Anatomical Pathologist | Full Time & Part Time

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Mō mātou | About us

Te Whatu Ora, Health New Zealand, leads the day-to-day running of our health system across New Zealand, with functions delivered at local, district, regional and national levels. It weaves the functions of the 20 former District Health Boards into its regional divisions and district offices, ensuring continuity of services in the health system.

Mō te tūnga | About the role

Canterbury Health Laboratories (CHL) in Christchurch, New Zealand are seeking expressions of interest from qualified Anatomical Pathologists to join our laboratory at Christchurch Hospital. We are seeking either a Full-time permanent role or Permanent Part Time Consultant to join our team of specialists. You will be working alongside twenty other Consultant Anatomical Pathologists, supported by a skilled team of laboratory scientists, administrative support, and seven registrars. The department has an internationally diverse workforce whom have made New Zealand their home. 

The department receives a wide range of specimens from all subspecialty areas, and provides histology and cytology services across Canterbury and the West Coast regions, as well as a tertiary referral service and multidisciplinary team support for the South Island more broadly.

Pathologists have access to a wide range of IHC stains, diagnostic molecular pathology (NGS and FISH), and surface marker flow cytometry techniques within the laboratory. 

The AP Department is based in the University of Otago - School of Medicine and actively supports training of medical students. Some pathologists hold joint academic roles with options to pursue research interests.

Preference will be given to applicants with a broad general pathology background, but an interest in any of the following areas would be viewed favourably: dermatopathology, gastrointestinal pathology, soft tissue, genitourinary pathology, neuropathology, or non-gynaecological cytology. 

Mentoring will be available for a less experienced candidate who wishes to further develop areas of practice at the subspecialty level. Participation will be required within an On-Call service, shared across the consultant team. There is no requirement of this role to complete hospital post-mortems

Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako | Skills & Experience

To apply for this role you will need to be eligible to gain registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand, to find out more please follow this link

About Christchurch | Living in Ōtautahi

Ōtautahi, Christchurch is a great place to live and bring up a family. It is easy to get around with just a short commute from work to home, no matter where you live in the city. We are surrounded by beautiful scenery with ample recreational pursuits on our doorstep. There is a vibrant cultural scene with dining, theatre, music and a host of other entertainment on offer. Schooling and university facilities are excellent. Find out more about our city here.

More details regarding the terms and conditions (including remuneration) of working in the public health system in New Zealand can be found through the link below: 

Our Culture: What matters to us

Ko ngā tāngata, te mātua mahi | Putting people at the heart of all we do 

Health is ultimately all about people. What’s important around here is the way we care for and respect others, the responsibility taken for delivering outcomes, and going about our work with integrity. 

Belonging Here

Being part of the Te Whatu Ora, Health New Zealand, our people enjoy access to, flexible working arrangements and a genuine and ongoing focus on career development.

Te Whatu Ora, Health New Zealand believes that diversity and inclusion is key to ensure we deliver the best care for our diverse population. As an organisation we are inclusive and equal opportunity employer that welcomes and respects everyone.  

Tono ināianei | Apply now

Apply online, or to find out more information, please contact Amy Walker – Recruitment Specialist | Email:

Please note that applications made via an agency will not be considered.

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Permanent, Permanent/Full Time, Permanent/Part Time

Job no: 2243911

Location: Christchurch

Closing Date: Friday, 8 December 2023