Position Details
Reference Number 27302
Position Title Intern Radiation Therapist
Employment Status Fixed Term Full Time
Location Olivia Newton-John Cancer & Wellness Centre
Department / Ward / Clinical Area Radiation Oncology
Hours per Week 114.00
Position Summary

Intern Radiation Therapist (SPP) Positions for 2019



  • 2 positions at Olivia Newton John Cancer, Wellness and Research Centre

   (ONJ Centre)

  • 1 position at Ballarat Austin Radiation Oncology Centre



Opportunities exist for highly motivated graduates to join the Austin Health Radiation Oncology Team in 2019. Austin Health offers the opportunity to complete your Supervised Practice Program (SPP) year in a progressive and personable environment, fulfilling academic requirements for accreditation as a qualified RT.


Austin Health is a tertiary teaching hospital overseen by an independent Metropolitan Health Board. Austin Health operates two Radiotherapy Centres, with both centres providing supportive and integrated cancer care. Our Metropolitan site is located at the Olivia Newton John Cancer Wellness and Research Centre. Our regional site, Ballarat Austin Radiation Oncology Centre (BAROC) is located within the Ballarat Regional Integrated Cancer Centre (BRICC).


The Radiation Oncology department at ONJ Centre operates three Elekta Linacs, including one Versa HD with Brainlab ExacTrac & two with Agility 160 leaf MLCs, Cone Beam CT, kV/MV 2D imaging and HexaPOD six degree of freedom couch tops.  Treatment planning is supported by a dedicated Siemens and GE wide bore CT scanner and GateCT (4DCT), utilising the CMS XiO planning system in conjunction with CMS Monaco. The Austin is proud to be at the forefront in Australia when adopting new technologies and runs sophisticated IMRT and IGRT programs.  An electronic (paperless) environment is supported by the Elekta MOSAIQ patient management system. The ONJ centre also provides comprehensive Stereotactic and Brachytherapy programs and will resume Superficial and Deep X-ray services in the near future.  The ONJ Centre is a comprehensive cancer centre encompassing Medical Oncology, Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute, cancer and palliative care wards and a unique Wellness Centre offering a relaxing atmosphere and a range of wellness programs for all patients and their carers.


BAROC within BRICC is a unique state of the art Radiation Oncology Centre featuring 2x Varian Trilogy Linear accelerators - with FFF mode, OBI, Protura six degree of freedom couch tops, Varian Real-Time Position Management and Varian VMAT.

Planning is facilitated by a Siemens definition AS 64 CT suite and a complete Elekta planning system. Integration of oncology services within BRICC delivers Medical Oncology, Clinical Trials, and a Wellness centre operating in a fully paperless, ARIA CCS Oncology Information System. The BRICC is focused on improving patient services and outcomes with innovation, research and development highlighted by the use of Deep Inspiration Breath Hold (DIBH) technique for Left side breast cancer patients, use of dynamic MLC, SABR program, and VMAT.


Both the ONJ Centre at the Austin Campus and BRICC provide a comprehensive service and have the capacity for expansion of cancer services in the future with 4 bunkers. These new, purpose built and state-of-the-art centres provide a patient focussed environment and offer the incumbent numerous exciting development opportunities as we forge our new wellness focused model of care.



The successful candidates will be working within a dynamic team providing numerous developments and learning opportunities ensuring a comprehensive SPP year. Applicants should have a passion for learning, well developed communication and interpersonal skills, with an enthusiasm for professional development. Successful completion of a Bachelor in Medical Radiation Therapy through an accredited university is essential.


Application Process

Applicants should submit:

-       a covering letter and a statement addressing key selection criteria, and

-       Curriculum vitae including two clinical referees.

-       State clearly in your application letter your choice to have your SPP year at ONJ Centre, BAROC or no preference.


Applications are invited via the Austin Online Careers portal at www.austin.org.au/careers.


All applications should be addressed to:


Ms Kate Francis

Radiation Therapy Manager

ONJ Centre & BAROC

145 Studley Road

Heidelberg, 3084


Phone: 9496-2800  Fax: 9496-2826




Selection Process & Appointment Timeline


Selection process for interview will be based on a review of application covering letter and CV.


Applications Close: 11/11/18


Interview dates: 21/11/18

Contact Person Eddy Zupan
Contact Number (03) 9496 9576
Alternate Contact Person Naina Dhana
Alternate Contact Number (03) 9496 9808
Closing Date 11/11/2018
Position Description
Intern Radiation Therapist Position Description 2019.pdf Open
Application Guide click here to view