Position Details
Reference Number 43626
Position Title Radiation Oncologist
Employment Status Permanent Full Time
Location Olivia Newton-John Cancer & Wellness Centre
Hours per Week 40.00
Position Summary

Austin Health is one of Victoria’s largest health care providers.  Our 9,000 employees and 425 volunteers provide safe, high quality, person-centred care at Austin Hospital, Olivia Newton-John Cancer, Wellness and Research Centre (ONJ Centre), Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital and Royal Talbot Rehabilitation Centre, as well as in the community through Hospital-in-the-Home and partner health services.  We are an internationally recognised leader in clinical teaching, training and research and have affiliations with many leading universities and research institutes.

An exciting opportunity currently exists for an enthusiastic and highly experienced Radiation Oncologist to join our Radiation Oncology Depratment.


An exciting opportunity exists to join our team of dedicated Radiation Oncologists based at Olivia Newton John Cancer Wellness & Research Centre (ONJ Centre) at Austin Health.

Austin Health operates two Radiation Oncology centres in Victoria. The metropolitan hub at the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness & Research Centre in Heidelberg, and BAROC in the custom-built Ballarat Regional Integrated Cancer Centre co-located with Grampians Health Services (GHS).  Across the two sites the service has 6 Linacs (8 bunkers), 2 CT Simulators, a dedicated MR Simulator, a clinical MR Linear Accelerator, a Nucletron HDR brachytherapy facility and two superficial radiotherapy units (ONJ Centre and Stawell). A further superficial unit is currently being installed at our BAROC site.  Radiation Oncologists, Radiation Therapists, Nurses and Physicists work collaboratively across both sites with respect to clinical peer review, research, quality assurance and implementation of new technology. We pride ourselves on providing world-class, patient-centred cancer care in consultation with our extensive network of public and private Medical Oncology and Surgical service providers.

This radiation oncologist position has the opportunity to be part of the state-wide MR Linear Accelerator Program as well as working as a general radiation oncologist based on the interests of the successful candidate.  The radiation oncologist would be expected to work collaboratively with Physicists, Radiation Therapists, MRI Technologists, Nurses and other members of our team.  We have a growing research team, with study co-ordinators, research radiation therapists, research principal physicists, biostatistics support and clinical research fellows.

Austin Health is a partner in the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre collaboration with world-class education and research opportunities.  Locally we have an extremely strong molecular imaging facility and Cancer Research Institute (ONJCRI).

Applications are invited from suitably qualified Medical Practitioners for the position of Radiation Oncologist at Austin Health. Candidates will ideally possess the following skills and personal attributes:

  • Comprehensive skills in all elements of clinical Radiation Oncology practice. The tumour site interests of the successful applicant are negotiable,
  • A focus on MR or Imaging in Radiotherapy would be advantageous
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work autonomously, whilst team work skills are also essential.
  • Ability to contribute positively the culture of a high-performance team.
  • A desire to provide world-class Oncology care driven by a strong patient-centred work ethic.

Applicants must hold current registration with the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiology (RANZCR) or equivalent. A higher research degree, and a research track record would be viewed favourably.  There would be an expectation that the successful candidate would relocate to Melbourne which has been consistently scored as one of the world’s most liveable cities.

A highly competitive salary package, including rights to private practice will be offered to the successful applicant.

Closing date: 5pm, 4 July 2022

Enquiries:  Professor Farshad Foroudi, Director Radiation Oncology Austin Health - farshad.foroudi@austin.org.au


Dr Mori Wada, Deputy Director Radiation Oncology Austin Health - morikatsu.wada@austin.org.au

Please refer to the position for further information about the role and required knowledge and skills.

Work with us!  Your reward is to work in a collaborative environment which will provide you with opportunities for ongoing training and development. Your benefits will include salary packaging, employee assistance program and a staff health centre.

All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory National Police Certificate conducted by Austin Health and if required, a Working With Children Check.

Austin Health is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce that reflects the community we serve.  Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged.

Application Instructions:

Click on ‘Apply Now’. You will be required to Sign in OR Register for an Austin Health Careers Account.

As part of the process, you will be directed to Austin Health’s Online Credentialing System to complete your application.  Please follow the instructions on the Credentialing and Scope of Clinical Practice Application Form to ensure your application is processed through the Austin Health Medical Workforce Unit.

Please note: You will be required to attach copies of the following to your online application:

  • Cover letter
  • Current Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Undergraduate Qualification Certificate (Medical Degree)
  • Fellowship Certificate (Specialist Medical College)
  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
  • Current Medical Indemnity Certificate
  • Proof of Identification (current passport or Australian drivers licence)
  • Working with Children’s Check Card (where applicable)


Contact Person Farshad Foroudi
Contact Number (03) 9496 9797
Contact Email farshad.foroudi@austin.org.au
Alternate Contact Person Mori Wada
Alternate Contact Number 0394969799
Alternate Contact Email morikatsu.wada@austin.org.au
Closing Date 18/07/2022
Position Description
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