Specialist Haematologist – Pathology

Wellington (NZ)
20 May 2019
17 Jun 2019

Waikato Hospital and Pathlab Waikato are looking for an experienced and energetic laboratory Haematologist to join our experienced and friendly team currently providing laboratory services to the Waikato and surrounding regions. This is a new position that has been created and the successful applicant will divide their time equally between both sites. The successful applicant will be able to work closely with the current laboratory haematologist at Waikato Hospital and expand testing in areas of growing need such as haemoglobinopathies.

Waikato DHB Laboratory operates over 5 sites, performing a wide scale of testing and processing over 8 million tests per year. The main laboratory is situated at Waikato Hospital in Hamilton which is a 600-bed tertiary referral centre in Hamilton, serving 750,000 people across the upper middle of New
Zealand’s North Island. The haematology department of 9 haematologists provides services in haematologic malignancies (including acute leukaemia, high-grade lymphoma and autologous transplantation), general and obstetric haematology, haemostasis-thrombosis and laboratory haematology.

Pathlab Waikato is part of the Pathlab Laboratory group which is a privately owned laboratory but  a government funded company, providing laboratory services to the communities of the Waikato, Bay of Plenty and Lakes regions. Pathlab Waikato is a purpose built, highly automated laboratory which is the hub of the Haematology, Routine Biochemistry and Immunology services. There are 4 other Pathlab sites servicing hospitals in Tauranga, Whakatane, Rotorua  and Taupo. The role of Laboratory Haematologist will involve advice on laboratory investigations to GPs and Specialists within the private and public sector, as well as carrying out laboratory work, e.g. reporting marrow samples and providing pathologist oversight across all Pathlab sites. There are private haematology clinics at the Hamilton site, run by the Clinical Haematologists.

Laboratory services include 10 colour flow cytometry, cytogenetics and molecular diagnostics and provides specialist coagulation testing to the wider midland region.

There may be an opportunity for the successful candidate to run some clinics at either site. There is access to results from either organisation at both sites and there is a very close working relationship between the two organisations.

Applicants will be a haematologist holding or eligible for vocational registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand (FRCPA, or  equivalent) in Pathology. Registration in Internal Medicine (FRACP) also would be considered an advantage.

Hamilton is New Zealand’s largest inland city, lying in the heart of Waikato dairy country and astride the mighty Waikato River. Hamilton is home to 2 universities, the Chiefs Super Rugby franchise, award winning gardens and international hot air balloon festival. Iconic attractions such as Hobbiton, Waitomo Caves, the surf beach at Raglan, Lakes Rotorua and Taupo plus ski fields are reasonably close by.

There are numerous opportunities for walking and cycling. The Waikato region is undergoing a period of rapid growth based on its central position and proximity to Auckland. This is leading to rapid development of road and rail infrastructure with numerous new housing developments and economic
growth and opportunity in a diverse range of commerce, industry and farming.

Informal enquiries are very welcome by contacting Dr Helen Moore, haematopathologist (helen.moore@waikatodhb.health.nz).

Please apply directly online, by clicking the APPLY button.

Closing date: Open until filled