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Position Title: Medical Physicist
Location: Otago
FTE (Hours): 1.0/40 hours
Date Posted: 08/07/2019
Application Closing Date: 31/07/2019 11PM
Job #: 058908
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Medical Physicist

Southern Blood & Cancer Service, Dunedin Hospital

  • Opportunity to lead and develop clinical techniques and innovations!
  • Full-time fixed term or locum vacancy until 20 June 2020

Are you looking for a new challenge?  Southern District Health Board has an exciting opportunity for you to make your mark.  We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced Medical Physicist to join our friendly team in Dunedin Hospital on a full-time one year fixed term or locum basis to cover a period of parental leave. Please note consideration will be given to requests for a shorter or several shorter appointments.

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 huge 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. We believe that our dedicated and passionate staff are a significant driving force behind the achievement of these standards, and we need more like minded people to help us continue providing for our community.

About the Team

The Southern Blood & Cancer Service (SBCS) provides a Radiation Oncology Service for the entire Southern region. Medical Physicists play a vital role in the clinical application of radiation to treat cancer. As part of a multidisciplinary team you will ensure that treatments are safe and effective. We are seeking an experienced Medical Physicist to locum in the Radiation Oncology Service to join a team of six Medical Physicists and two Technicians.

About the Role – what’s in it for me?

The service has three Linear Accelerators including an Elekta HD Versa, Varian TrueBeam and Clinac iX, Monaco treatment planning system and Mosaiq oncology patient management system, Siemens CT scanner, & an Ortho-Voltage unit. SBCS delivers Body Stereotactic treatment for lung, spine and liver in addition to providing the national cranial stereotactic service. The Physicist will be expected to engage in all areas of medical physics including TEAP medical physicist registrar training.

About You

The candidate must have a proven ability to lead development of clinical techniques and innovations. The applicant must possess ACPSEM certification/accreditation in radiation oncology medical physics, or an international equivalent. The Medical Physicist position is a full time one year fixed term appointment; however consideration will be given to candidates preferring a shorter or a number of shorter appointments.

Now is a great time to relocate to Southern if you were considering a move. The Southern district offers the benefits of excellent amenities, first class primary through to tertiary education, affordable housing and outstanding recreational opportunities.  Whether it is surfing, kayaking or sailing; skiing, hunting or fishing; theatre, live-music or art – there’s literally something for everyone.  Why don’t you check out for what the region and we can offer you and your whanau.

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

Closing Date: Wednesday, 31 July 2019

Please note we may begin shortlisting as we receive applications and if necessary withdraw the advertising at any time. If you are interested in this position please do not delay! For further information please contact Karen Cope, Recruitment Advisor – Medical Directorate. Phone: (03) 470 9605 or Email:

Please also note that under Southern DHB policy an employee may return from parental leave early with a minimum of four weeks of notice. In this event you would be provided with a minimum of four weeks of notice of the early termination of this position where applicable.

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