Staff Specialist Oncologist

If you want the opportunity to live and work in a truly diverse city then this is the job for you.

  • Work alongside a team that prides themselves on high-quality care and colleague support
  • Enjoy a tropical climate in this vibrant and laid-back harbour city
  • Contribute to a clinical setting where you can really make a difference
The Position
As a Consultant Oncologist, you will join a busy clinical unit consisting of three Consultants, one Advanced Trainee in medical oncology and two physician trainees. You will participate in a regular on-call roster for oncology, ward rounds, clinics, MDTs, student and junior doctor education. There are also specialist outreach clinics in regional hospitals as well as close links with the local university and Health Research Centre. 

The Hospital
This tertiary, Level 3 RACP teaching hospital holds over 370 beds and serves as the primary hospital for an estimated current population of 140,000. The hospital also serves as the referral hospital for rural and remote communities for the surrounding areas expanding the services area to 614,000 square kilometres – approximately twice the size of Victoria.

The hospital has a wide range of specialist services in Emergency Medicine, Anaesthetics, Intensive Care and Coronary Care, acute medical and surgical, Rehabilitation, Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Mental Health.

The hospital prides itself on looking after their staff. It offers staff accommodation on campus, from single air-conditioned units to four-bedroom houses. In addition, there are many sporting facilities you can use to keep fit and healthy including an air-conditioned gymnasium and squash courts, outdoor tennis courts and a sparkling 25-metre pool under shade cloth. There is also a comprehensive health library you can access with 10,000 books and 500 journal titles available. Medical databases are networked throughout the Campus and there are Medline searching, reference and inter-library loans services as well.

The Location
You will be living in a vibrant harbour city renowned for its tropical climate and enviable laid-back, outdoor lifestyle. The city has many miles of unpolluted beaches which provide the backdrop for beautiful sunsets. You can spend your free time with the locals on the beach attempting to catch the barramundi that is famous in the region.

The international airport provides direct access to South East Asia and beyond. Sunny days and balmy nights support a lifestyle that is relaxed with an emphasis on outdoor activities for both single people and families. Lifestyle is laid back and friendly, and the community supportive of newcomers.

Essential Criteria
To be successful in obtaining this position you must have FRACP and have current registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).