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Senior Medical Officer - Medical Oncology

Publication date: 26 October 2023


Medical Oncology Department, Waikato Hospital
New Zealand

One of six regional cancer centres in New Zealand, our department comprises an inpatient ward including an autologous bone marrow transplant suite, day care and chemotherapy suite, outpatient department and radiation treatment facility. At Waikato Hospital there are currently eight medical oncologists, nine haematologists, ten radiation oncologists and five palliative care physicians. Through our research unit we are involved with the full spectrum of clinical trials, including phase I trials of novel agents. As a Regional Cancer Centre we provide oncology services to a regional multicultural population of 554,000, with chemotherapy administration and outpatient clinics in Hamilton and three secondary hospitals.

He aha Waikato

Waikato is the fourth largest region in Aotearoa New Zealand and located just south of Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland. It features a wide range of world-class outdoor and cultural experiences. You can surf the world-famous beaches of Whāingaroa Raglan, swim at the beautiful beaches of the Kapanga Coromandel, hike our majestic mountain ranges, tour the Hobbiton shire, experience the magic of the Waitomo glow worm caves, and encounter a vast array of flora and fauna at the remarkable Maungatautari Ecological Reserve.

Waikato is the home of the Kiingitanga and rich in Māori culture. Waikato Hospital sits on whenua gifted by Waikato iwi, situated on the banks of the mighty Waikato Awa, Hamilton is New Zealand’s largest metropolitan inland city. Hamilton’s vibrant city centre and rich cultural mix makes it an ideal place to experience the authentic friendly Kiwi lifestyle.


Job Title

Senior Medical Officer - Medical Oncology 

Job Description

We are seeking a passionate, committed Consultant Medical Oncologist (part time 0.75 FTE + on-call, and/or permanent position opportunity) to join our dynamic, progressive and multidisciplinary department at Waikato Hospital, the largest tertiary hospital in New Zealand. The broad focus on patient care, research and education offers an excellent career opportunity.

How to apply

Please apply directly online here, attaching a current CV and cover letter. Applications are not able to be accepted via email.
For further information, please contact Dr Alvin Tan.

Contact person: Dr Alvin Tan, Head of Department    
Email: Alvin.Tan@waikatodhb.health.nz
Phone: +64278010558 

Application deadline

Deadline for application is 31 December 2023.

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