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Medical Physicist

NL Health Services - 1,088 Jobs
St. John's, NL
$50.22 - $63.26 / hour
Full-time - Permanent
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Job Description


Medical Physicist - Revised
(Subject to Classification Review)
Cancer Care Program - Corner Brook
Permanent, Full-Time
Hours 70 bi-weekly (8-hour days; on-call & stand-by 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 or email [email protected]
*subject to Government of Newfoundland and Labrador approval annually Competition Number 2023001167 Posted Date 15 September 2023 Closing Date open until filled

About Us
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.

Job Summary
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 a new Cancer Centre with radiation therapy services in Corner Brook, NL, with an anticipated opening in 2024.

The Cancer Centre in Corner Brook will be a satellite site with one linear accelerator and one CT simulator and will be offering a full complement of radiation therapy techniques. This site will be an expansion of the main site that has four linear accelerators, an orthovoltage unit, an HDR Brachytherapy unit, two CT-Simulators, Eclipse Treatment Planning System and ARIA Radiation Oncology information system. The Medical Physics Division supports active clinical programs in SBRT, VMAT, IGRT and HDR Brachytherapy.

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. The Medical Physicist will be the site Radiation Safety Officer for the Cancer Centre in Corner Brook and will work with the Program Radiation Safety Officer. 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. This is one of two Medical Physicist positions at the Cancer Care Western site.

This position will involve travel to the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Centre in St. John's, NL.

Job Demands
By applying for this job, you acknowledge an understanding that regular requirements and demands of this job include (but are not limited to):
Occasionally 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.

Job Qualifications
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) or eligibility for Certification in Radiation Oncology Physics by the CCPM is required. Certification by 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.

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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 an 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.

Competition Number: 2023001167
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About NL Health Services

About NL Health Services

If you come from away, you’ll discover just how special Newfoundland and Labrador is. If you're a local, you already know this. It’s our people. It’s our culture. It’s our stories (and oh do we love our stories).

If you’re looking to grow your health career in a place with adventure around each corner and a strong sense of community, then let’s put on the kettle and have a chat. Newfoundland and Labrador (NL) Health Services might just be the perfect fit for you.

Why join NL Health Services?

There are many reasons. You will put your skills to great use in a unique and remarkable part of the world, be part of interdisciplinary and talented health-care teams and have access to state-of-the-art equipment and modern facilities.

  • We also offer incentives for local talent, those looking to return home and those new to our province.
  • Competitive remuneration and attractive benefits package.
  • Generous vacation packages and paid time off.
  • Full-time and part-time pension plans options.
  • Health insurance, dental and long-term disability plans.
  • Financial incentives and relocation support.
  • Student placements and clinical residencies.
  • Remote work options available.
  • Fast pathways to nursing for out-of-province applicants.

With a rich and unique culture, and tremendous natural beauty, Newfoundland and Labrador is an ideal place to call home, with a growing diverse population and among the safest places in the world to live.

About NL Health Services

At NL Health Services, we are responsible for delivering health and community services to more than 528,000 people living in Newfoundland and Labrador. Our team consists of more than 21,000 dedicated health workers who are committed to providing the best care in communities across the province, in five geographical areas.

The provincial health authority was created in April 2023, following recommendations from Health Accord NL, and brings together five former separate health entities. Our goal is to improve the health of the people of Newfoundland and Labrador and to create a more integrated, accessible, technologically enhanced, equitable and sustainable health system.

We know that it is the people – employees, physicians and volunteers – that together make NL Health Services a great place to work. We believe that every person carries valuable knowledge, experience and perspective, and it is in this diversity that we find strength. At NL Health Services, we embrace the distinct and complementary characteristics of all our members as we seek to eliminate health disparities by providing fair, equitable and quality health care to all patients, residents and clients.

If your passion is to provide extraordinary health care to the residents of the communities of Newfoundland and Labrador, we want to hear from you.

Come, work with us, and be extraordinary every day!

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