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Positive change can be a powerful force. And for Radiation Oncologists eager to get the most out of their career and quality of life, a move to New Zealand’s stunning South Island could be the catalyst of a positive change, for good.
Radiation Oncology in New Zealand’s South Island
As a Radiation Oncologist, you’re already making a difference every day, in the lives of patients, their loved ones and the wider communities who benefit from your expertise. But now you have the rare opportunity to make a difference, somewhere different – namely in the South Island of New Zealand. In many ways not much will change – you’ll still provide world-class oncology care, surrounded by world-leading technology and colleagues. Yet in other ways so much is set to change.
Along with relocation support, Radiation Oncologists are on Tier 1 of New Zealand's Green List. Meaning they are eligible for the Straight to Residence Visa and can apply for New Zealand residency before you arrive, provided you have a job offer from an accredited employer, like us!
The quality of life here has to be lived to be believed – this is a place like no other on earth. So if you’re ready to bring true balance back to your life, while being part of an innovative, progressive and passionate oncology team, we sure have something for you. We have opportunities across two tertiary hospitals, one in Christchurch and one in Dunedin.
Life in Christchurch
Christchurch is a vibrant, proud city located on the east coast of New Zealand's South Island. Naturally beautiful and diverse, Christchurch offers something for all people and tastes. With a rich history, famously friendly locals and thriving arts and culture scene, Christchurch is a fun, lively and welcoming place to call home. And let’s not forget the abundance of outdoor activities on your doorstep. From skiing and hiking in the nearby Southern Alps to exploring the beautiful Botanic Gardens and Hagley Park, there's always something to see and do in Christchurch.
But it’s the strong community spirit that really sets Christchurch apart. There is a special sense of belonging that comes with Christchurch. You can see it and feel it. The warmth of the people and welcoming energy will make you feel right at home.
Life in Dunedin
Located in the lower reaches of New Zealand’s South Island, Dunedin is an iconic coastal city that embraces all its Southern charm and character. With its rugged natural surrounds yet refined cosmopolitan living, Dunedin is a city where you can enjoy all the different aspects of life on offer.
For outdoor enthusiasts, you’ll be in your element – thanks to stunning beaches, alpine pursuits, with any number of weekend adventure spots all on the doorstep and so much more. And if arts and culture are more your thing you’ll be just as happy. Dunedin boasts a rich and varied cultural, arts and entertainment scene, so you’ll never be short of something to see or do. You’ll quickly discover that Dunedin is a warm and welcoming place. Locals are laidback and friendly, and the pace of life is relaxed and enjoyable.
Regardless of whether you join us in Christchurch or Dunedin, you can look forward to being a highly valued and respected member of a leading-edge, outcome focused oncology service. In fact, you can expect your career to go from strength to strength here, as you’ll be immersed in an environment of world-leading practices and technology, field-leading clinicians and collaborative, cross-disciplinary ways of working.
There is a real sense of camaraderie here, and your knowledge, expertise and new ideas will be very much welcomed. Each day you’ll work closely with Medical Oncologists, Haematologists, Oncology Nurses and Radiation Therapists. What’s more, you’ll have access to state-of-the-art technology and innovation.
We are a supportive, passionate and experienced team who can be at our best thanks to the non-hierarchical, high trust environment we operate in. Knowledge sharing is common, and we all focus on driving a culture of high-quality care. We are empowered to think collectively about how we can best improve and plan ahead. Together, we can genuinely drive positive change that can improve care and outcomes for our communities.
Fulfilling career, amazing lifestyle
Have your pick of the Kiwi lifestyle to suit your interests! You could live in the bustling metropolis of our main centres, or relax into the easygoing vibe of coastal or rural communities.
We can make your move to New Zealand as easy as possible by providing a relocation support package, practical advice, and assistance with immigration and border requirements.
Discover Aotearoa - Your New Home
There’s a little bit of everything on offer, from lively modern cities to rural towns that feel like a trip back in time.
Our services are offered from hospitals and clinical centres across the region, so there’s a lifestyle to suit everyone. Make the most of the diversity and amenities in our larger cities or take a break from the fast lane and settle into the friendly local communities.
If you’re tempted by sunny weather, a thriving arts and culture scene, breathtaking scenery and day trips galore, you’ll love it here.
Aotearoa New Zealand values and welcomes overseas healthcare workers. We’re looking for more great people like you, so we’ve made it easier than ever to make New Zealand your home.
NZ Immigration has included Radiation Oncologists on the Green List of occupations with a clear pathway to New Zealand residency and a work to residence pathway.
To make things easy, our dedicated Health Immigration Service can offer immigration guidance for you and your family along the way.
Whether you like the big city, the beach, the mountains, or all of the above - we have a broad range of places to call home.
Find out more information about what part of our beautiful country is the best fit for you.
Te Tai Tokerau Northland
Northland is a beautiful and diverse region of Aotearoa, New Zealand with plenty to offer visitors. Whether you're interested in water sports, historic sites, natural beauty or ancient Kauri trees—Northland has it all!
Waitematā is the largest and one of the most rapidly growing districts serving the largest population of all Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand's districts. Waitematā offers a balanced lifestyle that combines the convenience of city living with the natural beauty and community spirit of suburban life.
Te Toka Tumai Auckland
Auckland the "City of Sails" is Aotearoa, New Zealand’s largest city and commercial hub. It’s where metropolitan sophistication meets breath taking natural beauty. Auckland is filled with a variety of warm and welcoming communities, packed with new places to explore.
Te Whatu Ora - Counties Manukau serves as a major source of employment within the Counties Manukau area, with over 8,000 individuals being employed across the region.
Hauora a Toi Bay of Plenty
The Bay of Plenty is a place of beautiful harbours, long surf beaches and an easy-going lifestyle. We showcase the perfect place to explore a wide range of nature-based pursuits – this gives the people of the Bay of Plenty the chance for a better work-life balance.
The Waikato region is known for its natural beauty, rich Māori culture, and agricultural heritage with something to offer visitors of all interests.
In family-friendly Tairāwhiti you will experience an easier pace to life that allows you to pause and reflect, and enjoy a true work life balance. Gisborne’s relative isolation is its charm, surrounded by beaches & nature - don't worry though! Larger cities are only a quick flight away.
The Lakes District is well known for its geothermal activity and natural hot springs. The area is located in the central North Island and is home to many geothermal attractions, such as geysers, hot mud pools, and steam vents. Visitors can also relax in the region's natural hot springs, which are believed to have healing properties.
Taranaki is a magical place with a majestic mountain at its heart, including the rugged coastline that's world-renowned for its surf. Its residents' love of art and culture, cafes and outdoor living mean it's also fantastic to work—and play!
Te Matau a Māui Hawke's Bay
The Hawke's Bay region is home to many world-class wineries and vineyards, and is also famous for its beautiful landscapes, stunning beaches, and art deco architecture. Additionally, Hawke's Bay is a popular destination for food and wine tourism, outdoor activities such as hiking and cycling, and cultural events such as the annual Art Deco Weekend festival.
Whanganui has something for everyone. Our centrally located region offers access to outdoor activities such as kayaking, skiing, surfing, tramping, cycling, fishing and hunting. Nestled between two snow-capped mountains, on the banks of Whanganui River there is always plenty to do and explore.
Capital, Coast and Hutt Valley
Wellington, the capital city of Aotearoa New Zealand, is a bustling and diverse hub of culture and cosmopolitanism, renowned for its lively cafés, restaurants, and internationally acclaimed sporting and cultural events, all set against the stunning backdrop of a natural harbour. To the north of Wellington lie the regions of Porirua, Kapiti, and Hutt Valley.
Te Pae Hauora o Ruahine o Tararua MidCentral
Get the best of both worlds - the perfect blend of rural and city living with the mountains, city and sea at your fingertips.
Located in Masterton in the Wellington Region, Te Whatu Ora Wairarapa is one of the smaller hospitals in the country with 89 inpatient beds providing comprehensive health services throughout the Wairarapa District.
Nelson Marlborough has been dubbed the artistic capital with a thriving urban centre and one of New Zealand's sunniest regions.
Te Tai o Poutini West Coast
Te Tai o Poutini/West Coast has views of both the mountain ranges and the ocean! It is an untamed natural wilderness of beautiful rivers and rainforests, glaciers and geological treasures.
The Canterbury region is a great place to live and work due to its natural beauty, vibrant economy, cultural diversity, strong community, and high quality of life.
The South Canterbury district is an area of stunning beauty with great lifestyle opportunities, a safe and welcoming family-friendly environment, affordable living, excellent educational opportunities and a wide range of cultural and sporting facilities.
Well known for its beautiful natural scenery, which includes towering mountains, stunning fjords, majestic glaciers, and crystal-clear lakes. The region is also famous for its friendly communities, charming towns, and vibrant cities such as Dunedin and Invercargill.