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Consultant Radiation Oncologist

Employer Southern DHB
Workplace Southern District Healthboard
Specialty Radiation Oncology
Term Permanent
Grading Specialist / Consultant
Hours per week 40
Commencement date Open
Application closing date Open
Employer Southern DHB Workplace Southern District Healthboard
Specialty Radiation Oncology Term Permanent
Grading Specialist / Consultant Commencement date Open
Hours per week 40 Application closing date Open

Job description

Consultant Radiation Oncologist
Southern Blood and Cancer Service, Dunedin Hospital

Permanent, full-time
Head and Neck Cancer Service

Are you looking for a better lifestyle? Dunedin has just been voted as having the best work/life balance in New Zealand! We currently have several roles available as we increase our capacity to care for our patients in the Southern Blood and Cancer Service (SBCS) for the Southern region of New Zealand.

Here you will contribute to the provision of safe best practice but cost-effective clinical services to patients referred to our service, working alongside our experienced team of six Haematologists and sic Medical Oncologists. Our MDT consists of Medical Physicists, Technicians, Radiation Therapists, and Nurses.

We operate three Linear Accelerators, including two Elekta HD Versa and a Varian TrueBeam, a Monaco treatment planning system, and Mosaiq oncology patient management system, and Siemens CT scanner. SBCS delivers body stereotactic treatment for lung and spine in addition to providing the national cranial stereotactic service. Our Service provides regional care and covers the lower South Island so you will have the opportunity to participate in outreach clinics.

As a Consultant Radiation Oncologist, you will have a personal commitment to maintaining high standards of practice and unequivocal dedication to working as part of a team. Your ability to provide clinical leadership and reliable medical input to the multi-disciplinary team is pivotal to this position. You will have a proven ability to lead the development of clinical techniques and innovations. If you have experience in breast, prostate, or head and neck treatments we would love to hear from you.

Our team has a strong commitment to their patients and their whanau (family), therefore you must have a sound understanding and commitment to biculturalism and the DHB organisational values. You will have a demonstrated commitment to continuing professional development and to providing training to students at all levels.

It is an essential requirement of the position that you will have a Fellowship of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists or an equivalent qualification, enabling specialist (vocational) registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand.

Southern DHB has the largest regional coverage of all the New Zealand health boards, providing services to 350,000 people in diverse communities across a large geographical area. We take pride in all the services we provide and our aim is to improve, promote and protect the health of our region.

Dunedin Hospital is a 350-bed teaching and training institution with strong links to the School of Medicine at Otago University. This gives our staff ready access to continuing professional development and provides training to students. In addition to enjoying a varied workload and an exceptional quality of life, you can look forward to a culture where staff are included, valued, and respected for their expertise.

We offer a full complement of sub-specialities and are a training site for the Royal Australasian and New Zealand College of Radiologists.

The Southern district offers the benefits of excellent amenities, first-class primary through to tertiary education and outstanding recreational opportunities. Whether it is surfing, kayaking or sailing, skiing, hunting or fishing; theatre, live music or art - there is literally something for everyone. Why don't you check out for what we can offer you and your whanau.

Candidates who are not currently registered with the New Zealand Medical Council should be aware that it is a requirement of the NZ Medical Council that your qualifications are approved through EPIC. If you have a commitment to working in New Zealand it is highly recommended that you start this process as soon as possible so as to allow your subsequent registration to be undertaken in a timely fashion. For more information please visit MCNZ website reEPIC Credentialing.

For further information please contact Agatha Chen, Recruitment Advisor - Senior Medical Officers, phone +64 3 470 9604 or

Pre-employment checks

In the interests of protecting our people and our patients, all appointments will be subject to the following:

Occupational health assessment
Police vetting / Ministry of Justice safety checks
Serious misconduct checks (previous public service departments and statutory Crown entities only)
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Vacancy contact details
Name Recruitment Admin
Position Recruitment Advisor
Phone (03) 2145 769
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