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Chief Physicist (VID: 4079)

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Location: Palmerston North Hospital
Service: Radiation Oncology - Radiation Oncology
Position Type: Allied Health
Appointment Type: Permanent/Fulltime
Close Date: 3/12/2017

​Our Radiation Oncology department is seeking a highly motivated and dynamic Chief Physicist to join our team of seven physicists, two physics registrars and an engineer. The successful candidate will not only meet the qualifications and technical competence requirements but offer excellent interpersonal and communication skills, have demonstrable leaderships qualities and a passion for working with others in the delivery of excellence in patient care.

The Department has four Siemens linear accelerators, a new Siemens Confidence CT simulator, a superficial x-ray unit. Treatment planning and OIS solutions are provided by Elekta.
As Chief, you will participate in a broad range of clinical physics activities, including quality assurance programme, maintenance, commissioning of equipment, development of treatment techniques, training and education of other staff as well as leading a committed and enthusiastic team. 
Continuing development is a priority for the Service with Physicists each supported to international and national conferences every year. In house equipment development is encouraged with a fully equipped mechanical workshop and full time research and development Physicist.
The service is embarking on the purchase of a new suite of equipment in the next few years with the replacement of the treatment planning system and all four linacs. As Chief Physicist you will have an integral role to play in choosing, designing and implementing this future.  We therefore invite applicants who are enthusiastic about service development, innovation and improvement to help lead this work.
Applicants will need to satisfy the competencies outlined in the attached Job Description.
For enquiries, please contact: Tim O’Brien, Acting Chief Physicist.
MidCentral District Health Board is committed to ensuring that children and young people are safe from abuse and harm. As part of our commitment to children and young people, and in line with the Vulnerable Children Act 2014, appointment to positions that involve regular or overnight contact with children will include worker safety checks. These checks are in addition to the requirement to have a satisfactory police clearance. Further information will be provided to shortlisted candidates. More information about the Vulnerable Children Act 2014 is available from the Ministry of Vulnerable Children website.

MidCentral District Health Board employs more than 2500 staff at Manawatu, Palmerston North, Tararua and Horowhenua and Otaki districts.
Palmerston North Hospital is a 350 bed secondary hospital, which services an urban population of 80,000 and a total population catchment of 168,000. In addition, the hospital is a teaching hospital, and is associated with both Auckland and Otago medical schools.
Palmerston North is a major university city 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.


For further information:
Human Resources
Private Bag 11036
Manawatu Mail Centre
Palmerston North 4442

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