Technical and Laboratory Officer, Nursing and Midwifery

Coffs Harbour, Australia
The remuneration package for this permanent position is up to $96,257 per annum
01 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
20 Mar 2023
Contract Type
Part Time
  • Part-time (80% fractional), continuing position
  • Salary up to $82,271 (80%) per annum plus 17% super
  • Located in Coffs Harbour, primarily working in Nursing/Midwifery undergraduate labs.

About us

Southern Cross University is a values-led, young, dynamic and rising institution of excellence committed to transforming tomorrow. Our game changing new education model brings a deeper learning experience, improving individual student outcomes, quality of life and a better way to learn.

Southern Cross University’s new 2030 strategy is founded on our people and our purpose to change lives through revolutionary learning and research with real impact. Learn more about our purpose, values and strategy by clicking here.

Working at Southern Cross University combines a rare combination of being surrounded by ambitious students, amazing and dedicated colleagues and an environment of stunning natural beauty. We are leaders in our communities in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales, Coffs Harbour and the Gold Coast and pride ourselves on helping shape a better tomorrow.

About the opportunity

The Faculty of Health provides an exciting and innovative learning environment working with individuals, families and communities in order to meet their health needs and requirements. The Faculty is distinctive for its multidisciplinary understanding of client care, commitment to the prevention of disease and promotion of healthy lifestyles and working with Indigenous colleagues to develop culturally appropriate models of care.

The Faculty offers fields of study across a broad range of health-related professions including nursing, midwifery, social work, social welfare, biomedical science, clinical exercise physiology, diabetes education and management, occupational therapy, osteopathy, pedorthics, podiatry, psychology, speech pathology, counselling and sport and exercise science.

The Technical Officer role is part of a flexible team in the Faculty’s Technical and Laboratory Services group providing technical support for students, academic staff, researchers and clinicians. In addition to preparing Nursing and Midwifery labs, you will be adaptable and able to support the delivery of Anatomy/Physiology, Sports and Exercise Science, Speech therapy and Occupational therapy. The appointee will work alongside skilled Technical officers and support the efficient and safe delivery of all clinical health labs, whilst maintaining the highest standards of service to students and staff.

About you

We are seeking applications from individuals with a relevant tertiary qualification and at least two years’ experience in a nursing/midwifery technical officer role or equivalent nursing and/or midwifery industry experience. You will be practical, flexible, and have a proactive approach to your work, welcoming new learning and problem-solving opportunities. A commitment to laboratory WHS regulations, time-management and communication skills, and strong team work are essential.

You will draw on your clinical and/or technical knowledge and expertise in the use and maintenance of clinical equipment to prepare, maintain and improve realistic simulated learning environments for Nursing and Midwifery labs. Experience operating and maintaining high and low fidelity simulation mannequins, electronic and software applications is desirable.

Special work requirements include providing evidence of current Hepatitis B vaccination and Senior First Aid and Resuscitation certification.

The University’s values are integrity and collegiality. Alignment with these values, along with the ability to actively contribute to the success of a team, are inherent requirements of the role.

Salary and benefits

Our staff benefit from flexible work arrangements, including hybrid work models, generous parental and carer’s leave provisions, wellbeing initiatives, employee assistance programs and professional learning opportunities. This position is:

  • Part-time, 0.8 FTE, continuing role
  • Located our growing Coffs Harbour campus, offering the very best of an Australian coastal lifestyle, proximity to world class beaches and regional facilities.
  • The remuneration package for this permanent position is up to $96,257 per annum (inclusive of base salary $73,987 - $82,271 per annum and 17% employer's contribution to superannuation)

Find out more about working at SCU by visiting Why Work at SCU.

Application requirements

Applicants must apply online and provide responses to the selection criteria in the position description by the closing date. Information to support you prepare your application is available on our website. If you experience difficulties applying online or need reasonable adjustments at any point in the application or interview process, please let us know by contacting

Job applicants must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen, Australian permanent resident or currently hold a visa with ongoing work rights in Australia. Employer visa sponsorship is not available for this position

Further information

Additional information is available in the position description or by contacting:

Name: Fiona Lotherington, Technical and Laboratory Team Leader

Phone: 02 66269222


Closing Date: 11:59 pm Monday 20th March 2023 and must be submitted through the online portal.

Southern Cross University is committed to diversity and social inclusion and aim to ensure equality in the recruitment of our staff. Applications are supported and encouraged from those that bring diversity to the University.

Together, we are Transforming Tomorrow.