Medical Oncologist

Christchurch (Territorial authority), Canterbury (NZ)
17 Sep 2018
17 Oct 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Our Purpose: What We’re Here For

When you work with the Canterbury District Health Board, you’re part of something very special. We’re world leaders in the delivery of integrated health care, and we’re always striving to Make It Better. From the carers on the front line working directly with patients and communities, to our talented support teams who enable that care, we plan, fund and deliver health services to the almost 600,000 New Zealanders that live in the Canterbury region. And we’re all about putting people at the heart of everything we do.

Our Culture: What Matters To Us

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Putting people at the heart of all we do 

For us to continue putting our communities at the centre of our health system, we’re putting our own people at the centre of everything we do. Because health is ultimately all about people. What’s important around here is the way we care for and respect others, the responsibility that all our people take for delivering outcomes, and that we go about our work with integrity in all we do.

What matters to us is doing the right thing, valuing everyone, and being and staying well ourselves so we can care for our community.

The Role: What This Opportunity’s All About

We are looking for a Medical Oncologist to join our team in providing specialist tertiary care

Our Canterbury Regional Cancer & Haematology Service (CRCHS) is one of two tertiary centres delivering medical oncology and chemotherapy treatment in the South Island. We cover the needs of patients from the Canterbury, South Canterbury and West Coast Districts and support the South Island Child Cancer Service and the South Island Regional Gynaecological Oncology Service.  Our dedicated Oncology Ward has 25 of the 650 beds within the Hospital.  A separate Bone Marrow Transplant Unit which is a 15 bed facility including 9 individual isolation rooms accommodates our haematology patients. 

The CRCHS maintains close links with the University of Otago’s Christchurch School of Medicine and Health Sciences and is actively involved in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching. There are also close links with research groups in genetics and tissue banking and are active participants in international and Australasian clinical trials.

There is a dedicated oncology day ward which delivers chemotherapy treatment.  The Medical Oncology service sees approximately 7000 patients per year and an average of 25 - 30 chemotherapy treatments weekly.

We currently have a permanent role for a Medical Oncologist and to be considered for this position you will need to hold the FRANZCR or an equivalent qualification that would enable registration as a specialist medical oncologist by the Medical Council of New Zealand.

Belonging Here: Becoming Part Of Our Story

Our people enjoy access to a fantastic benefits scheme, flexible working arrangements and a genuine and ongoing focus on career development.

We hope you’ll seriously consider joining us, but if this isn’t a good fit for you, please share the opportunity with your personal networks and help us find our next rock star!

If this particular role isn’t for you, we do have other similar opportunities - please look on our careers page or give us a call to discuss.

For more information or to apply, please click on the APPLY button or  contact Dr David Gibbs, email:,  Phone: +64 3 3640020.

Applicants will be progressed as they apply, so if this sounds like you, please apply now!