Medical Oncologist

Specialty: Medical Oncology

Grading: Specialist / Consultant

Number of positions: 1

Job Hours: We are flexible and open to discussion around full time, part time and fixed term positions.

Required qualifications: Applicants for this position must be Fellows of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians in Medical Oncology or equivalent and hold, or be eligible for, vocational registration with the New Zealand Medical Council.

The Regional Cancer Treatment Service (RCTS) based at Te Pae Hauora o Ruahine o Tararua MidCentral provides medical oncology, radiation oncology and clinical haematology services to the MidCentral, Hawkes Bay, Wairarapa, Whanganui, and Taranaki Districts.

We are seeking to appoint a full time Medical Oncologist for the Regional Cancer Treatment Service; we can be flexible with the location of this position. We are happy to discuss this opportunity being situated in either Palmerston North, Taranaki, or Hawkes Bay.

Our RCTS provides systemic therapy with facilities for inpatient care in Palmerston North and outpatient treatment in Palmerston North, Hawkes Bay and Taranaki. We currently have a team of SMOs based in Palmerston North and Hawkes Bay and we are keen to grow our service across the region. There is the opportunity to develop tumour focused practice, with collegial support managing a range of solid tumours.

The department maintains an active clinical research portfolio, and possibilities exist for linkages with Massey University for pre-clinical research. You will support a multi-disciplinary team specialising in cancer, supporting Multi-Disciplinary Meetings and provide clinicians with advice on the management of the patient with cancer in the inpatient setting. The Palmerston North site is an approved FRACP training centre and undertakes active post graduate teaching at House Officer, Senior House Officer and Registrar level.

Applicants for this position must be Fellows of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians in Medical Oncology or equivalent and hold, or be eligible for, vocational registration with the New Zealand Medical Council. Applicants must also have demonstrated clinical skills and the ability to work effectively within our multi-disciplinary teams.

What can we offer you?

– A diverse, dynamic and collegial team environment
– Ongoing training and development opportunities
– Six weeks annual leave per annum
– 10 paid days per annum available for continued medical education including a generous allowance towards costs of course and travel
– Generous relocation packages for national and international candidates

What about the regions?

All three regions are ideal for those who like to work, rest, and play!

The Manawatū region is ideally situated with mountains, beaches, ski fields and wineries just up the road. It boasts stunning scenery with loads of hiking tracks including Te Arapuke mountain bike track at your fingertips. From great cycleways, gorgeous parks and river pathways to fabulous restaurants, cafes, and libraries, life in the Manawatū couldn’t be better. If you would like to know more about MidCentral and Manawatū, please click here.

The Hawke’s Bay has much to offer – the stunning climate and beaches; the wide range of sporting and leisure opportunities; the art, wine, food, and culture; and an environment and the work/life balance you’re looking for. See the Hawke’s Bay Region’s website for more information.

Taranaki boasts some of New Zealand’s most iconic natural landscapes like Mt Taranaki and many adventure activities. The rugged and wild coastline is home to more than 12 world-class surf breaks. Taranaki is a place where you can ski and surf in the same day.  For a more relaxing experience, there are many walks (bush, coastal or mountain) as well as art trails, festivals and award-winning museums and galleries and a thriving café culture. Click here to read more.

All three regions offer an enviable lifestyle with a choice of both urban or rural living, along with short commutes. Any three of the regions would be a wonderful place to raise your children, with a number of excellent schools.

For further information please contact either Denella Statham SMO Recruitment Specialist or Malcolm Anderson Medical Lead Medical Oncology

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Vacancy contact details

Name: Denella Statham

Position: Recruitment Specialist


Phone: 06 350 8849