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Radiation Therapy

 

ADHB recruits approximately 10 qualified radiation therapists (RTs) annually to work within its large, modern facility. If you have current knowledge and experience in the field of radiation therapy then we would like to hear from you.

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Being a major teaching hospital the service also provides clinical placements for 7-8 student radiation therapists per annum.

We welcome RTs from New Zealand and abroad. A significant proportion of RTs at ADHB have worked in several places around the world. Many moved to Auckland from as far away as the UK and South Africa and have settled in Auckland very successfully with their families. A large number also trained elsewhere in NZ and now work at ADHB.

Radiation TherapyAbout our service:

ADHB is New Zealand’s largest Radiation therapy service treating over 3000 patients a year in a modern, developing facility.

  • 6 Varian treatment units including millennium MLC and portal imaging /OBI, conebeam CT/VMAT
  • 2 Siemens Sensation open CT 
  • Pinnacle planning suite
  • Superficial unit
  • Brachytherapy
  • Oncology acute clinic and ward
  • Paediatric specialist centre
  • Participation in clinical trials
  • Medical Physics team
  • Nursing team 
  • ADHB is a major teaching and research hospital
  • Many opportunities for continuous professional development
  • Annual leave 22-25 days.
  • Flexible hours of work, 40 per week.

 

Radioation Therapy

Living and working in Auckland:

Auckland city is NZs largest city with over 1.5 million people.

  • Warm temperate climate, mild winter
  • Beaches within 30 minutes driving distance
  • Ski slopes 4 hours drive
  • Good public transport links to hospitals
  • Great sailing
     

Relocation Assistance

Relocation packages are available to help meet the cost and logistical elements of a move to the great city of Auckland.
 

Radiation TherapyReturn to work

Opportunities are available for staff wishing to return to work, after a period of absence, with a training program through the MRTB (Medical Radiation Technologists Board).

A financial return to work incentive is available for staff returning within 18 months. Contact us to see if you qualify, as some conditions apply.

For more information about the service, contact:
Angeline Williams, Clinical Team Leader - Pre Treatment.
angelinew@adhb.govt.nz

Staff comments:

Radiation Therapy

About ADHB

“Auckland Radiation therapy offers lots of opportunities to step up and take more responsibility. Opportunities to specialise in a variety of areas”.

“It’s a large department with huge variety within everyday”

“New Zealanders in general are a relaxed, friendly bunch, making ADHB a lovely positive working environment”

“Everybody works really hard as a team, staff are very encouraging and friendly”

“Lots of opportunities for professional development e.g. conferences” “The day care centre is great”

About Auckland

“Its definitely a beautiful city and ADHB is right in the city centre”.

“Auckland is vibrant and friendly with great outdoor living, loads of parks, beaches, rainforests.”

“has lots of attractions for young and old, wine trails, sailing, fishing, festivals, music”. We think it’s a great place to raise a family”.

“The weather in Auckland is brilliant compared to the U.K. and places aren’t crowded.“

 

Training as a Radiation Therapist:

This program is taught at the University of Otago, Wellington campus. It is a 3 year degree including clinical work experience.

Find out more:
http://healthsci.otago.ac.nz/info/mera.html

Interested applicants please contact:
mrtenquiries.wsmhs@otago.ac.nz
to organise a visit to a clinical radiation oncology department.