Location: Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Centre
Medical Physicist - Revised
Cancer Care Program
Temporary, Full-Time (until March 31, 2025, with the possibility of extension)
Hours 70 bi-weekly (8-hour days; on call and standby required) Salary LX-40 ($90.01/hour (50.22 base rate plus 39.79 pensionable market differential) to $103.05/hour (63.26 base rate plus 39.79 pensionable market differential)
The following Sign on Incentives may be applicable and can be combined:
1. Signing bonus up to $10,000
2. Come Home incentive up to $50,000
3. Relocation support
For more information on bursaries/incentives please visit www.workinhealthnl.ca/incentives or email [email protected]
*subject to Government of Newfoundland and Labrador approval annually Competition Number 2022006643 Posted Date 15 September 2023 Closing Date Open until filled
Newfoundland and Labrador Health Services (NL Health Services) brings together five former separate health entities - Eastern Health, Central Health, Western Health, Labrador-Grenfell Health, and the Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Health Information. The creation of a provincial health authority was announced following recommendations from Health Accord NL.
NL Health Services is responsible for delivering health and community services to more than 528,000 people living in Newfoundland and Labrador and employs over 21,000 people.
The Cancer Care Program of NL Health Services has a provincial mandate to deliver cancer care to the people of Newfoundland and Labrador. It operates the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Centre (DHBMCC) in St. John's, and regional cancer centers in Corner Brook, Gander and Grand Falls. Currently, we are inviting applications for a Medical Physicist to join our clinical team in the main Cancer Centre in St. John's.
The Cancer Centre is fully equipped with four Linear Accelerators, an orthovoltage unit, an HDR Brachytherapy unit, two 4-D CT-Simulators, Eclipse Treatment Planning System and ARIA Radiation Oncology information system. The Medical Physics Department supports active clinical programs in IMRT, VMAT, IGRT, SRS and HDR Brachytherapy. The Medical Physicists work closely with the team of Radiation Oncologists, Dosimetrists, Radiation Therapists, Medical Physics Assistants and Biomedical Engineering Technologists to ensure high quality Radiation Therapy.
The Medical Physicist will be responsible for the professional support for clinical services such as radiation safety, treatment planning, calibration of therapy machines and quality assurance. Candidates will be expected to participate in selecting, acceptance testing and commissioning of new radiation therapy equipment, and will have the opportunity to participate in the development and implementation of new technologies and/or techniques.
This position may involve travel to the satellite site in Corner Brook, NL.
By applying for this job, you acknowledge an understanding that regular requirements and demands of this job include (but are not limited to):
Occasionally is required to lift heavy items weighing 25 to 50lbs.
May be required to place body in awkward positions while completing quality assurance.
High level of visual concentration and hand/eye coordination required when completing precise measurements and calculations.
Requires higher than normal levels of attentiveness or alertness for the health and safety of others when working with radioactive sources for medical purposes.
Required to work under time pressures and deadlines on a regular basis.
Successful completion of an accredited MSc or PhD in Medical Physics is required.
Certification in Radiation Oncology Physics by the Canadian College of Physicists in Medicine (CCPM) is required or eligibility for Certification in Radiation Oncology Physics by the CCPM is required (eligible for Certification as a Diplomat of the American Board of Radiology (ABR) or of the American Board of Medical Physics may be considered equivalent).
Demonstrated strong commitment to high clinical standards.
Demonstrated strong interpersonal, leadership and organizational skills.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships as a member of an interdisciplinary team.
A satisfactory record of work performance and attendance is required.
Open to external applicants.
This is a reposted position. If you have already applied your application is on file for consideration.
Apply online at https://employment.easternhealth.ca
Upon successfully applying for a vacancy then you will receive a confirmation email. If you do not receive this email, please contact Recruitment 777-7777 ext. 5-2 immediately.
To become a part of our team, please submit your updated resume/cover letter or application form online, clearly demonstrating how you meet the required qualifications. Include your current mailing address, daytime contact number, e-mail address, competition and employee numbers if applicable.
Contact Information for Recruitment Related Inquiries:
Telephone: (709) 777-7777 (5-2) or 1-800-563-3693
Email: [email protected]. Applications/resumes are not accepted at this email address.
If you are no longer interested in the position, you can withdraw your application by emailing [email protected] as soon as possible.
Eastern Health is committed to inclusive and barrier-free recruitment, selection, and onboarding processes. We will be happy to work with applicants requesting support during the process. If you have any questions, feel free to contact our Recruitment Line at 777-7777 press 5 then press 2 (long distance 1-800-563-3693) outlining how we can help.
EXTERNAL APPLICANTS: We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. The successful candidate will be required to provide a satisfactory Certificate of Conduct from the RCMP or local Police (Vulnerable Sector Check may be required), educational documents, registration/licensure if applicable and Social Insurance Number.