Announcements

INTERNATIONAL VACANCY: Microbiology Senior Medical Officer, New Zealand

Applications are invited from Consultant Microbiologists for appointment to this full-time position. Registration with the New Zealand Medical Council and fellowship with the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia are a pre-requisite.

The Organisation and the Team

Canterbury Health Laboratories (CHL) is a public hospital laboratory providing services to the network of hospitals within the Canterbury District Health Board (CDHB) as well as the wider Canterbury and West Coast Health Systems situated in the South Island of New Zealand.

Canterbury Health Laboratories is a tertiary level facility providing core laboratory services and an extensive range of specialist testing covering a comprehensive range of disorders; we have particular interests in lipid disorders, porphyrias, trace metals, occupational health monitoring, workplace drug testing and maternal serum screening. We have extensive links with other laboratories within New Zealand and collaborative partnerships across Australasia and globally, being a reference laboratory for many specialist investigations.

The Role

Canterbury Health Laboratories (CHL) is the leading medical diagnostic reference laboratory in Christchurch, New Zealand with laboratory links and collaborative partners throughout New Zealand and the World.

Operating from well equipped, modern facilities opposite Christchurch Hospital, CHL provides the environment for a comprehensive laboratory and tertiary referral centre. CHL has a long-standing history of collaborating with national and international epidemiological research studies and is leading New Zealand in adopting novel technologies. The early adoption of a MALDI-TOF and sequence based diagnostic methods, including Next Generation Sequencing, has opened state-of the art diagnostic services for the hospital as well as the community. CHL provides a level 6 tertiary care laboratory service for CDHB's hospitals, selected laboratory services to general practice, and performs reference tests for all medical diagnostic laboratories within New Zealand.

As a tertiary hospital laboratory, a substantial range of routine laboratory tests and an expanding set of specialised tests are performed. The Microbiology service provides specialist testing, information and result interpretation related to infectious disease diagnostic and surveillance and assists with managing communicable diseases outbreaks. The department has close links with several medical specialties, in particular Infectious Diseases, Sexual Health and Infection Prevention and Control.

CHL Microbiology has the Ministry of Health contract as the National Measles and Rubella Reference Laboratory and through this has strong links with the World Health Organisation. CHL was the first human diagnostic laboratory in NZ to have a fully operational PC3 (Physical Containment level 3) facility.

Specialist areas in microbiology include bacteriology, mycology, parasitology, virology, serology, and infection control. Molecular methods form a large part of the diagnostic strategy CHL employs. These integrated services are provided by experienced and highly qualified staff.

The Microbiology Unit at Canterbury Health Laboratories, CDHB, currently employs four Consultants and two registrars (in training positions), and provides an extensive, state of the art service to the local hospitals and community. The department has a strong academic link with the University of Otago, and the opportunity exists for a senior clinical lecturer appointment with the main focus on teaching medical students. There will be an opportunity to engage in approved research initiatives and the laboratory has a proud tradition and international reputation in applied research. The Consultant Microbiologist is also expected to provide clinical input into a number of the smaller medical laboratories throughout NZ.

For more clinical information on this position, please contact Dr Joshua Freeman, Clinical Director of Microbiology

Email: joshua.freeman@cdhb.health.nz
Phone: 03 364 0347

Or for advice on the application procedure please contact John Ray Recruitment Specialist, People and Capability Service

Email: john.ray@cdhb.govt.nz

Applications are only accepted online, so please visit their website at: 

https://cdhb.careercentre.net.nz/Job/Microbiology-Senior-Medical-Officer/Christchurch/13884

INTERNATIONAL VACANCY: Genetic Pathologist, New Zealand

 

The Organisation and the Team

Canterbury Health Laboratories (CHL) is a public hospital laboratory providing services to the network of hospitals within the Canterbury District Health Board (CDHB) as well as the wider Canterbury and West Coast Health Systems situated in the South Island of New Zealand.

Canterbury Health Laboratories is a tertiary level facility providing core Laboratory services and a comprehensive range of specialist testing covering an extensive range of disorders. The genetics Laboratory provides testing for a wide range of prenatal, constitutional and somatic disorders, using classical cytogenetics techniques, chromosomal microarray, Sanger sequencing, quantitative nucleic acid analysis and massively parallel sequencing. 

The Role

Applications are invited from Genetic Pathologists for appointment to this full-time position. As a pre-requisite, applicants must be medically qualified and eligible for vocational registration in Pathology with the New Zealand Medical Council.

As a member of the Pathologist team you will help shape the strategic direction of the Genetic Laboratory service, ensuring that patients and referrers are provided with a high quality service. You will work closely with the experienced scientific staff to ensure appropriate use of the Laboratory resource.

Canterbury Health Laboratories has close links with the University of Otago, Christchurch School of Medicine, and the appointee will be expected to contribute to the undergraduate teaching programme. The pursuit of specialist and research interests is encouraged.

You will have effective interpersonal skills, be an excellent communicator and be able to provide leadership to proactively drive continuous quality improvement. Reimbursement and allowance package will be based on experience and in-line with the National Collective Agreement for Senior Medical Officers.

For advice on the application procedure please contact Tracey Sutherland

Email: Tracey.Sutherland@cdhb.health.nz

Applications are only accepted online, so please visit their website at: 

https://cdhb.careercentre.net.nz/job/genetic-pathologist/christchurch/14055

New International Appointments

The International team is constantly expanding and we now have a well-established network of 28 Country Advisors across the College’s six international regions. The College has recently appointed two new Country Advisors for Ukraine, Dr Mark Howard and Dr Olga Wise as well as a Country Advisor for Grenada, Dr Shivayogi Bhusnurmath. You can read more about each of them on our Who's Who page.  

First International Pathology Summer School in Cairo

The Royal College of Pathologists teamed up with the Armed Forces College of Medicine (AFCM) and Egyptian Committee for Pathology Training (ECPT) to deliver its first ever International Pathology Summer School. 
 
For further information about this two-day immersion programme please visit the following page.
 

Country Advisors

Can't find a Country Advisor for your region?

The College is inviting expressions of interest from Fellows and Members who would like to work alongside its International Advisors as Country Advisors.

If you would like to be considered for the role, please contact the International department in the first instance.