Laboratory Scientist Microbiology (Full Time) Te Whatu Ora

Counties Manukau District
CMH07432 Requisition #

Full Time 


Remuneration as per APEX Medical Laboratory Workers MECA guidelines (between step 1 $52,540 - 9 $81,904)


We are currently looking for a New Zealand registered Medical Laboratory Scientist, with a minimum of 5 years diagnostic medical microbiology laboratory experience to join our team.


The Microbiology department is situated on-site at the Middlemore campus and provides a 24 hour service for Middlemore and Kidz First Hospitals and the Manukau Health Park. Here at Te Whatu Ora, Counties Manukau District, we serve a population with complex health needs as well as providing national and regional services, e.g the National Burns Unit, plastic surgery and spinal rehabilitation. The Microbiology department is involved in teaching technical and medical staff and has close links with the Infection Prevention & Control service and Infectious Diseases department.  


As a medical laboratory scientist in our microbiology laboratory, you will be joining a well- established team. We are excited to offer you opportunities to work with an array of molecular technologies that we use in conjunction with microscopy, culture, identification and susceptibility testing to diagnose causative agents of infectious disease. As well as routine diagnostic microbiology we offer Molecular Microbiology, Mycology and Mycobacteria microscopy and culture, and Helicobacter isolation and susceptibility testing.


This full time role is Monday to Friday, with rostered weekend and evening work. 



• Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science

• Registration with Medical Science Council of NZ & APC

• 5 years’ experience in a diagnostic medical microbiology laboratory.



• Experience in a diagnostic microbiology laboratory


To make an application please apply online at


To review the position description, please click here. For further information, please contact Tracy Camp, Charge Scientist on phone 021897361 or email


Position Number: CMH07432
Closing Date: 15 February 2023

Our highest priority is the safety and welfare of our patients and our people.  We have strict Health & Safety measures to keep our people safe. All new employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 under the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Vaccinations) Order 2021.
At Counties Manukau Health people and their lives matter to us. We are a values based and inclusive organisation that is committed to delivering the best health outcomes for our community. To help us achieve this we need a workforce that reflects the population we serve. We strongly encourage applications from all backgrounds who share our values and have a passion to work in our community and would greatly value seeing applicants from our Maaori and Pacific communities. We are also committed to our Disability Strategy, which focuses on people with disabilities; they are our patients, whaanau, community and our staff - all carefully considered in our action plan. Together we will improve the accessibility needs for everyone who has a disability. Our values are Valuing Everyone- Whakawhanaungatanga , Kind –Manaakitanga, Together –Kotahitanga, Excellent- Rangatiratanga. If these are your values too, then join us today.



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