Medical Laboratory Preanalytical Technician and Phlebotomy Opportunities

  • Various fixed term and casual opportunities working within the largest medical laboratory in the South Island
  • Join our experienced team of laboratory professionals and grow your skills within our busy diagnostic facility!
  • Familiarity with laboratory processes and experience in a similar role is essential


Our Purpose: Why we do it

When you work with the Canterbury District Health Board, you’re part of something very special. We plan, fund and deliver health services to the almost 600,000 people that live in the Canterbury region. Our primary goal is to put people at the heart of everything we do.


The Team: What we do

Canterbury Health Laboratories (CHL) is a busy diagnostic facility providing services to in-patients and outpatients at Canterbury DHB Hospitals within Christchurch. You’ll be working for the largest medical laboratory in the South Island which is also a major secondary/tertiary referral centre with a varied and challenging case load.  We have a modern and well-equipped lab including a good range of specialist equipment.

We have various fixed-term, part-time opportunities (20hrs per week) until approximately October 2020 for Medical Laboratory Preanalytical Technicians (MLPATs) and Phlebotomists to join our Specimen Services and Blood Test Centre! We are also looking for casual team members who are flexible and able to support our team during busy periods and covering staff leave. Please clearly indicate in your cover letter which position(s) you would like to be considered for.

Although an MLPAT is preferable, we are open to considering applications for a Laboratory Assistant.

Position Descriptions for Phlebotomists and Laboratory Assistants is available upon request.


The Role: Where you fit in

In this role, you will be responsible for:

  • Providing a high-quality service to clients;
  • Collecting blood samples from inpatients and outpatients within the service;
  • Registering samples into the Delphic LIS, and carrying out processes required for the pre-analytical processing of samples;
  • Interpretation and input of request forms;
  • Checking of data for accuracy and information;
  • Answering telephone enquiries in our Lab line call centre.

Your skills will include:

  • Excellent interpersonal and organisational skills;
  • The ability to contribute to and improve personal and team performance;
  • Data entry experience, competent level computer skills is preferable;
  • Familiarity with laboratory processes and experience in a similar role.


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: Becoming part of our story

Being part of the Canterbury District Health Board, you will enjoy a fantastic benefits scheme, the opportunity for flexible working arrangements and ongoing focus on your career development.

If this role has sparked your interest but does not match your skills then please visit our careers website and have a look at our roles that better suit your expertise.


If you are interested in this role please apply directly on our career site here. Please note only applications submitted via our career site will be accepted.

Contact us on for additional information.

Casual, Fixed Term/Contract/Part Time

Job no: PC0767149

Location: Christchurch

Closing Date: Apply Now!