Medical Physics Resident

Job Description

Kingston, Ontario
Kingston Health Sciences Centre
76 Stuart Street
1 July 2019
1 March 2019
Full-time, contract

Medical Physics Resident

Applications are being invited to fill a resident position in the radiation therapy/oncology physics residency program at the Cancer Centre of Southeastern Ontario at the Kingston General Hospital.  Our residency training program is accredited through the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Education Programs (CAMPEP).  The Radiation Oncology Program at CCSEO treats approximately 1700 patients per year.

The Program operates five linear accelerators (3 multi-energy Varian TrueBeam, one dual-energy Varian Trilogy, and one Varian Clinac 600Ex), GE and Philips CT simulators, an Xstrahl Gulmay orthovoltage unit, and a full Aria/Eclipse radiation oncology information systems/treatment planning environment.  This is supplemented by an Elekta/Flexitron high-dose-rate brachytherapy treatment unit and Oncentra planning systems.  An Equinox 100 Cobalt unit is available for a focused cobalt therapy research program within the department.  The resident will join a strong clinical team consisting of six medical physicists, research personnel (graduate students), and technical support staff.  The medical physicists supervise medical physics graduate students in the Department of Physics at Queen’s University.

The Medical Physics Resident will receive hands-on training over two years covering all aspects of clinical physics related to radiation treatment including radiation dosimetry, treatment planning, brachytherapy, radiation safety and quality assurance of all radiation therapy equipment.  The resident is expected to participate in medical physics courses (as required) and radiation oncology training and clinical rounds.  At the completion of the program the candidate will have the foundation necessary for employment as a medical physicist and eligibility for board certification.

Qualifications for the residency position include a graduate degree in Physics or a related field.  The preferred entry requirement is a Ph.D. in Physics or a related subject and the minimum entry requirement is a M.Sc. in Medical Physics.  Preference will be given to holders of a CAMPEP accredited degree.  Candidates will require excellent verbal and written communication skills, basic knowledge in radiation physics, and a strong interest in working with a multidisciplinary medical team.

Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) is Southeastern Ontario’s largest acute-care academic hospital. Consisting of our Hotel Dieu Hospital site and Kingston General Hospital site, as well as the Cancer Centre of Southeastern Ontario and two research institutes, we care for more than 500,000 patients and families from across our region. As one of Kingston’s largest employers, we are home to nearly 5,000 staff, more than 2,000 health-care learners and 1,000 volunteers who are committed to partnering with patients and families to ensure we continually provide high quality, compassionate care. Fully affiliated with Queen’s University, we are ranked as one of Canada’s top research hospitals.

Applications are invited from all qualified candidates.  Please submit a curriculum vitae, transcripts, letter of intent, and the names of three professional referees, by 11:59 pm on March 1, 2019:

Applications will be received by clicking here or via the KHSC Careers page ( via “External Opportunities”).

Submission Instructions: Please include your Cover Letter, CV, and transcripts as one file under "Resume". Please submit list of reference as "Supporting Documents"

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those individuals to be interviewed will be contacted. 


Jennifer Walsh
613-549-6666 x. 6831

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