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Medical Physicist Radiation Oncology At Alberta Health Services


Edmonton, Ab

Job Description

As a member of the Medical Physicist team, the Radiation Oncology Medical Physicist has clinical, clinical support, research and development, teaching and mentoring responsibilities, such as: Daily clinical activities and rotations. Collaborating with Radiation Oncologists in developing optimal care plans for radiation therapy patients. Developing and testing new treatment techniques. Quality assurance and risk management activities for radiation therapy patients and the equipment used to diagnose and treat, including developing programs and processes. Providing leadership in managing the life cycle of a variety of medical equipment and systems. Participating in a variety of international, national and/or local clinical trials. Developing, revising and optimizing clinical procedures based on current and changing technology. Keeping abreast of current developments in medical physics pertaining to radiation therapy. Presenting and sharing pertinent developments in radiotherapy medical physics. Teaching University of Alberta Medical Physics Graduate Students, Radiation Oncology Residents and other students rostered through the Department of Medical Physics. Supervising University of Alberta Medical Physics Graduate Students. Mentoring Medical Physics Residents. Research and collaborative ventures as discussed with and approved by the Director of Medical Physics. Radiation therapy equipment includes: 8 Varian linacs (Clinac & TrueBeam with OBI & 120 Leaf MLC); XStrahl orthovoltage; 2 Philips Brilliance Big Bore CT-sims; Nucletron microSelectron v3 digital HDR; Nucletron microSelectron v3 digital PDR (x2); Treatment planning & information systems (Eclipse, Aria v13.6, Oncentra Planning for HDR / PDR, VariSeed Planning for permanent seed implants, Plaque Simulator for ocular brachytherapy); MagnetTx Aurora™ Linac-MRI unit (under installation); Elekta Gamma Knife.

  • Classification: Physicist
  • Union: Exempt
  • Department: ACB EDM CROSS Medical Physics
  • Primary Location: Cross Cancer Institute
  • Employee Class: Regular Full Time
  • FTE: 1.00
  • Posting End Date: 24-JUL-2018
  • Date Available: 17-SEP-2018
  • Hours per Shift: 7.75
  • Length of Shift in weeks: 2
  • Shifts per cycle: 10
  • Shift Pattern: Days
  • Days Off: Saturday/Sunday
  • Minimum Salary: $50.87
  • Maximum Salary: $89.48
  • Vehicle Requirement: N/A
Required Qualifications:

To be eligible for this position, you must currently hold CCPM certification or equivalent (ABR, ABMP). Other qualifications include: PhD or MSc in Medical Physics. Preference will be given to applicants who have graduated from a CAMPEP-accredited Medical Physics Graduate Program and/or CAMPEP-accredited Medical Physics Residency Program. Demonstrated knowledge in Radiation Physics, Radiation Dosimetry, Principles of Imaging, Radiation Protection, Human Anatomy and Physiology, Radiation Biology, Radiation Measurement Techniques and Instrumentation, and Clinical Oncologic Imaging and Radiation Oncology. Extensive knowledge of clinical physics. Adaptability and ability to work independently and as an effective team member. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Good listening skills. Ability to work effectively with scientific and medical professionals, all members of the multidisciplinary health care team and students. Well-organized, efficient and able to meet competing priorities and deadlines. Solid teaching, coaching and mentoring skills. Ability to take responsibility for critical clinical decisions. Good presentation skills.

Additional Required Qualifications:

Must be able to provide support for the Red Deer and Grande Prairie Medical Physics Departments as needed.

Preferred Qualifications:

Please also provide: Details of your education (i.e., degrees earned, including major, minor and marks); Information about your publications, presentations, and awards; Membership in professional organizations; Three professional references.

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