Featured careers: Medical Oncology
As national and international leaders in teleoncology models of care, our medical oncology service provides an extensive suite of services in Northern Australia's largest hospital and the only tertiary-referral hospital in North Queensland.
What does working for Townsville University Hospital look like?
As the only tertiary referral centre in North Queensland, Townsville University Hospital (TUH) treats patients from as far north as Cape York Peninsula and the Torres Strait Islands, and west to Mount Isa and the Gulf of Carpentaria.
At the heart of TUH is North Queensland’s leading cancer center - Townsville Cancer Centre (TCC). TCC is committed to supporting personalised quality care for patients, while working collaboratively with nation-leading services to ensure the best outcome for all.
Access to services
As part of your role in Medical Oncology, you will have access to a number of services, including, but not limited to:
- The Townsville Cancer Centre - North Queensland’s leading cancer center, housing world-leading technology such as the MR LINAC (first to be installed in the Southern Hemisphere)
- Drug treatments (cytotoxic chemotherapy, immunotherapy, targeted therapy, hormone therapy and other medical therapies) for patients with solid tumours
- Chemotherapy and related supportive therapy
- Psychosocial services, education and support groups to cancer patients and their carers/relatives
- Clinical cancer trials in our cutting-edge, newly-developed research space
Opportunities to learn
As a teaching hospital, our service also offers staff an advanced training program. As part of the state-wide Medical Oncology Training Network, the health service is accredited for core training by the Royal Australasian College of Physicians.
What we're looking for
Are you open to fostering a collaborative environment? Do you want to push the boundaries of science and advance innovative care strategies for regional cancer care delivery? Do you want to work in Northern-Australia's largest tertiary hospital, in an environment that actively strives to create and maintain a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment? If so, we want to hear from you.
Internationally-qualified Medical Oncologists
Medical Oncologists who completed their qualifications in a country other than Australia or New Zealand are required to have their qualifications assessed for equivalency by Royal Australian College of Physicians (RACP) in order to be eligible to apply for registration with AHPRA_. The Medical Oncology Group of Australia (MOGA) is the national professional association for Medical Oncologists in Australia.
View the JMO Medical Oncology book here.
View Cancer Research and Clinical Trials here.
For more information on a career in Medical Oncology at Townsville University Hospital, contact the Senior Staff Specialist.
Dr Abhishek Joshi
Ph: (07) 4433 1671 or (07) 4433 1698