Technical Specialist - Medical Laboratory Scientist - Cytogenetics at Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand Waikato, Waikato
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
Where you’ll be working: Waikato Hospital, Hamilton
The details: Permanent - 80 Hours per fortnight
- Be part of the national transformation in Health
Te whiwhinga mahi | The Opportunity
A rare and exciting opportunity has arisen for a registered Medical Laboratory Scientist to fill a senior position within our Cytogenetics team at Waikato Hospital, Hamilton. This position would suit a scientist with proven cytogenetics experience who is looking to move into a senior role or current leader looking for a change. The applicant chosen will help lead our small, dedicated team alongside our current technical specialist in providing a constitutional and acquired diagnostic genetics service. Waikato Hospital Laboratory services a wide region providing predominantly postnatal, Fluorescence In Situ Hybridisation (FISH/FFPE) and haematological cytogenetic testing.
This fulltime, permanent role requires a scientist who is passionate about growing others through leadership and mentoring. Specialist knowledge of cytogenetics techniques such as peripheral blood and bone marrow karyotyping and FISH is essential. Knowledge of the currently used Metasystems digital analysis system would be an advantage. Opportunities for ongoing development exist and will be supported. With a move to a new, open plan laboratory due to take place in 2023, this is an opportune time to share knowledge and contribute to the upcoming changes.
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Mō tātou Ratonga | About our Service
Working hours are Monday to Friday, preferably 8am to 4.30pm. Occasional out of hours work may be required.
If you have practical experience within a genetics laboratory and are looking for a role that will challenge your knowledge and skills, this is the job for you.
Mōu | About you
Required skills & experience you will need to be considered for this role:
Knowledge and understanding of Te Tiriti o Waitangi
Minimum 5 years’ cytogenetics experience with excellent scientific and technical knowledge
Hold registration or be eligible to register with the Medical Sciences Council of New Zealand (mscouncil.org.nz)
Excellent organisational skills with attention to detail
Be quality focused and committed to providing good patient service
Passionate about innovation and technology
Strong interpersonal skills
A desire to share learning and grow others
Ko wai mātou | Our Organisation
Te iwi Ngakaunui – People at Heart
- Whakamana – Give and earn respect
- Whakaronga – Listen to me; Talk to me
- Mauri Pai – Fair play
- Whakapakari – Growing the good
- Kotahitanga – Stronger together
It is not very often something happens that is big; like, really big. Big to the point that it will touch the lives of every single person in the country. That is what we are talking about here. The provision of Health in Aotearoa New Zealand, and how its run is about to change in a big way.
Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand and Te Aka Whai Ora - Māori Health Authority will together shape the delivery of Health services in Aotearoa New Zealand for generations to come, and will form the core of a modern and integrated service looking after the needs of all our Whānau.
We are dedicated to achieving health equity for Māori and other priority populations. We are a Crown entity and an active partner in Te Tiriti o Waitangi. Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand is guided by Te Tiriti o Waitangi and is committed to upholding the articles.
Here at Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand, Waikato we have a team of 8,000 working across the Waikato where everyone plays a vital role in the care of our patients – directly or non-directly. Our vision is Healthy People. Excellent Care.
Te Whatu Ora, Waikato serves the largest Māori population and third largest Pacific population in Aotearoa New Zealand. Waikato Hospital in Hamilton is one of New Zealand’s largest tertiary, teaching hospitals with over 600 inpatient beds and 22 operating theatres. Clinical specialities include Women’s and Children Services, Cardiology / Cardiothoracic Surgery, Oncology and Haematology, Surgical services, and Mental Health and Addiction. Waikato Hospital is the Midland regional referral centre for multiple specialties including trauma surgery, oncology, and neurology.
We are a values-based and inclusive organisation that is committed to deliver the best health outcomes for our total population. Reflecting the population we serve is an important part of the care we deliver to the community. We strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds with the necessary capability and who share our values to apply. We proactively develop pathways that maximise opportunity for Māori and encourage Māori to apply.
He aha Waikato
Waikato is the fourth largest region in Aotearoa New Zealand and located just south of Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland. It features a wide range of world-class outdoor and cultural experiences. You can surf the world-famous beaches of Whāingaroa Raglan, swim at the beautiful beaches of the Kapanga Coromandel, hike our majestic mountain ranges, tour the Hobbiton shire, experience the magic of the Waitomo glow worm caves, and encounter a vast array of flora and fauna at the remarkable Maungatautari Ecological Reserve.
Waikato is the home of the Kiingitanga and rich in Māori culture. Waikato Hospital sits on whenua gifted by Waikato iwi, situated on the banks of the mighty Waikato Awa, Hamilton is New Zealand’s largest metropolitan inland city. Hamilton’s vibrant city centre and rich cultural mix makes it an ideal place to experience the authentic friendly Kiwi lifestyle.
Learn more about living in the mighty Waikato here
Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply
Please apply directly online, applications are not able to be accepted via email.
For any queries about the role please contact Shivani.Kulkarni@waikatodhb.health.nz
Closing date: 6 April 2023
A national Vaccination Policy which includes COVID19 is under development. In the interim, a Health and Safety Risk Assessment against the requirements of the role will apply to unvaccinated candidates and employees and appropriate risk mitigation (e.g. extra PPE, RAT testing) may be taken as a result. Please note that when a Vaccination Policy is introduced it will apply to this role and need to be supported.
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
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