Radiation therapist

Weekly working hours

36 hours (fulltime), parttime working is also possible

About the position

At Maastro, radiation therapists work in one of four multidisciplinary teams that consists of radiation therapists, radiation- oncologists and medical physicists. Currently we have around 80 radiation therapists. At Maastro each radiation therapist covers all aspects of radiation treatment: not only do you design, plan and administer radiation treatment, also imaging is an integral part of the job.  Participation in innovation and optimization projects is something that we encourage and offer possibilities for.

A typical day for a radiation therapist starts off with the teams daily scrum, maybe followed by half a day working on the design of a treatment plan and the rest of the day working on the linac, or a project meeting and a couple of hours on the CT machine.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for committed and ambitious colleagues with a completed bachelor in radiation therapy. Excellent communication skills and flexibility are important competences. Also, it is important that you feel happy working in a very dynamic and innovative organization. Since the profession of radiation therapist is a regulated profession in the Netherlands, a credential evaluation of the foreign diploma must first take place before you can get started. This can take up to max. 4 months. There are also requirements for Dutch language proficiency. And of course, you will need a residence & work permit to work in The Netherlands. Our HR department will assist on all these matters. They are happy to inform you about the possibilities. If you have any questions on these topics, please contact Ellen Dekkers, sr. HR advisor, via e-mail: ellen.dekkers@maastro.nl or by calling 0031-884455532. See also the following informative website: https://idw.nl/en/to-nl-to-work.html

Employment conditions

Our employment conditions are based on the Dutch Collective Labour Agreement for Hospitals. You will start with a contract for one year but with the intention to make this permanent. The salary for this position is a maximum of € 3.490,- (= 5.663,- AUD) gross per month, on a fulltime basis (36 hours a week). Working part-time is also possible. Additionally, we offer an extensive package of secondary employment conditions, including an 8.33% holiday allowance, an 8.33% end-of-year bonus and an excellent pension provision. Candidates from abroad may qualify for the advantageous 30% tax rule and a reimbursement of relocation expenses (conditions apply).

Working at Maastricht en in the South-Limburg region of The Netherlands

Maastro is an internationally acclaimed institute for state-of-the-art radiotherapy, situated in Maastricht, The Netherlands. We provide radiation therapy to patients in southeastern part of The Netherlands, aiming to cure patients while preventing side effects of the treatment. Maastro has advanced equipment such as 6 Varian TrueBeams with kV and MV imaging capability, two dual energy CT scanners, a PET-CT scanner and a Mevion proton therapy system with pencil beam scanning. Maastro also offers an extensive brachytherapy program.

We have well-established research groups and we work in close collaboration with Maastricht University (Research School GROW) and Maastricht University Hospital (MUMC+) in the fields of education, clinical and pre-clinical research.

Living and working in the South-Limburg region of The Netherlands: South-Limburg equals quality of life and a ‘burgundian’ lifestyle. Plenty of career opportunities with at least 1,250 HBO / academic vacancies within one hour travel time, beautiful landscapes, interspersed with urban areas, the unique position on the interface of Latin and Germanic cultures and the rich cultural offerings in and around the area. Due to the unique location so near to both Belgium and Germany, cities such as Liège, Aachen and Cologne are just around the corner. And if you want to go to the big city, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Utrecht, The Hague, Eindhoven, Antwerp and Brussels can be reached in (less then) two hours. Europe is at your feet! Maastro is within cycling distance of the historic city center of Maastricht and the surrounding villages. Choose to live a little further away? The Maastricht Randwyck train station is almost on our doorstep.

More information: https://expatcentremaastrichtregion.nl/expats

Working at Maastro: we strive for people who are intrinsically motivated to get the best out of themselves to realize the strategic goals of Maastro. To support this, we offer excellent primary and secondary employment conditions, in accordance with the Collective Labor Agreement for Hospitals (in Dutch: CAO Ziekenhuizen). This includes for example a competitive salary, excellent working conditions, good pension arrangements and discount schemes with regard to sports, bicycles and various collective insurances. But even more important: we invest in development of people and as such offer a wide range of options for personal development – from international ESTRO courses to mindfulness-courses. We invest in the employability and vitality of our employees: keeping all our employees healthy and motivated, whatever stage of life they are in.

To get an idea of ​​the Maastro workforce, a few key figures at a glance:

  • 285 employees (88 males – 197 females), 181 working in patient care and 51 in research & education
  • 11 different nationalities
  • Average age: 42 years
  • 49% of our employees works part-time (less than 36 hours a week)

More information on this position?

Martien van Bussel or Huub Backes
+31 088 44 55 600