What Medical Physicists Say:

"Medical Physics is really cool - actually applying the knowledge from my Physics degree to finding solutions to problems which are going to help save peoples lives."


"I really enjoy working at Christchurch in the Medical Physics and Bioengineering Department, it is a relaxed, friendly atmosphere, the work is varied and interesting, and people say Thank You!"


"It is immensely satisfying being able to contribute to the outcome of cancer patient treatments utilising all of the abstract concepts in medical physics."


Being a medical physicist at Christchurch Hospital means being part of a multi-disciplinary team working with clinicians to improve patient care.

We are a big tertiary centre and have a regional focus seeing patients from around the South Island and supporting our colleagues in other areas. If you are capable and willing you can advance and gain responsibility quite quickly.

Our suite of equipment is state of the art – with the most modern Elekta Synergy and Varian iX linear accelerators, MRI planned brachytherapy, DR and CR radiology equipment and Siemens Somatom Flash CT. The multi-specialist medical physics service encompasses radiation oncology, radiology, nuclear medicine and radiation protection.

We take pride in our peer support and professional development, the DHB supports us both locally and internationally. We have close links with the University of Canterbury, home of New Zealand’s only medical physics degree. As a teaching department – we are involved in teaching medical physicists, radiologists, radiation oncologists and radiation therapists.

For fun some of us have been known to represent New Zealand at the World Kendo Championships, brew our own beer, play ice hockey, ski, snowboard, hike and take part in events like the Coast to Coast - an adventure race across the width the South Island.

Medical Physics is an internationally recognised qualification – so a range of international certifications are accepted, and Medical Physicist appears on Immigration New Zealand's long-term skill shortage list, which means the Government is encouraging qualified medical physicists from overseas to work in New Zealand. Because of this we’re a multi-national crew.

If you are a Medical Physicist wanting to work with an amazing team committed to providing the best patient care possible, CHOOSE Canterbury.

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