Radiation Oncologist

Christchurch (Locality), Canterbury (NZ)
10 Sep 2020
10 Oct 2020
Career Level
Contract Type
Full 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

Canterbury Regional Cancer and Haematology Service (CRCHS) provides radiation services to a regional population of approximately 700,000. CRCHS currently employs nine radiation oncologists, eleven medical oncologists, six haematologists and four palliative care physicians. We are a collaborative unit and work closely with a highly skilled team of radiation therapists, nurses and specialists from other medical disciplines.

CRCHS has accreditation for radiation oncology training with the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists. In addition to five radiation oncology registrar training posts, we have trainees in medical oncology, haematology and palliative care.

The department has four linear accelerators, two with six-degree of freedom couches, a wide-bore CT-simulator, Monaco treatment planning system, HDR Brachytherapy and ABC deep inspiratory breath hold units. We led the introduction of stereotactic lung radiation therapy to New Zealand departments, and expanded the stereotactic programme to include CNS metastases. Future developments include spine and oligo-metastases, and prostate stereotactic RT. Our HDR brachytherapy programme treats gynaecological and prostate malignancies and will include palliative procedures soon.

The Role

We are looking for two Consultant Radiation Oncologists to join our innovative team on permanent contracts with the exact hours to be negotiated.

CRCHS maintains close links with the University of Otago's Christchurch School of Medicine and we are involved in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching. We are active participants in Australasian and international cooperative group clinical trials and have an experienced clinical research support team.

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, research, academic and administration duties, you will be participating in the after-hours on-call roster as well as covering clinical services in out-reach clinics. Excellent communication skills and the ability to work in a collaborative team are essential. Additional desirable skills include experience or interest in performing brachytherapy procedures, clinical research and registrar teaching.

Christchurch is a great place to live and bring up a family. It is easy to get around with ample recreational pursuits on our doorstep. Schooling and university facilities are excellent.

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 about the recruitment process, please contact Tracey Sutherland, Recruitment Specialist. To find out more about the role specifics, please contact Dr Scott Babington, Clinical Director though the emails below.

Email: Tracey.Sutherland@cdhb.health.nz

Email: Scott.Babington@cdhb.health.nz

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