Radiation Oncologist

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 ,Te Pae Hauora o Ruahine o Tararua | MidCentral may be the place for you!

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, 3 Varian Truebeam linear accelerators each with a six degrees of freedom couch, 1 Siemens multi-modality linear accelerator due to be replaced with a Varian Truebeam in the near future and a superficial X-ray unit. The department uses RayStation treatment planning system and MOSAIQ patient management system.  There are well established and accredited IMRT, VMAT, DIBH and IGRT and SBRT programs. Our department is the first in New Zealand to be developing satellite radiation treatment units in our region (Hawke’s Bay and Taranaki) which will be operational in the next few years to ensure our patients can access radiation treatment as close to home as possible.

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 are opportunities to develop an area of subspecialty cancer interest.  We invite applications from Radiation Oncologists interested in full time or part time work.

The department is well supported with currently 3 registrars in training posts which will increase to 4 later this year, 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.

Palmerston North Hospital is a 350 bed secondary hospital which services the MidCentral  region with a population of 168,000.  It is a teaching hospital and is associated with both Auckland and Otago medical schools.

The Regional Cancer Treatment Service covers a wider area including Hawke’s Bay, Whanganui, Wairarapa and Taranaki with a total population of over 600,000.   The Regional Service includes Medical Oncology, Radiation Oncology and Haematology. Some travel is required in order to service the region and we regularly utilise telehealth to support our regional work.

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.

Our team actively encourage work life balance and the MidCentral Region is ideally situated for those who like to work, rest and play – beaches close by, ski fields and wineries just up the road, stunning scenery with loads of hiking tracks including Te Arapuke mountain bike track. Our region also offers excellent schools and a local university.

If you are interested in making the move to MidCentral – check out our careers site. We have loads of information about the region, Palmerston North hospital and more.

For further information please our SMO Recruitment Specialist

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

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Vacancy contact details

Name: Denella Statham

Position: SMO Recruitment Specialist

Email: denella.statham@midcentraldhb.govt.nz

Phone: +6463508849