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Chemical Pathologists

Wellington & South Island

Wellington Central

Reference: 5020655

Have you ever wondered how great it would be to walk away from the laboratory at the end of the day and 30 minutes later to be on your surf board riding the waves, or able to spend your weekends hiking or mountain biking in native bush?

For the Pathologists working for Southern Community Laboratories in New Zealand, this is often a reality.

About Us:

Healthscope New Zealand is the largest pathology provider across the country. Our human pathology brands comprise of Labtests, MedLab Hamilton, MedLab South, Northland Pathology and Southern Community Laboratories. We operate 19 laboratories, over 140 collection centres and offer over 300 tests and diagnostic services.

Southern Community Laboratories is the sole provider of pathology services to primary care and the hospital sector for the majority of the South Island. We have laboratories based in Dunedin, Christchurch, and Wellington. In Dunedin and Wellington we are the sole primary care and hospital provider of pathology services. In Christchurch we are part of the Alliance and provide primary care pathology services.

About the Role:

Southern Community Laboratories is seeking applications from Chemical Pathologists to fill two positions in its network of Laboratories throughout New Zealand.

One role is domiciled in Wellington, the second role will be South Island based in either Christchurch or Dunedin. For the individual appointed in Dunedin, there may be an opportunity to negotiate a part-time appointment with the University of Otago's Department of Pathology.

The Chemical Pathologists' provide clinical leadership for a wide-range of testing. The roles includes laboratory leadership and directing of testing, review and validation of methods, oversight of result reporting, liaison with referring practitioners, review of internal quality control and external quality assurance schemes, and under- and post-graduate education. There will be a requirement to participate in an out-of-hours roster.

In order to practise in New Zealand you will be a medical practitioner, registered or eligible for registration with the New Zealand Medical Council, and a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia, or be eligible for Fellowship within six months. You will need to be highly motivated, able to develop strong working relationships with laboratory staff and clinicians, and capable of working with a supportive and dynamic team.

Want to hear more?

For a confidential discussion you can reach out to Dr Arlo Upton ( South Island or to Dr Richard Steele ( of Wellington.

Applications Close: 10 Apr 2020