Director - Radiation Therapy

$165,764 - $173,558 yearly
  • ACT Government
  • ACT, Australia
  • 23 Nov, 2021
Full time Executive and Management Medical, Health, and Social Work

Job Description

Full-time Permanent

Closes: 09 December 2021

Classification: Radiation Therapist Level 6
Salary: $165,764 - $173,558 plus superannuation
Position No: 28988 - 01Z4K
Directorate: Canberra Health Services
Advertised (Gazettal date): 22 November 2021
Contact Officer: Katherine Wakefield on or (02) 512 42738

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

Under current Public Health Emergency Directions all Canberra Health Services staff are required to have received at least one COVID-19 vaccination by 29 October and be fully vaccinated by 1 December 2021.

In order to be eligible for employment with Canberra Health Services you will be required to provide evidence of vaccination against COVID-19 by way of a Vaccination Certificate or provision of an authorised exemption, for consideration. Please ensure you include this information with your application documentation.


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:

The Division of Cancer, Ambulatory and Community Health Support provides a comprehensive range of cancer screening, assessment, diagnostic and treatment services and palliative care through inpatient, outpatient, and community settings. The Division is also responsible for the administration and some clinical support to Ambulatory and Community Health centres across ACT Health.

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 three Varian TrueBeams and one Varian Edge accelerator, two dedicated CT Simulators, SXRT, Eclipse planning system with Hyperarc for SRS, HDR brachytherapy and ARIA Oncology Patient Management System.

The Director of Radiation Therapy is responsible for the leadership and management of the Radiation Therapy team and for ensuring patient centred, safe, and effective care. The position is part of the senior management team within Radiation Oncology that collaborates to implement standard work processes and process improvement initiatives in the support of the department and organisational vision and goals.


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

  • Experience in planning and implementation of Radiation Therapy services as part of new or redeveloped facilities.
  • Innovation, adaptability and flexibility to drive change and provide responsive services to meet clients’ needs.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to work, health and safety (WH&S) and the positive patient experience and displays behaviour consistent with CHS values of Reliable, Progressive, Respectful and Kind.

Position Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Relevant recognised tertiary or equivalent qualifications and a minimum of 3 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 and after-hours work, with access to flex time.
  • 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:

  • Undergo a pre-employment National Police Check.
  • Provide current immunisation status papers.
  • If practising 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 ACT Health facilities, the person occupying this position will be required to comply with ACT Health credentialing requirements for allied health professionals. Initial credentialing is completed following a pre-offer for a position, prior to any offer of employment being made.

Job Closing Date

09 Dec, 2021