Anatomical Pathologist - Consultant - New Zealand

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A consultant anatomical pathologist position is available in a regional hospital in the north island of New Zealand. The Anatomical Pathology Laboratory provides histology and non-gynaecological cytology services for a province with a population of around 180,000.

Despite its relatively small size, the pathology seen is remarkable with a wide variety of specimens from community medical services and the regional primary and secondary level hospitals. The team of Anatomical Pathologists process approximately 20,000 cases per year with support from an external laboratory, accommodating the peaks in workload.  Specimens are mostly fixed, but some frozen sections are processed each day. Cut-up requirements are usually minimal as scientists generally support this role. Routine immunohistochemistry is available on-site.  The hospital has a state of the art mortuary which performs, on average, 140 non-suspicious Coronial autopsies and 2 hospital autopsies per year.

The vibrant dedicated technical and support staff and engaging relationships shared with clinical colleagues make for an exceptional work environment. A generous CME allowance facilitates on-going training.

This permanent full time position would suit either new fellows, with appropriate qualifications, or experienced pathologists. The histopathology role is weekdays only but there is opportunity to supplement this on the coronial post-mortem roster.

The province boasts a subtropical climate and some of the most scenic and exciting coastal areas in New Zealand.  There are opportunities for outdoor activities, including surfing, diving, fishing, hiking and biking. On-site, there is a well-equipped staff gym and an open-air pool. Whangarei itself has all the convenient amenities of a modern, small city but the Auckland metropolis is only two hour's drive away for those special weekend activities.

If you are an Anatomical Pathologist, who is a well-rounded team player and you want to make a difference to the population you serve, this is the opportunity you have been waiting for! You must, however, be eligible to gain either locum tenens and /or vocational registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand.


  • Qualifications: Fellowship of Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia (FRCPA) or equivalent qualification recognised by the Medical Council of New Zealand.
  • License: Vocational Registration or Eligibility for Vocational Registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand
  • Language: fluent English (IELTS Academic Module 7.5 average for non native speakers)

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