Radiation Oncologist

Christchurch (Locality), Canterbury (NZ)
14 Aug 2020
10 Sep 2020
Career Level
Contract Type
Part Time

Our Purpose

The Canterbury District Health Board systematically plan, fund and deliver care to almost 600,000 people that live in the Canterbury region. The Canterbury Health System is a world leader in the delivery of integrated health care. Our main focus is placing people (staff and patients alike) at the centre of everything we do.

The Team

Our Canterbury Regional Cancer and Blood Service (CRCBS) provides a regional tertiary service to a population of approximately 700,000, and we support the South Island regional gynaecological oncology service. The CRCBS 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 linkages with research groups in genetics and tissue banking. We are active participants in international and Australasian clinical trials and have a clinical research team of six co-ordinators.

We currently employ nine radiation oncologists, eleven medical oncologists, six haematologists and four palliative care physicians. The unit has accreditation for radiation oncology training from the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists and is also accredited for advanced training in medical oncology by the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. As well as five radiation oncology registrar posts, there are five medical oncology, five haematology and two palliative care posts.

The Role

We are seeking a Radiation Oncologist to join us in a part-time, 24 hours per week permanent position based in Christchurch.

Our unit has a busy oncology outpatient radiation treatment and chemotherapy day ward service. The department has four linear accelerators, a wide-bore CT-simulator, Monaco treatment planning systems and Varian HDR Brachytherapy. We have On-Board Imaging, cone-beam CT, gating capability as well as DIBH facility.

We introduced IMRT in early 2012 for head and neck cancers initially and have since expanded this technique to many other sites. We have been doing Stereotactic Radiotherapy treatments for Lung cancers for last few years and have recently introduced this to include CNS and aim to expand this to include the Spine. We have also started HDR-Brachytherapy (as boost) for Prostate cancers since last 18 months and this service is growing quite rapidly.

You will need to hold the FRANZCR or an equivalent qualification that would enable registration as a specialist radiation oncologist by the Medical Council of New Zealand. In addition to your clinical, academic and admin duties, you would also be participating in the after-hours on-call roster as well as covering clinical services in Out-reach clinics (West coast /Nelson/Blenheim). Desirable would also be some experience in performing brachytherapy procedures (especially for prostate cancers) or you should be willing to train/upskill.

Our Culture: What matters to us

Ko ngā tāngata, te mātua mahi
Putting people at the heart of all we do

Health is ultimately all about people. What's important around here is the way we care for and respect others, the responsibility taken for delivering outcomes, and going about our work with integrity.

Belonging Here

Being part of the Canterbury District Health Board, our people enjoy access to, flexible working arrangements and a genuine and ongoing focus on career development.

The Canterbury DHB believes that diversity and inclusion is key to ensure we deliver the best care for our diverse population. The Canterbury DHB is an inclusive and equal opportunity employer that welcomes and respects everyone.

Apply online, or to find out more information, please contact Tracey Sutherland - Recruitment Specialist.

Email: Tracey.Sutherland@cdhb.health.nz

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Your application will be reviewed and progressed as soon as possible.

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