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Medical Physicist Grade 3 - GRO

LocationAlfred Health
Work TypePart Time - Fixed Term
Positions1 Position
Job no: 65972
Category: Allied Health and Medical Science, Other Allied Health / Medical Science

Alfred Health

Alfred Health is a leader in health care delivery, improvement, research and education. We are the main provider of health services to people living in the inner southeast suburbs of Melbourne, from ambulatory, to inpatient and home and community-based services.


  • Medical Physicist Grade 3
  • Full time – 67 hours per fortnight
  • Permanent role
  • Location: Traralgon
  • Great staff benefits!



Alfred Health Radiation Oncology (AHRO) operates two radiotherapy centres in Victoria. The primary centre is located at The Alfred Hospital campus, known as Alfred Radiation Oncology (ARO). The satellite centre is known as Gippsland Radiation Oncology (GRO) and is located at the LaTrobe Regional Hospital (LRH), Traralgon. 


At ARO, the centre operates 2 High Definition TrueBeam Linacs, 1 Standard Definition TrueBeam Linac, a Superficial treatment unit, a CT Scanner, High Dose Rate (HDR) Brachytherapy Afterloader(BRAVOS), X-ray Brachytherapy Imaging and US devices related to the Low Dose Rate (LDR) Prostate Brachytherapy program. In conjunction with advanced modulated LINAC treatment deliveries, ARO also delivers Stereotactic Radiosurgery treatments, Stereotactic Ablative Body Radiotherapy (SABR) treatments, Total Body Irradiation (TBI) treatments and motion management treatments. The stereotactic program is further supported by iPlan & Elements treatment planning systems and the Exac-Trac image guidance on all linacs. 


At GRO, the centre operates 2 Standard Definition TrueBeam Linacs, CT Scanner, Superficial treatment unit, 3D printing capability and LDR Prostate Brachytherapy. 

The radiotherapy treatment planning system (Eclipse) and the oncology information system (ARIA) are cloud-based services enabling effective integration across both sites. AHRO has been an early adopter and is a world leader in the clinical use of Surface Guided Radiotherapy technology and operates the VisionRT system on all Linacs and CT scanners. 


The Medical Physics team within the department provides technical and clinical support and expertise for these specialised treatments. The team also manages patient & staff radiation safety, new equipment assessment and commissioning, and the routine quality assurance programs associated with all clinical imaging and treatment delivery devices. 



The position will be based at the GRO campus, LaTrobe Regional Hospital (Traralgon). 

Participate in clinical medical physics activities at the GRO campus and related research and development activities under supervision from accredited/experienced radiation oncology medical physicists.  

Assistance with provision of a good scientific and technical service within Radiation Oncology. 

The successful applicant would be expected to have a part in some shift work and to observe some on-call duties as directed by the Chief Medical Physicist.   

Work at the ARO campus may be required as directed by the Chief Medical Physicist 



  • Participate in routine quality assurance measurements, calibration and maintenance services for all radiotherapy imaging and treatment delivery equipment 

  • Work with scientific and technical staff in the department 

  • Supervise and/or train Junior Medical Physics staff 

  • Participate in new equipment acceptance testing in conjunction with specific vendor guidance 

  • Participate in research and/or development activities 

  • Makes contributions and applies new approaches and techniques to the clinical service 

  • Participate in specialised treatment services including brachytherapy, TBI, SRS/SRT/SABR, VMRT/IMRT and others 

  • Exhibit knowledge, skills and experience across a range of medical physicists categories and work with minimal supervision 

  • Participate in external dosimetry Audit processes 

  • Participate in research and/or development activities 

  • Maintain consistent CPD activities by appropriate reading, attendance at seminars, journal clubs, conferences, workshops and other professional events 

  • Assist with departmental teaching of Radiation Oncologists, Radiation Therapists, Nursing staff and other professional and required  

  • Provide clinical supervisor role to ROMP registrars as required 

  • Develop and Review Standard Operating Policies and Procedures to maintenance of a quality documentation system 

  • Other duties as delegated by the Chief Medical Physicist.  




  • A postgraduate Degree in Physics or related field with some experience in Radiotherapy 

  • Prior clinical experience in Medical Physics  

  • Current and satisfactory Police Check 

  • Eligibility for a Radiation Use Licence, Dept of Health, Victoria 

  • Eligibility for Associate Membership of the Australasian College of Physical Scientists and Engineers in Medicine (ACPSEM).  



    • Prior clinical experience in Medical Physics 

    • Experience with Eclipse/ARIA system 

    • Experience with iPlan/Elements/ExacTrac 

    • Experience with AlignRT or other SGRT technologies 

    • Experience with HDR and LDR prostate brachytherapy 

    • Listed on ACPSEM Register of Qualified Medical Physicists with the specialty of Radiation Oncology Medical Physics 


    • Salary packaging
    • Novated Leasing
    • Discounted health insurance


    Enquiries to A/Prof Ryan Smith, [email protected]

    Applications close: 11pm Friday, 22nd September 2023

    To apply: Please click on the APPLY FOR THIS JOB button

    Alfred Health is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce that reflects the community we serve.  Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged.

    In compliance with the Victorian Chief Health Officer's Mandatory Vaccination Directions, all Alfred health employees must be vaccinated against COVID-19 with TGA approved vaccine and must have evidence of their vaccination status.