work environment. Appropriate criminal record and child protection checks are conducted for all successful candidates. Employment with St Vincent's is subject to you having current immunity status that complies with the Occupational Assessment, Screening & Vaccination against Specified Infectious Diseases - NSW Health Policy Directive PD2020_017. Appointment and ongoing employment will be subject to continued compliance with the policy directive.

In line with the Public Health Order, all NSW Health Workers are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. In order to be eligible for consideration for employment with St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney, all recruits must provide evidence of vaccination against COVID-19, or alternatively provide a Medical Contraindication in the approved form which complies with the requirements of the Public Health Order, prior to appointment.

What we offer:
  • Generous salary packaging and Fitness Passport for eligible staff
  • Opportunity to access a large range of clinical and non-clinical education programs
  • Supported post graduate opportunities within applicable fields
  • Careers development opportunities across the St Vincent’s Health Australia Network.
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Work/Life balance

Application Instructions:
St Vincent's Health Network Sydney is committed to reconciliation and encourages Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people to apply for all advertised positions.

When applying for the position, Applicants will be required to upload a recent Resume as well as a separate Cover Letter addressing the Selection Criteria for the position as outlined below. External applicants are to upload their Cover Letter alongside their Resume when reaching the ‘My Experience tab >Resume/CV> Upload. For Internal applicants, this document is to be uploaded further down the page alongside your Resume under Resume/CV> Upload.

Selection Criteria:
1. Personal integrity and demonstrated commitment to the Philosophy, Mission and Values of Mary Aikenhead Ministries and St Vincent’s Health Australia
2. Associate diploma in Pathology Techniques or equivalent; certificate in mortuary practice.
3. Ability to effectively communicate with all members of the multidisciplinary team, funeral directors and bereaved families in a respectful manner
4. Experience in working with the deceased in an environment that could be distressing; ensuring to raise any associated concerns and/or need for support, and adopt self-care strategies.
5. Demonstrated experience in and knowledge of laboratory and/or mortuary procedures, as applied to pathology.
6. Demonstrated effective computer, communication, interpersonal and time management skill.
7. Demonstrated effective communication, interpersonal and time management skill.
8. Good keyboard and computer skills

An example on how to address and upload selection criteria is provided in the attachment below in order to assist you with completing your application.


Please ensure you review the instructions on how to upload this document as applicants that do not address the selection criteria may have their application automatically culled.

Applications close on 19 January 2022


Position Description and Critical Job Demands Checklist:

Review the following documents:

How to Upload and Address the Selection Criteria

Position Description - Mortuary and Anatomical Pathology Assistant

Job Demands Checklist and Health Declaration Form


Contact Details:

Sonia Carbone-Makin; 8382 9225,


Alternate Contact:


Closing Date:

19 January 2022 11:59pm


Reconciliation Action Plan:

At St Vincent's we acknowledge the importance of creating a work environment that is welcoming, safe, equitable and inclusive for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Employees. As part of our Commitment to Reconciliation and Closing the Gap in employment related outcomes, we encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.


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Salary Details*
Salary Type Normal Wages
Base Salary $66,788
Superannuation 9.5%
Bonus offered No
Total Package $73,133
* Salary details are calculated without bonus and monthly payout as per tax bracket without tax threshold and other allowances. Its always good to confirm these details with the employer or recruiter.
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