Pathologists' Assistant, Anatomical Pathology


Wellington Central, New Zealand

Reference: 5890742

We are seeking a qualified Pathologists' Assistant with experience in complex tissue dissection to join our Anatomical Pathology team located in Wellington, New Zealand.

Wellington SCL is part Southern Community Laboratories, a division of Asia Pacific Healthcare Group (APHG) that has provided doctors and patients in New Zealand with pathology services since 1960. We are the largest provider of pathology services in New Zealand and have laboratories throughout the country.

Wellington SCL is a branch of APHG that opened at the end of 2015 and includes a new laboratory based at Wellington Hospital. The Wellington SCL Anatomical Pathology department processes over 36,000 surgical specimens each year and has an active Registrar/Resident Teaching Programme.

The role of Pathologist Assistant involves sample preparation, gross description, dissection of surgical specimens and preparation of tissues for histological processing. The position will also take a lead in teaching Registrars and Scientists cut up techniques and may be called on to assist in post mortems from time to time.

To be successful in this role you will need:

  • To hold American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP) board certification as Pathologists' Assistant or equivalent,
  • To be a registered Medical Laboratory Scientist with the New Zealand Medical Sciences Council,
  • A team focus with initiative, excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and possess the ability to work in a fast paced, deadline-oriented environment,
  • Experience in dissection training is preferred.

Your working hours will be rostered & rotating.

The salary for this position will be $90,000 - $110,000 New Zealand dollars per annum, depending on experience, plus an annual allowance for your continuing medical education (CME). The company will contribute towards your moving expenses to New Zealand.

Living in New Zealand provides an exceptional way of life; currently New Zealand offers a favourable tax environment with lower marginal tax rates, no capital gains tax, affordable property, excellent schooling and liveable cities. Take the opportunity to live and work in Wellington, the city voted Lonely Planet's "coolest little capital in the world", and New Zealand's cultural capital.

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Applications close 31 May 2022.

Applications Close: 30 Jun 2022