Anatomical Pathologist Consultant - New Zealand

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    New Zealand

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    almost 2 years ago

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Our client has a vacancy for two consultant anatomical pathologists for  full-time roles commencing this year.

Key Facts

  • Public sector employer
  • Full time, permanent role
  • Secondary care service with tertiary care at university referral hospital 90 minutes away by road
  • Vocational registration or locum tenens registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand required
  • FRANZCpath or equivalent essential
  • Histopathology scope of practice

The Role

This permanent, full time position would suit either new fellows, with appropriate qualifications, or experienced pathologists. The histopathology role is weekdays. 

The Anatomical Pathology Laboratory in provides histology and non-gynae cytology services for the province, with a population of around 180,000.

Despite the relatively small size, the pathology seen in the laboratory is remarkable. The laboratory receives a wide variety of specimens from both the community and the 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.  There is 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 the clinical colleagues make for an exceptional work environment. A generous CME allowance facilitates on-going training.

The histopathology role is weekdays only but there is opportunity to supplement this on the coronial post-mortem roster.

The Hospital

The role is based in a region of the North Island of New Zealand with 4 hospitals covering an extensive area of territory. The largest hospital is a regional base hospital with 350 + beds providing secondary care services including 24/7 emergency department, medical and surgical specialties, ICU, ENT, O&G, Paediatrics and Psychiatry.  The three smaller hospitals provide basic primary and secondary care. The population has complex health needs.

The Location

The successful applicant will be living in a beautiful part of New Zealand with warm summers, mild winters and lots of opportunities for outdoor activities on land and at sea just two hours' drive from Auckland, with regular flights to and from Auckland Airport.

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