Medical Oncologist

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Mō mātou | About us

“Ko ngā tāngata, te mātua mahi - Putting people at the heart of all we do”

TeWhatu Ora, Health New Zealand, leads the day-to-day running of our health system across New Zealand, with functions delivered at local, district, regional and national levels. It weaves the functions of the 20 former District Health Boards into its regional divisions and district offices, ensuring continuity of services in the health system.

The Team

Medical Oncology is part of the Canterbury Regional Cancer & Haematology Service (CRCHS), one of two tertiary cancer centres in the South Island of New Zealand.  Medical Oncology is responsible for medical management of cancer patients and the delivery of pharmaceutical cancer treatment. CRCHS provides medical oncology services to Canterbury, South Canterbury and West Coast Districts, support the South Island Child Cancer Service and the South Island Regional Gynaecological Oncology Service.  Medical Oncology is a predominantly outpatient service, with both dedicated clinical space and a cancer day ward to deliver pharmaceutical cancer treatments, supported by an inpatient service in the newly built Waipapa Hospital.

Medical Oncology has close links with the University of Otago’s Christchurch School of Medicine and Health Sciences.  This interaction entails undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, as well as active participation in local, national, and international basic and clinical research.  Research is supported through an autonomously funded clinical research service within the Oncology Department with a robust portfolio of industry and academic trials. 

Mō te tūnga | About the role

The Medical Oncology service cares for approximately 18,000 patients per year and delivers an average of 150 cancer treatments weekly. Close interaction with other cancer services across the district is facilitated through regular and collegial multi-disciplinary meetings. 

We currently have Fixed Term positions available for qualified Medical Oncologists. To be considered for these positions you will need to hold RACP or an equivalent qualification that would enable registration as a specialist medical oncologist by the Medical Council of New Zealand. It is a requirement of this role to contribute to the on-call roster. There is flexibility within these roles to work in a part-time / full-time capacity

Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako | Skills & Experience

You will need to be eligible to gain registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand, to find out more please follow this link

Our Culture: What matters to us

Ko ngā tāngata, te mātua mahi | Putting people at the heart of all we do 

Health is ultimately all about people. What’s important around here is the way we care for and respect others, the responsibility taken for delivering outcomes, and going about our work with integrity. 

Belonging Here

Being part of the Te Whatu Ora, Health New Zealand, our people enjoy access to, flexible working arrangements and a genuine and ongoing focus on career development.

Te Whatu Ora, Health New Zealand believes that diversity and inclusion is key to ensure we deliver the best care for our diverse population. As an organisation we are inclusive and equal opportunity employer that welcomes and respects everyone.  

Tono ināianei | Apply now

Apply online, or to find out more information, please contact Amy Walker – Recruitment Specialist.


Please note that applications made via an agency will not be considered.

The Future of the Health Industry

The role that you are applying for is one that may only be performed by a person who has been vaccinated against Covid-19. It is therefore a condition of this application that you are vaccinated against Covid-19. This vaccination requirement includes gaining Booster Doses required to perform you role under the Health Order. As a person working in the health and disability sector you will come into contact with a large number of people, some of whom may be vulnerable.  Without a vaccine, there is the risk that you may contract Covid-19.  The requirement to be vaccinated is to keep you safe and also to endeavour to protect others against the potential transmission of Covid-19 as a result of you contracting it in the course of your employment.

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Fixed Term/Contract, Fixed Term/Contract/Full Time, Fixed Term/Contract/Part Time

Job no: 241696

Location: Christchurch

Closing Date: 29 May 2023