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Director, Medical Physics | Central Adelaide Local Health Network – The Royal Adelaide Hospital, SA

Post date : 5 May 2022
Close date : 20 May 2022
Category : Job Advertisement
Vacancies : 1

Salary : $191,886 - $207,989 p.a.

Job Description

Director, Medical Physics (Job ref: 792296)

The Director, Medical Physics will provide high level clinical leadership and management to Medical Physics & Engineering in Radiation Oncology with an integral role in promoting and facilitating a multidisciplinary integrated approach within the Radiation Oncology Department and senior medical professionals that ensures accountability and safety in the delivery of best practice radiation therapy to patients.

The Director, Medical Physics will be involved in tender and procurement of physics and radiation therapy equipment in the public sector, associated IT components and software and implementation of nationally recommended codes of practice for all aspects of dosimetry for treatment delivery equipment and will be responsible for the department commissioning, quality assurance and maintenance programme for radiation devices utilising a collaborative approach between manufacturers and stakeholders for a diverse range of systems. The Director, Medical Physics will include partnership discussions with the Australian Bragg Centre for Proton Therapy and Research.

The Director, Medical Physics will be required to contribute high level advice in relation to clinical and scientific issues in areas of specialised radiation treatment techniques including proton therapy, SRS, SABR, VMAT, IMRT, 3DCRT, HDR & LDR Brachytherapy, superficial x-ray, TBI, TBE and radiobiology modelling, and work closely with Senior RT staff and Radiation Oncologists, t support all aspects of the planning and delivery of these techniques.

The Director, Medical Physics is responsible for radiation safety as CALHN Assistant Radiation Protection Officer (RSO) ensuring the management of radiation safety is in accordance with the state regulator (Envirnment Protection Agency) and Commonwealth (Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency) requirements. This role is accountable for the radiation safety and governance of the Radiation Oncology Department as well as supports the CALHN RSO with organisational wide responsibilities, such as education, training and audit.

This role takes a lead role in research and trials coordination across the department as well as contributes to the wider leadership of the clinical program.

The role included professional leadership of all medical physicicts in the depatment as well as membership on the CALHN Allied Health Leadership team.

Registration with the ACPSEM Register of Qualifed Medical Physics Specialists in Radiation Oncology is required.

The South Australian public sector promotes diversity and flexible ways of working part-time. Applicants are encouraged to discuss the flexible working arrangements for this role.

In addition to the annual salary package we also offer salary sacrifice benefits, employer superannuation contributions and leave loading.

Appointment will be subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Check and appropriate immunisation requirements.

COVID-19 vaccination is an essential requirement under the Emergency Management (Healthcare Setting Workers Vaccination) (COVID-19) Directions 2021 to work in SA Health/health care setting.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are encouraged to apply. Job ref: 792296

For an informal discussion with the Clinical Program Manager, Jo Glover, please make enquiries to:

Kelly Lawrence: 70742436


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Please note: the closing date for this position has been extended since it was advertised in an ACPSEM Job Alert email on 9 May 2022. Applications will now close on 20 May 2022.

Job Requirement

Registration with the ACPSEM Register of Qualifed Medical Physics Specialists in Radiation Oncology is required.

Company Details

** For those interested and qualified candidates, please contact the contact person directly.

Central Adelaide Local Health Network

Royal Adelaide Hospital 1 Port Road Adelaide SA 5000 AUSTRALIA

Contact Person : Kelly Lawrence
Contact Number : 08 7074 2436
Contact Email :
Company Website :

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