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Consultant Radiation Oncologist

Senior Medical Officer - Radiation Oncology 


Come and make this the defining role of your career. It’s the chance to excel and grow professionally - surrounded by dedicated, supportive and highly talented colleagues. Yet it’s also a huge opportunity to help shape and guide the evolution of our Blood and Cancer Service – setting us up with the best people, processes, and patient-centred care. What’s more – while you’ll thrive in the professional challenge and satisfaction this creates - you’ll be enjoying it all while living in one of the most enviable locations in the world: stunning Southern New Zealand. We are dedicated to giving everything we’ve got to creating a world-class oncology service for our communities and our team. So if you’re ready to give it your all to be part of this exciting journey, read on.


It’s difficult to guess what you’ll enjoy most about this role – perhaps it’ll be the chance to play a key role in delivering and enhancing safe, best practice and patient centred clinical services. Or maybe it’ll be being part of a supportive, high performing and highly collaborative team – people with a genuine passion for what they do, and for driving our service forward. In either case, it’s simply great to have both as part of the mix…and it’s a mix where your clinical leadership and reliable medical input will be respected and rewarded. We’re sure you will also enjoy the scope to lead the development of clinical techniques and innovations; and if you if you have experience

in breast, prostate or head and neck treatments that’s a definite positive.


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. We deliver body stereotactic treatment for lung and spine in addition to providing the national cranial stereotactic service.


It’s essential you come to us with 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. 


If you share our passion for innovation and continuous improvement in patient centred care and are excited at the prospect of helping us create and navigate our future path, we’re keen to hear from you.


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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 re EPIC Credentialing.


For further information please contact Agatha Chen, Recruitment Advisor – Senior Medical Officers, phone +64 3 470 9604 or email: Agatha.chen@southerndhb.govt.nz


COVID Vaccination Requirements

Following the update to COVID-19 Public Health Response (Vaccinations) Order 2021, to be employed with Southern DHB you will be required to be fully vaccinated as a health care worker.  If you have already been fully vaccinated you will need to provide proof of this to Occupational Health staff.  If you are not yet fully vaccinated you must make arrangements to undertake your first vaccination no later than the 15 November 2021 and be fully vaccinated, as required by the Order, by 1 January 2022. 


Pre-Employment checks

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

  • 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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