Radiation Therapist

$71,713 - $99,117 yearly
  • ACT Government
  • ACT, Australia
  • 09 Sep, 2021
Full time Medical, Health, and Social Work

Job Description

Full-time Permanent

Closes: 24 September 2021
Classification: Radiation Therapist Level 2
Salary: $71,713 - $99,117 plus superannuation
Position No: 29743, several - 01XZM
Directorate: Canberra Health Services
Advertised (Gazettal date): 08 September 2021
Contact Officer: Brett Fittler on brett.fittler@act.gov.au or (02) 5124 2218

Our Vision: creating exceptional health care together
Our Role: to be a health service that is trusted by our community
Our Values: Reliable, Progressive, Respectful and Kind

Canberra Health Services (CHS) is focussed on the delivery of high quality, effective, person centred care. It provides acute, sub-acute, primary and community‐based health services, to the Australian Capital Territory (ACT)—a catchment of approximately 400, 000 people. It also services the surrounding Southern New South Wales region which includes the Bega Valley, Bombala, Cooma-Monaro, Eurobodalla, Goulburn, Mulwaree, Palerang, Queanbeyan, Snowy River, Upper Lachlan Shire and the Yass Valley.

CHS administers a range publicly funded health facilities, programs and services including but not limited to:

  • The Canberra Hospital: a modern 600-bed tertiary hospital providing trauma services and most major medical and surgical sub-specialty services.
  • University of Canberra Hospital Specialist Centre for Rehabilitation, Recovery and Research: a dedicated and purpose-built rehabilitation facility, with 140 inpatient beds, 75-day places and additional outpatient services.
  • Mental Health, Justice Health, Alcohol and Drug Services provide a range of health services from prevention and treatment through to recovery and maintenance at a number of locations and in varied environments for people suffering from mental health issues.
  • Five Walk-in Centres: which provide free treatment for minor illness and injury
  • Seven community health centres: providing a range of general and specialist health services to people of all ages.
  • A range of community-based health services including early childhood services, youth and women’s health, dental health, mental health and alcohol and drug services.

The Radiation Oncology Department is located in the Canberra Region Cancer Centre at the Canberra Hospital and provides state of the art radiotherapy treatment facilities combined with quality care for ACT and regional cancer patients. The department is currently equipped with the latest technology including four Varian linear accelerators with IGRT/IMRT/Stereotactic options, two dedicated CT Simulators, SXRT, Eclipse RTTPS, iPlan SRS planning system, ExacTrac imaging system, HDR brachytherapy and ARIA Oncology Information System.

The Radiation Oncology Department at the Canberra Region Cancer Centre, Canberra Health Services has an opportunity for a motivated and driven Radiation Therapist to join the dynamic and forward moving team to provide exceptional healthcare together.

CHS is committed to workforce diversity and to creating an inclusive workplace. As part of this commitment we welcome applications from all diversity groups. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disability and people who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, or Questioning (LGBTIQ) are encouraged to apply.

Behavioural Capabilities
To be successful in this position, it is expected that the successful candidate will have the following attributes:

  • Current and relevant knowledge and experience in Radiation Therapy practice.
    Good time management and organisational skills.
  • Ability to work in a busy environment with a multidisciplinary team.
  • Adaptability and flexibility to accommodate change and provide responsive services to meet clients’ needs.

Position Requirements/Qualifications:

  • A recognised tertiary qualification in Radiation Therapy
  • Unconditional registration as a Radiation Therapy Practitioner with the AHPRA Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia.
  • ACT Radiation Council License to operate radiation emitting apparatus used for Radiation Therapy purposes.

Prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:

  • Undergo a pre-employment National Police Check.
  • Comply with ACT Health credentialing requirements for allied health.
  • If practicing clinically (providing direct clinical care to patients or supervising staff providing direct clinical care to patients) as an allied health professional in any capacity at any time in CHS facilities, the person occupying this position will be required to comply with CHS credentialing requirements for allied health professionals. Initial credentialing is completed following a pre-offer for a position, prior to any appointment being made.
  • Obtain a Compliance Certificate from OMU (Occupational Medicine Unit) relating to assessment, screening and vaccination processes against specified infectious diseases.

Note: There are several positions available.

Job Closing Date

24 Sep, 2021