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VIC, Melbourne, Respiratory Scientist, Austin Health, Grade 2, Fixed Term Full Time, Closes: 26.04.24

Job Title:                         Respiratory Scientist

Institution:                       Austin Health

Location:                         Melbourne, Victoria

FTE:                                  Full-time (40 hrs/week with ADO)

Employment status:       Fixed term (4.5 months until October 2024)

Renumeration:               Grade 2 Scientist ($92,627.90 – $104,811.20 pa pro rata)

Closing Date:                  26th April 2024

Job description:

There is an exciting vacancy for a fixed term full-time grade 2 respiratory scientist in the Respiratory Laboratory, Department of Respiratory and Sleep Medicine at the Austin Hospital.  

The Austin Respiratory Laboratory is a centre for excellence. As part of a teaching hospital, this large clinical laboratory service performs a comprehensive range of patient testing. The laboratory plays a cornerstone role in the department and has links to the wider hospital and to other clinical services and institutions, including services to the state-wide Victorian Respiratory Support Service and the Institute for Breathing and Sleep.  This role will primarily involve looking after the day to day running of the oxygen clinic, which involves performing oxygen assessments, providing education and advice regarding supplemental oxygen.  Oxygen assessments include performing arterial blood gases and six minute walk tests as required.  The successful applicant will work closely with the respiratory physician responsible for the oxygen clinic to provide outstanding care to patients referred to this service.

The successful applicant(s) will be appropriately qualified and enjoy the combination of technical, inter-personal, clinical and physiology skills required for the position.  Lung function testing experience is desirable.

Closing Date: 26th April 2024

NSW, Oran Park - Respiratory and Sleep Scientist - Part time Permanent - Closes 18.04.24

Respiratory Scientist – Part time Permanent

Clinic and Location: Southwest Pulmonary and Sleep Centre, Oran Park, NSW 2570

The primary responsibilities of this position are:

1. Perform routine tests of lung function on patients attending the clinic

2. Apply your scientific skills to ensure that measurement accuracy is consistently achieved

3. Demonstrate a high level of patient care

4. Participate in the lab quality assurance program

4. Work independently


Detailed Summary of Duties

* Calibration and preparation of equipment used in respiratory function testing

* Work in accordance with the laboratory procedures manual and international guidelines

* Perform respiratory function tests (spirometry, DLCO, lung volumes, MIPs/MEPs, FOT, Mannitol challenge) according to international standards

* Achieve accurate, reliable and repeatable measurements of a patient’s respiratory function

* Analyse, calculate and present the results for reporting

* Observe cleaning and infection control procedures within the lab

* General administration duties involved with the operation of the lab

* Maintaining stocks of consumable items

* Set up of home sleep studies, download and analyse results for reporting


Essential Criteria

1. Tertiary qualifications (B Science, B App Science or equivalent)

2. Experience in respiratory function measurements and set up of home sleep studies

3. Effective written and interpersonal communication skills

4. Commitment to work effectively within a team environment

5. Attention to detail


FTE and working hours: Permanent Part time: 16 hrs/week with a view to increase as per the clinic work

Remuneration $35-$40 per hour based on experience.

To Apply:

Please send in your cover letter & CV to:

Practice Manager – Ross Gorton Mobile 0408013099 Email: [email protected]

Contact: Dr Saurabh Gupta Email – [email protected] Mobile 0403515594

Dr Haider Naqvi Mobile: 0401949236 Email: [email protected]

NSW, Lismore - Respiratory Scientist, North Coast Respiratory and Sleep Clinic, 6-month maternity leave contract. Closes 19.04.2024

Job description
North Coast Respiratory and Sleep Clinic
St Vincent’s Hospital Lismore, NSW 2480


Position: Respiratory Scientist (Part-time)
Remuneration: $30-42/hr


6-month maternity leave contract for 4 days a week at 8.5hrs per day Monday-Thursday.


Role Requirements:
The successful candidate will regularly perform respiratory tests that include:
* Spirometry, Full Pulmonary Function Testing, Bronchial Provocation Challenge (Mannitol challenge), and Six Minute Walk Test.
* Ensuring all respiratory function tests meet appropriate standards.
* Working with clinical and administrative staff to ensure delivery of best practice patient care and to contribute to a positive work environment.
* Performing administrative tasks associated with the practice activities including taking payments, uploading referrals and reports.


Essential Criteria:
* Tertiary qualification Bachelor of science or equivalent
* A strong commitment to high quality care.
* Good interpersonal skills/bedside manner.
* Usage of Sentry Suite pulmonary function testing software (desirable)
* Ability to independently troubleshoot technical software and hardware problems.
* Ability to liaise with external providers for planned servicing or repair of testing equipment.
* Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
* Experience with Gentu medical practice software (desirable).

As part of the North Coast Respiratory and Sleep team, you will be working closely with other Respiratory Scientists along with Dr Churton, Dr Duncan, the practice manager and the administrative team.


To apply: please email a cover letter and resume to [email protected] 

NSW, Bankstown - Respiratory Scientist, South Western Sydney Local Health District, Casual. Closes 28.04.24

Job description
Employment Type: Casual, 32 hours per fortnight, with a view to increasing as the service expands.
Location: Bankstown Hospital
Position Classification: Scientific Officer
Remuneration: $35.78 – $51.04 per hour

Requisition ID: REQ480122
Application Close Date: 21/04/2024
Interview Date Range: 24/04/2024 – 01/05/2024
Contact Details: Dr Christopher Htun – (02) 97228243 [email protected]

About the Opportunity
The Respiratory Scientist will be responsible for performing a range of respiratory function assessments appropriate for the diagnosis and management of patients with known or suspected respiratory disease.
They will also play an active role in the Respiratory Investigation Unit’s quality assurance programs and work collaboratively with other staff, to maintain high standards of patient care and service delivery.

Education on the physiological basis, measurement and interpretation of respiratory function tests will be provided through on-the-job training and mentorship.

Where You’ll Be Working
Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospital is located in the city of Bankstown and is in one of the most multicultural local government areas (LGA) in Australia. This hospital has tertiary affiliations with three universities and offers a range of roles and experiences to employees.

The hospital receives highly diverse presentations in ED as well as having general medical and surgical services and sub-specialty services across the hospital. Working at Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospital is a truly rewarding experience which allows you to make a real difference to the multicultural community.

Being part of the team at Bankstown Lidcombe Hospital means you will be a part of a friendly and enthusiastic group of people where you will be truly valued in your work. Being a smaller hospital, you are seen as part of the wider Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospital Family where you are known to the other staff and your patients.

Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospital is like no other in our district and offers unmatched career development and progression opportunities and the hospital focuses on regular training and upskilling. There are regular occasions for working in more senior role and you will have a great management team who dedicate themselves to providing safe, quality patient care through ensuring they have a cohesive and dynamic team.


VIC, Box Hill - Respiratory Scientist - Casual - Melbourne Interventional Pulmonology - Closes 03.05.24

One of Melbourne’s highly specialized Interventional Pulmonologists has created a comprehensive service for his patients.  Melbourne Interventional Pulmonology Group is interested in an experienced Respiratory Scientist to assist in an outpatient Lung Function Lab, starting leave cover with potential for ongoing part time work.  


MIPG is interested in finding an experienced Respiratory Scientist, to perform testing, initially at 2 days per week (Tuesday and Thursday) from with potential for further testing hours in future. The successful applicant with perform outpatient lung function tests on the latest Ganshorn bodybox and Bosch FeNO equipment. Tests will include; spirometry, exhaled nitric oxide, diffusion capacity, bronchoprovocation challenge (mannitol), CO, Hb, MIPS/MEPS and lung volume measurements.  

In accordance with established laboratory procedures the scientist will be expected to: 

  • Ensure the correct functioning of laboratory equipment by performing the required maintenance and calibration procedures 

  • Perform the requested procedures ensuring measurement accuracy and the highest standards of patient care are achieved 

  • Ensure the safety of patients undergoing testing procedures 

  • Adhere to infection control and universal precautions 

  • Actively participate and contribute to the conduct and development of an effective quality assurance program 

  • Keep abreast of new development in respiratory technology and physiology 

  • Assist in managing the laboratory such as ordering consumables, general office procedures 

  • Maintain records of equipment, consumables and statistics 

Essential criteria: 

  • Applicants must have at a minimum a bachelor degree in clinical measurements, applied science, exercise physiology, medical science or of a similar nature 

  • Experience in the field is essential 

  • Excellent time management skills 

  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to liaise with a variety of people 

  • Proven ability to work as part of a team or independently as required 

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills 

  • High attention to detail 

  • Technologically competent 

  • Experience using Ganshorn and Bosch equipment is desirable, but training can be provided. 

Job Type: Casual 

Salary: Award + 10% 

Work Eligibility: 

  • The candidate can work permanently with no restriction on hours (Required). 

  • Working With Children Check  

Your application, CV and any questions in regards to the position can be directed to [email protected] .This position will close on the 3rd of May 2024.  

VIC, Bendigo - Respiratory Scientist, Bendigo Medical Specialists, Part time, Closes: 03.05.24

Respiratory Scientist Position Bendigo


Position Description


We are looking to employ a respiratory scientist to assist in the establishment of a new private respiratory laboratory.


To perform spirometry, measurement of plethysmographic lung volumes and gas transfer factor independently. To oversee the calibration and care of equipment and ordering of consumable pieces of equipment. To attend to patients with care and thoroughness. To provide interpretation of results and to maintain the administration of the laboratory.


Position: FTE 0.4-0.6 in Bendigo at a private respiratory laboratory at a specialist medical practice.

Remuneration $35-$40/hr. Enquiries: [email protected]

Bendigo Medical Specialists. 20 Drought St Bendigo. Ph 5441 1768.

VIC, Bendigo - Respiratory Scientist, Bendigo Health. Part-time. Closes 03.05.24

Job description

Position Title: Respiratory Scientist – Specialists Clinics
Classification: RY4 – RZ3
Salary per hour (exc. super): $46.88 – $61.48
Hours per fortnight: 32.00
Employment Status: Part Time, Ongoing
Other requirements: COVID-19 Vaccination (3 doses)


Bendigo Hospital is a regional centre providing both inpatient and outpatient specialist respiratory services for the Loddon Mallee Region. This position is integral to the continuing development of the Lung Function Laboratory and its services, which is currently in the process of working towards TSANZ Accreditation. The position incorporates both clinical and managerial responsibilities, including the efficient and accurate performance of routine and complex respiratory function tests, stock maintenance and billing, lung function reporting, and staff training and education. You will ensure that all testing meets accreditation standards, and that quality assurance and calibration processes are comprehensively completed. This role requires someone who is resourceful, flexible, enjoys teamwork and has the ability to take the initiative. You will have excellent communication skills and high standards of clinical practice.


For more information or to apply,