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Medical Physicist, Radiology Oncology - BC Cancer - Kelowna

Kelowna, BC
Full Time
11 days ago
Medical Physicist, Radiology Oncology

BC Cancer

Kelowna, BC

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

Under the leadership of the Regional Professional Practice Leader, the Medical Physicist provides physics and other specialized skills to support the technical requirements of planning and treatment of Radiation Therapy patients. Medical Physicists participate in research and in academic and teaching programs in the field of Medical Physics.

What you'll do
  • Provide direct support of patient treatment including external beam, brachytherapy and other specialized radiation techniques, by ensuring accuracy of the predicted dose and for the calculated treatment parameters to deliver the prescribed radiotherapy dose to the identified anatomical volume. Consult with physicians and Radiation Therapists regarding treatment strategies.
  • Develop and administer the technical aspects of the radiation oncology quality assurance program, by measuring, verifying and evaluating all equipment used in the support of radiotherapy. Contact service personnel to arrange for corrective actions and trouble-shoots difficult or unusual system problems.
  • Ensure radiation safety procedures are followed and participates in; monitoring of radiation levels, radiation facility design, control of radioactive source inventory, assessment of any radiation incidents, and assurance that all aspects of license compliance are met. Provide training in radiation safety to all appropriate staff.
  • Research, develop, and implement new clinical devices, techniques, and concepts, and ensures seamless transfer into the radiotherapy program by collaborating with Radiation Oncologist and other professionals. Develop policies and procedures and provide training to staff accordingly
  • Responsible to remain current in all radiotherapy equipment and new technologies, and ensure that both meet the needs of the program. Participate in assessment of equipment at time of acquisition or upgrade, as well as decommissioning old equipment and commissioning equipment for clinical use.
  • Responsible for decisions related to fitness of equipment to be used for radiation therapy patients following commissioning, repair or service and other adjustments. This requires the Medical Physicist to provide work direction to Radiotherapy Service Technologists, Physics Assistants and Tool and Die Makers as well as external service personnel.
  • Responsible for teaching Medical Physics and related subjects to students and staff at BC Cancer and other institutions, including delivering a continuing education program to other members of the health care team. Additionally, responsible to maintain personal education to ensure a current and up-to-date level of expertise.

What you bring
  • Ph.D. degree in physics
  • Minimum of two (2) years of closely related experience, OR M.Sc. degree in physics
  • Minimum of four (4) years of closely related experience. OR MCCPM (requiring at least two (2) years clinical experience) with either M.Sc. degree in physics or PhD OR completion of an approved residency program.
  • MCCPM required within two (2) years of entering this level.

You will have the ability to:
  • Provide a high standard of medical radiation therapy physics services.
  • Demonstrate interpersonal, organizational, analytical, oral and written communication and teaching skills.
  • Demonstrate independent decision making skills and ability to work independently and as a member of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Physically perform the duties of the job.
  • Adhere to the Canadian Organization of Medical Physicists code of ethics.

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 and development.
  • 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).
  • Perks include access to fitness classes and discounts to 350 BC-wide recreational programs, travel, technology, car and bike sharing, and more.

Job Type: Temporary, Full-Time (Until October 02, 2023)
Location: 399 Royal Ave, Kelowna, BC V1Y 5L3
Applications will be accepted until position is filled.
Hours of Work: Monday to Friday; Variable
Requisition Number:

All qualified applicants may apply by submitting their curriculum vitae and the names and contact information of three references in confidence to:

Adeline Chan

Advisor, Talent Acquisition - Physician Recruitment

Provincial Health Services Authority

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).

The Provincial Health Services Authority ( 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.

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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.

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