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Specialist in Transfusion Medicine

Join a world class Blood Service

  • Positive work environment
  • Access to a staff benefit scheme and recognition programme
  • Close proximity to beaches, wilderness, ski fields, volcanoes, countryside, islands and mountains
The Position
This new position offers the opportunity for a Specialist in Transfusion Medicine to join a growing world class Blood Service. 

In this role you will be responsible for the clinical transfusion medicine services provided by the centre, including peripheral hospitals served from the centre. This will involve development and maintenance of close working relationships with medical specialists working within local hospitals. 

You will join a team of three transfusion specialists and will have the opportunity to develop your own special interest. You will join the national on-call roster which is 1 in 6 and have the opportunity to develop projects at a national level. 

The centre where you will be based is provides a comprehensive transfusion medicine service to the local hospital and also houses the National Component Development Laboratory responsible for delivery of services applicable to cellular and tissue processing and tissue banking as well as specialised blood component processing. 

The Service
This Blood Service was established in 1998 to provide safe, appropriate and timely access to blood and tissue products and related services to meet the health needs of the local population. The service takes the responsibility for the development of an integrated national blood transfusion process from the collection of blood from volunteer donors to the transfusion of blood products within the hospital environment - a ‘vein to vein’ transfusion service. 

This service has 6 laboratories across New Zealand. The Laboratory teams include Medical Laboratory Scientists, Medical Laboratory Technicians and Laboratory Assistants. The laboratories use the highest quality laboratory technology available. Closely supporting the Laboratory team are Logistics and Administration teams ensuring safe transportation of all products and the general efficiency of business processes. 

The Location
Located in the upper North Island, this coastal city is home to over 1.5 million people; a blend of sophisticated city living and outdoor beauty makes it one of the most desirable places to live in New Zealand. 

The city enjoys a mild, sub-tropical climate and diverse landscape ranging from beaches, bush-clad hills, native forest and Gulf Islands. Here you can bungy jump from the tallest building in the Southern Hemisphere, climb a volcano and go whale watching in the same day, and enjoy a music festival, cultural show or concert in the evening. The city is home to numerous galleries and museums and boutique shopping. The region is family friendly with an outstanding school system. 

Living and working here has so much to offer! You will find a fantastic lifestyle for you and your family, with an outstanding school system, affordable housing, shorter commuting times, plenty of fresh air and city living. 

Essential Criteria

To be successful in applying for this position you must be eligible for vocational registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand. You must also meet the English language proficiency requirements. If you are unsure if you meet the selection criteria please forward a copy of your most recent resume and I will assess your eligibility and will advise you of your options. 

If you are looking for to join a responsive, flexible and committed team within an organisation that values striving for excellence contact Hayley Yeeles today on +61 2 8353 9085 or alternatively, email

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