Supervising Medical Laboratory Technician

Mō te tūnga | About the role

Te Tai o Poutini West Coast Laboratory is looking for a Supervising Medical Laboratory Technician, for our small but busy core laboratory, to perform routine testing and associated duties as required throughout the laboratory. We are a close-knit friendly team of Scientists and Technicians with a strong quality focus. We are looking for you to bring a ‘can do’ attitude to ensure the efficient and smooth running of laboratory services. 

The laboratory operates between the hours of 07:00 and 18:00 Monday to Friday, and provides on call services over weekends.  This is a full time role, Monday to Friday, working a shift between 07:30 – 1700.

The key objectives and responsibilities are to:

  • Provide sound pre-analytical advice to users of the Laboratory
  • To be conversant with and responsible for the operation and use of the laboratory information system to register patients, input data and access results.
  • Be responsible, together with the Lab Manager, for ensuring that the Phlebotomy service continues to meet IANZ laboratory accreditation requirements as it relates to the quality of staff training, service delivery and the maintenance of appropriate documentation
  • Be responsible for performing a variety of duties in the Laboratory, including basic troubleshooting of tests and equipment relevant to the laboratory’s operation
  • Be responsible for adhering to laboratory quality assurance procedure requirements.
  • Be responsible for the communication of accurate and timely information to the Laboratory Manager.
Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako | Skills and experience


This role requires the following:


  • Registered Pre-analytical Medical Laboratory Technician / Medical Laboratory Technician
  • Able to maintain confidentiality and use discretion.
  • Able to work unsupervised and prioritise workloads.
  • Able to work cooperatively and efficiently to meet deadlines.
  • Possess effective interpersonal skills.
  • Be accountable and reliable.
  • Have the ability to initiate and facilitate open communication with staff.
  • Be client focused and committed to quality outcomes.
  • Be committed to teamwork and have the ability to delegate, consult and build an effective work team.
  • Possess excellent organisation and time management skills.
  • Be culturally sensitive, with an understanding of the Principles and Articles of the Treaty of Waitangi.
Mō mātou | About Us


Ehara taku I toa takitahi engari, he toa takitini

My strength is not the strength of one, it is the strength of many

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

We are committed to honouring Te Tiriti o Waitangi and its principles by ensuring our partnership with Māori are at the forefront of all our conversations. We believe in improving, promoting, and protecting the health and well-being of the West Coast and the Canterbury community.

The culture at Te Tai o Poutini West Coast, is driven by our ā Mātou Uara (Our Value​​​​​​​s):

  • Care and respect for others - Manaaki me te whakaute i te tangata.
  • Integrity in all we do - Hāpai i ā mātou mahi katoa i runga i te pono.
  • Responsibility for outcomes - Te Takohanga i ngā hua
We are unique and like no other in New Zealand with a close-knit community where your work will make a real difference. We will help you grow in rural health with a continued focus on your career development. We continue to break new ground and shape our health system to wrap care around patients in their communities.


This isn’t a job for just anyone, joining us means sharing our goals and values and being dedicated to this community and our team as we seek to become a centre of excellence in rural health care. We offer competitive benefits, flexible working arrangements and a relocation scheme to candidates who will join us in this.

Ngā hua | Benefits of working at Te Tai o Poutini West Coast

When you work at the Te Tai o Poutini West Coast, you are part of a wider whānau that will support you along your journey. We offer great coaching, mentoring and learning outcomes for all staff. We are always improving our facilities across all campuses and have amazing discounts from select retailers, restaurants and businesses. At Te Tai o Poutini West Coast you are part of something greater than yourself and encouraged to be your unique self.

Tono ināianei | Apply Now

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

We have a range of clinical and non-clinical roles at WCDHB and CDHB, there could be a place for you!

Please visit our careers website for other roles and find your ideal fit within the West Coast or Canterbury District Health Board.

The Future of the Health Industry

The role that you are applying for is one that may only be performed by a person who has been vaccinated against Covid-19. It is therefore a condition of this application that you are vaccinated against Covid-19. This vaccination requirement includes gaining Booster Doses required to perform your role under the Health Order. As a person working in the health and disability sector you will come into contact with a large number of people, some of whom may be vulnerable.  Without a vaccine, there is the risk that you may contract Covid-19.  The requirement to be vaccinated is to keep you safe and also to endeavour to protect others against the potential transmission of Covid-19 as a result of you contracting it in the course of your employment.

Nau mai, haere mai, tauti mai!

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Permanent/Full Time

Job no: WC2137216

Location: Greymouth

Closing Date: Apply now !!!