Medical Physicist

Job Description

Kelowna, British Columbia
BC Cancer
25 January 2019
Permanent, full-time

BC Cancer is committed to reducing the incidence of cancer, reducing the mortality from cancer, and improving the quality of life of those living with cancer. It provides a comprehensive cancer control program for the people of British Columbia by working with community partners to deliver a range of cancer services, including prevention, early detection, diagnosis and treatment, research, education, supportive care, rehabilitation and palliative care. It operates six regional cancer centres in Surrey, Kelowna, Vancouver, Vancouver Island, Abbotsford and Prince George. BC Cancer's Research Centre conducts research into the causes and cures for cancer.


BC Cancer is an agency of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) which plans, manages and evaluates specialty and province-wide health care services across BC.  PHSA embodies values that reflect a commitment to excellence. These include: Respect people • Be compassionate • Dare to innovate • Cultivate partnerships • Serve with purpose.

British Columbia, Canada

Medical Physicist

BC Cancer - Kelowna

Full-time Opportunity


The Centre for the Southern Interior is a full service cancer treatment facility currently treating about 2200 patients annually with external beam radiation therapy, and about 200 courses of brachytherapy. The centre houses five Varian accelerators, three iX and two Truebeam, all with on-board kV imaging equipment, providing IMRT, VMAT, and SABR treatments.  Our very active brachytherapy program provides permanent seed implants and HDR treatments (Varian GammaMed) for breast and prostate, as well as intracavitary and interstitial GYN treatments. Treatment planning is carried out using Varian’s Eclipse, VariSeed, and Vitesse treatment planning systems. Planning and treatment information is all integrated electronically via the provincially networked Aria information system. Treatment planning data is acquired on two GE LightSpeed CT scanners and superficial treatments are provided using a newly commissioned Xstrahl Orthovoltage unit. The centre has well equipped machine and electronic shops.


Reporting to the Head of Medical Physics, the successful candidate is expected to participate fully in all clinical services. These include treatment planning; chart checking; linear accelerator quality assurance; delivery of brachytherapy including treatment planning and support in the OR; brachytherapy quality assurance; as well as participation on clinical site teams, attendance at rounds and development of new treatment techniques and protocols. 


The successful candidate is also expected to demonstrate a commitment to continued excellence in teaching and be eligible for cross-appointment at the University of British Columbia Okanagan Campus’ Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences, which offers Ph.D. and M.Sc. programs in Medical Physics.


The centre participates in a provincially focused CAMPEP accredited Medical Physics Residency program.


Candidates must have a Doctorate degree in Medical Physics, MCCPM certification or equivalent, and preferably 5 years of experience past the residency level. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. We offer a competitive compensation package.


Kelowna, in the Southern Interior of BC, is in one of the fastest growing regions of Canada, and offers an abundance of cultural experiences, and extraordinary outdoor recreational activities in some of the world’s most beautiful landscapes; majestic mountains, crystal clear lakes, and award winning vineyards.


Interested individuals should forward a covering letter and detailed curriculum vitae to:


Marco Carlone

Ph.D., P.Eng. MCCPM, Medical Physics Department Head or (250) 712-3914


Applications will be accepted until January 25, 2019


The PHSA is committed to employment equity and hires on the basis of merit.  We encourage applications from all qualified individuals, including Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities.


Marco Carlone

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