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Consultant Radiation Oncologist

Consultant Radiation Oncologist

Southern Blood & Cancer Service, Dunedin Hospital

  • Permanent, full time (1.0 FTE)
  • Head & Neck Cancer Service


Are you looking for a new challenge or a better lifestyle?


Southern DHB is taking expressions of interest for a permanent Consultant Radiation Oncologist to join our team on a permanent full time basis.


Radiation Oncology Team at Dunedin Hospital

The Southern Blood & Cancer Service (SBCS) provides a Radiation Oncology Service for the entire Southern region. We are seeking an experienced 6th Radiation Oncologist to join our department consisting of 6 Haematologists and 6 Medical Oncologists. Here you will contribute to the provision of safe, best practice, cost effective clinical services to patients referred to our service from the lower South Island. Within radiation oncology you will work alongside our experienced team of Medical Physicists, Technicians, Radiation Therapists and Nurses.


The radiation oncology service operates 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. SBCS delivers body stereotactic treatment for lung and spine in addition to providing the national cranial stereotactic service. Our Service provides regional care and covers the lower South Island so you will have the opportunity to participate in outreach clinics.


Position Requirements

As a Consultant Radiation Oncologist, you will have a personal commitment to maintaining high standards of practice and an unequivocal dedication to working as part of a team. Your ability to provide clinical leadership and reliable medical input to the multidisciplinary team is pivotal to the position. You will have a proven ability to lead development of clinical techniques and innovations. In particular, we are looking for a Radiation Oncologist with specialist skills and interest in treating head and neck cancers.


Our teams have a strong commitment to their patients and their whanau (family), therefore you must have a sound understanding and commitment to biculturalism and the DHB organisational values. You will have a demonstrated commitment to continuing professional development and providing training to students at all levels. 


An essential requirement of the position is that you will have Fellowship of the Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Radiologists or an equivalent qualification, enabling specialist (vocational) registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand.


About Southern DHB

Southern DHB has the largest regional coverage of all the New Zealand health boards, providing services to 350,000 people in diverse communities across a large geographical area. We take pride in all the services we provide, and our aim is to improve, promote and protect the health of our region.


Dunedin Hospital is a 350-bed teaching and training institution with strong links to the School of Medicine at Otago University. This gives our staff ready access to continuing professional development and provides training to students. In addition to enjoying a varied workload and an exceptional quality of life, you can look forward to a culture where staff are included, valued and respected for their expertise.


We offer a full complement of sub-specialities and are a training site for the Royal Australasian & New Zealand College of Radiologists.


The Southern district offers the benefits of excellent amenities, first class primary through to tertiary education and outstanding recreational opportunities. Whether it is surfing, kayaking or sailing; skiing, hunting or fishing; theatre, live-music or art – there is literally something for everyone. Why don’t you check out https://careers.southernhealth.nz/ for what we can offer you and your whanau.


If this sounds like the opportunity, you have been waiting for then apply today!


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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


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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