Transfusion Medicine Specialist

Christchurch, (NZ)
16 Aug 2021
11 Oct 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

New Zealand Blood Service

Transfusion Medicine Specialist

About the role

This is an exciting and rare opportunity to join the New Zealand Blood Service (NZBS) as a Transfusion Medicine Specialist. You will join our highly regarded team of experienced specialists who provide transfusion advice and support for clinical teams across the country. This role will be based in our Regional Blood Centre in Christchurch and with your local clinical colleagues, you will bring clinical direction and support for our services across the South Island of New Zealand. You will be encouraged to develop expertise that will enable you to offer clinical leadership to one of our specialist services.

Reporting to the Chief Medical Officer, you will deliver a high-quality transfusion medicine service to the NZBS Regional Centre and the regional hospitals. The region includes two teaching hospitals (in Christchurch and Dunedin) which provide a full range of tertiary services and provide opportunities to contribute to clinical education and research. You will provide supervision of the rotating haematology registrars and work closely with our Transfusion Nurse Specialists and blood bank teams.

About you

To be successful in securing this position, you must be eligible for vocational registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand. You must also meet the English language profiency requirements.

The Location

Located in the heart of New Zealand’s South Island, Christchurch provides all the benefits of a flourishing modern city, surrounded by stunning natural landscapes.

The NZBS Christchurch Centre provides blood and plasma processing, testing and specialist services for the South Island as well as being one of our largest donation centres. The service includes an active clinical apheresis unit, stem-cell processing and a therapeutic venesection programme. The New Zealand Haemovigilance programme is also based here.

About Us

The New Zealand Blood Service was established in 1998 to provide a national vein to vein service in transfusion. We are committed to providing a world class Blood Service for the people of New Zealand. As an essential service that supports the entire health sector, we exist to ensure the efficient delivery of safe blood products on a time critical basis throughout New Zealand.

To apply for this role, please complete our online application process through the NZ Blood Service Careers Site via the apply click button. If you have any questions about the role or would like to discuss the opportunity further, please contact

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