Operations Manager, Anatomic Pathology Service (APS)
Auckland Health Jobs
Auckland, New Zealand
7d ago
  • Work in NewZealand’s leading anatomic pathology laboratory
  • Opportunity to develop and lead long term strategicplanning
  • Join a well-established leadership team, in acollaborative and supportive environment
  • About us :

    Anatomic Pathology Service (APS)is an IANZ accredited medical laboratory and is the only community anatomicpathology laboratory in Auckland.

    We are part of the state-owned AucklandDistrict Health Board and are located in Mount Wellington. We offer acomprehensive anatomic pathology service for the Auckland Region of 1.

    4 millionpopulation. The service includes processing and reporting all samples, mainlyskins, from general practitioners and all samples originating in Auckland’s privatehospitals and clinics.

    Additionally, APS is the acredited laboratory engaged incervical screening for the National Cervical Screening Program.

    The laboratory is well equippedwith the latest technology and has strong established links with all relevantclinical teams and other laboratories around New Zealand and overseas.

    The department processes over 400histology cases and 450 cervical smears per day (average of 900 paraffin blocks).Our serviceprovides frozen sections to Auckland’s private hospitals, generalpractitioners and Skin Specialists, Immunohistochemistry testing, Directimmunofluorescence testing (DIF), and Trephine sample processing.

    Thedepartment processes work from the Veterinary laboratory and participates in numerousclinical trials.

    Visit our website www.labplus.co.nz for moreinformation about our comprehensive pathology services.

    About the position :

    The purpose of this role is to provide operational and strategicdirection to APS. This position willprovide overall leadership and manage the scientific staff, technology resourceand systems in order to achieve the departments business and operational goals.

    The key responsibilities include :

  • Leading the Anatomical Pathology Department todeliver outstanding operational efficiency, effectiveness and service for itscurrent population
  • Building capability and competency within thedepartment
  • Design and implementation of process improvements,lead and deliver strategic project s
  • Develop relationships across the region and exploreopportunities for multi DHB and private sector collaboration
  • This permanent full time position will be based at our Mt. Wellingtonoffice.

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    About you :

    This position is suited to anexperienced manager with strong leadership skills, and extensive operationalknowledge, who can communicate a vision for the future and inspiring commitmentto the goals of the department and organisation as a whole.

    Ideally you willhave tertiary qualification in health service management or relevant facultyand sound knowledge of NZ health sector.

    Our successfulcandidate will possess a well-developed ability to work professionally with arange of internal and external stakeholders.

    We know you’ll be proactive,highly committed and service driven and be able to meet the demands of afast-paced role with ease.

    You will be surefooted and need to be across thenecessary detail to manage complex issues and agile enough to make the most ofopportunities.

    Your strong evidence of an ability to develop a culture ofinnovation, performance and transparency focused on the customer will beparamount.

    Operational &strategic risks and governance, developing sustainable models of care, implementingbest practices and quality improvement initiatives will be key responsibilitiesof this role, alongside providing operational direction aligned with theAuckland DHB strategic priorities.

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

    To do this weare working hard to develop a robust and capable workforce that reflects thepopulation we serve. We strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds withthe necessary capability and who share our values to apply and would greatlyvalue seeing more applicants from our Māori & Pacific communities.

    Ourorganisation values diversity, inclusivity and empathy. If you do too, applynow and join us to make a positive difference and to do your life’s best workat Auckland DHB .

  • For more informationabout this position, contact Daniel Hunt - General Manager, Pathology andLaboratory Medicine on 021 947 565;
  • Mee Ling Yeong - Clinical Lead AnatomicalPathologyon 021 764622 or Santosh Parab- Recruitment Consultant at email SantoshP adhb.govt.nz.

    If you want to makecontributions to improve the health of our communities and do your life’s bestwork, we would love to hear from you!

    To submit application, click on the link below or visit our Careerswebsite www.careers.adhb.govt.nz and quote job reference number CEN08186 to attach your CV andcovering letter.

    Auckland DHB is committedto the application of the Vulnerable Children Act 2014 and its intent toimprove the safety of all children.

    This position is NOT a Children’s Worker asdefined by the Act.

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

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