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Clinical Nuclear Medicine Physicist, BC Cancer - Provincial Operations

Vancouver, BC
Full Time
3 days ago
Clinical Nuclear Medicine Physicist, BC Cancer - Provincial Operations

BC Cancer

Vancouver, BC

The Clinical Nuclear Medicine (NM) Physicist provides specialized skills in the medical application of physics to support the development, administration and maintenance of a comprehensive provincial quality assurance program. This includes activities such as operating and monitoring the functional and operational fitness of medical scanners, such as Positron Emission Tomography/Computed Tomography (PET/CT) and Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography/Computed Tomography (SPECT/CT) scanners, and associated nuclear medicine equipment at the provincial PET/CT facilities. The Clinical NM Physicist participates in the development and assessment of quantitative imaging and dosimetry studies for clinical diagnostic and therapeutic nuclear medicine procedures (clinical and research). The Clinical NM Physicist works collaboratively with the BC Cancer Functional Imaging Program staff, regional Medical Physicists, and Radiation Safety Officers in maintaining a regulatory compliant provincial radiation safety program and participates in the functional imaging facility design and the control of radioactive source inventory. The Clinical NM Physicist participates in research related to physics in functional imaging and instrumentation and cancer care, including providing recommendations for new imaging and data analysis techniques/methodologies and modifications, maintaining research imaging servers, and teaching staff/students on current and new imaging developments.

What you'll do
  • Develop and administer the technical aspects of the functional imaging quality assurance program, including equipment testing for functional and operational fitness.
  • Maintain the quality assurance program by ensuring compliance with procedures for quality control of radioisotopes, including logging testing data and periodic certification and calibration of equipment.
  • Advise vendor service personnel and staff regarding corrective actions and trouble-shooting difficult or unusual problems and coordinates ongoing equipment maintenance.
  • Reviews and monitor the preparation of therapeutic injections and ensures the safe and accurate application of injected activities by staff for radiopharmaceutical therapies.
  • Perform internal radiation dosimetry calculations for radiopharmaceutical therapies and research studies.
  • In collaboration with IMITS, technical and medical staff, and researchers, provide support for departmental and clinical trial computer systems, including Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS) software, by coordinating system configuration, authorization and access, performing data management functions to ensure accuracy and quality of the data, and participating in the development and maintenance of system tools.

What you bring
  • M.Sc. or Ph.D. degree in Physics, Medical Physics or a related discipline specializing in Medical Imaging from an accredited university.
  • Two (2) years of clinical experience in medical imaging physics in a PET imaging program.
  • Canadian College of Physicists in Medicine (CCPM) or American Board of Radiology (ABR) in Nuclear Medicine Physics subspecialty or American Board of Science in Nuclear Medicine (ABSNM) certification is required within two (2) years of entering this level.
  • Knowledge of Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) regulations related to medical imaging.
  • Demonstrated knowledge in medical imaging technologies with a focus on PET/CT and Nuclear Medicine.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of radiation and radiation safety with the ability to teach
  • Demonstrated knowledge in dosimetry calculations for radiopharmaceutical therapies.
  • Experience with training and use of artificial intelligence models for medical imaging is an asset.

You have the ability to:
  • Excellent computer skills, notably with the use of dosimetry software, and excellent programming skills with knowledge of MATLAB, Python, and/or other relevant programming languages.
  • Demonstrated computer proficiency with computer systems and servers used in research.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

You have:
  • Commitment to upholding the shared responsibility of creating lasting and meaningful reconciliation in Canada as per TRC (2015) and BC's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019).
  • Knowledge of social, economic, political and historical realities impacting indigenous communities and familiarity with Indigenous Cultural Safety and anti-racism and accompanying reports (BC DRIPA, TRC, etc.).

What we bring

Every PHSA employee enables the best possible patient care for our patients and their families. Whether you are providing direct care, conducting research, or making it possible for others to do their work, you impact the lives of British Columbians today and in the future. That's why we're focused on your care too - offering health, wellness, development programs to support you - at work and at home.
  • Join one of BC's largest employers with province-wide programs, services and operations - offering vast opportunities for growth, development, and recognition programs that honour the commitment and contribution of all employees.
  • Access to professional development opportunities through our in-house training programs, including +2,000 courses, such as our San'yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training course, or Core Linx for Leadership roles.
  • Enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including municipal pension plan, and psychological health & safety programs and holistic wellness resources.
  • Annual statutory holidays (13) with generous vacation entitlement and accruement.
  • PHSA is a remote work friendly employer, welcoming flexible work options to support our people (eligibility may vary, depending on position).
  • Access to WorkPerks, a premium discount program offering a wide range of local and national discounts on electronics, entertainment, dining, travel, wellness, apparel, and more.

Job Type: Regular, Full-Time

Location: 600 W 10th Ave, Vancouver, BC V5Z 4E6

Salary Range: Competitve. The starting salary for this position would be determined with consideration of the successful candidate's relevant education and experience, and would be in alignment with the provincial compensation reference plan. Salary will be prorated accordingly for part time roles.

Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

Hours of Work: Monday to Friday; 800-1600/830-1630

Requisition #137051E

As per the current Public Health Order, full vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment with PHSA as of October 26, 2021.

What we do

BC Cancer provides comprehensive cancer control for the people of British Columbia. BC Cancer is part of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA).

( PHSA ) plans, manages and evaluates specialized health services with the BC health authorities to provide equitable and cost-effective health care for people throughout the province. Our values reflect our commitment to excellence and include: Respect people - Be compassionate - Dare to innovate - Cultivate partnerships - Serve with purpose.

Learn more about PHSA and our programs:

PHSA and BC Cancer are committed to employment equity, encouraging all qualified individuals to apply. We recognize that our ability to provide the best care for our diverse patient populations relies on a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, background and experience, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.

Reconciliation is an ongoing process and a shared responsibility for all of us. The BC Governments' unanimous passage of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act was a significant step forward in this journey-one that all health authorities are expected to support as we work in cooperation with Indigenous Peoples to establish a clear and sustainable path to lasting reconciliation. True reconciliation will take time and ongoing commitment to work with Indigenous Peoples as they move toward self-determination. Guiding these efforts Crown agencies must remain focused on creating opportunities that implement the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Mandate.

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