Awanui Group

  • Posted: 13 Feb 2024
  • Location: New Plymouth
  • Work Type: Full Time
  • Classification: Science & technology
Specimen Services Technician / Trainee

Permanent, Full-time


Do you want to kick-start your career in the Health Sector?

Are you looking at returning to the workforce?

This is a fabulous opportunity for someone who is interested in working in a Medical Laboratory. Our busy Taranaki Laboratory is looking for a permanent full-time Pre-Analytical Technician.

What is a Pre-Analytical Technician?

Someone who receipts and prepares samples prior to laboratory testing.

Key tasks include: barcoding, receipting and preparing specimens coming in to the laboratory; performing data entry of patient and test details; answering telephones. You will work collaboratively as part of the team, work well under pressure, and have an eye for detail and problem-solving ability.

To succeed in this role you will need the following:

The ability to work in a methodical manner adhering to strict quality procedure guidelines.
Customer focus and commitment to providing a high quality of service to internal and external customers with effective interpersonal skills
A sound knowledge of medical terminology, laboratory operations including; safety, operation of equipment and hands-on practical experience is desirable but not essential.
Diploma in Applied Science, or a Bachelor of Science would be an advantage, but not essential
Registration with the Medical Science Council and an annual practicing certificate as a medical laboratory pre-analytical technician in Specimen Services Department is desirable, but not essential
Eligible to work in New Zealand

If you are not already registered with the Medical Science Council of New Zealand, we will support you working towards becoming a Qualified Pre-Analytical Technician.

If you are passionate about your work, dedicated to quality and want to be part of a friendly supportive team, please click 'Apply now'.

Applications close: 12 March 2024