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Specialist Laboratory Haematopathologist

Employer Northland DHB
Workplace Whangarei Hospital
Specialty Haematology
Term Permanent
Grading Specialist / Consultant
Hours per week N/A
Commencement date Open
Application closing date Open
Employer Northland DHB Workplace Whangarei Hospital
Specialty Haematology Term Permanent
Grading Specialist / Consultant Commencement date Open
Hours per week N/A Application closing date Open

Job description

Surgical and Support Services
Whangarei Hospital, Northland, New Zealand

Northland District Health Board advocates for affirmative action and actively seeks Māori into our workforce to reflect the community we serve.

Are you a Haematopathologist looking to escape the chaos of the big city?

Northland District Health Board provides healthcare to the northernmost province of New Zealand, with a population of 180 000. Our two person haematopathologist team is based in Whangarei Hospital, the largest hospital in Northland. Whangarei hospital provides secondary care services to the region (including an outpatient haematology/oncology centre) and supports three primary level rural hospitals, located in Kaitaia, Kawakawa, and Dargaville. We also do some community work. Despite our relatively small size, the pathology seen here is remarkable and makes for stimulating work as a pathologist. As a haematopathologist you will be covering both the haematology lab and the blood bank (with support from the NZ Blood Service).

The vibrant, dedicated technical and support staff as well as the engaging relationships shared with our clinical colleagues foster an exceptional work environment. The size of the hospital and regular interdisciplinary meetings allow for a close collegial working environment. A generous CME allowance facilitates on-going training.

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

This permanent 1.0FTE position would suit either new fellows, with appropriate qualifications, or experienced pathologists.

Northland 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 small, modern city, but the Auckland metropolis is only two hour's drive away for those special weekend activities.

Vacancy No: MD19-044

All applications and enquiries should be directed to Tania Vaile, Recruitment Officer - Senior Medical Officers, Northland District Health Board, Private Bag 9742, Whangarei 0148, Northland, New Zealand. Phone: (09) 430 4101 ext 60484, email: or visit our website:

Qualifications required

You would ideally be a fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia (in haematology), and hold, or be eligible to hold Vocational (Specialist) Registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand. You can assess your eligibility by going to go to Registration - Self Assessment.
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Vacancy contact details
Name Tania Vaile
Position Recruitment Officer
Phone (09) 430 4101 ext 60484
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