Technical Specialist - Immunology at Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand Waikato, Waikato
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
Where you’ll be working: Immunology Department, Waikato Hospital
The details: Permanent, Full time
Salary details: $85,583 to $96,615 - depending on experience
Te whiwhinga mahi | The Opportunity
We're in search of a Technical Specialist in charge of the Immunology Department. We are a small, friendly team of 8, which includes another Technical Specialist in charge of Serology, plus Medical Laboratory Scientists and Technicians who rotate between Immunology and Serology. You will also be supported by senior medical staff and a department manager. The duties are interesting and varied and include performing a wide range of automated and manual testing. This includes autoantibody testing, allergy testing and protein based diagnostics. The current analysers we have in the department are Capillarys, Bio- Flash, Blot Master, Immunocap, Optilite and Hydrasys 2.
You would be expected to self manage the Immunology area:
Keeping methods and documents in DocDb up to date that pertain to your area
Training of other staff as required
Making sure required maintenance is performed on any pieces of equipment in this area
Reviewing the internal QC on the testing performed in this area
Making sure the all external QC is submitted on time and reviewed and investigated if necessary
Liasing with Pathologists
Method development, as required
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(Please note position descriptions can only be viewed on the Te Whatu Ora - Waikato website.)
Mō tātou Ratonga | About our Service
Waikato region Laboratory operates as a 24 hour service, providing high quality diagnostic services that contribute towards the diagnosis, management and monitoring of almost all medical conditions.
The Laboratory is an IANZ accredited facility and performs over 8 million tests a year. Waikato region Laboratory is a key provider of diagnostics for the Waikato area, provides specialist testing for the Midland health region, and also provides specialist testing by referral from other laboratories across New Zealand.
Mōu | About you
Required skills & experience you will need to be considered for this role:
Registration with the NZ Medical Science Council, or be eligible to be registered
Previous work in a medical laboratory and with immunology experience
Good communication skills with other Immunology/Serology staff, and the rest of the laboratory, plus external laboratories and companies
Excellent time management
Be able to self manage
Good troubleshooting skills
Good teaching skills
Ability to develop new methods
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.
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: 30 March 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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