Technical Lead - Laboratory Information Services

Technical Lead

·  Fixed Term position 12 months

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

The Laboratory Information Systems (LIS) team is a specialist ICT department within Canterbury Health Laboratories (CHL). CHL is the leading medical diagnostic reference laboratory in New Zealand and the LIS team plays an essential role in supporting the Laboratory Information Systems (LIMs) required by the laboratory.

The LIS team provides these services to Canterbury District Health Board and a number of public sector laboratories across the country requiring team members to work closely together and liaise with both internal and external clients.

The Role: Where you fit in

CHL has a programme of significant strategic projects across many aspects of the Laboratory Information System. This role will ensure a level of service excellence and reliability across these solutions and projects. The successful candidate will be an active member of the CHL LIS team working with the project team(s) on technical change, highlighting technical requirements and challenges.

Key tasks will include responsibility for providing and supporting evaluation and documentation of systems technical solutions to enable project implementation and operational support. Applicants should have experience in IT Infrastructure and Networking Operations and System administration and programming. Being a ‘jack of all trades’ ideally with experience across the spectrum of Unix tooling, Linux, Python, .Net would be an advantage.

A tertiary or Industry level qualification in Business, Science, Information Services, Engineering, Laboratory or related field is preferable.

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! 


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




Fixed Term/Contract/Full Time

Job no: PC0351983

Location: Christchurch

Closing Date: Closes 23/7/2019 - Apply Now!