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Medical Specialist - Oncology

Ballarat Health Services - Ballarat Central, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
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Medical Oncologist
Ballarat Regional Integrated Cancer Centre (BRICC)
Contract – (1 year)
38 hours per week

Applications are sought from suitably qualified Medical Oncologists for the position of Consultant Medical Oncologist at Ballarat Health Services (BHS). This position is located within the Ballarat Regional Integrated Cancer Centre (BRICC) and is available to commence in late June 2021. This post is available as replacement of an existing staff member who has reduced their commitment.

The successful applicant will be an outstanding clinician, demonstrate an exceptional track record as an oncologist and communicator and provide a high-level knowledge of the oncology services where evidence based clinical approaches are fundamental to the delivery of services. The position includes the clinical lead of the CNS oncology stream at our service, as well as a leadership role for the breast and gynaecological oncology streams. The successful applicant will also attend our weekly outreach service to Horsham, overseeing the treatment of BHS oncology patients in that part of our region.

The BRICC is located within the Ballarat Base Hospital, the largest regional hospital in the Grampians region. It is the principal referral hospital for the entire region, which extends from Bacchus Marsh on the outskirts of Melbourne to the South Australian border, an area of ~48,000 square kilometres.

The BRICC delivers a multi-modality oncology service – from state of the art radiotherapy and chemotherapy (including outreach), comprehensive allied health and supportive care, research and clinical trials to a vibrant Wellness Centre offering a full suite of complementary therapies.

The medical oncology specialist team currently comprises 5 full time and 5 visiting medical oncologists as well as our expanding haematology service including three staff haematologist. An expanded medical training program includes an advanced trainee oncology registrar, a clinical oncology Fellow, two basic trainee medical registrar and medical residents.

We work closely with the Radiation Oncology Unit (BAROC), Palliative Care (outstanding inpatient palliative care facility “Gandarra”), oncology inpatient services (ward 4 south) and the onsite satellite pharmacy. The oncology unit supports 4 outreach consultation and treatment services at Stawell, Horsham, Maryborough and Hamilton. The oncology unit meets with all clinical units at BHS, with regular tumour stream specific multidisciplinary meetings, and has strong ties with metro tertiary hospitals and Melbourne and Deakin Universities.

Ballarat is a vibrant regional hub offering easy access to Melbourne, the greater Grampians region and surf coast shire beaches. With a growing population, low cost of living, outstanding schools and vibrant sporting and arts communities, Ballarat is indeed an enviable location for your next career move or progression.

This role is suited to a clinical medical oncologist wishing to contribute to a growing and vibrant service, with well-developed leadership skills and a focus on clinical research. There is also opportunity to contribute to the collective leadership of the oncology unit. An attractive remuneration package is attached to this role. Registration or eligibility for registration with the Medical Board of Australia is a must. Applicants must be Fellows of the Royal Australian College of Physicians or equivalent. AHPRA registration is mandatory.

For further information please contact BHS Clinical Director of Medical Oncology Dr. Stephen Brown at [email protected] Interested applicants can apply online at

Appointment is subject to a satisfactory Immunisation clearance and a satisfactory current Police Record Check.

All applications must be submitted online.

BHS is committed to providing a diverse and inclusive workforce. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, mature age workers and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people.

Ballarat Central, VIC

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