Technical Specialist: Mycobacteria Reference and PC3 Lab – Microbiology
Auckland District Health Board
Auckland City Hospital, Grafton
24d ago
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  • About us :

    LabPLUS is an IANZ ISO15189 accredited medical laboratory and is one of New Zealand's premier laboratories. 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 www.

    labplus.co.nz for more information.

    About the department :

    The Microbiology Department within LabPLUS provides a wide range of services including sexual health screening, enteric pathogens, to multiple resistant organisms.

    We are also the national reference centre for Mycology, Anaerobes, and molecular typing Mycobacteria. Our Microbiologists provide advice about interpretation of microbiology results, treatment of infections and infection control issues.

    We also work in close liaison with the infectious disease clinicians and the Infection Control service at Auckland City Hospital.

    The Mycobacterial Laboratory under the Microbiology Department in LabPLUS is housed in the new state-of-the-art PC3 facility.

    This facility routinely offers primary processing of clinical specimens for mycobacterial culture, identification of isolates, TB first and second line drug susceptibility testing (DST) as well as susceptibility testing for rapid growing mycobacterium The TB reference lab also collaborates with United Nations Development Programme in its initiative to provide access to external quality assessment to Pacific Island countries and territories.

    About the position :

    We are seeking a Technical Specialist for the Mycobacteria Reference and PC3 Lab within our Microbiology Department. The primary role of this position involves day to day responsibility for the general operational / maintenance oversight of the PC3 facility and technical knowledge and experience of all mycobacterial techniques.

    This is a permanent full time position works 40 hours per week Monday to Friday.

    About you :

    Our successful candidate will have strong leadership skills with the ability to introduce new initiatives. You will have effective communication skills to interact with the clinicians and the other stakeholders.

    Previous experience of mycobacterial culture techniques and a working knowledge of containment principles especially correct use of primary (Biohazard safety cabinets) and secondary containment like PC2 / PC3 laboratories as well as molecular experience is desirable but not a requirement.

    Experience in a diagnostic Microbiology laboratory service is preferred.

    To be considered for this role, you must be registered as a Medical Laboratory Scientist with the Medical Sciences Council with a current annual practicing certificate.

    Overseas candidates with relevant qualification and experience will also be considered, if they are eligible for registration and willing to move to New Zealand.

    Please visit Immigration New Zealand website to explore your visa options.

    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 .

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