Medical Officer in Oncology

This non specialist medical officer role is based in the Regional Cancer Treatment Service (RCTS) which provides medical oncology, radiation oncology and clinical haematology services and is a permanent contract working 36 hours per week with negotiable commencement date.

This is a non-consultant position suitable for a doctor with an interest in oncology.  This position supports the three specialties of Medical Oncology, Clinical Haematology and Radiation Oncology.

The role will predominantly support the delivery of systemic cancer therapy in the Hawke’s Bay and advising and assessing acutely presenting patients under the care of the RCTS.  This role is an integral member of the cancer team at Hawke’s Bay, supporting and advising a team of specialist cancer nurses and working alongside the RCTS Senior Medical Officers.

The role will involve providing cancer care and the delivery of systemic therapy, supporting a team of specialist cancer nurses, supporting Multi-Disciplinary Meetings and providing HBDHB clinicians with advice on the management of the patient with cancer in the inpatient setting.

  • you must have, or be eligible for, general registration with the New Zealand Medical Council 
  • demonstrated clinical skills and the ability to work effectively within the multi-disciplinary team
  • Some experience in cancer medicine, and knowledge of chemotherapy, is an advantage, but not essential

A major university city in the North island of New Zealand, Palmerston North is the home of Massey University and is at the hub of key routes to the central North Island ski fields, and river adventures. 

Wellington the capital city, is only a two hour journey by road, as are the wine growing regions of Hawke’s Bay and Wairarapa.

Situated in the lower half of the North Island of New Zealand, the local region offers visitors and residents a unique mix of lifestyle by combining rural charm with the convenience of sophisticated living with all modern services and luxuries expected of vibrant cities, including a shopping plaza, a Globe theatrical centre, the Regent and Centre Point theatres, and dozens of hotels/motels.

There are excellent primary, intermediate and secondary schooling, both public and private, mixed and single sex. Cost of living is reasonable, housing very affordable, and rural living with stunning views only minutes from town is very achievable.
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