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Medical Laboratory Technician Pre-Analytical

Specimen Reception - Casual role

Christchurch City

Reference: 4732961

Do you want a career in a medical laboratory?

Canterbury SCL is a part of Healthscope New Zealand and the sole provider of Community Pathology services for the Canterbury region. Canterbury SCL is in a strategic alliance with Canterbury Health Laboratories the sole provider of Public Hospital Laboratory services in the Canterbury region. There is close collaboration between the two organisations.

We currently require a casual Technician or someone willing to be trained to cover annual / sick leave and work as and when required so flexibility to work hours / days that are both planned and unplanned is highly desirable. You will be based at our Canterbury Laboratory which is on Logistics Drive and must be available to work Monday to Friday between 7.30am - 9.00pm.

You will work collaboratively as part of the processing / pre-analytical team receipting, sorting and dispatching medical specimens for the purpose of diagnostic testing. You will also perform data entry tasks to ensure accurate and timely information about requested tests are delivered to the technical departments.

You must have the following attributes to be successful in this role:

  • A minimum typing speed of 40 wpm and the ability to maintain and develop computer skills and keyboard accuracy
  • Knowledge of medical terminology is desirable but not essential
  • Be qualified, or willing to work towards qualification as a Medical Laboratory Technician or Qualified Specimen Service Technician if you have all the required attributes
  • Flexible in hours of work including daytime, weekends and public holidays as required

Applications Close: 21 Jun 2019