Section Leader- Molecular Virology COVID Virology and Immunology, LabPLUSat Auckland District Health Board (Central Auckland)
Auckland District Health Board (Central Auckland)
Auckland, NZ
4h ago
source : New Zealand Government Jobs

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Section Leader- Molecular Virology COVID

Virology and Immunology, LabPLUS

  • Fixed term position, 2 years
  • Covid response
  • About the position :

    The COVID testing area is a high workload area where processing, reporting and trouble-shooting of COVID specimens occurs.

    You will primarily be responsible for managing the workflow and staffing within the COVID testing area during early and late shifts Monday to Friday.

    Other duties will include the training of COVID staff, supporting staff and their development, maintaining documentation, organising the COVID roster and liaising with stakeholders.

    You will be expected to contribute towards quality improvements in the area and a focus on service delivery is key requirement for this role.

    You will work closely with the Specimens Services COVID pre-analytical team and routine Molecular Virology analytical processing teams.

    About you :

    If you’re applying for the Section Leader position, you should ideally be a registered Medical Laboratory Scientist with a minimum of 5 years experience in a medical laboratory, you will hold a current Annual Practicing Certificate.

    You will also have relevant experience and skills to perform the tasks outlined above. Experience with leading teams and managing workflows is an advantage.

    This role requires a high level of communication skills, knowledge of analytical processes and the ability to train staff.

    You must have a strong attention to detail with a focus on quality and a can do attitude to work in a fast-paced and busy environment.

    You will lead by example and your values should a line closely to the ADHB values.

    We are a values based and inclusive organisation that is committed to deliver the best health outcomes for our total population.

    To do this we are working hard to develop a robust and capable workforce that reflects the population we serve. We strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds with the necessary capability and who share our values to apply and would greatly value seeing more applicants from our Māori & Pacific communities.

    Our organisation values diversity, inclusivity and empathy. If you do too, apply now and join us to make a positive difference and to do your life’s best work at Auckland DHB .

    For more information about this position, contact Mary Bilkey, Scientific Unit Manager on

    09 307 4949 extension 22709 email :

    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 quoting ref #SL041121 to discuss how we can best support your application

    Closing date is 5 December 2021

    Click here to view details about our recruitment process

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