Medical Laboratory Technician - Histology

  • 1.0 FTE full time permanent position.
  • Registration, or ability to gain registration with the New Zealand Medical Sciences Council as a Medical Laboratory Technician
  • Excellent communication skills

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 New Zealanders 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

Our Anatomical Pathology Department is looking for a Medical Laboratory Technician with a positive, helpful attitude to join us in our mission of providing a high quality service. 

Part of the Canterbury Health Laboratories and based on the campus of Christchurch Hospital, the Anatomical Pathology Department is made up of a team of Medical Laboratory Scientists, Medical Laboratory Technicians, Path Assistants, Pathologists, and Registrars. 

The Role: Where you fit in

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.

This role is junior/entry level appropriate. 

You will be patient focused and flexible to ensure our team goals are met.  You’ll have an eye for excellence and quality.  You’ll be working with a range of people from various backgrounds so excellent interpersonal skills will be highly valued.  The ability to work independently and under occasional periods of pressure without losing your cool will be important in this role. Please note the lab operates Mon-Fri 7am-6pm, hours of work to be negotiated within these hours. 

Our Culture: What matters to us

Ko Te Whatu Manawa Tangata

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.

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Applicants will be progressed as they apply, so if this sounds like you, please apply now! 

Permanent/Full Time

Job no: 235365

Location: Christchurch

Closing Date: Wednesday, 23 January 2019