Closes: 16 December 2019
Classification: Medical Imaging Level 3
Salary: $101,314 - $106,754 (up to $112,047 on achieving a personal upgrade)
Position No: 19402 - 01N8S
Directorate: Canberra Health Services
Advertised (Gazettal date): 28 November 2019
Contact Officer: Ross Bevan on
Our Vision: creating exceptional health care together
Our Role: to be a health service that is trusted by our community
Our Values: Reliable, Progressive, Respectful and Kind
Canberra Health Services (CHS) is focussed on the delivery of high quality, effective, person centred care. It provides acute, sub-acute, primary and community‐based health services, to the Australian Capital Territory (ACT)—a catchment of approximately 400,000 people. It also services the surrounding Southern New South Wales region which includes the Bega Valley, Bombala, Cooma-Monaro, Eurobodalla, Goulburn, Mulwaree, Palerang, Queanbeyan, Snowy River, Upper Lachlan Shire and the Yass Valley.
CHS administers a range publicly funded health facilities, programs and services including but not limited to:
- The Canberra Hospital: a modern 600-bed tertiary hospital providing trauma services and most major medical and surgical sub-specialty services.
- University of Canberra Hospital Specialist Centre for Rehabilitation, Recovery and Research: a dedicated and purpose-built rehabilitation facility, with 140 inpatient beds, 75-day places and additional outpatient services.
- Four Walk-in Centres: which provide free treatment for minor illness and injury.
- Seven community health centres: providing a range of general and specialist health services to people of all ages.
- A range of community-based health services including early childhood services, youth and women’s health, dental health, mental health and alcohol and drug services.
Overview of the Work Area and Position
The Nuclear Medicine department currently has three gamma cameras - one single head gamma camera, one dual head gamma camera with low dose SPECT/CT capability, and a state of the art dual head 16 slice SPECT/CT scanner that was commissioned in early 2019. The department also provides a Bone Mineral Density service and operates a comprehensive PET/CT facility with three uptake rooms, automatic injection system and 64 slice time of flight PET/CT scanner.
Work in the department is both challenging and rewarding, with a comprehensive range of diagnostic and therapeutic Nuclear Medicine procedures being offered. While this currently includes paediatric, oncology and cardiac studies, the department is looking to expand the services we offer including diagnostic CT with/without contrast, novel PET studies and associated Theranostic services.
This position will suit an enthusiastic Nuclear Medicine clinician with demonstrated experience performing diagnostic CT scans. Experience in developing and promoting standards in a professional team and working across different medical imaging modalities will be highly regarded.
The successful applicant will be required to work across all areas of the Nuclear Medicine and PET section, with potential to perform CT scans across the wider medical imaging department from time to time.
- Bachelor of Applied Science in Medical Radiation Science (Nuclear Medicine) or equivalent.
- Demonstrated experience in the performance of diagnostic Computed Tomography (CT) scans (independent of Nuclear Medicine and PET scans) including the administration of contrast media.
- Be registered or be eligible for registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
- Current ACT Radiation Licence allowing unrestricted performance of diagnostic CT scans, or interstate equivalent.
- Five years’ experience as a Nuclear Medicine Scientist including BMD and PET experience.
Prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:
- Undergo a pre-employment National Police check.
- Comply with CHS credentialing requirements for allied health.
- Comply with CHS Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination policy, (OMU).
As required, participate in after-hours and on-call duties. An order of merit list may be established to fill future vacancies at level over the next 12 months. Selection may be made based on written application and referee reports only.
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Career interest categories:
Healthcare, Medical and Allied Services