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Breast Pathologist - Consultant or Fellow Opportunity

Employer Canterbury DHB
Workplace Canterbury District Health Board
Specialty Pathology
Term Permanent
Grading Specialist / Consultant
Hours per week 40
Commencement date Open
Application closing date 09 Mar 2019
Employer Canterbury DHB Workplace Canterbury District Health Board
Specialty Pathology Term Permanent
Grading Specialist / Consultant Commencement date Open
Hours per week 40 Application closing date 09 Mar 2019

Job description

Our Purpose: Why we do it

When you work with the Canterbury District Health Board, you're part of something very special. We plan, fund and deliver health services to the almost 600,000 New Zealanders that live in the Canterbury region. Our primary goal is to put people at the heart of everything we do.

The Team: What we do

Pathologists make life changing decisions every day, so maybe it's time to consider making one that will enhance your own career and lifestyle, by joining us here at Canterbury Health Laboratories! Living and working in Christchurch, The Garden City, offers the professional benefits of subspecialty practice in a quaternary public hospital setting, while living in a city that is big enough to have a wide range of cultural and sporting activities yet small enough to have affordable housing, short commuting times and easy access to a beautiful part of the country on our back doorstep. We are now seeking expressions of interest from qualified Pathologists to join our anatomic pathology department.

The Role: Where you fit in

We are looking for a qualified Anatomic Pathologist (FRCPA or equivalent) who has, or is keen to develop, subspecialty expertise in Breast Pathology and is eligible to work in New Zealand. This may take the form of a permanent Consultant position, or a fixed term (12 month) postgraduate Fellowship. In either role you will work with two expert Breast Pathologists, along with the rest of our team of 19 Pathologists and 6 Registrars. Our department, located within Christchurch Hospital, is supported by well-equipped histology and cytology laboratories with an enthusiastic and skilled scientific workforce. We have access to a wide range of ancillary testing including immunohistochemistry, diagnostic molecular pathology and surface marker flow cytometry techniques. Research is actively encouraged, with numerous groups active within both CHL and the University of Otago Christchurch Clinical School of Medicine, and a long-established Tissue Bank. There is no autopsy requirement.

To find out more about our Consultant position, follow this link:

To find out more about our Fellowship position, follow this link:

Our Culture: What matters to us
Ko Te Whatu Manawa Tangata

Putting people at the heart of all we do

Health is ultimately all about people. What's important around here is the way we care for and respect others, the responsibility taken for delivering outcomes, and going about our work with integrity.

Belonging Here: Becoming part of our story

Being part of the Canterbury District Health Board, you will enjoy a fantastic benefits scheme, the opportunity for flexible working arrangements and ongoing focus on your career development.

If this role has sparked your interest but does not match your skills then please visit our careers website and have a look at our roles that better suit your expertise.

Apply online, or to find out more information, please contact Tracey Sutherland (Recruitment Specialist) or Assoc Prof Chris Hemmings (Clinical Director, Anatomic Pathology)

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Applicants will be progressed as they apply, so if this sounds like you, please apply now!
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Vacancy contact details
Name Tracey Sutherland
Phone 03 337 7985
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