Senior Medical Officer - Radiation Oncology at Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand Waikato, Waikato
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
Where you’ll be working: Waikato Hospital – Hamilton, New Zealand
The details: Permanent Full time - 50 Hours per week (1 FTE)
Salary details: see ASMS MECA
Te whiwhinga mahi | The Opportunity
Join our dynamic and multidisciplinary team at Waikato Hospital as a Consultant Radiation Oncologist. This permanent position is available immediately, offering an outstanding career opportunity in a progressive environment focused on patient care, research, and education.
In joining our team, you'll embrace the exciting opportunity to contribute your expertise across a diverse array of sub-sites, encompassing the head and neck, central nervous system (CNS), and skin. We also invite you to further expand your horizons by delving into other areas of keen interest. Furthermore, our team places significant emphasis on the realm of stereotactic radiation techniques, making us particularly receptive to applicants who possess experience or a strong enthusiasm for this specialised field. Your role with us as a radiation oncologist promises not only professional growth but also the chance to actively shape the forefront of innovative medical practices.
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Mō tātou Ratonga | About our Service
Te Whatu Ora, Waikato offers a comprehensive range of Radiation Oncology services. Our department operates on the Eclipse planning system and boasts four linear accelerators capable of delivering state-of-the-art radiation treatments, including rotational IMRT and cone beam CT image guidance. We utilize cutting-edge technology such as TrueBeam, HyperArc and Halcyon for radiation procedures. In addition, we have superficial kilovoltage equipment for the treatment of skin cancers and are national leaders in HDR brachytherapy, with an active brachytherapy programme in treating gynaecological and prostate malignancies. Our expertise also extends to stereotactic ablative radiation therapy (SABR) for lung cancer and lung metastases, as well as linear accelerator-based fractionated radiosurgery for brain metastases. We have well established SABR protocols for the spine, kidney, and prostate, with opportunities for the successful applicant to optimise current SABR protocols or contribute to the development of stereotactic techniques for other body sites. Furthermore, we are the national provider of total skin electron therapy for skin lymphomas.
At Waikato Hospital, you will work alongside eight medical oncologists, nine haematologists, ten radiation oncologists, and five palliative care physicians. As a Regional Cancer Centre, we serve a regional population of approximately 750,000 people. Radiation therapy is delivered at Waikato Hospital and outpatient clinics in Hamilton, as well as three secondary hospitals (Thames Hospital, Rotorua Hospital, and Gisborne Hospital).
Waikato Hospital is a renowned teaching hospital and one of the University of Auckland, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences' five campuses. As an appointee, you will have opportunities to engage in teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
Don't miss this chance to join our exceptional team and contribute to the advancement of radiation oncology. Apply now to be part of our prestigious institution dedicated to excellence in patient care, research, and education.
Mōu | About you
The candidate must have qualifications that would satisfy the requirements for vocational registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand and must have a driver license.
He aha Waikato
Waikato is the fourth largest region in Aotearoa New Zealand and located just south of Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland. It features a wide range of world-class outdoor and cultural experiences. You can surf the world-famous beaches of Whāingaroa Raglan, swim at the beautiful beaches of the Kapanga Coromandel, hike our majestic mountain ranges, tour the Hobbiton shire, experience the magic of the Waitomo glow worm caves, and encounter a vast array of flora and fauna at the remarkable Maungatautari Ecological Reserve.
Waikato is the home of the Kiingitanga and rich in Māori culture. Waikato Hospital sits on whenua gifted by Waikato iwi, situated on the banks of the mighty Waikato Awa, Hamilton is New Zealand’s largest metropolitan inland city. Hamilton’s vibrant city centre and rich cultural mix makes it an ideal place to experience the authentic friendly Kiwi lifestyle.
Learn more about living in the mighty Waikato here.
Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply
Please apply directly online, attaching a current CV and cover letter. Applications are not able to be accepted via email.
For further information, please contact Dr Roger Huang, Head of Department, email: Roger.Huang@waikatodhb.health.nz
Closing date: Open until filled
A national Vaccination Policy which includes COVID19 is under development. In the interim, a Health and Safety Risk Assessment against the requirements of the role will apply to unvaccinated candidates and employees and appropriate risk mitigation (e.g. extra PPE, RAT testing) may be taken as a result. Please note that when a Vaccination Policy is introduced it will apply to this role and need to be supported.
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
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|Position type:||Permanent Full time|
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