Senior Medical Officer - Radiation Oncology
Where you’ll be working: Waikato Hospital – Hamilton, New Zealand
The details: Permanent Full-time - 50 Hours (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.
As part of our team, you will have the chance to work across various sub-sites, including the central nervous system (CNS), head and neck, skin, sarcoma, lower gastrointestinal (LGI). Additionally, we have a strong focus on stereotactic radiation techniques and welcome applicants with experience or interest in this field.
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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 hematologists, 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.
Ko wai mātou | Our Organisation
Te iwi Ngakaunui – People at Heart
Whakamana – Give and earn respect
Whakaronga – Listen to me; Talk to me
Mauri Pai – Fair play
Whakapakari – Growing the good
Kotahitanga – Stronger together
It is not very often something happens that is big; like, really big. Big to the point that it will touch the lives of every single person in the country. That is what we are talking about here. The provision of Health in Aotearoa New Zealand, and how its run is about to change in a big way.
Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand and Te Aka Whai Ora - Māori Health Authority will together shape the delivery of Health services in Aotearoa New Zealand for generations to come, and will form the core of a modern and integrated service looking after the needs of all our Whānau.
We are dedicated to achieving health equity for Māori and other priority populations. We are a Crown entity and an active partner in Te Tiriti o Waitangi. Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand is guided by Te Tiriti o Waitangi and is committed to upholding the articles.
Here at Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand, Waikato we have a team of 8,000 working across the Waikato where everyone plays a vital role in the care of our patients – directly or non-directly. Our vision is Healthy People. Excellent Care.
Te Whatu Ora, Waikato serves the largest Māori population and third largest Pacific population in Aotearoa New Zealand. Waikato Hospital in Hamilton is one of New Zealand’s largest tertiary, teaching hospitals with over 600 inpatient beds and 22 operating theatres. Clinical specialities include Women’s and Children Services, Cardiology / Cardiothoracic Surgery, Oncology and Haematology, Surgical services, and Mental Health and Addiction. Waikato Hospital is the Midland regional referral centre for multiple specialties including trauma surgery, oncology, and neurology.
We are a values-based and inclusive organisation that is committed to deliver the best health outcomes for our total population. Reflecting the population we serve is an important part of the care we deliver to the community. We strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds with the necessary capability and who share our values to apply. We proactively develop pathways that maximise opportunity for Māori and encourage Māori to apply.
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, 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.
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