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Queensland Radiation Oncology Advanced Training Network

The Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists, Faculty of Radiation Oncology (RANZCR) has a networked training model across all accredited training sites in Radiation Oncology. Queensland has one training network which covers both public and private training sites.

A training network is a formalised system of training delivery, whereby:

  • Training sites are linked for the purpose of delivering the Faculty of Radiation Oncology training program curriculum;
  • Trainees gain access to multiple radiation oncology facilities that offer different settings, tumour sites, clinical supervisors, patient groups and cultural issues.
  • Trainees gain access to all experiences required to fulfil the curriculum requirements.

Eligibility


To be eligible to apply for an advanced training position, applicants must;

  • Either be an ongoing current advanced trainee in radiation oncology;

OR

  • a new applicant who is;

A citizen of Australia or New Zealand or a permanent resident of Australia and fulfils all prerequisites mandated by RANZCR as well as any other requirements required by Queensland Health or the employing sites.

Other requirements

Successful applicants are supported through a minimum 5 year training program. It will be anticipated that appointees will be required to:

  • Rotate through regional and metro training sites. This is to ensure a rounded exposure to Radiation Oncology as well as a variety of clinical supervisors. All trainees should anticipate a minimum of two years in regional training sites.

How to apply

Applicants seeking an advanced training position should review the following information:

The online application captures information to assess eligibility and suitability for pathway selection and therefore must be complete.

All supporting documentation must be uploaded electronically and referees consulted prior to completing the online application. Referee reports are generated and emailed to nominated referees automatically once this section is completed via the online application

Late applications will not be accepted. It is suggested that applicants make themselves known to the training site/s of choice prior to submitting an application.

Participating facilities

There are 9 accredited facilities for Advanced Training positions. Refer to Radiation Oncology accredited training sites link for contact details.

  • GenesisCare John Flynn Hospital, Tugun
  • GenesisCare Wesley Private Hospital, Brisbane
  • Princess Alexandra Hospital
  • ICON Cancer Centre - Cairns Base Hospital
  • ICON Cancer Centre - Gold Coast University Hospital
  • ICON Cancer Centre - St Andrew's Hospital, Toowoomba
  • Radiation Oncology, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Raymond Terrace Brisbane (ROPART)
  • Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital
  • Sunshine Coast University Hospital
  • Townsville University Hospital, North Qld Oncology Cancer Centre

Interview, selection and offer dates

It is recommended that if your desire is to gain entry to the Radiation Oncology Training Network you should make Radiation Oncology advanced training position your first preference.

Advanced training in Radiation Oncology in Queensland is offered through a centralised recruitment process. This is a statewide process and is supported by the Queensland Network Governance Committee.

Interview Date: Mid August

Location: Due to COVID -19 interviews may be conducted via video conferencing.

Interview process:

  • All network sites are actively involved in the recruitment and interview process.
  • The interview panel is formed by a representative from each training site.
  • Allocation of registrars to their training site rotation is decided by the Network Governance Committee at an annual interview/allocation meeting.

Notification of offers: Late August

Selection process: The selection process will be a panel interview with a representative from each training site. Positions will be allocated primarily according to ranking during the interview.

Enquiries

For further information contact:

Micaele Howard
Education Support Officer
Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital
Email: micaele.howard@health.qld.gov.au

Last updated: 1 May 2020