Position Details
Reference Number 35683
Position Title Sleep Scientist
Employment Type Permanent Part Time
Location Western Health
Position Summary

About Us

Western Health manages three acute public hospitals: Footscray, Sunshine and Williamstown Hospital. It also operates the Sunbury Day Hospital, Transition Care at Hazeldean and a range of community based services. We care for a culturally diverse population of more than 1 million people. We have 7,000 employees who are driven by our values of ‘Compassion, Accountability, Respect, Excellence and Safety’ (CARES).

Our continued growth has seen the addition of a new purpose built, multi-storey Joan Kirner Women's and Children's at Sunshine Hospital.

About the Role

Sleep Scientist - Grade 1 – Permanent Part Time – Two Positions

50 hours per fortnight and 40 hours per fortnight

This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic Scientist or recent Graduate Scientist to join our Sleep Disorders Unit.

The position, on a rotating roster (Day/Evening/ Night shifts), will involve patient preparation prior to overnight sleep studies, nasal continuous positive airway pressure implementation and titration, overnight study monitoring, and aspects of sleep study analysis. The successful applicant will have a Science degree with related majors, excellent communication skills, work collaborative, demonstrate initiative and confidence when working in a clinical setting. 

The Sleep Disorders Unit at Footscray Hospital is a NATA Accredited Sleep Laboratory, and performs a variety of in-laboratory, home based PSG and treatment studies. We are open Sunday through to Friday night.  

Western Health is continually growing due to being in the growth corridor of Melbourne. Plans are under way with a New Footscray Hospital being built in 2025, where our unit is increasing in size. This means there is a high opportunity to grow professionally within the Sleep Disorders Unit.  

Western Health is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) that offers high quality education and training to its staff. Our values are “Compassion, Accountability, Respect, Excellence and Safety” (CARES).
Western Centre for Health Research and Education provides a range of purpose built, state–of–the–art teaching and research facilities, aimed at professional development and offering innovative, valuable and accredited programs that are evaluated externally.
All successful applicants will be required to undergo a satisfactory Police Record Check, Working with Children Check (as required) and complete an Immunisation Status Assessment prior to commencement.
Western Health encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. 


We offer a wide range of benefits such as:

  • Work-life balance
  • Professional development and career advancement opportunities
  • Salary packaging including novated vehicle leasing
  • Onsite fitness clubs
  • Culturally safe and respectful environment
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Program


At Western Health, we value our employees and provide them the opportunity to grow and develop.  Our teams are friendly and supportive, ensuring we deliver a safe, person-centred and connected patient experience. Western Health is an equal opportunity employer committed to attracting and retaining diversity in our workforce. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Western Health is committed to providing a safe environment for the children and young people who are involved in our services, sites and operations. We follow and abide by all legislative requirements to keep children and young people safe.

All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Police Record Check, an Immunisation status clearance and (if applicable) a Working With Children’s Check.

Western Health do not accept unsolicited resumes/applications from Recruitment Agencies

Selection Criteria
Contact Person Trish lyell
Contact Number 83456124
Contact Email patricia.lyell@wh.org.au
Alternate Contact Person Rachel Bick
Alternate Contact Number 83456124
Closing Date 01/11/2019
Position Description PD New Grade 1 Sleep Scientist 111019.docx
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