Chemical Pathologist

Christchurch, Canterbury (NZ)
$150,000 - $200,000+ NZD per annum
21 Jun 2017
20 Jul 2017
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Canterbury Health Laboratories (CHL) is a public hospital laboratory providing services to the network of hospitals within the Canterbury District Health Board (CDHB) as well as the wider Canterbury and West Coast Health Systems situated in the South Island of New Zealand. We work within the framework of Canterbury District Health Board's vision for an integrated health service to provide aligned healthcare pathways to improve, promote and protect the health of our community.

Canterbury Health Laboratories is a tertiary level facility providing core laboratory services and an extensive range of specialist testing covering a comprehensive range of disorders; we have particular interests in lipid disorders, porphyrias, trace metals, occupational health monitoring, workplace drug testing and maternal serum screening. We have extensive links with other laboratories within New Zealand, being a reference laboratory for many specialist investigations. We also have collaborative partnerships across Australasia and globally.

As a member of the team of Chemical Pathologists you will help shape the strategic direction of the Biochemistry laboratory service, ensuring that patients and referrers are provided with a high quality, professional service. You will also work closely with the experienced scientific staff to ensure appropriate use of the laboratory resource.

Canterbury Health Laboratories has close links with the University of Otago, Christchurch School of Medicine, and the appointee will be expected to contribute to the undergraduate teaching programme. The pursuit of specialist and research interests is encouraged.

We are looking for a Chemical Pathologist with effective interpersonal skills, who is an excellent communicator and is able to provide leadership to proactively drive continuous quality improvement. Participation in an on call roster will also be required.

Applicants must be suitably qualified and eligible for vocational registration in Pathology with the New Zealand Medical Council.

Apply online by clicking on the apply button, or to find out more information, please contact, Anna Hunter, Recruitment Specialist, email