Senior Medical Physicist, Radiation Oncology, Permanent, Full Time
Mon July 8th 2019
We are seeking an experienced senior medical physicist to join a supportive, friendly and enthusiastic team to facilitate exciting clinical developments and
future expansion to a satellite centre on the North Shore of Auckland.
Joining a team of four physicists and a dedicated medical physics technician, you will actively contribute to all aspects of radiation physics support including quality assurance, dosimetry, commissioning, advising on treatment planning techniques and contributing to development projects and research activities. This post will be responsible for leading the quality control and dosimetry aspects of the service, including overall management of linear accelerators and ancillary devices.
You should possess an MSc in Medical Physics and be certified with the Australasian College of Physics Scientists and Engineers in Medicine (ACPSEM),
or the equivalent in your home country. Preference will be given to candidates with at least four years post-qualified experience and you must have a desire to
improve patient care and enhance the quality of treatments.
Salary will be commensurate with the candidate’s experience, with benefits including free car parking and subsidised health insurance.
Auckland Radiation Oncology (ARO) is a private radiation therapy department in Auckland, New Zealand that is jointly owned by MercyAscot and Southern Cross
We use some of the latest equipment in radiation therapy that includes three Elekta linear accelerators (Agility BLD, HexaPOD 6DOF couch, 4DCBCT and intra-fractional imaging, FFF), Philips Brilliance big bore CT scanner, RayStation TPS, Mosaiq R&V and access to various imaging techniques including PET and MRI.
We are the first users of the ExacTRAC imaging system in New Zealand and will be upgrading to the ExacTRAC Dynamic system when clinically released in 2020. This investment in technology allows us to deliver a variety of contemporary treatment techniques including IMRT, VMAT and SRT and use a number of novel tools (e.g. deformable image registration and adaptive techniques). We are currently in the process of commissioning a new version of the RayStation TPS and continuing our roll-out of EPID dosimetry (SunCHECK).
For further information, or to apply by sending a cover letter and CV, please contact Dr Rick Sims, Chief Physicist, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing Date: 2nd August 2019
Understanding Your Treatment
The Patient Pathway
We understand you may be anxious about having radiation therapy. Read about the patient pathway and what to expect before, during and after radiation therapy treatment. AT ARO we work closely with your radiation oncologist to develop an individualised treatment plan for each patient.Explore the patient pathway
There are over 200 types of cancer, and each cancer is named after the area the cell came from. Each organ of your body can have several kinds of cancer.
ARO offers a comprehensive range of treatment techniques to suit individual needs. You will receive world-leading treatment at ARO, with the best in diagnostic techniques, technologies and treatment plans based on international best practice.
Our radiation oncologists regularly participate in meetings with other medical specialists (often referred to as Multidisciplinary Meetings or MDMs). This means our specialists understand how best to work with your other specialists so your treatment is absolutely aligned.