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Specialist - Microbiologist 

Where you’ll be working: Hamilton 

The details: Permanent full-time, 80 hours per fortnight (1.0 FTE), rostered

A permanent full time position has become available for a Specialist Microbiologist to join our enthusiastic and friendly team at our Laboratory. Depending on the applicant’s background, there may be the opportunity to blend this position with another interest such as infectious diseases.

If you think this position is a good fit for you and you would be a good fit for our department, we would love to hear from you.

About the service:

The Pathology service provides an extensive range of diagnostic testing across five laboratory sites in the Waikato region and processes referred specialist testing for the wider region.

The laboratory provides almost complete microbiology services in bacteriology, mycology, antimicrobial susceptibility, mycobacterial culture and DST, infectious disease serology including high volume work and conditions rare in New Zealand, molecular diagnostics, viral and bacterial, both high volume and specialist testing. Day to day, we work closely with Public Health, Paediatrics, Adult Infectious Diseases and Infection Prevention and Control teams.

About the role:

The successful applicant will be based in Hamilton, working in partnership with our other full time Microbiologist and in collaboration with the Infectious Disease team and Infection Prevention and Control team to provide clinical microbiology support across the DHB.

While both clinical microbiologists will cover all areas, it is expected that the new appointee may focus on particular areas within the role depending on their interest and expertise.

Required skills & experience:

Applicants must hold a Fellowship of the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia (FRCPA) or an equivalent qualification and be eligible for vocational registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ).

Why us:

We are one of the largest of 20 DHBs in New Zealand.

We plan, fund and provide health and disability support services to a population of more than 400,000. We run five hospitals across the district – a tertiary hospital in Hamilton, a secondary hospital in Thames, and three rural hospitals in Te Kuiti, Taumarunui, and Tokoroa. Waikato Hospital in Hamilton is one of New Zealand’s largest tertiary, teaching hospitals with over 600 inpatient beds and 22 operating theatres. Clinical specialities include Women’s and Children Services, Cardiology / Cardiothoracic Surgery, Oncology and Haematology, Surgical services, and Mental Health and Addiction.

The Hospital is the Midland regional referral centre for multiple specialties including trauma surgery, oncology, and neurology.

We are a values based and inclusive organisation that is committed to deliver the best health outcomes for our total population. To do this we are working hard to develop a robust and capable workforce that reflects the population we serve. We strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds with the necessary capability and who share our values to apply and would greatly value seeing more applicants from our Māori communities.

If you are interested in this position, please apply online and attach an up to date copy of your CV for consideration. 

For a discussion about this role or
other opportunities contact Alasdair today.

alasdairl@headmedical.com / 0131 357 1848

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