Anatomical Pathologist Consultant - New Zealand

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A consultant Anatomical Pathologist is sought for a full time role in a regional hospital in New Zealand (north island). . The hospital provides secondary level medical services for a regional population of over 170,000. There are 4,500 general medical admissions per annum with interesting, challenging and fascinating pathology. Ongoing education is encouraged and supported with a generous continuing medical education allowance.  The size of the hospital and regular interdisciplinary meetings allow for a close collegial working environment

The Anatomical Pathology Laboratory provides a Histology and non-gynaecology cytology service for the region, receiving specimens from four hospitals and the community. There is a state of the art mortuary and the department provides medical and coronial post-mortems for the region.

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.

 Key Duties:

  • Participate in routine duties; including macro and microscopic examination and reporting, as determined by the Clinical director and set out in the department roster
  • Commit to obtaining the necessary credentialing to undertake Post-mortem – medical and coronial – examinations
  • provide pathology, consultative and advisory services to clinical staff both formally through pathological meetings and directly with regard to individual cases
  • advise on the appropriateness of performing special pathological investigations with respect to specific clinical problems
  • Adherence to all policies, procedures and guidelines in authorized departmental and organisational manuals
  • Meet current standards of professional practice recommended by the Medical Council of New Zealand the Royal College of Pathologists of Australia (RCPA)
  • Enroll in, and meet the professional development criteria of RCPA
  • maintain personal competency in all areas of work undertaken to meet the requirements of accreditation and statutory bodies such as IANZ, QHNZ and NZMC
  • Contribute to service quality assurance by participating in clinical audits, case reviews and incident review processes
  • Supervise a registrar in training according to the supervision guidelines laid down by the RCPA.
  • Provide teaching to other staff in the course of clinical work and at formal teaching sessions.
  • Include the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi within all aspects of the role and its outcomes
  • Observe and promote safe work practices, rules and instructions relating to work, and be pro-active in hazard management



  • Qualifications: Fellowship of Royal College of Pathologists of Australia (RCPA) - FRCPA or equivalent qualification
  • 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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