Scientist Unit Manager, Molecular/Virology (LabPLUS)at Auckland District Health Board (Central Auckland)
Auckland District Health Board (Central Auckland)
Auckland, NZ
5h ago
source : New Zealand Government Jobs

About the role

In this role you will provide daily management of scientific and technical staff and support an Operations Manager in the delivery of strategic objectives for your Unit.

Reporting to an Operations Manager, the prime focus of your role will be to ensure all materials and resources required are available and appropriate for their department / s.

You will be responsible for quality, compliance and health and safety systems and ensuring that all systems are achieving the required standards.

You will foster an equitable and safe work environment with a culture of continuous improvement and staff wellbeing. This includes ensuring that our people receive the professional mentoring and development to thrive in their careers.

Opportunities will also be present for you to collaborate cross functionally on initiatives as well as drawing upon the Quality and Compliance team and the Scientific and Technical Professional Leader to assist with career pathways discussions.

Risk mitigation and fulfilling the MOH TAT requirement for testing are also key objectives.

About you

  • Strong leadership and people management skills
  • Good ability to read people as you will be required to lead the recruitment of the new staff
  • Proven process improvement skills
  • Experience with procurement
  • Experience of writing business cases is desirable
  • Ability to communicate with external and internal stakeholders
  • Self- motivated and self- managing
  • Flexible and agile
  • Understanding of Molecular processes and technology
  • Ability to develop relationship with suppliers of consumables and equipment
  • Advanced Excel and Word skills
  • This is an opportunity to further career pathway and practice leadership skills , because of the nature of the job being flexible to be available on weekends and after hours as required based on COVID-19 situation.

    About us

    Auckland DHB Pathology and Laboratory Medicine is the most specialised tertiary and quaternary medical referral laboratory in New Zealand.

    It has a history of scientific and clinical excellence and provides local, regional and national services in Anatomical, Clinical and Forensic Pathology as well as services to the Pacific Islands.

    We offer an extensive analytical pathology service in Chemical Pathology, Haematology, Microbiology, Virology and Immunology, National Testing Centre for Newborn Screening, Forensic Pathology, Anatomical Pathology and Diagnostic Genetics.

    We hold a number of contracts for the reference pathology testing for all of New Zealand.

    What we can offer you

    is the largest DHB in New Zealand offering a wide range of tertiary and quaternary clinical services to a large and diverse population.

    Here is what we can offer you :

  • Comprehensive and well-structured orientation programme
  • A fast paced, unique and rewarding work environment that provides a high level of job satisfaction and is always interesting
  • Continuous improvement and development opportunities
  • A great team environment and supportive work culture
  • Discounts at a variety of businesses, free eye test
  • For more information about the role please contact Nadia Al anbuky, Operations Manager, LabPlus at

    To apply please click on the Apply’ tab below and submit your application online attaching your updated CV and Covering Letter.

    If you have any queries about this opportunity or accessibility or technical issues with the online process, please contact Hamish Watson, Recruitment Consultant on hamishwats adhb. quoting ref #ADHB13264A to discuss how we can best support your application

    Closing date is 5 December 2021

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