Technical Specialist – Biochemical Genetics, Specialist Chemical Pathology, LabPLUS
Counties Manukau Health
Manukau, Auckland, New Zealand
12d ago
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  • LabPLUS is the laboratory service of Auckland District Health Board, providing a specialist diagnostic service to Auckland City Hospital, Starship Children’s Hospital and GreenLane Clinical Centre.

    LabPLUS is also a major referral laboratory for specialised laboratory tests originating from hospitals and community laboratories throughout New Zealand and the Pacific islands.

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    The department runs a highly specialised service for inborn errors of metabolism and biochemical genetics and there are close ties with the Clinical Metabolic Service.

    A Technical Specialist is required to oversee testing in the area (routine running and trouble-shooting of existing assays), train staff, set up new methods, manage documentation and assist with ensuring IANZ accreditation requirements are fulfilled.

    Applicants will need to have recent demonstrable skills in both automated and manual methodologies. Experience with gas chromatography, tandem mass spectrometry and UPLC would be advantageous along with an understanding of biochemical pathways.

    Attention to detail, accuracy, computer skills and excellent time management are a pre-requisite. The role is part of a small team and the ability to work closely with others is essential.

    Familiarity with the ISO15189 standard and an understanding of process improvement is also required in order to lead quality initiatives.

    A current annual practicing certificate and registration with the Medical Sciences Council of New Zealand is essential.

    The position is full time working rostered shifts from Monday-Sunday.

    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 further information please contact Colleen Harvey, Technical Head on phone 307 4949 ext 22050 or email colleenh adhb. or Santosh Parab, Recruitment Consultant at SantoshP

    Apply online at and quote job reference number CEN08250 to attach your CV and covering letter.

    Auckland DHB is committed to the application of the Vulnerable Children Act 2014 and its intent to improve the safety of all children.

    This position is not a Children’s Worker as defined by the Act.

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    This position is NOT a children's worker under the Vulnerable Children Act

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