24123 - 01OY5

Chief Radiographer
Full-time Temporary

Closes: 30 March 2020

Classification: Medical Imaging Level 6
Salary: $54,357 plus superannuation
Position No: 24123 - 01OY5
Directorate: Canberra Health Services
Advertised (Gazettal date): 16 March 2020
Contact Officer: Charles Ngu on charles.ngu@act.gov.au or (02) 5124 2528

Our Vision: creating exceptional health care together

Our Role: to be a health service that is trusted by our community

Canberra Health Services (CHS) is focussed on the delivery of high quality, effective, person centred care. It provides acute, sub-acute, primary and community‚Äźbased 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.
  • Six 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, Alcohol and Drug Services.

Overview of the work area and position

Canberra Health Services provides a range of medical specialties and allied health services. A strong emphasis is placed across all sections on accessible and timely care, delivered to a high standard of safety and quality. This is underpinned by the Division’s commitment to research and training. The Division works in partnership with professional colleagues, consumers, and a range of government and non-government service providers to ensure the best possible outcomes for patients.

The Office of the Director of Medical Services (DMS) includes the Physician Training Office, Medical Officer Support, Credentialing, Employment and Training Unit (MOSCETU), GP Liaison Unit (GPLU), Pathology, Pharmacy, Medical Imaging and Library Services.

Medical Imaging provides state of the art diagnostic imaging, interventional radiology and nuclear medicine services for patients in Canberra and the South East Region of NSW. The service is committed to providing our patients with cost-effective, easily accessible subspecialty expertise along with a strong commitment to research and training in advancing the use of imaging for the diagnosis and treatment of disease.

The Chief Radiographer is responsible to:

  • Plan and coordinate the technical operations and staffing across the Medical Imaging Department.
  • Provide leadership, supervision, and day to day management of operational issues in the Medical Imaging Department and maintain compliance of Diagnostic Imaging Accreditation standards.
  • Responsible for the effective and efficient implementation of new technology and projects in the Medical Imaging Department and establish and operate within departmental budget on an annual basis.

Eligibility/Other Requirements:


  • Be registered or be eligible for registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) or ASUM.
  • Tertiary qualification in Medical Radiations or Sonography.
  • Be registered under the Working with Vulnerable People (Background Checking) Act 2011.
  • Applicants must have a minimum of five years’ experience.

Highly Desirable:

  • Post graduate qualifications in management.
  • Experience in leadership and management in Medical Imaging.

Prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:

  • Undergo a pre-employment National Police check.
  • Comply with CHS Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination policy, (OMU).

Note: This is a temporary position available for four (4) months with the possibility of extension. Selection may be based on written application and referee reports only.

How to Apply

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This is a temporary position available for four (4) months with the possibility of extension.

Career interest categories:

Healthcare, Medical and Allied Services