Medical Laboratory Scientist, Molecular Hematology (LabPlus)
Auckland DHB
Auckland, NZ
3d ago

Medical Laboratory Scientist, Molecular Hematology (LabPlus)

  • New Zealand’s leading hospital laboratory
  • Full time permanent role
  • Based in Auckland City Hospital
  • We are looking for an experienced and motivated Medical Laboratory Scientist to join our Molecular Haematology team. This is an excellent opportunity to work with NZ’s largest and highly specialised hospital based laboratory service.

    Ko wai mātou Our Organisation

    At Te Toka Tumai Auckland DHB we are committed to upholding Te Tiriti o Waitangi and providing culturally safe care. We value role modelling manaakitanga as demonstrated by Ngāti Whātua in the gifting of their whenua on which our hospitals stand.

    We aspire to having a workforce reflective of the communities we serve and achieving equitable outcomes for all.

    LabPLUS is an IANZ accredited medical laboratory and is one of New Zealand's premier laboratories. LabPLUS are part of the state-owned Auckland District Health Board.

    We offer a comprehensive pathology service for Auckland City Hospital, Starship Children’s Hospital, National Women's Health, and the Greenlane Clinical Centre.

    LabPLUS is also a major referral laboratory for specialised laboratory tests for New Zealand and the Pacific Islands. Visit our website for more information.

    The Diagnostic Genetics laboratory provides a comprehensive service using both cytogenetic and molecular genetics techniques enabling us to resolve clinical diagnoses with a genetic component.

    We analyse pre and post-natal samples, providing predictive testing, and confirmation of a clinical diagnosis in the management of a spectrum of both malignant and inherited disorders.

    The Molecular Haematology team provide testing for a range of DNA and RNA based assays related to malignant disorders such as leukaemia and inherited disorders such as thalassaemia.

    Our portfolio of tests is constantly being upgraded with a view to reducing turnaround times and enhancing our tests to take into account new approaches and international clinical and research data.

    Te whiwhinga mahi The Opportunity

    In this role, you will perform laboratory analyses and associated tasks ensuring delivery of high quality and timely services in line with clinical expectations with an overall emphasis on quality outcomes.

    Although this role is primarily based in the Molecular Haematology section of our department, you may be required to work in any section of the diagnostic genetics laboratory.

    For further information please contact Nikhil Ghallyan, Molecular Haematology section leader on 09 3074949 ext 22006 or email .

    Nga Pūkenga Motuhake Important Skills

    To be successful in this role you will have the following skills and attributes : -

  • Qualified Medical Laboratory Scientist registered with the Medical Sciences Council of NZ and current APC.
  • Previous experience in medical laboratory diagnostics and work experience in a laboratory carrying out molecular diagnostic techniques is essential.
  • A methodical and organised approach to work with a keen focus on accuracy and data quality.
  • Good knowledge of the ISO15189 standards.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication.
  • Flexibility to suit the service demands with the ability to prioritise and deliver to deadlines.
  • Working knowledge of computer based systems within the context of a Medical Laboratory.
  • He aha ngā painga o tēnei mahi mōu Why you will enjoy working here

    Auckland District Health Board (Auckland DHB) is one of the leading healthcare providers in New Zealand offering a wide range of tertiary and quaternary clinical services to a large and diverse population.

    We have state of the art facilities and provide our services from three hospitals Auckland City Hospital, Starship Children’s Health and Greenlane Clinical Centre.

    For more information on what we offer,

    Me pēhea te tuku tono How to apply

    P lease click on the Apply’ tab below and submit your application online attaching your updated CV and Covering Letter. Please submit your application online, outlining your experience and motivation to apply to this role.

    For help with your application please email, Hamish Watson, Recruitment Consultant on quoting ref #ADHB14288

    Closing date is 6 July 2022.

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    This position is a Core Children's worker under the Children's Act & requires full safety checks completed before any new employee starts.

    Job details

    Reference ADHB14288 Posted on 21 / 06 / 2022 Closes on 06 / 07 / 2022 Location Auckland City Hospital Expertise Medical Lab Scientist / Technician

    This position requires any worker to be vaccinated for vaccine preventable diseases including Covid-19

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