Wimmera Health Care Group

COVID-19 PCR Test Collector

Job Description

Job Description

Location: Western Region | Horsham

Job type: Not provided

Organisation: Wimmera Health Care Group

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Community Services, Health and Allied Health, Medical and Nursing, Medical, Nursing

Reference: 4004

COVID-19 PCR Test Collector

Clinical Services – COVID-19 Clinic

Grade/Classification dependent on qualifications & experience


We are seeking applications from motivated individuals to join our team to assist with the pandemic clinical response. This casual position is available for an immediate start and includes working a 7-day rotating roster 9am until 12pm. The successful applicant will assist with the oropharyngeal and bilateral nasal swabbing of consumers being tested for COVID-19 that present through the WHCG COVID-19 Clinic, working under the direction and supervision of a Registered Nurse.

Key Selection Criteria include:


  • Students who have completed their first year of study in the following courses:

o Nursing and/or midwifery students/RUSON/Ms

o Physiotherapy or Speech Pathology students

o Paramedic students

o Medical or Dentistry students


  • Qualified persons in the following areas:

o Dental therapists or dental assistants

o Pathology collector (certificate trained)

o Paramedics or First aid responders (certificate trained)

o Aboriginal Health Workers / practitioners

  • Well developed communication and interpersonal skills

  • Computer literacy

  • Ability to prioritise and work effectively with indirect supervision


  • Previous experience with Infection Control Precautions

  • Understanding of PPE Donning and Doffing techniques

Attractive benefits offered by the organisation include:

  • Salary packaging,

  • Professional development and education programs,

  • Employee Assistance Program,

  • Comprehensive orientation program.

  • Accrued Day Off (full time employees only)

  • Flexible rostering

  • Opportunities for career progression

  • Free parking

This is a great opportunity to work in a diverse clinical environment and join a reputable rural health service dedicated to the provision of quality patient centred care and to meet the needs of the community.

For more information about this position view the Position Description and/or contact the person indicated below. Further information on Wimmera Health Care Group can be found on our website www.whcg.org.au or Facebook page.

Applications must be submitted online via e-recruit by the Closing Date.

Wimmera Health Care Group (WHCG) is committed to equal employment opportunity and promotes the safety, wellbeing and inclusion of all children, including those with a disability.

WHCG encourages applications from people from culturally and / or linguistically diverse backgrounds including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

We aim to provide a safe environment for our staff, patients, residents and clients which includes supporting and responding to disclosures of family violence issues.

Pre-employment checks
: All applicants must be willing to undertake a national police check and Victorian Employee Working with Children check prior to commencement of employment. All appointments are subject to pre-employment checks including immunisation clearance.

Wimmera Health Care Group, proudly part of Grampians Health.

Job Summary

Horsham Location
Full Time Job Type


Wimmera Health Care Group


Email: [email protected] Phone: 03 5381 9080