Radiation Oncologist

New Zealand (NZ)
21 Jun 2018
15 Jul 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Radiation Oncologist, Cancer and Blood Services - Auckland City Hospital

Auckland, New Zealand

  • Northern Regional Cancer and Blood Service
  • Radiation Oncology Department 

Applications are invited from suitably qualified medical practitioners for the position of Radiation Oncologist, Auckland District Health Board. The Regional Cancer and Blood Service is located at Auckland City Hospital - New Zealand's largest tertiary hospital.  The Radiation Oncology Department sees approximately 3,500 new patients per year. Auckland City Hospital is a major teaching and research centre with strong links with the University of Auckland.

The successful applicant will join a team of 16 Radiation Oncologists and will be responsible for one or more sub-specialty areas of interest. You will work in a sub-specialist role in the designated tumour stream(s) and be involved in the clinical care and development of your subspecialty tumour site group. The exact subspecialty role will be subject to negotiation.  Subspecialty interest/experience in two of the following tumour streams is highly desirable: genito-urinary, gastro-intestinal, lung and breast.  Experienced might be also required in one of the following tumour streams: CNS, lymphoma and paediatric radiation oncology. This is a Full Time Permanent role however a part-time position can be considered. 

Many of our protocols involve combined radiation and chemotherapy, and we work closely with the medical oncologists and haematologists; who are also based in the service. The successful applicant should demonstrate ability to work in a team environment and providing high quality multi-disciplinary care. A strong academic record, broad experience in Radiation Oncology and research experience is highly desirable.  The successful applicant should contribute to improvement initiatives as part of multi-disciplinary team. 

The department has 6 linear accelerators including two high end stereotactic Elekta Versa HD, Pantak kilo voltage unit, 2 CT simulators, HDR brachytherapy, ARIA electronic patient management system, Pinnacle and RayStation treatment planning system as well as MIM Maestro software. Clinics are mainly based at Auckland City Hospital with peripheral clinics held at Counties Manukau DHB, Waitemata DHB and Northland DHB (Whangarei Hospital).

The department offers comprehensive cancer services including Paediatric Radiation Oncology, Brachytherapy and Stereotactic Ablative Radiotherapy.  There is an active Registrar training Programme with eight Radiation Oncology Registrars. The department is very actively involved in clinical trials mostly in collaboration with the Trans-Tasman Radiation Oncology Group (TROG). The department is constantly striving to implement innovative radiation treatment and improving standards of patient care.

In addition to the opportunity to work in a large, modern comprehensive oncology facility, the natural beauty of Auckland and New Zealand offer the applicant a wide range of lifestyle opportunities including sailing on the Auckland Harbour, its many beaches, and ready access to fishing, extensive bush walks and snow skiing facilities.

Fellowship of the RANZCR Faculty of Radiation Oncology and vocational registration, or eligibility for vocational registration, in the specialty of Radiation Oncology with the NZMC are mandatory requirements for this position.

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Apply now by clicking the apply button, attach your latest CV and cover letter. Only applications submitted via our website will be accepted.

This is a full time and permanent position however please feel free to talk to us about flexible options depending on your situation.

For more information on this role, please contact Dr Giuseppe Sasso (Clinical Director Radiation Oncology) on 021 284 5829 and for help with your online application please contact Mirah Sharma (Recruitment Consultant) at MirahS@adhb.govt.nz quoting the job title and reference number CEN07963.

Closing date – 15 July 2018

Auckland DHB is committed to the application of the Vulnerable Children Act 2014 and its intent to improve the safety of all children. As this position will be occasionally in contact with persons under 17 years of age this position has been deemed as a Core Children's Worker as defined by the Act.

As the ideal candidate, you will be either registered or be eligible for registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand. Please note, you will be required to provide source verification of your qualifications for your registration application. For more information about the registration process and source verification of qualifications, please visit www.mcnz.org.nz

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