Clinical Scientist at Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand Te Toka Tumai Auckland, Auckland
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
- New Zealand’s leading hospital laboratory
- Collaborative and supportive work environment
- Multiple positions
Ko wai mātou | Our Organisation
We are Te Whatu Ora Te Toka Tumai Auckland. We provide health and disability services to more than half a million people living in central Auckland, regional services for Northland and greater Auckland, and specialist national services for the whole of New Zealand. Our main sites are Auckland City Hospital, Greenlane Clinical Centre and Starship Children’s Hospital, located in central Auckland.
We are part of Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand, the overarching organisation for New Zealand’s national health service. Te Whatu Ora leads the day-to-day running of the health system, with functions delivered at local, district, regional and national levels.
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 www.labplus.co.nz for more information.
The Diagnostic Genetics laboratory provides a comprehensive service using both cytogenetic and molecular genetic techniques enabling us to resolve clinical diagnoses with a genetic component. We analyse pre- and post-natal samples, providing diagnostic and predictive testing for inherited genetic disorders. We also provide a wide range of tests for acquired disorders (cancers) to enable diagnosis, prognosis and treatment related decisions to be made. We work closely with multiple different laboratory and clinical services to provide the best possible genetic service for our patients. Visit our website www.labplus.co.nz for more information.
Te whiwhinga mahi | The Opportunity
In response to service growth this is a newly created role and is a senior position within the laboratory structure. The successful candidate will be expected to provide technical and clinical support to different sections of the Diagnostic Genetics department and have experience in both cytogenetic and molecular analyses.
As a Clinical Scientist you will use your high level of clinical and laboratory expertise to ensure expert, specialist service delivery and development. You will provide advice on result interpretation and troubleshooting as well as playing a key role in laboratory service provision, development and staff training.
You will work in close collaboration with Medical Laboratory Scientists as well as the Clinical and Operational and be involved in the strategic planning and business development of the department.
Nga Pūkenga Motuhake | Important Skills
To be successful in this role you will have the following skills and attributes:
- A commitment to biculturalism
- A commitment to achieving equitable outcomes for Māori
- FFSc (RCPA) or FRCPath or FRCPath Part 1 (plus successful completion of UK Clinical Scientist Training Programme).
- Apply the knowledge and skills required of a Clinical Scientist including the analysis, interpretation and reporting of genetic findings in order to provide a reliable and high quality clinical service, with minimum supervision.
- To supply a high level of experience and expertise in genetics including direct clinical liaison with service users where appropriate.
- To liaise with referring centres, clinicians and staff from other laboratories concerning the suitability and appropriateness of tests offered by the department.
- Registered or registrable with the MSCNZ with a current Annual Practicing Certificate
- Evidence of on-going professional and personal development in Cytogenetics
- At least 5 years’ relevant experience in an appropriate diagnostic laboratory
- Clinical liaison experience
- Experience of dealing with telephone enquiries in an informed manner
- Troubleshooting techniques involving instrumentation, software and tests
- Experience developing new methodologies and designing new tests
- Teaching and training experience
- Awareness and understanding of the ISO15189 standards.
- Excellent written and verbal communication with the ability to work well within a team
- Flexibility to suit the service demands with the ability to prioritise and deliver to deadlines.
- Have a passion for excellent service delivery with high quality outputs.
- Working knowledge of computer based systems within the context of a Medical Laboratory.
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”.
He aha ngā painga o tēnei mahi mōu | Why you will enjoy working here
We recognise there is more to life than mahi | work, and we encourage and provide access to all our staff several services and benefits to support themselves whilst they are employed within Te Toka Tumai Auckland.
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Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply
Advertising closes: Monday 3 October at 11:59pm (New Zealand standard time). We expect interviews to take place during October 2022.
Please submit your application online, outlining your experience and motivation to apply to this role.
If you have any queries about accessibility, or technical issues with the online process, please contact Hamish Watson at HamishWats@adhb.govt.nz to discuss how we can best support your application. Please quote vacancy ref # ADHB15077.
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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.
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand Te Toka Tumai Auckland|
|Position type:||Permanent Full time|
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