Radiation Oncologist
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Employer: MidCentral DHB

Specialty: Radiation Oncology

Grading: Specialist / Consultant

Number of positions: 2

Job Hours: 40

Required qualifications: To be eligible for this position you must either be registered (or eligible) with the Medical Council of New Zealand and have a specialist qualification in Radiation Oncology that is recognised by the Royal Australia and New Zealand College of Radiology as suitable for Vocational Registration in New Zealand.

Are you a Radiation Oncologist looking for a new opportunity? Then MidCentral DHB, Palmerston North, may be the place for you!

The Role

We are dedicated to provide international best practice in the field of radiation therapy using state of the art technology. The department has a wide-bore CT-simulator, 2 Varian Truebeam linear accelerators each with a six degrees of freedom couch, 2 Siemens multi-modality linear accelerators and superficial X-ray unit. The department uses RayStation treatment planning system and MOSAIQ patient management system.  There are well established and accredited IMRT, VMAT, IGRT and SBRT programs. Exciting Siemens linac replacement will occur in the next three years.

You will be part of a team of seven Radiation Oncologists with a variety of specialist interests in all adult malignancies.  The department requires the applicant to work as a general Radiation Oncologist although there is the potential to develop an area of subspecialty cancer interest.

The department is well supported with 3 registrars in training posts, specialist nursing staff and a psycho-oncology service. We practice in collegial partnership with Medical Oncologists, Haematologists and Palliative Care Physicians. There is a strong culture of multidisciplinary meetings and an active clinical trials portfolio.

The Service

The Regional Cancer Treatment Service covers a wider area including Hawkes Bay, Whanganui and Taranaki with a total population of over 560,000.   The Regional Service includes Medical Oncology, Radiation Oncology and Haematology. Some travel is required in order to service the region.

The Hospital

Palmerston North Hospital is a 350 bed secondary hospital which services the MidCentral District Health Board region with a population of 186,000.  It is a teaching hospital and is associated with both Auckland and Otago medical schools.

The city and area

Palmerston North is a major university city and is at the hub of key routes to the central North Island ski fields, and river adventures. Wellington the capital city, is only a two hour journey by road, as are the wine growing regions of Hawke’s Bay and Wairarapa.

Applicants must be eligible for registration and recognition as a Radiation Oncologist with the Medical Council of New Zealand, as well as having demonstrated clinical, management and teaching skills and the ability to work effectively within the multi-disciplinary team.

To comply with the recent health order, MidCentral DHB requires ALL its employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. We are not accepting applications that do not meet this criteria.

MidCentral District Health Board actively seeks Māori into our workforce to reflect the community we serve.

For further information please contact Anita Roberts, SMO Recruitment Coordinator:  +64 6 350 8849.

To apply for this job please visit www.midcentraldhb.govt.nz.

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Vacancy contact details

Name: Anita Roberts

Position: SMO Recruitment Co-ord

Email: smovacancy@midcentraldhb.govt.nz

Phone: (06) 350 8204