Haematopathologist Consultant - New Zealand

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    New Zealand

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    over 3 years ago

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A Consultant Haematopathologist 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 successful applicant will be part of a friendly pathology team providing a high level of service.  You will develop strong working relationships with the oncology team which includes two oncology haematologists. 

The successful applicant should have comprehensive experience and training in diagnostic and consultative haematology services.  You will be proficient in performing and reporting bone marrow biopsies; and you will have a sound knowledge in transfusion medicine.  Participation in the after-hours on call roster is required.

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:

  • The Specialist Laboratory Haematopathologist provides   comprehensive diagnostic and consultative haematologist services to clinical staff, including oversight of venesection clinics.
  • Participation in the provision of bone marrow biopsy service including performing and reporting bone marrow biopsies.
  • Provides comprehensive advisory services in transfusion medicine, in collaboration with the New Zealand Blood Service.
  • Participation in the on-call after hours and weekend roster for the department.
  • Visit regional laboratories when required to provide clinical oversight.
  • 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
  • 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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