Specialist Medical Oncologist

  • : HealthcareLink Support
  • : 30-Jun-2016
  • : Hobart TAS 7001
Join a comprehensive, integrated cancer care service
  • Enjoy a rewarding career with long term prospects
  • Excellent opportunities are available for involvement in teaching and research
  • Living and working here has so much to offer

The Position
This is an exciting opportunity to join an innovative and dynamic Cancer Service in providing medical oncology services to a population of approximately 250,000 in Northern Tasmania.

The Northern Cancer Service is a comprehensive, integrated cancer care service featuring medical oncology, radiation oncology, clinical haematology and palliative care services across three sites. Comprising of 5 FTE Medical Oncologists, 3 FTE Haematologists and 4 Radiation Oncologists, the Service is accredited for advanced training in medical oncology and is part of the Victorian/Tasmanian radiation oncology training network, and maintains active multi-disciplinary teams in a number of tumour streams including breast, lung, gastrointestinal, head and neck, neurology, urology as well as haematology.

You will be working in a welcoming environment with an extremely supportive and collegiate regional network including: community-based nurses, a Palliative Care CMO, the NUM, GP liaison, and Allied Health colleagues.

You will be responsible for providing inpatient and outpatient care to public and private patients in all aspects of Medical Oncology, including outpatient clinics. Active involvement in research and trials will be supported and you will be required to participate in the on call roster. 

In addition, you will find excellent opportunities are available locally for involvement in teaching and education should you wish to pursue this. There is also scope within the position for private practice. 

The Hospital
The hospital is a 300-bed public hospital that provides acute care facilities for residents of the northern region of Tasmania. Every year the hospital treats over 24,000 inpatients and over 225,000 outpatients. The hospital provides inpatient and ambulatory services to surrounding areas.

As an accredited teaching facility, the hospital has a close partnership with the University of Tasmania through the local Clinical School and the School of Nursing and Midwifery. Research and innovation is encouraged and supported throughout the hospital. 

The Oncology department provides outpatient Medical Oncology, Radiation Oncology and Clinical Haematology Services of the highest quality to patients referred by their GP or specialist. The clinic also has an active support of cancer research within Tasmania. Medical oncology and clinical haematology services include diagnosis, medical treatment and follow-up to patients with cancer or a haematological diagnosis. Chemotherapy, blood product support, monoclonal antibody infusions, plasmapheresis and haematological procedures are delivered. 

The Location
This is Tasmania's second major city. Friendly communities, a temperate climate, diverse job opportunities and the relaxed lifestyle on offer all combine to make it a highly desirable place to live. 

One of Australia's oldest cities, the city attracts a rich mix of residents; lifestyle is an important focus for those who move here. A distinctive mix of Colonial and Victorian buildings and diverse dining, shopping and entertainment venues make up the city heart. A range of industries are based here and the region has a variety of private, public and tertiary education opportunities and an extensive choice of residential properties making it a popular with families, couples and retirees. 

In this vibrant town you will find a fantastic lifestyle for you and your family, with an outstanding school system, excellent health services, shorter commuting times, plenty of fresh air and community living.

Essential Criteria
To be successful in applying for this position you must hold FRACP or be close to completing your fellowship and be eligible for registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency. If you are unsure if you meet the selection criteria please forward a copy of your most recent resume and I will assess your eligibility and will advise you of your options. 


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Specialist Medical Oncologist
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Australian Health Practitioner Registration
Hobart TAS 7001
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