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Medical Director Pathology & Laboratory Services,

Te Whatu Ora Te Toka Tumai Auckland
Auckland (NZ)
Closing date
10 Oct 2023

Medical Director Pathology & Laboratory Services, LabPLUS, Auckland

  • Rare Senior Leadership Opportunity
  • New Zealand’s largest referral laboratory

Ko wai mātou | Our Organisation

We are Te Whatu Ora Te Toka Tumai Auckland. We provide health and disability services to more than half a million people living in central Auckland, regional services for Northland and greater Auckland, and specialist national services for the whole of New Zealand. Our main sites are Auckland City Hospital, Greenlane Clinical Centre and Starship Children’s Hospital, located in central Auckland.

We are part of Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealandthe overarching organisation for New Zealand’s national health service. Te Whatu Ora leads the day-to-day running of the health system, with functions delivered at local, district, regional and national levels.

We are committed to upholding Te Tiriti o Waitangi and providing culturally safe care. We value role modelling manaakitanga as demonstrated by Ngāti Whātua in the gifting of their whenua on which our hospitals stand. We aspire to having a workforce reflective of the communities we serve and achieving equitable outcomes for all.

Te whiwhinga mahi | The Opportunity

You’ll enjoy impressive scope to work in partnership with our General Manager - role modelling how effective collaboration and commitment to quality, safety and clinical governance can make a tangible difference. It’s here where your demonstrated pathology leadership expertise will have every chance to shine, as you ensure the safe and efficient delivery of our clinical laboratory service. Whether it’s inspirational leadership for our medical team, fostering excellence in practice standards, or helping shape the long-term planning strategy for our services, we expect you’ll be in your element here. 

What’s more – thanks to our strong links with the University of Auckland (Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences) through the Auckland Academic Health Alliance, you will also have the opportunity to develop and lead our research strategy and participate in clinical and/or basic science research and clinical teaching. 

Our Pathology and Laboratory Medicine department provides tertiary and quarternary laboratory services to the greater Auckland and Northland Region and is the major referral laboratory for specialized laboratory tests in New Zealand. Test referrals originate from hospitals, community laboratories and research units located throughout New Zealand and the Pacific Islands. We offer an extensive analytical pathology service in Chemical Pathology, Haematology, Microbiology, Virology and Immunology, National Testing Centre for Newborn Screening, Forensic Pathology, Anatomical Pathology and Diagnostic Genetics. We hold a number of contracts for the reference pathology testing for all of New Zealand. Auckland City Hospital is New Zealand’s largest public hospital as well as the largest clinical research facility. There are approximately one million patient contacts each year, including hospital and outpatient services.

For further details, please refer to the position description here.

Nga Pūkenga Motuhake | Important Skills

A great communicator and an inspiring, inclusive people leader, you’ll come to us with a higher qualification in pathology, equivalent to the Fellowship of the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia (FRCPA). It’s also essential you either hold or are eligible for vocational registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand as a Pathologist. 

Please note, if you are not currently registered in New Zealand and have overseas medical qualifications, you will be required to provide source verification of your qualifications for your registration application. For more information about the registration process and source verification of qualifications, please visit

Also, if you are overseas or out of Auckland, we can provide assistance with your relocation, registration and immigration needs. We are an accredited employer with NZ Immigration and are able to get your visa application prioritised.

Interviews will be organised for October 2023 and we would expect you to be able to start the role as soon as possible within 2024. 

For more information about this role please contact Ian Costello – Director Clinical Support Services via

He aha ngā painga o tēnei mahi mōu | Why you will enjoy working here

We recognise there is more to life than mahi | work, and we encourage and provide access to all our staff several services and benefits to support themselves whilst they are employed within Te Toka Tumai Auckland.

For more information on what we offer, please click here.

Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply

Advertising closes: Tuesday, 10 October 2023 at 11:59 pm (New Zealand standard time).

Please submit your application online, outlining your experience and motivation to apply to this role.

If you have any queries about accessibility, or technical issues with the online process, please contact Hamish Watson - Recruitment Consultant at or +64 21 948 906 quoting vacancy # ADHB18747 to discuss how we can best support your application.

Click here to view details about our recruitment process

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