Medical Laboratory Technician

Date: 15 Sep 2023

Location: 50 Flemington Rd, AU

Company: theroyalch

The Hospital:

The Royal Children’s Hospital’s (RCH) Vision is “A world where all kids thrive”.

RCH is a cornerstone member of the Melbourne Children’s Campus, partnering with Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, The University of Melbourne Department of Pediatrics and The Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation.

RCH has cared for the children and young people of Victoria for more than 150 years since it was founded in 1870. A full range of paediatric and adolescent health services are provided plus tertiary and quaternary care for the most critically ill and medically complex patients in Victoria, Tasmania, southern NSW and other states around Australia and overseas. The Hospital has more than 6,000 staff, a budget of $850M, 12 wards and 350 beds. Annually, the RCH has 300,000+ Specialist Clinic appointments, 90,000+ Emergency Department presentations and 20,000 elective surgeries.

The RCH is committed to the Child Safe Standards

RCH enjoys high employee engagement and is committed to staff safety and a positive culture through enactment of our Compact.

For further Information on RCH is available here.


Job Title: Medical Laboratory Technician Grade 1


  • Hub of medical precinct in Parkville, Melbourne
  • Friendly and dynamic team
  • Excellent employee benefits including salary packaging


About the Role

2 x Permanent Full-Time position at 80 hours per fortnight within the Speciman Reception Department

You will be responsible for the receipting, data entry and processing of specimens for Pathology Laboratory testing. You will also perform general laboratory duties, equipment maintenance and administrative tasks as directed or required by senior staff.


What you’ll achieve:


  • Perform Specimen Reception duties at the Royal Children’s Hospital laboratory and Royal Women’s Hospital laboratory as required by the rotational roster.
  • Operation, maintenance, and report of malfunction of automated equipment/instrumentation under the supervision of scientific staff.
  • Perform data entry and registration of patient details on the Laboratory Information System (LIS) to a high level of efficiency and accuracy.
  • Attend, participate in and successfully complete training provided by the hospital, as directed by senior staff.
  • Ensure all tasks are completed in accordance with Departmental and Organisational policies and procedures.
  • Contribute to the continuous improvement of processes and procedures, assisting in the effective and efficient operation of the Specimen Reception.


Classification for this position will range from BU1-BU8 (base salary $56,908 to 73,382 per annum, plus superannuation)


Your skills and experience:

  • Certificate or Associate Diploma of Applied Science (Medical Laboratory), a Certificate, Diploma or Advanced Diploma in Laboratory Technology or Laboratory Operations or equivalent.
  • Previous experience performing specimen processing in a diagnostic laboratory is desirable.
  • Previous experience performing data entry in a diagnostic laboratory is desirable.


If this sounds like you, click here to view the position description.


About Laboratory Services Specimen Reception Department

The Specimen Reception Department, within the department of Laboratory Services, provides preanalytical and data entry services to both the Royal Children’s Hospital and the Royal Women’s Hospital.


What we offer:

  • Salary Packaging – Increase your take home pay!
  • Parkville location and close to public transport


Other requirements:

  • Current National Criminal Record Check, or willing to obtain
  • Valid Working with Children Check
  • Compliance with RCHs “Staff Immunisation - Prevention of Vaccine Preventable Diseases” procedure


Application process

To apply, you will need a resume and a tailored cover letter outlining your skills, experience, and suitability for the position in line with the requirements of the position description.

Shortlisting for this position will commence immediately, we encourage you to apply promptly!

For more information about this position please contact Paul Marcus Ph:03 9345 9806 Email:

Why work at the RCH?

RCH enjoys high employee engagement and is committed to staff safety and a positive culture through enactment of our Compact. We offer the opportunity to work in world-class facilities,  surrounded by Royal Park and only a short tram trip from the heart of Melbourne city.

We also offer discounted staff parking, salary packaging, and an award-winning health and wellbeing program.

The RCH is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and/or linguistically diverse background,  all members of the LGBTQI community and people with disability.

It is a requirement of your employment that you be fully vaccinated against Covid-19, and Influenza annually for Category A and B roles, in compliance with any public health orders in place at the relevant time, unless you have a medical exception in line with those public health orders, which has been accepted by The Royal Children’s Hospital.  Applicants will be required to provide their Australian Government Immunisation History Statement, it is a requirement of the RCH to collect, record and hold vaccination information.

It is also a requirement of your employment that you comply with any direction given by The Royal Children’s Hospital that you be vaccinated against, or prove immunity to, any other disease, unless you have a relevant exemption


Are you ready to join our team? 

 Apply online by clicking on the “Apply” button

Applications close 20 October 2023