Northern Regional Cancer and Blood Service – Radiation Oncology Department
Locum Consultant, Radiation Oncology, ADHB (full-time, fixed term contract) - CEN01854
Applications are invited from suitably qualified medical practitioners for the position of Radiation Oncologist, Auckland District Health Board. The Regional Cancer and Blood Service is located at Auckland City Hospital - New Zealand's largest tertiary hospital. The Radiation Oncology Department sees approximately 3,500 new patients per year. Auckland City Hospital is a major teaching and research centre with strong links with the University of Auckland.
The successful applicant will join a team of 15 Radiation Oncologists and will be responsible for one or more sub-specialty areas of interest. You will work in a sub-specialist role in the designated tumour stream(s) and be involved in the clinical care and development of your subspecialty tumour site group. Subspecialty interest/experience in two or more of the following tumour streams with the exact subspecialty role being subject to negotiation is desirable: CNS, breast, GYN (incl. brachytherapy), genito-urinary, lymphoma, and paediatric radiation oncology. A part-time position can be considered subject to negotiation. Many of our protocols involve combined radiation and chemotherapy, and we work closely with the medical oncologists and haematologists; who are also based in the service. The successful applicant should demonstrate ability to work in a team environment and providing high quality multi-disciplinary care. A strong academic record and research experience is highly desirable. The successful applicant should contribute to improvement initiatives as part of multi-disciplinary team. Stereotactic radiotherapy experience (SABR and/or SRT) and interest in taking an active role in our Image Guided and Adaptive Radiotherapy (IGRT-ART) programs are also required.
The department has 6 linear accelerators, Pantak kilovoltage unit, 2 CT simulators, HDR brachytherapy, ARIA electronic patient management system, Pinnacle and RayStation treatment planning system as well as MIM Maestro software. Clinics are mainly based at Auckland City Hospital with peripheral clinics held at Counties Manukau DHB, Waitemata DHB and Northland DHB (Whangarei Hospital). The department offers comprehensive cancer services including Paediatric Radiation Oncology, Brachytherapy and Stereotactic Ablative Radiotherapy. There is an active Registrar training Programme with eight Radiation Oncology Registrars. The department is very actively involved in clinical trials including those from the Trans-Tasman Radiation Oncology Group (TROG) and the Medical Research Council (MRC) in the UK. The department is constantly striving to implement innovative radiation treatment and improving standards of patient care.
In addition to the opportunity to work in a large, modern comprehensive oncology facility, the natural beauty of Auckland and New Zealand offer the applicant a wide range of lifestyle opportunities including sailing on the Auckland Harbour, its many beaches, and ready access to fishing, extensive bush walks and snow skiing facilities.
Applicants should have broad experience in Radiation Oncology and must be eligible for Vocational Registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand. (www.mcnz.org.nz)
Apply now at www.careers.adhb.govt.nz or send your latest CV with cover note to Kaval Patel Recruitment Consultant at email@example.com quoting job title and reference number CEN01854
Closing date for applications is 30 March 2017
Auckland DHB is committed to the application of the Vulnerable Children Act 2014 and its intent to improve the safety of all children. As this position will be occasionally in contact with persons under 17 years of age this position has been deemed as a Core Children's Worker as defined by the Act.
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