Radiation Therapist Grade 3.1

$106,414 - $109,892 yearly
  • ACT Government
  • ACT, Australia
  • 13 Sep, 2021
Full time Medical, Health, and Social Work

Job Description

Full-time Permanent

Closes: 29 September 2021
Classification: Radiation Therapist Level 3.1
Salary: $106,414 - $109,892 plus superannuation
Position No: 21737 - 01Y2S
Directorate: Canberra Health Services
Advertised (Gazettal date): 10 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) and surrounding region. More information can be found on the CHS website: https://www.health.act.gov.au/

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 delivers a comprehensive radiation therapy service using modern equipment and the latest technology including four modern Varian Linear Accelerators with IGRT/IMRT/Stereotactic options, two dedicated CT Simulators, SXRT, Eclipse Treatment Planning System, iPlan SRS Planning System, ExacTrac and ARIA Oncology Information System.

A Radiation Therapist Grade 3.1 is expected to make a significant contribution to service development, technology implementation and teaching generally, and in particular, with their nominated speciality. A Radiation Therapist Grade 3.1 will have a high-level knowledge and expertise in modern Radiation Therapy with ongoing evidence of proficiency in at least one complex clinical procedure.

The Radiation Oncology Department at the Canberra Region Cancer Centre, Canberra Health Services has an opportunity for a motivated and driven Radiation Therapist (Grade 3.1) to join the dynamic and forward moving team to provide exceptional healthcare together. The successful applicant will have strong clinical skills in general Radiation Therapy, and demonstrable proficiency in at least one clinical speciality that aligns with the objectives of the department and division.


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 particularly encouraged to apply.

Behavioural Capabilities

  • 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
  • Ability to perform novel, complex, critical or difficult tasks with professional supervision.

Position Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Relevant tertiary Radiation Therapy qualifications and a minimum of 5 years’ experience working professionally in Radiation Therapy is preferred.
  • 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.
  • The successful applicant will need to be available for occasional weekend, on-call and and after-hours work.
  • Have an understanding of how the National Standards and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) indicators align with this role.
  • Fulfil the responsibilities of this role as detailed in the CHS Exceptional Care Framework, Clinical Governance Framework, Partnering With Consumers Framework and all other related frameworks.

Please note prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:

  • Comply with CHS credentialing and scope of clinical practice requirements for allied health professionals.
  • Obtain a Compliance Certificate from OMU (Occupational Medicine Unit) relating to assessment, screening & vaccination processes against specified infectious diseases.
  • Undergo a pre-employment National Police check.

Job Closing Date

29 Sep, 2021