Where you’ll be working: Waikato Regional Cancer Centre, Hamilton
The details: Full-time - 80 Hours fortnight
Be part of the national transformation in Health
Opportunities for research and involvement in projects locally and nationally
Work with national peers through the ACPSEM branch network
Te whiwhinga mahi | The Opportunity
We are seeking a self-motivated and dynamic radiation oncology medical physicist to join our team of eight physicists, a technician and two registrars. It is an excellent opportunity to take this role in medical physics clinical services and ensure that the centre operates in accordance with the regulatory standards and national best practice. This role will require you to have previous experience in routine Linacs QA, treatment planning system, 4DCT and the use of dosimetry equipment.
Your role will include: quality assurance, treatment plans’ checks, and protocols development for a range of equipment and techniques including IGRT, VMAT, DIBH, SABR and SRS. You must be able to maintain high collaboration manner with the Medical Physics team and become highly integrated in our multidisciplinary environment, participating in frequent clinical discussions and attending multidisciplinary team meetings regularly. You will be participating in a number of clinical projects to drive change and increase equity of access to cancer care for Māori.
There are a significant opportunities for research and involvement in projects locally and nationally. You will have the opportunity to work with our national peers through the ACPSEM branch network.
Click here to view the position description.
(Please note position descriptions can only be viewed on the Te Whatu Ora - Waikato website.)
Mō tātou Ratonga | About our Service
The Waikato Regional Cancer Centre is located in Hamilton, New Zealand. The centre serves a population of 550,000 and has approximately 120 staff. Radiotherapy treatments are delivered using four Varian linear accelerators (3 TrueBeams and a Halcyon), Xstrahl superficial unit, and a comprehensive HDR Brachytherapy programme using BRAVOS system. All TrueBeams are equipped with fully functioning on-board kV and MV imaging capabilities (including triggered imaging, 4D-CBCT and Extended CBCT) and using RGSC motion management with 6DoF couch. Our Halcyon is scheduled for HyperSight upgrade soon with a scope of upgrading to Ethos in a couple of years.
The department uses Varian’s ARIA Oncology information System and Eclipse Treatment Planning System loaded with all advanced features including: 4D planning, smart segmentation and deformable registration, Multi-Criteria optimization, RapidPlan, HyperArc SRT, and Scripting. We use our dedicated wide bore Toshiba CT scanner with 4D imaging capability and starting utilizing Velocity’s capabilities in our workflows. The centre offers a wide range of treatment complexities including TSET and TBI special techniques. We are utilizing the full functionality of Mobius3D including plan, fraction and CBCT checks. There is a great scope for development work supplemented by a wide range of physics QA tools.
Ko o tatou painga | Our Benefits
WRCC offers APEX (www.apex.org.nz) remuneration and excellent working conditions supporting good work-life balance. With our continuous professional development scheme, there are a number of opportunities for aspiring candidate to advance and develop their career, which we continue to support. WRCC also offer a generous relocation allowance.
Mōu | About you
Applicants should possess an MSc in Physics/Medical Physics and have experience in a full range of clinical radiation oncology physics’ activities, including quality assurance programmes, first-line machine problem solving, commissioning and development of equipment and treatment techniques.
Ideally, you will be ACPSEM certified in Radiation Oncology Medical Physics (or equivalent) and eligible for the unlimited category on the ACPSEM register. Candidates about to finish their ACPSEM TEAP programme are welcome to apply.
The successful candidate would need to demonstrate good communication skills and be able to function well within a team. Remuneration will be dependent on the experience level and will be in accordance with the prevailing collective agreement.
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, applications are not able to be accepted via email.
For informal enquiries please contact Dr. Moamen Aly, Chief Medical Physicist via email, Moamen.Aly@waikatodhb.health.nz or tel: +64 7 839 8899 Ext 98247.
Closing date: Open until filled
|Job type:||Permanent Full time|
|Attachments:||No File Attached|